Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Wallace: 37 weeks

Just about 2 weeks to go!  Oh me, oh my!!

My friends are so precious to me.  In new, creative, and wonderful ways the Lord continues to show His love to me via friends.  What a blessing!  My sweet friend, Lauren (go check out her and her hubby’s business!) was kind to me and took some pictures of me and growing baby W.  We couldn’t be happier.  We are so thankful to have such a fun and precious time documented with such love – thank you, Lauren!!





I mean really – isn’t she amazing.  THANK YOU LAUREN!!!

The past few weeks – oh goodness.  Getting into crazy mode.  Changing rooms / painting / making purchases / FREAKING out / Prepping Rooms for a little body / lots of sitting on bouncy ball / Hospital Tour / a bit more freaking out / turning over fear to the Lord / getting pretty gosh darn excited.

My appointment today…still 2 cm dilated – everyone thinking baby will be a good ol’ size again (dr. encouraged the baby speeding processes to commence in the next week or so!).  The ultrasound thankfully yielded a healthy little baby with a sweet BIG tummy – good fluid amounts – and once again…a good grower :)  No Group B Strep this time around though – hooray!  One less thing…


Baby W (according to Babycenter) should be about 19 inches and weighs about 6 1/3 lbs.  BUT, our Baby W measured today (granted, past 37 weeks) at 8 lbs…but really, who knows what those sonograms show anyway!   I have begun to have much more pressure on my pelvis – and thus the mega return of my bouncy ball friend.  I really wanted to take it to church yesterday.  I can no longer sleep through the night (surprised that it had taken this long!) due to my shrinking bladder space!  And ohhhh, the acid reflux.  I am SO stoked for that aspect of pregnancy to be left behind!

Our darling big sister is getting quite excited for her new room buddy (haha, don’t worry, they won’t be room buddies for a while!) and is so excited that she’ll “have someone to talk to” in the back seat!  She continues to show such maturity and tenderness – we are amazed and humbled.  Please continue in prayers over our little lady, we want this broadening of our family to be seen in such an exciting, beautiful light for her!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Blizzard of 2011

Haha, yes yes, let’s groan out loud together!  I love when it snows in dallas.  Not only do I love the snow, but I love to see how worked up everyone gets!  From the news, to the people in the elevator at the hospital (for a normal check-up!) – oh my goodness.  It is comical for this Michigan girl.  Not to sound that I am laughing at people – that seems ugly.  I mean, I am laughing at dallas in general.  Hmmm, that’s not much better, is it?

But, like a crazy lady – I start documenting – I mean, this may be it for the year?!



Snow Day!

Then it got a bit more serious…eek!

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Because who doesn’t go outside with their glitzy best on?

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The next morning, we were so excited that the snow was still there!  Even Oslo tried to have a go at it!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flashback 2010: Thanksgiving

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

-John Milton-

I have loved the last six months of life.  They certainly haven’t been the easiest.  There have been some challenges presented that if someone would have told me were approaching, I think I would have started running.  The challenges weren’t pretty.  They weren’t solved over a long dinner and a cup of coffee either.  They required wrestling…and eventually relinquishing.  Oh, but have these past 6 months changed my life.  I have learned to value simple.  I have learned to be more creative.  I have learned a new love of my husband.  I have learned to look at the world differently.  I have grown to treasure and to claim the provision of a powerful and loving God.

Thanksgiving was so sweet.  Lots of family, lots of love.  Lots of reflection over beautiful meals and quiet evenings.  Lots of laughter in the not so quiet evenings.  We hope that our 2011 is a year whose banner is thankfulness.  We are trying to be intentional in waving that banner daily.

Zamzow Christmas Visit

Doonald's 28th birthday

Wallace Family Picture at Arboretum

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reflection and Anticipation

So long, 2010.  You were enjoyed.  Memories were wonderful.  A brief look back on our last year of this beautiful life.

*May I add what a pleasure this post was to create!  It really did aid in my “reflection process” of the Lord’s goodness and provision to our family!


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On finding out that our little family would be growing to four!

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Christmas Card 2010 final

“Ain’t going to be living tomorrows and missing today.  Ain’t going to be making treasures out of things that fade away.  No, I’d rather be living every moment, living every second of every single day.”  -Warren Barfield

May your 2011 be filled with joyous amounts of peace and thankfulness!