The Macs

Thursday, July 9, 2009

14 weeks

I think we both left my appointment today with smiles.

It was wonderful to hear the doctor say that everything looks great so far.

It was so reassuring to hear Baby Mac's heartbeat. He found it right away. We were so thankful. The baby's heart rate was 155 today. Cora's was almost always 150.

So, we made it through another visit to the doctor. We were still so nervous, but I think it might just be that way for awhile. We just have to keep praying and trusting.

I have been having trouble getting excited about all the normal "fun" pregnancy things. It is just so different this time. So many mixed emotions. But, I wanted to document this pregnancy somehow for Baby Mac's baby book. I saw this in my JuneĀ Creating Keepsakes magazine. I thought it was a fun way to capture each month. So, here is a glimpse at my growing baby bump.


Thanks for praying for us today. Keep praying along with us for a healthy little baby! And keep praying for our healing hearts.

126 Comments:

Anonymous Angela Leaverton said...

look at you! you are precious! wish i could be there to see your baby bump!!! you guys are in my every prayer!!!

love you,
angel

July 9, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting-- I was wondering about your appointment all day. From your faith I have re-connected with my own.

Thank you for that.

July 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

How cute!

July 9, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Yay for wonderful news!!!!! You are looking great...I love the idea!

July 9, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Yeah for a great appointment and both of you leaving with smiles!
I love the pictures. That is a great idea and you will be so glad you did it.
Prayers and hugs to you guys.

July 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

Love the photos and the great update.

July 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger maddie/cadesmimi said...

Glad to hear that you had a good doctor visit. Your little "bump" is growing...as it should be! Best wishes,
Kathy B.

July 9, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger dg darling said...

I wish I was that cute when I was prego! I do pray for often. I think of you guys and Cora each day when I check your blog and I send up a prayer that all will be well with Baby Mac. I hope you will find the peace you need to truly enjoy this pregnancy...

July 9, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

You look adorable in those pictures. Try to get excited about as much as possible.

July 9, 2009 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

Love the baby bump! Praying for you everyday.

July 9, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

LOOK how stinking cute you are!
Adorable.

Prayed for you numerous times today. Thank God for a wonderful appointment!

July 9, 2009 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Praying for you and Baby Mac! You are {glowing} in the month 3 picture :)

My last name is McPherson, so we referred to our baby as "baby mac" in the first few months too!

July 9, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Sara Scott said...

This is so cute!

July 9, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

sometimes I feel weird reading, wondering and praying about you even though I don't know you...but when I read a post like this, I don't mind..I am so a happy for you!

July 9, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

You look so cute! So happy to hear your appt went good!

July 9, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger mommyof2sons said...

Love the pictures!! Glad to hear that the appt went well today. I will keep praying for you!!

July 9, 2009 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

oh those pics are adorable! i love that idea! you look beautiful!!

July 9, 2009 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Elle's Mom said...

You look amazing! What a fun idea!

July 9, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a beautiful bump!!!!! You're glowing :)

July 9, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Great to hear that the appointment went well :)
Wonderful idea, and adorable pictures.
I will continue to pray for your hearts and baby mac.

July 9, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

you are so strong - love the photos - I wish I had done this for my kids - good luck - your story continues to inspire me -
I don't know if you read all the comments but I was inspired to go to nursing school because of Cora - I am trudging along through my classes and loving every minute of it - I will let you know if I get in - :)

July 9, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen said...

Praise God! You are adorable pregnant and try to enjoy it knowing that this baby is a little miracle! Good luck and you are in my prayers every day!

July 9, 2009 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen said...

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July 9, 2009 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Courtney and the Boys said...

You're adorable! Great idea!

So glad that everything went well today. We (my 2-year-old, my 4-year-old, and I) prayed for you guys at bedtime last night and I've thought of you today.

God Bless!

July 9, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger The Perfect Trio said...

you're so cute!!!! i can't wait to see the progression from 1 to 9 months!!!

July 9, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You look so beautiful! I'm so happy the heartbeat was strong and easily found :) Love to you both.

July 9, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

You look great! I will continue to pray that you are able to find joy and peace with this pregnancy. I continue to think of Cora often. Her precious life continues to impact me on a daily basis. Your faith is an example to all. God bless you and "Baby Mac".

