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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Monday, November 19, 2007

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas!

Call us crazy, but Michael and I love Christmas! About a week ago we got out the Christmas music and started listening to it. We decided not to decorate our home this year for Christmas because we are leaving Louisville December 5 for Erica's wedding and won't be back until after Christmas. And this being our first Christmas in our first home, I was a little sad. But my husband, being the sweet and thoughtful husband that he is, woke me up Saturday morning and told me to get dressed because he had a surprise! After a good breakfast at Cracker Barrel... yes, my appetite is definitely coming back... we went and got a Christmas tree. We spent Saturday afternoon decorating, wrapping the few presents we have gotten, while of course listening to some Frank Sinatra Christmas! That night I cooked dinner and we curled up on the couch with our Christmas mugs, cookies, and watched The Polar Express. It was the perfect start of the holiday season!
The latest update on Baby Frantz is that he or she has grown another half an inch this week, and is now about the size of a large shrimp. By now his or her finger prints are fully developed! It has amazed us to know how intricately God is weaving our baby together. We are so grateful for how he has worked in this pregnancy so far, and how much he is teaching and growing us through it. This is the last week of my first trimester, so hopefully most of the sickness and tiredness will end with it. I'm glad that all this traveling we are doing will be during the second trimester, which I hear from everyone is the easiest. The pregnancy is really flying by. By the time we get back from Christmas we will be able to find out if our little one is a boy or girl. We have our next doctor's appointment a week from Tuesday. Thanks for all your prayers for us and for Baby Frantz. The Lord is graciously answering them, and we beg you to keep them up!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Week 12 (and counting!)

This last week our baby grew over 1/2 an inch, weighs 1/2 an ounce and is now about the size of a lime! Reflexes are forming this week, and although I can't feel it yet, the baby is very active moving all around. As for Michael and I, we are doing great. I think I am at the tail end of the morning sickness, and am not feeling as nauseous as much. We are finishing up Fall semester classes this week and then will take our finals the week after Thanksgiving. We would appreciate any prayers during these last couple of weeks of the semester, which always tend to get a little stressful. We are also taking any suggestions for names at this time (we accept money as bribes)! The consensus from family and friends so far is that we are having a girl... though I am not so sure. Can't wait to see many of you in December!