Jul 102014
 

This was such a blessing to me that I had to post it.

“And the evening and the morning were the first day.” –Genesis 1:5

The evening was “darkness” and the morning was “light,” and yet the two together are called by the name that is given to the light alone! This is somewhat remarkable, but it has an exact analogy in spiritual experience. In every believer there is darkness and light, and yet he is not to be named a sinner because there is sin in him, but he is to be named a saint because he possesses some degree of holiness. This will be a most comforting thought to those who are mourning their infirmities, and who ask, “Can I be a child of God while there is so much darkness in me?” Yes; for you, like the day, take not your name from the evening, but from the morning; and you are spoken of in the word of God as if you were even now perfectly holy as you will be soon. You are called the child of light, though there is darkness in you still. You are named after what is the predominating quality in the sight of God, which will one day be the only principle remaining. Observe that the evening comes first. Naturally we are darkness first in order of time, and the gloom is often first in our mournful apprehension, driving us to cry out in deep humiliation, “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” The place of the morning is second, it dawns when grace overcomes nature. It is a blessed aphorism of John Bunyan, “That which is last, lasts for ever.” That which is first, yields in due season to the last; but nothing comes after the last. So that though you are naturally darkness, when once you become light in the Lord, there is no evening to follow; “thy sun shall no more go down.” The first day in this life is an evening and a morning; but the second day, when we shall be with God, for ever, shall be a day with no evening, but one, sacred, high, eternal noon.

 Posted by at 2:09 pm
Nov 152013
 

Less then an hour old!

 

James  Robert Moore, Jr.

aka: Jim Bob Junior

10/16/2013

8lbs even!

10 days late!

This little boy was giving me some serious stress!
At ten days late we were getting awful close to having to have a hospital birth.
Fortunately he came through for me and we were able to have him at home.

For someone who had given me such a hard time
(time wise and with nearly a month of terrible braxons and contractions)

he was born blissfully fast.  

So fast in fact,  that Donna the midwife had only been here for about ten minutes.
Her and James were scrambling around getting things in order….
…..and I was trying unsuccessfully to get myself situated
when he made his appearance.

The other midwives missed the event entirely!

Anyhow, he’s a perfectly wonderful baby boy who has
a huge smile ….
a strong grip ….
and an incredible talent for creating a wash load.

:)

 

 

 

 

Oct 082013
 

James Robert Moore, Jr.

Yes, PREGNANCY.

As in the baby who refuses to be born.

Two weeks of false starts.

Two weeks of starting to time contractions.

And NOTHING. Nada.

It was slightly amusing/slightly annoying at first.

Now it’s just nerve wracking.

I’ve always maintained that girls are easier then boys….

This is just further proof.

Between the ‘wouldn’t wish it on my enemy” agony of  Thaddeus’s posterior birth

….as in ‘sunny side up’….

(I don’t understand the science behind why facing up or down makes any sort of difference-

but DOES IT EVER!)

and now our tardy child.

Ok, so he’s only two days past due date, but I normally go two days or so early.  And I normally am not teased for two weeks.  And he’s been super low and ready to go.

At 40 weeks we’re now measuring 37.

That’s pretty low.

(sigh)

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 4:49 pm
Oct 082013
 

 

 

When a couple is having a new baby,

oftentimes the husband will give his wife

flowers….      or candy…. or even jewelry … 

Mine got me a …..

GARBAGE CAN!

And I couldn’t be happier!

It’s not just ANY garbage can… it’s toddler proof!

As in Prairie and Thaddeus proof.

Well, and now Meadow because she’s into EVERYTHING.

While it can be pushed around, it can’t be knocked over…. at least not easily.

And it’s sturdy, so no more easily broken latches.

For the past year we have resorted to using shopping bags for the garbage.

BLEH!

Until you do without something as commonplace as a garage can for sooooo long

 it’s so easy to take it for granted.

:)

Thank You James  xoxo

Oct 032013
 

James Robert Moore, Jr.

 

Baby James seems to be pretty crowded nowadays…. gone are the power kicks … although there’s still times he manages to get one in and hit some painful ligaments. Now he’s just mostly squirming and lurching. He has his favorite position that he always moves back into, which is kind of fun as it leaves his hiney pushing out against the right side of my tummy.

Except for one scare … which was my first baby safety scare out of nine pregnancies (not bad!) the pregnancy has gone by way too fast and been uneventful. Just the usual woes that hit me. Restless legs… the nonstop maddening itchy back…. stuff like that. Fortunately most of these things disappear within a week of delivery. :)

The Braxton Hicks have plagued me all of this third trimester… my constant reminder of what I have to look forward to. <shudder> All of the pregnancy discomfort I can handle…. but I’m a chicken when it comes to labor.

Let’s just skip that part of it, ok? :)

Little Jr. has turned out to be a very accommodating baby so far! :)   On this day last week I was pretty convinced he would be a week early… he was so very very low and it sure felt like things were going on. He was so low that he was suddenly measuring behind and I had seemingly gotten smaller.  It would have been inconvenient timing though as there were things I really needed to do before he came…. namely the monthly grocery trip.

So, now that I’m done with the things that HAVE to be done (fully stocked pantry!) he’s free to come, although timing is still dicey.

Today would be good ….

Tomorrow even better….

Saturday would be bad as Gramma and Grampa are busy….

Sunday (DUE DATE!) would be terrible as that’s Meadows birthday….

Monday is fine…

Tuesday would be really terrible as our **MUST BE HERE**  midwife has treatment that day!! I do NOT want to have this baby without Donna here!

So, now it’s just a matter of waiting… and trying to finish up my insane list of goals to accomplish before baby comes. Realistically there’s only a couple of things that I MAY be able to finish given that I’m slower than molasses atm.