July 9, 2009 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

You look so great! I'm so happy everything is going well with little Baby Mac. :)

July 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You look great! I'm so glad that the baby is doing well!

July 10, 2009 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Marla Taviano said...

Awesome idea, Jess! You look so beautiful!!

July 10, 2009 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger wicker0407 said...

Jess youa re just glowing I am so glad the appointment went well! Are you going to find out the gender? DId you find out with Cora? Continue to send positive thoughts your way, your family is always in my prayers! I am sure Cora is looking down with a huge smile on her face today!
Summer in California

July 10, 2009 at 1:37 AM  
Blogger Hailey said...

You look great!
Always in my prayers in NC!

July 10, 2009 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

look at how cute you look!!!!! I am glad everything is going well for you:)

July 10, 2009 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger A said...

You look great- I will definitely keep praying for your entire family!!

July 10, 2009 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many prayers for you and joel daily. And by the way, i completely agree with EVERYONE when they say your are abosulutely adorable, but your beauty goes beyond your outside features...YOU are amazing and praise God for the smiles you an Joel had coming from your appointment.

July 10, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I can only imagine how this pregnancy must be full of ups and downs for you. I had fairly early miscarriages and even with such a common loss as an early miscarriage I still walked through the subsequent pregnancies in a haze.

I am pregnant now with my 5th and have prayed consistently that the joy of carrying this life be ever-present and not be robbed by fear and anxiety.

That is my prayer for you too! Your precious Cora will most certainly be a daily reminder as this new life grows inside of you.

It is such a vulnerable yet glorious thing to be with child. You are a beautiful mommy! I love those milestone pictures too :)

Blessings!

July 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! Thanks for keeping us posted on this very emotional journey..I agree you are glowing. You continue to amaze me with your strength!
Thinking of you everyday.

Kim

July 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Look at that beautiful baby bump! Praying for the Macs! :-)

July 10, 2009 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

You look great. Praying for you. I know how you feel about not getting too excited about the usual baby stuff. We waited 12 long years for a 2nd baby, and I was so afraid something was going to happen during the pregnancy, I think I just let the fear take out the happiness. I tried not to get happy, afraid my bubble would burst. Be Happy!

July 10, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Love the photo idea too!
Carley

July 10, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm so glad to hear your everything is looking great! I really love the picture idea. You do look adorable and that will be a really neat keepsake. Really fun idea.

Praying for your healing heart and for Baby Mac.

Love you!

July 10, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

You are absolutely adorable pregnant. I hope you let yourself enjoy. You both deserve joy!

July 10, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Cristy said...

Adorable idea Jess! It was fun to run into you at the store the other day. You look so cute!

Glad to hear the doctor's visit went well!

July 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger angie c said...

Jess-so glad to hear and see things are going well. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is okay to be happy and excited--that's the way Cora surely would want you to be. oxoxo
angie c

July 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Misty Rice said...

Oh i think that is a fun and great idea with the pictures. Love the photos. Im glad all went well.

Pray for you all the time. I really do.

July 10, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Mandi @ It's come to this said...

I love the documentation pictures ... you look great!! I can only imagine the mixed emotions ... you continue to be in my thoughts & prayers.

July 10, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

Was so happy to see this post - I was praying that your appointment would go well yesterday. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers every day. And I know that Cora is watching over Baby Mac as well as you guys and wishing for happiness and peace for you every day.

July 10, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

You look beautiful and glowing. You made my day!

July 10, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Trasie Bressler said...

Adorable and I'm so glad that all is going well and that you left that appointment with smiles!!!

Many Many Blessings!

July 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What great news!!! I am so happy for you! Sending lots of prayers and warm thoughts!!

July 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Ryan and Shannon said...

Yay for a healthy baby Mac! I am so happy that everything went well yesterday. I will continue to pray for all three of you!

July 10, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Karina said...

You look beautiful! That is a great idea; I wish I'd thought of it for my three kids.

I hope you can be happy, as Cora doubtless would have been to watch your belly grow. It won't take away from your sadness over Cora; I am continually amazed how much I can feel for each child without robbing another of his/her due. And you can't stop whatever destiny is in store for the baby - you can only try to enjoy every minute he/she is with you.

