Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Baby by the weekend

Well, Summer had a lot of contractions all last night. I think she is really close. I'm working hard to get all of my work done so that I can be off tomorrow if the baby comes then. I'm pretty sure we will have a baby by the weekend. We are not going to the hospital unless contractions get really bad or her water breaks. The past two, we have gone too early to the hospital. She feels confident enough that she knows when she needs to go this time. I got the car seat out of storage this morning and it is very dirty. Summer is going to wash it today so that it will be ready to go. I guess I will install that this afternoon. She is packed and ready to go. Though she had lots of contractions, guess what she was doing this morning? Cleaning. I helped her out for a little while before I came in to work.

Well, today is Wed. which means I have lots of worship deadlines today, especially since Summer could call at any minute saying "Let's go to the hospital."

I'll keep the blog informed as much as I can, though I'm not sure if I'll have internet connection at the hospital or not.



Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Nesting and a full moon

Well, Summer is officiailly off of bed rest and she is nesting. I got home for lunch today and I found the living room totally rearranged. I wonder what I will find when I get home from work this evening. It has happened every time though. When the baby is close, the cleaning and rearranging starts to happen. She is really enjoying being off of bed rest and being able to do some of those things.

Last night we went to Grapevine Mills mall with some friends and as soon as we started driving we noticed it was a full moon. It just so happened that both Micah and Anna were born on a full moon. Supposedly, on a full moon there is something about the barametric pressure or something that makes it a general rule that when there is a full moon there are a lot of women delivering babies. At least that is what the hospital said. She didn't have the baby, but I can tell it won't be long. I'm officially on call. I guess we'll see what happens as the days unfold.

They had a big 30th birthday party for me on Saturday night. I honestly don't feel any different being thirty then when I was in my 20's. Stephanie Reynolds and her son drove from Paducah to surprise me. They also brought my favorite chinese food, Chongs. It was supposed to be a surprise except my son can't keep a secret. He came to me about 30 minutes before the party and whispered that Stephanie and YoYo (Kevin) was coming to my surprise party. Gotta love the kids.

Sunday night we had a big talent show with our church. We had about 300 people show up. It was a great night with lots of great talent. We had everything from a band playing 50's music, to a magician, and even a 3 person drum line that rocked the talent show. It was a great success.

I'm reading through the Bible this year and have challenged the staff to do it with me. We should be finished with Genesis by Wed. We have already read through Job so far. We are reading the Bible chronologically.

Please don't ever download a screensaver unless you know it is not infected by spyware or viruses. One of the ladies (I won't mention her name, though her first name starts with Myra :) downloaded a cute screensaver along with a virus and a ton of spyware. I have yet to get her computer totally clean and I've run at least 10 scans on it. It is getting better, but there is still some stuff hiding in the computer. I'm about to take the computer and make it target practice at a gun range. It's ok Myra, we have all downloaded spyware and viruses unknowningly at some point in our lives.

Well that is my ramblings for today. Blessings to you all,


Thursday, January 20, 2005

The Baby is close

Micah was 2 weeks early. Anna was 3 weeks early. Does that mean that Rebekah is going to be 4 weeks early? I hope not, but it is looking like it. Summer is starting her 35th week today. She goes off of bed rest tomorrow. She is already feeling contractions. I'm thinking we will be lucky to get through the end of Jan. before having a baby. Time will tell I guess. The good thing is that Summer is healthy and the baby at this point is healthy and the doctor says there won't be any problem in delivering this early if she comes soon. We will still try to hold off until Feb. if at all possible.

My birthday is Saturday. Turning 30 has not affected me that much. Actually I'm kind of looking forward to being in my 30's. I think 30's are a good age. I'm still in great health. I'm now old enought to have a little experience under my belt and I'm not too old to do most anything I want to do. 30's are good. (That's what I'm telling myself anyways.)

I did go to the doctor and all of my blood work came back perfectly normal. They did breathing tests and EKG's and chest xrays cause of a family history with heart problems, but everything looks good. Unfortunately, because my dad had colon cancer, the doctors are recommending that I go ahead and have a colonoscopy. I'm not looking forward to it. If you ask me it sounds like a pain in the butt. They also said it would be healthy for me to lose a few pounds. Duh! Who couldn't stand to lose a few pounds. (I'm typing this as I'm making a decision to go to Snuffer's for my staff birthday lunch. Snuffer's is known for their cheese fries.)

Worship minsitry is going well. We had one of our best rehearsals last night. The worship team is really starting to gel and are sounding great. I'm looking forward to the possibilites in the future.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

NCAA Football needs a playoff

Ok, here is a quick rant. Auburn needs a shot at USC. Technically, so does Utah. 3 undefeated teams in one year after the bowls. Yes, I concede that USC is awesome, but Auburn and Utah need the chance to prove themselves. Maybe USC had a difficult schedule in conjunction with being ranked 1 at the begininng of the season, but if Auburn didn't have such a poor beginning of the season rating, they might have played for the National Championship. Personally, I think Auburn could have beaten USC. Ok, so I'm a biased SEC fan, but still they should have an opportunity. Strength of schedule doesn't always say who is the better team. Auburn wnnt undefeated in a tough conference and it still didn't help them. What's up with that????? OU, though they didn't do well deserved to be there, but so did Auburn. I hope that this year will fuel the need for a playoff system cause there are alot of teams that may lose their first game or two, but then develop into the best team in the nation. They need a shot at the national title in a playoff. Ok, rant over. Have a great day.

Monday, January 03, 2005

The first week of 2005

Happy New Year everyone. It is a new year which means lots of planning and setting goals. I've done it every year and this year is no different. I've got my usual goals:

Lose wieght
Exercise More
Improve Spritual Life (pray more, read Bible more, etc.)
Finish lots of books that I'd like to read
Be more organized

I think the key to these goals is accountablility. If I don't have people that remind me to stay on task, it is easy to forget or just plain put it off. I'm working to get our staff to read the Bible in a year together as a staff so that we can be accountable to one another. I'm working on getting a YMCA membership so that the guys from the "compound" (all the church homes) can go excercise in the afternnon. As soon as my wife has this baby, she'll be able to keep me accountable on the lose weight thing.

It is also the year I turn 30. That means I need a doctor to give me a tune up. In my family there is a history of heart problems, cancer, and thyroid disorders. That means I need to take a stress test for my heart, get blood work done for my thyroid, and a colonoscopy (groan!). I'm not looking forward to these, but you got do what you got to do to make sure you are healthy.

Well, I gotta run for today. May your day be blessed.