Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Week 16

Weight +3.5 Pounds
Waist +3 Inches
Cravings: Colombian food!!! 
Dislikes: This week I only threw up once and it had nothing to do with food.

This week has been great, and full of new things. I think I felt the baby, much more than I did on Week 14. I was laying in bed late at night and had the computer on my lap (with a small pillow between the laptop and my body because Caleb doesn't like the laptop directly on me). And suddenly I felt like someone was running a small toy truck across my belly from the inside, and then I felt it again. Naturally I moved slowly and told Caleb I thought I was feeling the baby, he put his hand on my belly and talked and talked and talked to the baby but we didn't feel anything else.

I still am not 100% on whether it was the baby or not, but regardless I'd rather document it.

Nausea has been so much better, I threw up only once and it wasn't because of any kind of food even though I had eaten a ton of pineapple. Maybe it was the pineapple, but I was loving it while I was eating it, it tasted like a piece of heaven. I have felt a little nausea but as soon as I stop whatever we are doing and sit down and breathe it decreases.

I have been short of breath at night, it's weird but normal according to all the books and moms I know, I don't necessarily like it but I am getting used to it. And then there is my leg pain, we all think it is sciatica but no tests have been done.

My left leg had been bothering me here and there but then on Friday I was at church helping set up for the weekend when suddenly I felt like I was stabbed on my upper thigh on the outside of my leg right under my butt. I sat down and Cara called Caleb (she was so cute by the way, she was so concerned she really just wanted me to go home and rest). We went home, my leg was hurting but I was still fine, and then by the time I got home I couldn't walk anymore from the pain, we put some hot compresses because our books all said to and I went to bed. I woke up and I was ok but then my leg has been hurting on and off since. We will talk with our doctor tomorrow and try to figure out what it is, but I am sure it is not hurting the baby so it's not bad.

Looking forward to week 17 because then on week 18 we find out if we are having a boy or a girl!!


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Semana 16
Peso +3.5 libras
Cintura +3 Pulgadas
Cravings: Comida Colombiana!!!
Dislikes: Esta semana solo vomite una vez, y no tuvo que ver con comida.

Esta semana nos fue super bien, y estuvo llena de cosas nuevas. Creo que senti el bebe, mas de lo que creo que lo senti en la semana 14. Estaba acostada en la cama tarde en la noche con el computador en las piernas (tenia una almohada entre en computador y my cuerpo porque Caleb me regaña cuando el computador esta directamente en mi). Y depronto senti como si alguien estuviera moviendo un carrito de juguete a traves de mi barriga por dentro, y despues lo senti otra vez. Naturalmente me movi despacio y le dije a Caleb que creia que habia sentido el bebe, puso la mano en mi barriga y le hablo y le hablo y le hablo pero no sentimos nada mas.

Todavia no esty 100% segura de haber sentido el bebe, pero de cualquier forma prefiero documentarlo.
Las nauseas van mucho mejor, esta semana vomite solo una vez y no fue for comida a pesar de que comi mucha piña. Depronto si fue la piña pero yo estaba feliz cuando me la estaba comiendo, me parecia la piña mas rica del mundo. He sentido un poco de nauseas pero tan pronto como paro de hacer lo que este haciendo y si me siento y respiro profundo se me pasa poco a poco.
En las noches me cuesta trabajo respirar, es raro pero normal de acuerdo a todos los libros y mamas que conozco, me he estado acostumbrando. Y esta semana empezo el dolor de pierna, todos pensamos que es la Ciatica pero no me han hecho ningun tipo de tests.
La pierna izquierda me ha estado molestando pero el viernes estabamos en la iglesia ayudando a montar todo en orden para el fin de semana cuando depronto senti como si me hubieran enterrado un chuchillo en la parte alta de pierna, en la parte de afuera casi que debajo de la cola. Me sente y Cara llamo a Caleb (es mas linda estaba super precoupada y solo queria que me fuera a la casa a descansar). Salimos para la casa y mi pierna estaba doliendo pero estaba bien, pero cuando llegamos a la casa ya no podia caminar del dolor, pusimos calor en donde me dolia porque todos los libros decian que hicieramos eso y me acoste a dormir. Cuando me levante estaba bien, la pierna me ha estado doliendo de vez en cuando. Mañana vamos a hablar con la doctora para ver si podemos averiguar si todo esta bien, yo estoy segura de que no esta afectando al bebe entonces no me preocupa mucho.


