Monday, December 24, 2007

The Gift

So as Johnny and I were shopping for some last minute gifts yesterday, I was looking at all the people rushing around the stores trying to find the right gift for the right people, much like myself! During the hustle and bustle, I was reminded about a sermon our paster just gave recently on the greatest gift we have all received, or at least can receive if we so choose....This is the gift of Christ that God gave to us, which we are supposed to be celebrating around this time of year. It's not about what gifts we give each other, how much we spend on our friends and family, "if I get her something she has to get me something", and the shear competition of the holiday that we should be focusing on. We need to be focusing on the gift that God gave us without which we would have nothing to celebrate this Christmas season! As Joey grows inside me, I cannot imagine giving her up for anything, I will love her, cherish her, and protect her all the days of my life! God gave his only son to die for us so that we may have eternal life. HELLO.....did you read that??? Anyone with a child, could you willingly give your child to death to save another person's life? If you honestly answer "yes" to that question, than you are a stronger person than I :) God did love Jesus, by giving him an amazing purpose in his life, he did cherish him, by giving him an amazing resposibility to preach the good news and die for all mankind so that we may live, and he did protect him, by letting him touch as many lives as he did before dieing on the cross and then raising him from the dead, causing his story to live on to this day. Our God is the most loving God there is, and as he loved Jesus, he loves us just the same! I know the reason for the season, it's to celebrate the salvation we have in Christ not to see who got the biggest and the best new gadget, who did what to the turkey, or why aren't there enough presents under the tree. "Thank you God for sending your son to save us. He was born in a humble manger and remained humble throughout his days. I trust in him and seek his wise council everyday. What an amazing gift we have in Jesus! Merry Christmas, and Amen."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


So I finally hit the 100.00 mark!! I went to my doctor's appointment today and weighed in at 100.00!!! My doctor said that everything looked good. She had evaluated the sonograms and all is well. She asked me if I had any questions, problems or anything that I wanted to discuss. I told her how blessed I feel and that nothing was bothering me. She did say that I need to start gaining weight :( I have only gained 1 pound and that is not good enough for her I guess, so her solution is to add 500 calories to my diet each day. That's alot!! She said I need to drink a protien shake or something per day. Not the half that I would usually drink, but a whole protien shake...that's what Johnny drinks! Well I guess I can try. So expect those baby bumps to start looking bigger soon I guess. Other than that everything is "textbook" she said....I guess that's a good thing?? Stay tuned for more updates.....

Friday, December 14, 2007

It's a.......

So today Johnny and I woke up with a pep in our step :) This is the day we got to find out what sex the baby is!!!! We went to the doc, and had to wait a little bit..once we got called in I was weighed...98.8lbs...then we went to the sonogram room. The tech had me lay on the table and reveal the belly! She said she was going to take some measurements of the baby, and that they usually don't like that, so it causes them to move around hopefully revealing weather it's a boy or a girl! We got to see all 4 chambers of the heart beating at 144 bpm, we saw the right and left side of the brain, the kidney's, the bladder, the stomach, and so much more!! It was crazy how much we could see, our baby is so miniature right now!! So like predicted, our baby didn't like being poked, proded and moved around. We got to see the goods, and we are having a GIRL!!!! I started to tear up and Johnny was beaming from ear to ear!! We got some great pics and The are under our Sonogram section!!! We are going to name her Josephine Leigh Stout and call her Joey. Read the blog below for the origin of her name! Well, here we go, the journey just got more interesting!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What's in a name????

As we are fastly approaching our sonogram this Friday, I am so excited to find out what the baby is so we can start calling him/her by name!! Our names our great, in fact, the greatest names ever picked if I do say so myself :) We've had them since week 7 I think and havn't changed our minds, so they must be good ones! For those who havn't goes: For a girl, we are going to name her Josephine Leigh Stout....we will call her Joey! Josephine is my Great Grandmother's name...she was a strong lady, and one of the most amazing women I have ever met! I am so lucky to have spent the time with her that I got to and cannot wait to see her in Heaven one day, as she was a great role model of Christ's love! Leigh is the middle name of two of my dearest friends, Tonya and Karissa! I've known Tonya since the 2nd grade I think, and we have been stuck like glue since! She's the type of friend that you would do anything for, not only because she would do the same for you, but because she is so loving and caring, it's hard not to be the same back to her! Tonya and I picked up Karissa in high school in Mrs. Barnett's class. Karissa and I aren't as close as she and I would like to be these days, but the thing I love about her is that no matter how long we spend apart, when we do get together, the conversation starts right where we left it off, and we just have a blast! I know if I called Karissa at 2:30 in the morning because I had a weird feeling or something like that, she would hop in her car without question, and haul it up to McKinney to be with me! That's the kind of friend she is, and I love and look up to her for that! Now...on to the boys name....Carl Bauer Stout...we will call him Bauer!! Carl comes from 2 men in Johnny's life and my own. Carl is the name of Johnny's favorite Grandad. He remembers playing catch in the house with his Grandad, breaking stuff, then his Grandad would glue it back together so the kids wouldn't get in trouble! He was always ready, willing and able to get on the floor and play with the kids, and from the stories I've heard, just a phenominal man! If you have been to our home, you have seen the bright orange crushed velvet chair in our living room. This was Carl's, and is not leaving our house anytime soon! The Carl in my life is also known as Bigman. He is legally my stepdad, but so much more to myself and our family! He is fun, artistic, amazing with his hands, and can fix most problems from life issues to the garbage disposal. He is definately a Jack of All Trades. My sister and I met Carl before our mom did, and we introduced them not knowing what the future held, but man are we glad it happened! The result has been a great dad and role model! Johnny loves Bigman because he can make any situation funny :) Onto the name Bauer...From the time Johnny's best friend Cory named his son Easton (a popular hockey brand) Johnny called dibs on the name Bauer (another popular hockey brand). We were kind of joking around, but now love the name and will actually call him by Bauer if it's a boy! Johnny is super excited about nailing a Bauer hockey stick to the wall if it is a boy! So long story long, that is where our child's name comes from, whether it's a boy or girl, these are our names and we are sticken to em...what do you think??

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Not much going on!

So I can gladly say that I have been blessed with a dream pregnancy up to this point with the exception of the Round Ligament Pain! This is why the lack of entries lately! Not much to report (kind of the "no news is good news" thing). I feel great, I am getting bigger, I am feeling the baby almost every day, and my jeans still fit with the help of a rubberband! If you didn't know, we are going to find out what the baby is on the 14th of December! Please pray that for the sonogram our child is an exhibitionist...we want to see what he/she is. Please also pray that this exhibitionism doesn't contunue after womb exit! We will let you know if anything developes or comes about! So stay tuned!!