Baby News … and other excitement


I know, you’re thinking, “What can be more exciting than baby news?” And you’re right, the other news is not nearly as exciting as the baby, but still great in its own little way.

So first, the baby news: We had our 20 week sonogram today and everything looks great! Praise the Lord for His grace to us in the life of this baby! 🙂 We got to see the little face, feet, legs, arms, and all the rest him. That’s right, we think the baby is a boy! 🙂 We’re really excited! Our doctor is not the type to say for sure, but it looked awfully like a little boy. I think my favorite part was seeing his face, and his little legs and feet. So cute! The doctor said everything else looks really good. Bret and I were both really encouraged and excited when we left the office. Its so wonderful to see the power and intricacy of God’s creation inside of me. We got several sonogram pictures, but I can’t scan them or upload them – sorry. I’m also allowed to start exercising again, and sleeping on my back; both those things are great news!

Now in other news: My very wonderful parents-in-love sent me some money to spend on crafty things for the baby. But I was forcing myself to wait until I had some idea of the baby’s gender before I spent it. So this very afternoon, I took myself to Joann’s and got some goodies for our baby. 🙂

I’m going to make him a scrapbook and I got these supplies to start with:

There’s a blue scrapbook, some extra pages, some fun paper, stickers, ribbon, and a cutter. I haven’t scrapbooked since the first year that Bret and I were dating, and I’m excited to get started again, especially because I have something so amazing and wonderful to scrapbook about. 🙂 I really want him to know how precious he is to us, even before being born, and I want him to know that we have sought the Lord for him since we knew that he was in there.

I also got this yarn to crochet some super cute little animals! 🙂 We’re going to have a Noah’s ark theme for the baby’s room, so the little lion, elephant, and hippo will fit in great!

Then the last project that I got supplies for is some cute burp clothes. I saw a lady in my church working on some, and stole her idea. I’m just going to get some plain white cloth diapers, and then embellish them with ribbon and embroidery. I haven’t done anything like this before, so the first ones may be a little rough, but I’m glad to try. Here’s the supplies I got:

And just because I’m proud of my husband, here’s a pic of the bookshelf he totally stripped and refinished.

Doesn’t it look GREAT? I think he did a fantastic job!


About Rachel

Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

6 responses »

  1. Rachel, How we rejoice with you!!! God is so good and we praise Him for you, for Bret and for “BR”

  2. Rachel, since you are busy crocheting and/or knitting how would you like some alpaca yarn to work with? I will send you a skein if you like.

    I am so thrilled that you were able to see the baby and praise God he is thriving. Here’s to all the fun that you and Bret have coming your way!

    Leigh Thomas

  3. Hey Rachel – I also have a blog…if you have ever wondered what it is like to raise alpacas and live on a ranch I try to describe it a bit on my blog…. I also talk about what I am doing with alpaca fiber as I learn new ways of being a fiber artist.
    Visit me at:

    Leigh Thomas
    Hill Country Alpacas
    Day at the Ranch

  4. Rachel, We are so happy for you both. Can’t wait until the little guy gets here. That is really neat that you are starting a scrapbook now. I started journaling to the girls after Madi was born. I have some things to copy from my own journal that I wrote while in the hospital for Joshua. I think it will be special for them to know all the thoughts and prayers we have for them through the years.

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