Monday, May 24, 2010

Jack's birthday.

The day Jack was born was such an amazing, life changing, beautiful day! It was so hard to believe that the little guy that had been growing inside of me for all of those months was actually ready to come meet the world!

I loved being pregnant! Everything about it was amazing and special, ok well maybe not the gestational diabetes! We want to wait a good while to have any more babies but I cant wait to do it all again.

Alright to his birthday....

On the Wednesday before I had him I went to my 38 week Dr appt. My Dr. felt sure that I would not have the baby early. A little bummed we went on with our day. That evening I started getting some mild contractions and thought it must just be from the check earlier that day. After a few hours I started to time them and was up with the every few minutes ALL night. By the next morning I thought I should call the Dr. and of course He thought I should go get checked. So John and I put the bags in the car and headed to the hospital. I had a feeling that it was not time but we went anyways. Well I was right, we got there waited a while and they sent us home. I was in early labor but it was not enough to keep me, BOOOO! So we went home and I slept pretty much the rest of the day.

On Friday I woke up feeling normal with no contractions at all. I meet my friend Rikki for lunch, I did eat a few peppers at lunch, then i went and visited Rachel and Bailey. I stopped by hobby lobby to get a few last minute things for his room and all of a sudden I started getting REAL contractions!! And oh my they hurt! I went home and started getting things ready, this was it! Around 10 that night I could not wait any more and we decided to head to the hospital.

I was so nervous they would send me home again but thank goodness my water bag was leaking, YAYYY, that meant no matter what they would send me to L&D!

Once I got to the room they gave me the IV, which I didnt not like, and I got the epidural! AHH HEAVEN! Then the Dr. , who I had never met came in and broke my water. This was all around 11pm. After visiting with our families for a while John and I tried to get some sleep. About 5:30 the nurse checked me and said it was time to start doing some practice pushing. Our moms left and I could not help but cry! I was finally going to meet my baby! Everyone was so encouraging and I actually liked pushing. I had two awesome nurses, Rachel who wasnt even getting paid and Jessica. John was great too! He was so encouraging and stayed right by my side the entire time. After a few minutes the Dr came in and about 45 minutes from the time I started pusing Mr. John Paul Winkler, III ( Jack) was born!! He was born at 6:26 am was 7.4oz and was 20 inches long. It was just the most amazing experience of my life.

** I tried to add pics but the computer was not letting me do it :(

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A year gone by!

So I forgot all about this blog and realized how much life has changed this year! Let me give you a run down:

Nothing worth writing about happened until May so I will start there.
May 09

We bought our first house.

Celebrated our first year of marriage

June was fun!

Bailey turned 16

I finally got to meet Owen

Our house made lot of progress


House was finished and it was ours!


A month that I will NEVER forget! We found out that we would be parents! It was truly a wonderful day.

I will have to finish later. As you can see this year has been great and life changing in many ways! We truly have so much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February so Far

So far this has been a pretty fun month!

I dont have any pictures of Valentines but it was great! John bought me tulips and a HUGE card! It was so sweet. We worked so when I got off I picked up Foxes pizza and we watched Addicted to Love, it was so funny! For my gift he bought me a beautiful night stand that matches our head board!

On the 15 we had a Valentines Banquet at church for our Youth Group. I cooked some pasta, what else. It was alot of fun!

Tonight we had Rebekkah's Baby shower. Everything turned out so cute! I am really excited for this little one to get here in April, I was also happy to see his Mommy too :) And here are a few pictures from that.

This Friday is Camp Zoar! It always has a way of creeping up but I am getting so excited! I am praying that God will do a work even in my own heart! I know He will thought, He always does!

Well I hope every one has a wonderful week!

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Be Last"

Yesterday I went to the Camp Zoar counselors meeting. At this meeting we were given the camp book titled " Be Last" by Jeremy Kingsley. Intrigued by this title I decided to dive in as soon as I got home, and WOW! The first chapter was about being humble just as Christ was on earth, I know all about this right? After all I have read James, I have been to Sunday School, I have seen the " Passion of the Christ" , right? Maybe it was the day that I read it or more likely God had planned for me to open those pages at just that time! 

Jesus left his heavenly home to come to earth and become like us. He knew what he was getting into, he knew the pain and sorrow he would feel and he still did it because he loves ME! Jesus had no real home he had no real money and he had no real fame. Each day Jesus sought God on the things he should do that day to give his Father honor. He never complained because God did not give Him earthly treasures. So why do I gripe and complain everyday!? Am I above trials and hardships that even Jesus went through? I don't want to feel entitled to and easy care free life. I want to go where God takes me and when i go through trials I want to feel joy, like James says. Why is this so hard? Why at the very moment I am praying for this do I feel weak and tired? It is so frustrating!! 

So any ways thanks for reading my first blog!