Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life of Joe

Life of Joe from Amanda Braisted on Vimeo.

I put together a video of Joe for the funeral yesterday. It was so therapeutic to look through photographs, old and new, and remember what a special man he was.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

No Words

Just ask that you lift Mike's family up as we just found out that his dad, Joe, passed away today. Mike will be flying to the US tomorrow and Landon and I on Sunday.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

28 Weeks!

I can't believe we are at 28 weeks!!!! It's so crazy. Although these last four weeks have gone much slower since we haven't had teams here and I haven't been constantly busy. Other than moving, of course! But I seriously feel AWESOME. If I knew I would have pregnancies like this, I could probably do this ten more times! (Don't worry, I'm not going to) My belly has appeared out of nowhere. I definitely grew this month. I'm interested to go to the doctor again on the 10th to get weighed. I think I may have gained 10 pounds since our last visit.

I've started to have some pretty serious achy legs. Lots of numbness and tingling. Last night, I went to roll over and change positions and got a MAJOR calf cramp out of nowhere. I screamed out loud immediately and scared Mike half to death. Oh man, that pain was wretched. He was a great husband and rubbed my calf until my muscle chilled out and then I had to do calf stretches for about 10 minutes after. Awful. I hope that doesn't happen very often, if ever again.

Nohemi is a mover. Man, oh, man. She must be having a good time in there. With Landon he had a very predictable schedule. And surprisingly kept it pretty similar for a couple weeks after birth. If Nohemi keeps this up after birth, she will be the most alert baby ever born I think. Landon slept like 20 hours a day...Nohemi, not so much. I have to be careful when I go to the bathroom in the middle of the night because if it is between 3am-5am she wakes up and kicks around and keeps me awake. So I try and keep bathroom visits to a minimum. I'm sure it won't be long before I won't be able to control that.

Our time here is winding down as Landon and I will be flying to Wisconsin September 19th for two weeks. Then off to Virginia until our little girl is born! We are getting so excited...AND...I'm getting so excited to get back to the US and start looking for little girly stuff! Woo hoo!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New House

I know, I are waiting for some house photos...but in the meantime I wanted just to post this one. Never in this whole process of possibly getting this house did we doubt that we felt God was leading us here. But if there was ever a hint of doubt, this picture describes the blessings you receive when you listen closely to the quiet voice of God. I've never seen this little boy so happy.