Tuesday, November 30, 2010

25 weeks, 1 Day

Can you see the cleft in my daughter's chin??? I know the picture of the picture is fuzzy but if you look really close you can tell that our baby girl is gonna resemble her daddy! Isn't it amazing what you can see even before babies are born?We had a more detailed ultrasound appointment this morning and everything checked out just normal for Baby Z. I am 25 weeks, 1 Day pregnant but she is actually measuring 26 weeks, 0 days. And this has been pretty consistent from the beginning. And they said she is 846 grams in weight which is close to 2 pounds! They checked her internal organs (liver, brain, kidneys, heart, bladder) and said that everything looked normal. No sign of heart disease or brain abnormality. No cleft palate (is that how you spell it?). Her femur is something like 5 or 6 cm long. She said "bigger than a Korean baby." I laughed a little. Yep, my baby is a little bigger than normal babies around here.

We get the results of my glucose/gestational diabetes test back in a few days so you can keep us in prayer for that. Other than that, things are going pretty well! We get to go in again in 2 weeks right before we leave for the States for Christmas. So, you can look forward to another update much sooner!

God bless!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Special Thanksgiving Service


Tonight our ICS staff were invited to Mr. Song's (our handyman's) church for a special Thanksgiving Service. They had asked Eric to preach the sermon and Miss Song (not married to Mr. Song) translated it into Korean for him. Above is a picture of him preaching. below is a video of Mr. Song in the crowd singing one of the hymns. You can tell that he loves God SO MUCH! I think he was the loudest singer there. It was cool to hear half the congregation singing the words in English and half singing in Korean. Ah, the body of Christ.


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Hello from the Family!

Just preparing for Baby Z to arrive...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Baseball

Happy Birthday to my husband (yesterday)! We spent a nice quiet day at home relaxing which was exactly what he wanted to do. However, I'd like to share with you what we did last weekend, and several other weekends before that. Eric has joined a Korean baseball team, kind of by self invitation, but they really LOVE having him on their team. He plays with them about every other Saturday. And last weekend we even went out to eat with them afterwards. They were so gracious to us and kept saying things like, "We're so glad you showed up one day and joined our team," and, "All the other teams are jealous because we have you on our team." One guy even got up and started chewing the rest of the team out for not being as intense and attentive during the game as Eric is. Hehe! I loved it! So, here are a few pictures that were taken of him during the last 2 games. (He just received his uniform this last game so beforehand he just played in whatever he had.) Enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's a GIRL!

Hello all!

I know it has been awhile since we have posted, and we don't have a picture right now, but we just wanted to officially announce on here that we are having a baby GIRL!

We received some cute baby girl clothes today from a friend and can't wait to get to use them. Only about 21 1/2 weeks left!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Useful Gifts

Yesterday and today we woke up with a chilly crispness in the air. Praise God that we finally have some relief from the awful heat and humidity. So, last night I decided to put a blanket on our bed instead of just sleeping with the sheet like we've been doing. The blanket was a quilt that Mom had made for us for our 1st anniversary. That got me to thinking about all the other wonderful gifts we've received that have been so useful. So, I went around the house this morning taking pictures of things that are out and we're actually using today. (Of course I know we've been given SO many more gifts than this that we use all the time... Example - all the Pampered Chef stuff, but these are some of the more recent ones).

Enjoy & be blessed because we know that you have definitely blessed us!
The homemade quilt given and made by Mom for our anniversary.The white afghan Grandma Myers made us for our wedding. Now ready to be used in the chilly mornings and evenings.The AMAZINGLY scented Yankee Candle that Bonnie bought me for my birthday. Right now this is my favorite smell because it reminds me of harvest and the Fall.The Zanger frame that Mom made and gave to me for my birthday.The new coffee maker that Eric's parents bought for his birthday (coming up).The handmade embroidered tea towels given by Aunt Judy Overmiller for our wedding. We use these every day!

Thank you all!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September

I know its been awhile since our last post. That is my fault for not being more motivated and on the ball lately. If you could see our messy house right now, you would see that this lack of motivation is prevalent in many areas of my life right now. BUT... this week is a holiday week here in Korea so we have the ENTIRE week off. So, hopefully I'll be able to clean up some and get a few things done.

A few significant (aka - picture worthy) events have taken place this month so I'll share those photos with you now. I know most of our posts since being back in Korea this time around have been solely about our baby so here are a few of us too.
For my birthday this year, Eric's present to me was to take me out for a pedicure. They are amazing here in Korea. However, the real gift was that HE got one too! I just wanted him to experience it with me... and see his reaction because he is very ticklish in his feet! :) Just between you and me, I think he really liked it!
Thank you to Larry and Bonnie for sending me this box of pregnancy goodies: Graham Crackers & Jolly Ranchers. :)Introducing Purrl. Here we find her in a rare moment chilling on the chair instead of hiding on top of the closet. She's a nice cat but needs to find a new home. It would be better for all involved. If you've ever seen or read the book "Love & Respect" well... her and Eric are on the "Crazy Cycle." Enough said.
For this Chusok Break (Korean Thanksgiving Holiday), Eric and I had been thinking of taking a fun trip to Thailand. However, when we went to look at tickets, there were absolutely none available on the whole peninsula. Apparently everyone else had the same idea. So this is a picture of Eric & I going out for Thai food last night instead. A good substitute, right? Then, today, we were invited downstairs to eat a traditional Korean celebration meal with our landlord's family. Grandma & Grandpa were too embarrassed about their lack of English speaking skills so they went out for a drive. (So sweet.) But we were able to eat with little Jenna, her Mom, and her Aunt who also live downstairs.Here's a picture of the spread they made. Notice the quesadillas & donuts. :) Those they provided for me in case my morning sickness stomach couldn't handle the Korean spice. It was very sweet of them. And yes, I've still been having problems with that. But the other food was very delicious too. Eric's favorite was the homemade Bude Chigae soup in the middle. Yum yum!
And finally, for those interested, I don't have a picture of the baby to show you this week (that should come shortly after Oct. 5th), but I do have a picture of my beginning baby belly. Kind of embarrassing, especially when I compare myself to others, but nevertheless, there it is. Since we are so far away from friends and family in the States, I'll take one for the team and put it up here. 15 weeks down. About 25 left to go!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

12 Week Ultrasound video

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Baby Z doubled in size again! 6.2 cm now!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10 Week Ultrasounds





Sorry they are a bit blurry. I was taking a picture of the picture. The last ones are 3D.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Announcement Time!!!!

Eric's gonna be a daddy!
Taken: July 7, 2010