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400th Comment Friday. October 24, 2008

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I’m changing it up all over the place this week ūüėÄ But, I’m super excited to have gotten my 400th comment this week, so of course, it’s my favorite too!

 

You can find it and the context in Not Me! Monday

Pennepasta said: “City Electric, of course!”

 

Wordless Thursday??? Well, sort or wordless. October 23, 2008

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33 weeks

 

Not Me! Monday October 20, 2008

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You know that girl I’ve been telling you about? The one who gets into all kinds of things? She’s been busy this week…

 

So, you know it was her who contemplated starting this blog as soon as she finished posting her Not Me! Monday last week. Just so she could remember all of the things she didn’t do all week. (Hey, she does have pregnancy brain, so let’s cut her a little slack.)

 

You have to know that it wasn’t me who fell down the stairs landed on my back, and then decided not to go to Labor and Delivery to be monitored.

 

If you had been at my house this week, you certainly wouldn’t have caught me sleeping past nine almost every day this week.

 

It has to be someone else who can’t keep her pants up if she walks more than two steps. So, no one saw my ginormous pregnant belly sticking out this week. I bet that poor girl wishes she¬†could find¬†some maternity pants with a panel in them.

 

Who would have skipped the Presidential Debate this week to watch “The Island” on MTV? Not I, said Just Speaz.

 

It wasn’t me who cried so hard that my nose got so¬†stuffy that I couldn’t blow it during Abby’s last episode of “ER.” I know that show is not real, and there’s no reason to cry about such things. And, I certainly don’t get teary just thinking about it now.

 

I planned ahead, so I’m not freaking out about what my entire family will wear tonight in our family picture for the new directory at church.

 

That other girl called her husband Friday night and asked him to bring home McDonald’s so she wouldn’t have to think about dinner. Wow, must be nice.

 

I certainly did not enjoy my Saturday of all day laundry at my Granny’s house while Rob watched all three of the kids by himself.

 

This week I did not eat two miniature cupcakes and a pumpkin cookie with cool whip, and should know that I have never contemplated just eating the Cool Whip by the spoonful.

 

That about wraps it up for this week. You, know I won’t have another blog like this next week, maybe somebody else will…

 

Counting Down To Wee Bear October 17, 2008

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pregnancy

These will stay at the top of the page, so you’ll have to look underneath to see if there are new blogs.

 

Somethings that I think are important to consider this election.

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I was not going to blog about politics. But, I received this email last night, and this man has made a lot of things clear to me and said them so much more eloquently that I ever could have. I think these things are important to think about. It was written by Huntley Brown, who is a Christian concert pianist.

Why I Can’t Vote For Obama
By Huntley BrownDear Friends,

A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it’s worth repeating …

First, I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can’t dictate the terms He does because He is the leader.

I can’t vote black because I am black; I have to vote Christian because that’s who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won’t be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning (to name a few) wrong, economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King’s words, don’t judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I don’t know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record. His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007. [NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)]

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton as the most liberal senator takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating. There is a reason the homosexual community supports him. There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him. There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court. There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill. There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion. There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Let’s take a look at the practice he wanted to continue

The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedures:

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
B. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

God help him. There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: You can’t give a kid an aspirin without parental notification bu t that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright’s sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 – 20 ‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a …

1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to ma ke the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama’s former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can’t be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can’t have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if it is a white church or a black church it’s still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: ‘Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.

Cone is the man Obama’s mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing – judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 ‘Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.’

Then God says

1 Samuel 1:18 ‘ When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.’ 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. ‘No!’ they said. ‘We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.’ 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, ‘Listen to them and give them a king.’

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic.

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.

Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God do es not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama’s positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone’s value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation.
2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?

Blessings,
Huntley Brown

 

Snopes got in touch with him to see if he had indeed written this. He did, and you can see his reply to them if you click the link.

 

Favorite Comment Friday

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This comment comes from Jesse, and you can find it and the context in Holy 32 Week Appointment Batman!

 

“I must say, I admire the proactive approach to toughening the kids these days! Why wait until they are out of the womb when you can sart now?”

 

And Honorary Mention to Mom because I had a really hard time deciding! Found in the same entry.

 

“Zipadee! Another chance to see if Wee is he or she?”