Ya quiero que pase la semana 17 para que llegue la semana 18 y podamos averiguar el sexo del bebe!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Having lunch at the blue bayou. Their gumbo is the most delicious thing I've ever eaten!

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Caleb's montecristo sandwich at the Blue Bayou

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I borrowed Poppa's chair while he walked for a bit

By day 2 I was far too tired and too focused on spending time with my family to take pictures, so there are only these 3. We had such a great time though, our nieces are full of energy and fun comments and ideas. Our nephew couldn't be cuter, I am blessed I married into a fun, crazy family. I love them

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Kath is always prepared, nobody was losing any hats!

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Poppa borrowed K's beanie, he looked great!
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The first day at Disneyland was quite eventful. We started by getting the girls pampered and dressed as princesses. Then we visited Ariel's grotto to meet all the princesses, then rides, rides, walking, walking, naps, walking. Then a parade and last but not least world of color.  So much fun, and incredible exhaustion once the day was over.

How do toddlers survive days at Disneyland is a mystery to me!

Friday, February 24, 2012

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Last Week we went to Disneyland with Kate, Clay, Angie, Luc and the Button kids. It was crazy and fun and so nice to see our family and hang out with them. We arrived Thursday night and everyone was already asleep but pool Momma left a note for us and that purse. Isn't it adorable? I love it and I wore it the whole weekend.

It is quite the challenge to take pictures when you are with kids at a huge park with thousands of people around, so there aren', but there are some. I'll upload them soon 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Caleb and I were walking around PLNU and saw all these different plants in random objects. Now we want to try it but I kill every plant I come in contact with so I don't know how that will work. Isn't it cool though?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Week 15

Weight +2 Pounds
Waist +3 Inches
Cravings: Colombian food always and Quizno's carbonara sandwiches.
Dislikes: Eggs, they make me throw up.

So I am growing!! At night time I get a bigger belly than in the morning and it's weird and crazy to have a belly. I don't know what to do with it, it's so strange to have a weird belly growing. All of my jeans still fit, there is one pair that is very uncomfortable so I have put those away already, they are my black jeans and I love them but honestly I can wear them for about an hour before I feel like ripping them off. 

We had an appointment last Thursday and the midwife said it all looks wonderful, my baby is growing and everything is good. We asked her a few questions in regards to eating gum, electric blankets, flying, and I just love how she always askes me first how I feel about it. "How do you feel about the gum?" -I feel fine, it helps with the nausea - "Then it shouldn't be a problem."

We have been planning our gender reveal, our ultrasound is on March 8th, so we were thinking of having the reveal on March 11th in the afternoon with a few friends. We just don't know where to do it and haven't figured out some details but we are excited to find out if we are having a baby boy or a baby girl. 

Caleb keeps on talking to the baby, he's funny and he makes up songs and tells crazy stories to the baby all the time, sometimes he whispers and talks fast so I cant understand, he likes having secrets with his baby, he's incredible. He honestly is going to be amazing, it's like he has always been ready to have a pregnant wife, and maybe he has. Me on the other hand, I am still kind of in shock, I know I am 4 months pregnant but I just feel weird, I am taking it day by day and praying all the time for wisdom, discernment and grace. It's fun to see how different we are and how different we are reacting to everything, I am enjoying it.

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Semana 15
Peso +2 libras
Cintura +3 Pulgadas
Cravings: Comida Colombiana siempre y el sanduche carbonara de Quizno's.
Dislikes: Los huevos me hacen vomitar. 