(Not trying to be bossy or point out the obvious, just awkwardly expressing my hope that you can relax into this new road to motherhood without holding yourself back - although I appreciate it must be excruciating at times. What do I know, though? I've never had to endure your pain. You still amaze me!!)

July 10, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

love the pics- what a fun idea!
praying for you both

July 10, 2009 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Miss Em said...

Always in my prayers. You look gorgeous. So happy for you.

July 10, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Nicole Robinson said...

You are so precious! It feels somewhat strange to be excited for someone I do not know. I am one of the many who prayed for you after your sweet Cora went to be with Jesus. I do love the way you are documenting the "bump"! How creative! Many prayers still heading your way! God bless!

Nicole

July 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Look at how freaking cute you are! I love it! I'm so glad that the doctor's visit went so well. Isn't hearing the heartbeat the greatest sound in the world? I cried every time! Oh what a happy day! I hope that you have many more just like! Always prayin.

July 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

You look ridiculously cute! So tiny! I will continue to pray for you all.

July 10, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

You are just adorable! What a cute way to document Baby Mac!

July 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Well, don't you look cute! I wish I looked that cute pregnant! What a fun way to document this pregancy! Are you going to find out if it's a boy or girl?? I can hardly stand it and I only know you through this bloggy world!! I can't wait to know! So fun! Thank you Jesus for such a precious blessing for this family!

July 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Suzie said...

Ahhhh.....what a great keepsake you are creating for Cora's new baby brother or sister!! You look so cute! Praying that your heart continues to heal. I know that Cora is your little angel. Take care...praying for your family from Iowa.

July 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

You look so cute! I'm so excited for you guys. I'm looking forward to seeing your bump grow bigger and bigger. Congratulations again.
Courtney Mayfield

July 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Another idea on how to document pregnancy that you might enjoy:

http://pacingthepanicroom.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20belly%20pictures%20series

July 10, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Such a cute bump!

July 10, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Jess, you look so beautiful! What a great way to document your pregnancy.
Sending continued prayers and love.
*Tricia

July 10, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love the belly pics! You are too cute! Congrats on another great appt!

July 10, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous heather said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful.

July 10, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

You look so cute-Praying for the health of you and your new baby. Neat picture idea too-love it.

July 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

Yeah!!! Praise God for good news! You look terrific! *still praying*

July 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger The Sweigart Family said...

so glad to hear everything is going good. we continue to pray for that growing baby in your tummy and for the mix of emotions that go along with it. I pray that sharing your memories of Cora with the new babe will help it not hurt soo bad.
love you

July 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Our Family of 5 said...

YAY! Praise God for a good and strong heartbeat! You look great! Cute idea for each month :)

July 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Awww, look at your little baby bump! I loved taking belly shots each week during my pregnancy. It was amazing to see them all together at the end and really see how much my tummy grew!

July 10, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Creations said...

YAY!!! I am glad to hear your pregnancy is going well! I absolutely love the photos. Those are great!

July 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Praying for you in so many ways. Being pregnant after losing a child is difficult. Our circumstances are different - I lose my son 5 days after he was born. But the grieving is the same.

I am set to give birth in two weeks. It has been a long 9 months of worry - all the while dealing with all of the emotions that come when your child is no longer with the family.

I am so happy for you two, and it sounds like everything is going well!!

July 10, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Chelsa said...

we lost our little boy andon in february and i am now pregnant again. it is truly a nerve-wracking time.

i'm so glad your appointment went well! :)

you look great btw!

July 10, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger The Veers said...

yeah! so glad you hear everything is ok with baby mac!!! you look adorable as usual!

July 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Such cute pictures! You are beautiful. Many prayers for all of you, and thanks to God for a positive appointment :)

July 10, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger timmonstimes said...

My heart smiled when I read that you guys left smiling today! Joyful! Joyful! Joyful!

July 10, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

I keep coming back to look at this picture.

You are just ridiculously cute!
You've seen me pregnant and it's not cute in any way. I just spread all over...

I'm praying your excitement and joy can grow a little each day.

July 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger blairspage said...

How cute is that? I've been praying so hard for you here lately! I know you've got to have so many mixed emotions after finding out about your 2nd pregnancy. Just know that little Cora is up in heaven looking down on you and keeping that baby safe and sound! Big Hugs - Tiffany

July 10, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Sonya @ Balentine Bliss said...