 

Holy 32 Week Appointment Batman! October 16, 2008

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First, I’ve decided just to put it all out there. I wasn’t going to tell a lot of people about this because we have a lot of worriers (you know who you are). I didn’t want anyone to get upset. But, this stuff usually all comes out in the wash, so might as well be me who tells you…

Tuesday night Kaylynn climbed into bed with Rob and I, and preceded to throw up all over me. If you know me, at all, then you’ll know that it took a lot of work on my part not to throw up on her in return, but I didn’t, and I lived to tell about which is amazing. At the “Strob” there is no bathroom upstairs, so you have to go outside down the stairs and back inside down stairs. We got Kaylynn down and cleaned up and decided that it would be better if one of us slept downstairs with her for the night. I went back upstairs to figure out what we were going to need. On my way back down with all of Kaylynn’s blankets and in my left¬†arm and an inflated twin size air mattress in my right hand, I miss the second to last step and eat it. Somehow, by the grace of God (quite literally because I still cannot figure out how I landed this way) I landed on my back mostly on the air mattress. I hit the concrete step at the bottom with the right side of my back, but I just have a little scratch.¬†These are¬†not¬†particularly treacherous steps. Yes,¬†they’re outside, but they’re well built, and not steep, and they weren’t slick.¬†Pregnant women just have more¬†of a penchant for falling.¬†If you’re asking why in the world Rob wasn’t doing this, first he was dealing with the puke, and I have already mentioned, that I CANNOT do puke, so, he was already doing the harder of the two jobs. Second, if he had know that I was going to get up there and decide that I could do it all, and in one trip, you better believe he would have been up there taking care of it. Or, at least outside with the video camera (I’m totally kidding here folks).¬† When you take a spill and you’re in your third trimester, you are supposed to go straight to Labor and Delivery (DO NOT pass go, DO NOT collect $200) to be monitored. But, I already mentioned Kaylynn was puking, and Ryan and Aidan were already sleeping, so I figured I landed soft, baby was still moving, I was not having any contractions or any other weird symptoms, so, I would be ok to monitor myself and go if something happened.

Which, brings us to my appointment yesterday morning. I love love love Dr. Vaezzedeh!¬†I cannot stress it enough, and I cannot be more thankful for him. I think, I already mentioned that I left a particularly inferior Dr and clinic when we left CO, so I was having some anxiety about who I would end up with out here. But, he’s amazing, and, if you ever end up having a baby in Gallup NM, I have a recommendation for you ūüôā We talked about the fall, I didn’t tell him the whole story, just that I had tripped off the stairs but had happened to land on an air mattress. Rob said to tell him that as soon as I get pregnant he puts air mattresses at the bottom of all our stairs (can you tell this is not the first fall I’ve taken during a pregnancy?). Anyway, he was adamant that if I fall again, any kind of fall, go to labor and delivery. Ok, I’ll do it. He also ordered some kind of blood test to see if the baby’s blood had mixed with mine from the fall. I have no idea what that is, I’ve never heard of it. He also checked my back for bruising, and my belly for tenderness. There was some tenderness, but it’s just the ligaments trying to hold up all the belly.

Then we talked about my heart palpitations. They’re fairly common during pregnancy, and I come by it naturally because Granny had them during her pregnancy with my dad.¬† But, this is my first time to experience them, and they are pretty annoying and sometimes alarming to me. So, he thought it would be best get it all checked out. I now have an appointment with Dr White the cardiologist next Wednesday, to see what we can find out. He also ordered blood work for my thyroid. So, hopefully, sometime next week, I’ll know if there is something else going on, or if it is indeed just a pregnancy thing that I’ll have to live with until we get the Wee Bear out.

While he was looking for Wee’s heart beat, he decided that he thinks the baby is head up. Bummer, it was head down last appointment. So, he was going to bring the ultra sound machine and take a look, but decided to measure my belly first. I’m measuring 37.5 weeks (basically full term). No wonder I’ve been feeling so BIG.¬†He thinks the baby is big, so I have an ultra sound appointment for next Wednesday, so he can check the size and the position of the baby. Maybe, the baby will give us the money shot, but I’m not holding my breath!¬†I’ll update more as I know more. So, there you have it, me and Wee. 8 weeks left! ūüôā