Monday, December 18, 2006

Well, Shreveport was nice as always. Seeing my dad and grandma and uncles and cousins is always enjoyable. We usually only see them once a year and its so wild to watch our children grow up year by year. As I was walking up my uncle Ricky says "You look the same every year" LOL, he's of course talking about me being pregnant. I rubbed his belly and told him he did to.

My dad lavished the children with presents. Which I know he enjoyed doing. I received the neatest gift this year. My Memaw (my dads mom) put together a family history of her side of the family The Daniels and Smiths. I learned something I never knew. Something no one ever mentioned which I find worthy of praise and admiration. My Great Great Grandma had 20 children. Who knew? She was married at the age of 16 and 14 months later at 17 had her first child, Noah Frank. She then just about every year after that had another child. Her 11th child died at birth. Then in the year 1924 she had 4 children, 2 sets of twins!! The first set #'s 13,14 died at birth and the second set #'s 15, 16 were fine. Guess what #'s 19 & 20 were twins as well. 3 sets of twins, 20 children and she only lost 3 at birth. What a neat thing to learn about! She lived to be 66 years old until she and her husband were killed in the 1950 tornado that came through Caster LA. along with their 19th child.

The details of our family have been hard to come by. My moms family, I will never know anything about and the Adams (my dads dad) side seems to be hard to come by as well. There is just something about learning your heritage.

I visited the midwife last Friday, everything looks great. I am measuring 35 weeks and we think the little stinker might be breech. Which makes sense because the last week I haven't felt real well. No big deal though, delivering breech is not all that different than a head first delivery. Although I do hope she turns! Sleeping is becoming harder these days. I got up this morning and felt like I was ready to go to bed LOL. Here is a picture of me at 34 weeks (this morning) ignore the hair, I hadn't put it up yet. ;-)

Well, I'm off to get started with the day. I need to get some things done so that I might be able to lay down with Eve later for a much needed nap!


Tiany said...

You look wonderful!!! All I see is baby :-) Im right there with you on the sleeping part, last night was my worst night yet! I felt like I was holding a bowling ball in my tummy every time I turned over! LOL

Glad to hear you had nice time with your family in Shreveport, what a gift and a treasure your Grandmother gave you. I love learning new things about our families.

Praying everything continues to go smoothly with your pregnancy, cant wait to see your new baby girl!!!

rcsnickers said...

I agree, you look wonderful! Love the belly pic. I hope you are able to get some rest during the day! I remember those last month sleepless nights. Praying for your strength!
Am sure you know of -- good advice for turning breech babies.

Can I just Tiany's words exactly? Every thought I think to write I realize she wrote! Glad you had a great visit with your family. How awesome she had 20 children (sad about 3 dying!).


Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29