I am so thrilled for you and your hubby! BTW, you looking great!! You guys are in my prayers!

July 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Jessica, thanks for posting your cute pictures, you can be sure you have a lot of prayers going your way...

July 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Haley said...

I found your blog through another website, and I sat here last night going back through the archives for at least an hour or two reading, and crying, and eventually bawling my eyes out. Seeing your sweet, sweet Cora's pictures seriously broke my heart. My heart aches for you guys.

I just cannot imagine what you two are going and have already been through! I can also not tell you how big my smile was when I saw that you two are expecting once again!

You two are positively amazing people! After such heart ache, being able to smile again has to take all the strength in your bodies. Your friends and family are lucky to have you in their lives.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I will surely be keeping up with your blog and praying for the best! =)

July 10, 2009 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Ryan's Mama said...

So, so great! Know that a family in Dallas, Texas is praying for you guys. Can't wait to follow along this exciting new journey in your life.

July 10, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Your little baby bump is so cute! Yeah! So happy for you guys.

July 10, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

You look beautiful! I know Cora is looking down and smiling. My prayers are always with you and your family.

I am 13 weeks and so excited to be going through this together (even though we don't know each other) I will enjoy watching Baby Mac grow.

July 10, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I love those pictures...such a great idea!!! Can't wait to see all 9 months!!! :)

July 10, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

AHHHH you look ADORABLE.... so glad to hear everything is going good..... Keep the faith and know that you have lots of special angels looking down on you this time..... Jason said it was great to see Joel yesterday..... I wish I could ride along with him sometime..... Take care and know we are praying daily for your peace and happiness....

love you!

AMIE

July 10, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to document for little Mac. I am so happy to hear that you and Joel had smiles. I cannot relate to your mixed emotions, and cannot imagine the range of emotions you must experience in your daily life. I pray for you each and everyday.
I can't wait to see you holding another precious child in your arms.(Another gift from God)I just imagine little Cora in heaven, on the birthday of this sweet child, clapping her hands with joy as little toddlers do, and blowing sweet kisses down to her little sibling. I wonder if Jesus has whispered in her ear what the gender of the baby is.... I wonder if she take great delight in knowing.
I know that no words can cure your pain, but those sweet images of Jesus and Cora together sure help me, and I don't even know her... One day I hope to though.
"May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face shine upon you, and give you peace." All the days of your life.

July 10, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Praise God for 14 weeks! I've been reading & praying for your family for many months now.

There are places that you can rent dopplers from or even buy one for about $80 on ebay which could help put your heart at ease.

July 11, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger mrstolli said...

I loved taking baby bump pictures every few weeks with both of my pregnancies. You are in my prayers!

July 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

How Cute...and my preys our with yall

July 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

You are such a lovely momma!
May the Lord watch over you and the amazing life He is creating with your help!

July 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Falling Around said...

You. Are. Adorable!!

We MUST have a virtual baby shower for baby Mac so ladies like me who are not nearby can still shower you two with love.

Blessings,
Christy

July 11, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jane In The Jungle said...

You look so cute......it's a new day rejoice in it, and hold your memories close in your heart. You'll be ok.

July 11, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger House of Collinsworth said...

We lost our baby this week (at 31 weeks gestation) and I am drawing strength and encouragment from your story and to see you coming through with God's grace. It seems impossible to ever overcome the grief, but I know it will take time. I am praying for you that you have a safe and healthy pregnancy and your baby will arrive safely.

July 11, 2009 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger carollai said...

congrat's!!! :) i know everything is different this time around. we are praying with you.

July 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

I love the baby bump pics! What a fun way to remember.

You were nervous at the appointment, but you didn't cry through it this time. God is good, and there is healing.

July 11, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Shanda said...

You look wonderful and I love the pictures idea. Very cool. You all are in my prayers.

July 12, 2009 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

You look wonderful in your 1-2-3 pregnancy pictures. Embrace each day of your pregnancy and each new 'milestone' that you move through.

July 12, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

so happy to see your baby bump and to know that baby Mac is doing well.. wow, almost halfway there.. praying for you all...

July 12, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger i love plum said...

a beautiful mama...

July 12, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

yeah new baby!!!!