Estoy creciendo!! En la noche se me una barriga mas grande que en la mañana, es raro tener una barriga creciendo, a veces no se que hacer con ella, me miro al espejo y es simplemente raro. Mis jeans todavia me quean buenos, tengo un par que es incomodo entonces los guarde, son mis jeans negros que uso bastante pero honestamente no puedo usarlos por mas de una hora sin estar completamente incomoda.

El jueves pasado tuvimos una cita con el doctor. La partera nos reviso y dijo que el bebe estaba creciendo de acuerdo al plan, y que todo se veia bien. Le preguntamos un par de cosas sobre comer chicle, cobijas electricas, viajar, y me encanta que es super tranquila. En el doctor siempre me preguntan como me siento "Como se siente comiendo chicle?" - Bien, me ayuda con las nauseas - "Ok, entonces no deberia ser un problema."

Hemos estado planeando nuestra fiesta para revelar el sexo del bebe. Nuestro sonograma es el 8 de marzo entonces hemos estado pensando en tener una reunion el 11 de Marzo con algunos amigos. No sabemos en donde tener la fiesta y no sabemos muchos de los detalles pero estamos emocionados porque vamos a averiguar si vamos a tener un niño o una niña.

Caleb sigue hablando con el bebe, es chistoso, le canta canciones inventadas y le cuenta historias locas todo el tiempo. A veces le habla muy pasito y rapido para que yo no pueda entender porque quiere tener secretos con su bebe, Caleb es increible. Honestamente va a ser el mejor papa, ya es, es como si siempre hubiese estado listo para tener una esposa embarazada. Yo soy diferente, como que todavia estoy en shock, yo se que tengo 4 meses de embarazo pero es raro, me toca tomarlo dia a dia y estar orando siempre por sabiduria y discernimiento y gracia. Me encanta ver que tan diferentes somos y como reaccionamos de manera diferente a todo, estamos disfruntando el proceso.


Monday, February 20, 2012

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K and I decided to try Corvette Diner in liberty station and we loved it. The waitresses have crazy 60's hair and attire and everyone is fun. We were rushing because we had to get back to class at PLNU but we have to go back and play in their arcade while we wait for our meal. Go visit if you are in San Diego!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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As most of you know Urban Church had to deal with a fire that was ruled as arson about 4 weeks ago. It has been quite the interesting few weeks making sure we keep on doing ministry regardless of what we are missing and the emotional weight of dealing with losing 80% of our equipment, plus knowing someone set everything on fire. We are so grateful nobody got hurt, all the stuff we lost can be replaced, and most importantly the Kingdom of God will move forward through Urban Church in spite of fires, rain, opposition, whatever.

We have gotten creative and we are meeting now at the San Diego Unified School District Offices Auditorium. The fact that we found a place to meet 500 yards from our previous location and within days of the fire is a miracle in itself. 

It has been amazing to see our church come together and carry the weight of ministry together. Most people don't realize how much work a church is, most people don't get the privilege of seeing the ins and outs of church life. It is easy to come Sunday at 1030am and leave at 1230am and think 'wow that was great!' but church is so much more than just two hours on your schedule. I think the members of Urban were able to see that through this last few weeks of prayer, trusting, faith and community. 


On February 26th we are celebrating 3 years of ministry and we are excited to come together to celebrate a year of lives transformed, of steps of faith, of new believers, of sad goodbyes and exciting opportunities. 


If you are in San Diego come celebrate with us, it's been a good journey.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Week 14

Weight +2 Pounds
Waist +3 Inches
Cravings: I am honestly going to drive to LA for some Colombian food!
Dislikes: Nothing in particular

So this past week was long, very, very, very, very long. Caleb and I were taking a class at PLNU which meant we had to be there at 745am and we weren't leaving until about 6pm give or take. We still had lots of things to do for Urban and then Thursday after Community Group we were driving to Anaheim to meet our family and spend Friday and Saturday in Disneyland.

