Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Showers of Blessings....

Believe it or not, this is JEN typing. Brad has been doing such an incredible job updating all of you, that I hated to ruin it, but I just wanted to fill you in on my perspective.

So many things are going on these days....as I type Brad is on his way home with a 1998 Chevy Venture - Praise the Lord. It really just came together in a matter of days after spending some time praying about it. It's in great condition and we feel we got an incredible price through a friend of a friend. I'll let Brad fill you in on more of the details, but we are very excited about it.

The shower was so wonderful. It was so comforting and encouraging to be around family that loves us and has been so generous towards us. See the pics for more. We really have a great start for things we will need if this house gets filled with baby boys. We are overwhelmed with gratitude.

Many of you have been asking how I am doing physically. The surgery recovery is behind us now, and now to the joys of a fast growing, unnatural pregnacy. I've had some real growing pains, but overall, I really cannot grumble. I have been monitoring contractions nightly for an hour and so far there is nothing to report (as far as I know anyway, I've never had a contraction before, so I'm not really sure what to expect - but people assure me that I'll know it when I feel it). I have been so grateful for the freedom I've had to run an errand here and there, go to church, go to the NICU/Multiples class, and occasionally go out to eat. Will you continue to pray that I stay contraction free? Not only for my sanity, but especially for the safety of our sweet boys. They are quite active these days and seem to really enjoy my ribs. They are especially active during Colts games, perhaps due to my increased heartrate. During our last sonogram, we were able to witness our mono twins (the 2 in the same sack) picking on each other. Brother C had his foot in Brother D's face, kicking him. The sibling wars have begun already!

God continues to prove Himself faithful. He is so worthy of our trust. By His grace, Brad and I are really growing in our relationship with each other and with the Lord. Thank you for your prayers on that matter as well.

My thoughts, "Diapers....uh how do you order these by the truckload?"

A very cheesy shower pic - and it wasn't even posed!

Brad's mom on the right and my mom on the left - these ladies are gems.

My mom and I having a "shower" moment

Some "products" of Lowell and Ethel Minnick (my mom's parents)


Brittany said...

You look GREAT! It's great to hear your perspective. Brad's doing a great job, but hearing things from you is nice to know how you really FEEL. We're still praying and will continue. I'll be calling your mom to offer some things from Sandy and I that you might be able to use.

Emily Fay said...

Jen (the Hen) :) -
You look so great! A little bigger than when I ran into you at the mall a few weeks ago! :) I am so glad you got to attend your shower! What an answer to many prayers! I will continue to pray that things keep going smoothly for you and Brad and that many more blessings are showered upon you! God bless!

Gretchen said...

Jen, I am so glad you had a great shower! You are such a cute pregnant girl.

I will for sure be praying for you! Hope you stay up and about for MANY more weeks!

Lynn of Covington said...

So good to hear everything is going well. I talked with your mom at the Apple Fest and have been keeping up with things going on through your blogspot. Our young adults Bible study group have been praying for you and the babies. I keep them up to date every Sunday night. I get excited when they ask! That means they remember and you are in their prayers not just on Sunday night. This group is 18 to 24. They don't remember you or Brad but they do remember your mother-in-law. They had her in middle school! So happy you made it for the shower and we are praying for 32 weeks and no contractions!!!! Lynn Stein

Michelle Harrod said...

I'm Michelle (Pam Dupre's daughter). Mom just forwarded me your website and I've enjoyed reading all the entries and looking at the pictures. How wonderful! But, I did want to say, I didn't know I was having contractions, when I really was (at around 23 weeks)! I felt so stupid, I was halfway into pregnancy #2 and feeling what I thought was the baby PUSHING his whole body against my stomach (instead of just an arm or leg, and it wasn't painful) and then it hit me...those may be contractions. You'd think on your second time you'd KNOW, but I didn't. I even had to ask my dr. I pray you don't feel these for a long time. I'm almost 27 weeks now, so we may be in this together come the next couple months. Congratulations x4!

Fran & Michelle-Covington said...

Momma Jennifer:
Wow! Looking so good. We are so excited for you and by the way you are the talk of the town. It was so nice to hear how you are doing. You know mom always ready to babysit, LOL! Take care of yourself(and Brad too). You are in our prayers!!

kristi said...

Dear Jen,
My name is Kristi and I am expecting triplets also. I was doing a search tonight and your blog came up so I read it and was blessed to share a true faith and trust in God as you have shared that you have as well. I know you are probably in the thick of it right now (we had twins 2.5 years ago), yet if you have a moment of time I would love to hear from you. I hope your delivery and the birth of your three went well and all remained safe. I do not know anyone with triplets and I would love to learn a little more about the road ahead. We too are trusting in the Lord as we watch me grow and grow and grow. May God bless you and your family.