Thursday, February 19, 2009

28 weeks...how did I get here?

Last night I told my hubby I'd cut his hair. When Jacob got wind of this, he begged for a haircut too. I told him I'd quick cut his hair after Daddy's so daddy could help get him clean in the shower...

Anyway, it was late enough and I decided to take my nighttime medications so then, after cutting their hair, I would read before bed until I got tired.

Half-way thru Tim's haircut, I started feeling strange...seriously. I could not verbalize it but I felt kinda like I would pass out. I'd say it's how one feels when they are really drunk and has clouded thinking, can't stand up straight or walk straight. I think I was trying to "fake" being ok since there was no reason to feel so out of it.

Anyway, I've been awake for a while now-thanks to insomnia and weird doesn't really work how I think it should Ambien...I laid in bed thinking, "did I finish Tim's haircut?", "Did I even cut Jake's hair at all?"...I just had to wake up Tim to ask-he bleary eyed told me that I did cut both of their hair. I have no recollection and I'm pretty sure I never touched a pair of scissors so I can't imagine how my poor boys look.

I believe when I took my meds, I took my Ambien which typically takes 1-2 hours to kick in. Somehow, it must've kicked in within 10-15 minutes because there is no other reason to explain my lack of lucidity. I'm very bummed about how irresponsibly I must've acted... to cut my husband and son's hair and not remember it-almost at all. Just sharing-strange story wasn't it???

***Story update 9am*** I was talking to my friend Kara about this and I realized that maybe my blood sugar bottomed out too-as I really pretty much blacked out (not passed out). Tim said I went unresponsive about half way thru but apparently, the guy was so desparate for a hair cut, he let me finish;-) His hair actualy looks ok, but poor Jacob's-oh my...we'll be wearing hats for a while:-(

Anyway, I should change gears to a more celebratory 28 weeks=officially in my THIRD trimester wa-who! Yea, I'm in my 3rd trimester!!! I'm apparently very hormonal because I could cry about this blessing. I am so thankful to've been able to carry this baby, this "health-fully", for this long. But, we've got a long way to go yet baby, so stay tucked away inside your warm, watery home for the better part of the next 3 months! You can do it little guy!

So, I'm ready to share the lil fellas name-so without further ado:

I know most of you know how much the Lord means to me and our family. I shared tons of verses that got me through the really deep waters of bedrest, etc with Owen.

I wanted to post just one verse in relation to the post where I announce the name but instead, I thought it more appropriate to post these specific 13:

God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. Philippians 4:7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:4-6

I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49:16

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13 & 14

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1



In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! Luke 1:42

Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

He put a little child among them. Taking the child in His arms, He said to them “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” Mark 9:36 & 37

12 comments:

The Brown family said...

haha. Great name...your so clever.

J

Michelle said...

Aw, that's a great name, Renay! How long did it take you to come up with the scripture verses?

The Valiant Family Updates said...

It took me a few weeks to come up with the idea of how to announce his name, but I knew exactly where to find the verses when I got the idea...literally everyone of the verses I listed, I have used before on this blog (mostly during the bedrest saga;-)

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The Valiant Family Updates said...

Argh...the thing posted my same comment 3 times!

Kavita Deckard said...

Renay - That is a great name...took me a few reads to figure it out - I am slow like that!
Hope all is well
Miss ya

Catie said...

Very cute name! It took me awhile to figure it out. I just kept re-reading the scripture thinking there was some sort of code in there! The the lightbulb went on. I love it.

Emily said...

LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Kim said...

I love the name! What a great way to announce it! You are so clever. Were you happy with the pics last night????? feel good and congrats on being in the 3rd trimester already! Not too much longer!

Danielle said...

Love the name! It took me a while to get it-very clever!

Jennifer said...

Sheesh. Took me a while to figure it out but I FINALLY got it. Nice to have an actual name to attach my prayers to.