July 12, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger John & Elisa Seaba said...

LOVE the pictures!! Happy to hear you had a good appointment and little baby Mac is doing good!

July 13, 2009 at 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Toni :O) said...

Looking great and continuing to pray for your sweet family! Thanks for the update and glad to hear all is going well with Baby Mac!

July 13, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love this idea! I am lifting you guys up Jess!

love love
Heather

July 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Yeah! Congrats!! I am just over 17 weeks and I go in on Friday and we a will hopefully find out what we are having. I am thinking girl but my hubby is hoping for a little boy. Either way, we are happy!! So exciting. I should take some pics of my "bump". I just wanted to get to the point where it was for sure baby and not just my flab. ha ha. Yours is obviously baby since you had not flab to start! ha ha.

July 13, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

Still praying for you daily.

July 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger CourtneyC said...

Yay, so glad your appointment went well!!! You are too cute preggos.

July 13, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Townsend Crew said...

Could you be any cuter?!!?
I'm storming heaven for all my maternal angels to send guardians over you, Cora & Baby Mac!

July 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

you are so beautiful !!!! i will continue to pray , much love, robin

July 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just checking in...letting you know you are still thought of...still praying for you....

Kim

July 13, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

My heart has been heavy for you the last couple of days. Thinking of you and praying for you each day.
Love and Hugs to you and Joel from Michigan.

July 13, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Beautiful! Enjoy this pregnancy for this baby :) You baby bump is precious :)

July 14, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

You look fabulous! So glad to hear that you and baby Mac are progressing right on track. Praying for you...for so many things...

July 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
OpenID number17cherrytreelane said...

I think of you often and am praying for this child already. Praise the Lord for this life. And the life of your sweet Cora.

July 14, 2009 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share a song that was sung at our church on Sunday. I do not know you personally, but I have been praying for you and your family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peQMkngcq5I

July 14, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jess,
Thanks for the update on the appointment. Chad and I were excited about the news when we read your blog way back. I want you to know that even though I don't call or email you I still "follow" you on our blog everyday and I think about you often. I found myself thinking about Cora tonight as I was reading to my girls at bedtime- no reason, really. Just thought about her and started crying. Luckily the girls didn't notice, and I might have just blamed it on the sad story I was reading- you know, how Ursula takes Ariel's voice away so she can go be with the man she loves. Anyway, I'm waiting for the chance to actually get to buy a dress on Etsy- so far, I've always been too late.
Thanks for being so set with God and knowing your priorities.
love, Jody

July 14, 2009 at 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

Jess,
You look beautiful! I don't know if you read all your comments or not but you and your family have been on my heart and in my prayers and I would love to contact you through email and share with you some of what God's been teaching me about "healing." I know we have never met face to face and it might be odd to exchange emails, however, I hope you will pray about the opportunity to connect with another sister in Christ. By the way, my name is Kristy. My husband is a pastor in Wichita and we have 3 children. Ginger Skillen (Lenz)and I are good friends and attend the same church; She introduced me to your story and I have been touched ever since. If you feel comfortable, please email me at akwallace4@yahoo.com...I look forward to connecting with you.

July 15, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Lauren Kelly said...

I am lifting up you and your precious family!! Good things are in store!

July 15, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Jacki said...

Wow, God is good!
Congrats, you look amazing!

July 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger writing4612 said...

Love that idea. You look great.

You're right, you may feel that way for awhile. God is able to meet you right where you're at.

July 18, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger winecat said...

Oh congratulations, I was just visiting some blogs I don't get to often and surprise!

I'm thrilled for you. Of course a new baby will never replace your beloved Cora and the time you had with her it will bring a new sparkling spirit into your life.

July 18, 2009 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Aurelie said...

You look beautiful! What an adorable baby bump you've got.

July 21, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger mommaof4wife2r said...

you are so precious and cute...and the pics are a great way to document the growing bump. what a great gift you will be able to give baby mac!

July 25, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger purejoy said...

such a precious little bump. can't wait to see more. it's good to chronicle how you're feeling, the size of the baby, how you're preparing each month. it'll be fun for baby mac to one day see how y'all were thinking and preparing.
cora will be such a sweet big sister. always watching.

July 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

You look great! Praying for you!

July 31, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

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