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Nesting like a Mama bird

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I wish!!!
Oh my I have so much to do to prepare for this baby! I still have not finished my birth playlist (5-10 songs will not cut it!), and I would love to have an updated list and not have to use the one from Eli's birth. I loved that playlist, don't get me wrong. I just want some fresh songs that will help distract me from contractions as much as possible. I don't have a single item of baby clothing out of a box. I don't even know where that box is. Good thing the only 2 things that I absolutely must have are attached to my body already and will DEFINITELY be at the birth ;) I feel like I am in a little bit of panic mode, but it's still not motivating me to get off my sore rear end and do something about it!

I would say the only thing I have actually done to "prepare" for this newborn is to relish in my final weeks withOUT said newborn. I am trying to fill my days with fun things for the boys, girls' night outs for me, and just sitting in bed with m…

Hillsong United: Forever Reign

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I am anointed!

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I am currently studying Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed (A Study of David) by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur with a group of women from church.

My favorite portion, so far, has been the "Anointed" part of the book.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 says, "Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee."

Ephesians 1:13-14 also guarantees believers the giving of the Holy Spirit: "In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation - having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance."

What a privilege!!!

In my journal, I made a "list" of the promises of my anointing in Christ, both from Scripture and from the truths in this Bible study book. They have been so wonderful to turn to in times of uncertainty, when my joy and patience are running low,…

Filling our days

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What is a very pregnant, quite uncomfortable, robbed-of-energy mom to do with 3 little boys who still require the same amount of time, love, and entertainment as they always have?
Well, fill our days with fun outings, special/different activities at home, and of course, dates with my hubby, girls' night outs, and sitting around just enjoying my life with only 3!
One of those special activities this week? Painting!

The older boys painted blank canvases with different things like sponges, rags, feathers, and dot sponges. When they were dry, I wrote Psalm 4:8 on them to hang above their beds.
"I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."






I painted a canvas for Eli, and then we did his hand prints and the Bible verse. He wanted in on the painting fun, though, so I gave him a gigantic piece of paper and let him have at it :)
I don't think he stopped smiling the whole time.


With about 3 1/2 weeks to go, I am trying to hang in there fo…

36 weeks and counting...

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For the sake of record keeping (and to satisfy those inquiring minds :) )...
I have gained 32 lbs. to date (with 30 being the most I've ever gained before at the END of my previous pregnancies!!)
I am measuring on target (36 cm), which I have never done before. (I've always measured a couple weeks behind schedule.)
Josiah's little head is DOWN and engaged in my pelvis already. (Yes I can feel it, and Yes I have pretty much perfected the prego waddle.)

I am so curious about his arrival date and size!! I do NOT expect an early or big baby by any means based on my history, but I will be surprised if he's not any bigger than the other babies have been. We'll find out before we know it!!



We love the water!!

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We are so thankful for water play this summer!
Swimming pools are fun, but it's a lot of work to take these 3 little boys to a pool by myself.
We rely heavily on our little backyard kiddie pool, spray parks, and the sprinkler! :)
If we choose to be outside for any length of time, there is almost always water play involved.

Last week, the older boys took swimming lessons.
Titus is already our little fish, with almost NO fear of water whatsoever!




THIS little boy, however, has always been timid about having water in his face.


I must say, he has come a long way!!


We are so proud of him and happy that he is able to enjoy himself so much more now.


Hopefully, he will be able to really learn how to swim next summer.
(baby steps...baby steps...)

And then there's Eli...watching and learning :)

and being his curious little toddler self.

Hope you are all finding fun ways to stay cool!!

Fun at the Petting Farm

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I just have to say...

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I LOVE being a mom. I mean, really. It doesn't get much better than this! Just look at this week:

This morning: A little bit of school, Friends over to the house,
finish school for the day, and play
Tuesday: Bible study and then picnic at the park with friends.
Home for naps and then back to drop the boys off at D's work,
so I can go to Tuesday Bible study #2
Wednesday: School, then "field trip" to a petting farm with friends
Thursday: School in morning then take boys to friends' house while
I go to appt. with my midwife
Friday: Play date at a Spray park/playground, home to nap a little while, then
dinner and family night with Derek

Oh, Lord! Forgive me for ever complaining!! What a wonderful life I have.
3 little boys (almost 4) to play with all the time and to keep me laughing and smiling.
I always have someone to hug, a baby to hold, a cheek to kiss.
The laundry and dishes and making snacks/meals and listening to whiny kids and wiping bottoms and noses and constantly sweepi…

Complete Randomness

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I feel like posting something, but I really don't have much to post about!
Instead, I'll journal my thoughts and let you read my mind :)

You know little boys are sick when all they want to do is sleep.
Eli was sick the past couple days with a fever and very rarely left my lap during that time. He fell asleep on the couch while everyone was up and doing things around him, so I knew he didn't feel well!! He took 2 naps in one day, which he hasn't done in months and months. His body was burning up, and his fever was 104. Now, Justus has whatever that was and has only left my and Derek's bed once all day so far. He tried to get up another time and called me to say, "It's not working! I can't walk!!" His fever is 103, and I'm so glad he is at the age where he can just lay in bed and sleep it off. He's even sleeping on the bed next to me while I type this.

I had been staying on top of cleaning the house, but I think that is officially over. I have …

Happy Birthday, America!!

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What a fun day! Despite the clouds, rain, and dreary weather, we were able to do everything we had planned for the day.

I decorated the table with our 4th of July crafts from the week, flags and candles, and new t-shirts for the boys to wear.
Good morning, sunshine :)
Sporting their new red, white, and blue :)
Waiting for the parade to start
Possibly our last family picture as the Frye Fam Five!








We grilled out at our friends' pool, the kids swam, and we
enjoyed our red, white, and blue food...
Blue chips and tortilla chips with salsa
Yogurt
Star-shaped sandwiches
Watermelon
Blue Jell-O
Blueberries
Red Gatorade


Next, we went to a carnival for a train ride, music, and fireworks!


It was a LONG day but full of memories and VERY worth it!!
God has truly blessed this country!