Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
For those of you who didn't know, I was pregnant with all five of my sister-in-laws on Dane's side. For Dane's parents, that means 4 grandbabies last year at Christmas, and this year-9! (As mentioned before, getting group shots can be interesting, but we try. :) This photo was taken at Lily's Baptism last weekend!
Notice we are also loosing our hair?!?!
This is what Jude likes to do...SLEEP. :) I'm so glad though. Otherwise he's kind of a crabby crab!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Jude's first ISU game. This one they actually won. Jude must be a good luck charm.
Jude loved the bonfire! He was mesmerized by it! :)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I love this project. I love the beauty of the photography. I love the beauty of the people. I love the beauty of the motive behind the project.
I don't think our picture is up yet, but if you happen to get the opportunity to participate, I highly recommend it.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We were without electricity for about nine hours and had some limbs fall from the trees, but praise Jesus. We are all okay, and our house is completely in tact.
Here are some pictures of the morning after the storm.
~I have to say that both my husband and my son were troopers cleaning up after the storm. Jude sat in the shade and supervised while Dane and I got the yard all in order~
Another "Jude Sidenote" Anybody have any ideas for getting a brand new infant to wake up during the day and sleep at night? I will try anything. My baby is a good baby at night, he just wants to play when it's sleep time and sleep during what should be play time! Oh, thank goodness for coffee and love.
Friday, July 16, 2010
This is a recent picture of our baby! I noticed that my last post was on June 5th. Well, two days later, we welcomed our little boy into the world. Since June 7th, our lives have been somewhat of a blur of sweet moments, sleepless nights, and much much love.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hopefully I will be able to keep these plants alive. Let's just say, I have never kept a plant alive in my life. I have always resorted to putting them up for adoption, and it is my momma who revives their wilted leaves. Positive thoughts: These are outside plants not inside plants. Maybe I will have better luck...(Oh yeah. Those bushes were "outside plants" too. sigh. :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
And here I am with the travel swing my mom, aunt, and grandma got me. Thanks! I can't wait to put him in it! :)
We are looking forward to the little guy's appearance. The midwives said I'm far enough along that I don't have to worry about going into pre-term labor anymore. If labor begins, they will just let me go! :) wooo hooo! The irony? The contractions have slowed. However, when he does come, I think we are ready, logistically at least. (Emotionally/Physically may be another story:)This weekend we put together some of his "accessories" and installed the car seat bases into the cars! Come on little guy, we are ready for you! :) Did I mention it's hot and I swell like an elephant and look all blotchy?!? It is very attractive! Fun times. ;)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
The little bit that we do know from the ultrasound as of right now:
-Like I said, looks like he is very much still in there. Not dilated or anything.
-Baby's heartbeat is good. 141...and He's got all 4 chambers. Thank you very much for pointing that out Miss Ultrasound Tech. I HOPE he has all 4 chambers. Goodness, nothing like making a mommy-to-be worry.
-We have about a 4 1/2 lb. baby as of right now.
-Also, I made it through my first full day of work since the early labor. Whew, P.E. and all! Let's just say I looked like a very lazy P.E. teacher sitting in my chair to teach, but I think most people give me a break when they see my huge belly. And if they don't, too bad. They should. :)
We went to the Cheesecake Factory tonight to celebrate Dane's Birthday a bit early. When we were driving back, Dane saw a lady in the lane across from us holding an animal. Being the FARM BOY that he is, he says, "Hey, is that lady holding a baby lamb?" "No, Dane we are in town. It's just a dog." Gotta love my Iowa Farm Boy though. :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Lord Jesus, grant that _____________ (insert spouse's name) and I may have a true and understanding love for one another. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear with one another's weaknesses and grow from each other's strengths. Help us to forgive one another's failings, and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness, and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self. May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both closer to You through our love for each other. Let our love grow to perfection. Amen.
*I hope this prayer brings you many blessings and much love.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I had to go on bed rest for a little over a day, but at my appointment today they told me I could go back to my normal schedule with a few modifications as long as the contractions don't start again. So, I'm trying to take care of myself. I know no one is, but I AM NOT A GOOD BED-RESTER! I like my outside sunshine! :) I'll tell you one thing that makes you listen to your body. The fear that if you don't you will be stuck in your bed until your baby comes!
Thanks all for your prayers and thoughtfulness. You are all so sweet.
As far as the little one: He's doing great as far as we know. He's moving around like crazy and his heartbeat is good. :) We can't wait to meet him. Hopefully he'll be a bit early...just not too early. I know, I'll have my cake and eat it too. :)
Another exciting thing: Because of the pre-labor contractions (which are not so good) we get to have another ultrasound and see the little guy again (which is very good!)
Tomorrow TGIF: I'm garage-sale-ing!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Just thought I would share this baby book. I received it from one of my sister-in-laws in the mail. If you are looking for a baby book to be creative with and make your own, this is the one! :) I love it because it focuses on the religious aspects of your babies growth. It contains Bible Verses, prayers, sections for baptism, first communion, conformation etc. I cannot wait to start working on it for the little Junebug. :) If you or someone you know is going to have a baby soon, I think it's a wonderful gift to give yourself...or someone else...and ultimately the little one you are writing it about. :)
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Some fun BABY news: Our little guy got the hiccups for the first time today! :) I was teaching a little girl writing when I felt this slight, rhythmic movement. At first I thought, "What is that?" Then I realized HICCUPS! I had to text Dane right away. It's amazing how excited I get for his firsts...even while he's still in the womb. World, watch out when he comes out...I may be a slight basket-case!
Also: As I mentioned before, you can see the baby move on the outside. I didn't think any of the students would notice, but sure enough one did. A boy with autism exclaimed, "Mrs. Miller! Mrs. Miller! Your baby is moving. He's going to break your water! We need to get you to the hospital!" I reassured the student that the baby was just moving and I would be okay. However, I truly do appreciate his concern. I know I'm in good hands! :)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Here is a picture of the little guy. I thought he was so funny because he must have been tired. He wasn't cranky or anything. He just put his pacifier in his mouth, grabbed his blanket, and started to head up the stairs. How is that for an easy nap time? Baby Boy Miller could really take some tips from his cousin.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This is Bridgette Veronica being held by her older brother, Peter. (who is quite the helper by the way.)
It was fun to add a bit more PINK in our lives!