I was tired, but honestly not anymore tired than I would have been if I wasn't pregnant. I think my baby and I are getting used to being together and having a busy schedule. 

I am still throwing up but not nearly as often as before. Nausea is still there as well, specially at night, but thankfully I can just lay down when it comes and that helps. We also discovered that cry baby gum helps me with the nausea so I've been chewing sour gum. 

I am loving this process, the other night I felt bubbles in my tummy, but I am not sure it was the baby or some sort of weird gas or something. We have a doctors appointment Thursday 2.16 and we will be excited to hear about our progress and maybe make the appointment to figure out the sex of the baby!

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Semana 14

Peso+2 Libras
Cintura +3 Pulgadas
Cravings: Voy a tener que ir a LA a buscar comida Colombiana!
Dislikes: Nada en particular. 

La semana pasada fue larga, muy muy muy larga. Caleb y yo estabamos tomando una clase en PLNU entonces teniamos que estar en la universidad a ;as 745am y no saliamos hasta las 6pm. Teniamos mucho trabajo con Urban y el Jueves despues del grupo de conexion salimos para Anaheim para pasar el Viernes y el Sabado en Disneyland con familia.

Yo estuve cansada, pero honestamente no mas cansada de lo que habria estado si no estuviera embarazada. Yo creo que mi bebe y yo nos estamos acostumbrando a estar juntos con un itinerario de locos.

Sigo vomitando pero no tan seguido como antes. Las nauseas tambien siguen ahi, especialmente en la noche. Menos mal son de noche por que me puedo recostar y eso ayuda mucho. Tabiem descubrimos que los chicles cry baby me ayudan con las nauseas entonces he estado mascando chicle acido todos los dias. 

Estoy feliz con este proceso, hace un par de dias senti burbujas en la barriga, no se si fue el bebe o algun tipo de gas raro, o algo relacionado con el embarazo. Tenemos una cita con el doctor el Jueves 2.16 y ya quiero estar alla para oir como va el bebe y depronto hacer la cita para un sonograma y que nos digan el sexo del bebe!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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San Diego finally remembered it was winter! We have had a little bit of rain and weather on the 60's ha. We are loving the ability to wear beanies and rain boots an coats and flannel. Most of all we love that our phones say it will go back up to 75F in a couple of days. California living is rough!

Ps. My husband is HOOOT!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

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I am not a wonderful cook. I have however, managed to master a couple of things. Turkey taco meat is one of them.

We had a Mexican night last week and I cooked my turkey taco meat, it was lovely! I am now officially craving some of it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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I am not a big fan of blood. It makes me really really uncomfortable. The last dozen times my blood has been drawn I've fainted, which is no fun. So when the midwife told me she needed blood samples (which I kind of suspected was something she would ask for), I was not looking forward to the visit to the laboratory. 

7 tubes full of the horrible red liquid and I sat there, breathing slowly and talking to K while I felt like there wasn't going to be any passing out. He was being silly, and funny, and serious, and trying everything to keep me entertained.  I did throw up afterward but I am proud to say I didn't faint. 
Blood - 12 
Jo - 1
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Week 13

Weight +2 Pounds
Waist +3 Inches
Cravings: Still Colombian food
Dislikes: Water, warm or less than frozen water.


This past week was pretty uneventful as far as pregnancy goes. Still throwing up, still nauseous, still tired. But honestly it is definitely manageable. I did discover this week that water makes me throw up, which is why I haven't been drinking as much water as I should. If the water is completely cold, like almost frozen cold I can drink it, but any other temperature sends me straight to the toilet.

My hair is incredibly dry and ugly looking so I am going to get a haircut and see if maybe that helps. I'll try some treatments some ladies have mentioned to me. My skin is weird too, I break out and then I clear up and then I break out. This baby is surely messing with my hormones, which I absolutely don't mind as long as he/she is growing healthy and getting all the nutrients he/she needs. 
Today I found out I have to be in school August 6th through the 9th. My due date is on the 5th, so please pray the baby is not born on the due date but instead a couple weeks before or a week late. 

Caleb and I have started playing classical music for the baby, we know he/she can't hear anything yet but we figured that's ok, maybe the relaxed stated of mind the music causes will cause a positive effect on the baby. Caleb has also been talking to the baby a lot more, he tells stories about us, and details about the kind of life we want to provide for him/her, he talks about God and how our greatest desire is that our children will serve Him every day of their lives. I love listening to Caleb talk to my belly, I fall in love more and more with him with every word he shares with our baby. He is such an incredible husband, I am excited for his children to experience how amazing he is. 

Here we go week 14, the goal for this week is to up my water intake again, hopefully without causing any gagging. 

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Semana 13

Peso +2 Libras
Cintura +3 Pulgadas
Antojos: Todavia Comida Colombiana!
Me disguta: Agua, agua tibia o realmente a cualquier temperatura q no sea helada.

La semana pasada no tuvo muchos eventos en terminos del embarazo. Sigo vomitando, sigo con nauseas, sigo cansada. Honestamente es completamente manejable, como que me he acostumbrado. Esta semana descubrimos que el agua me hace vomitar, por eso no he estado tomando tanta agua como debria. Si el agua esta completamente fria, casi que congelada fria, me la puedo tomar, pero a cualquier otra temperatura me hace vomitar. 

Mi pelo esta increiblemente seco y se ve horrible, voy a cortarmelo un poquito a ver si eso ayuda. Tambien voy a intentar un par de tratamientos que otras mujeres embarazadas me han sugerido. La piel tambien se ve rarisima, me han salido granitos, y despues se van, y despues vuelven. El bebe evidentemente esta haciendole algo raro a mis hormonas, lo que no me molesta en absoluto mienstras el/ella este creciendo sano y recibiendo los nutrientes que necesite. 
Hoy descubri que tengo que estar en la universidad la semana de Agosto 6 al 9, y se supone que el 5 tengo mi bebe entonces por favor oren para que mi bebe nazca un par de semanas temprano o una semana tarde. 

Caleb y yo hemos empezado a ponerle musica clasica al bebe, nosotros sabemos que el/ella no puede oir todavia pero esta bien, tal vez lo relajada que termino despues de oir musica clasica tiene un efecto positivo en el bebe. Caleb tambien empezo a hablarle mas al bebe, le cuenta historias de nosotros, detalles del tipo de vida que queremos proveer para el/ella, le habla de Dios y de nuestro anhelo de que nuestros hijos sirvan al Señor todos los dias de sus vidas. Me encanta oir a Caleb hablando con mi barriga, me enamoro mas y mas de el con cada palabra que comparte con nuestro bebe. Caleb es un esposo increible, ya quiero que sus hijos puedan ver el papa tan especial que tienen.

Y aqui vamos semana 14, el gol de esta semana es tomar mas agua de la que he estado tomando, preferiblemente sin vomitar.

Monday, February 6, 2012

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Our sister and borther hadn't been on a proper date since Titus was born in September so while we were up there we offered to babysit so they could go out. Isn't Angie gorgeous? 

We got pizza for the girls and they enjoyed it, after we watched Narnia and went to bed while Titus played and hung out around us (not being allowed t watch TV yet he was facing Caleb the whole time). We had a great time and we heard the Button parents did too.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

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The one on the right is my sister assisting her first surgery ever.  She is amazing and I am so incredibly proud of her. I would be passed out on the floor or crying in a corner if I was her, but she looks so confident. Go Maff Go!

Friday, February 3, 2012

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While In WA we took the ferry to Whidbey Island. I had never in such a big ferry, it was pretty fun. We met a friend of the Luehmann family that lives on the island and I heard stories of Caleb's childhood over an amazing lunch. I really loved how calm it was, a perfect vacation spot.