Monday, November 25, 2013

My attorney friend, Bro. Jerald Finney

I just wanted to share with you about my attorney brother in Christ, Jerald Finney. I haven't seen him in over 9 years. I found him on Facebook when he has commented through another friend's post and got in touch with him. Funny thing, he said he doesn't remember me except for my grandparents.  It wasn't until the beginning of this month, when I walked up to him,  he'd finally remembered me!  That was the day that he and Matt decided to meet up to discuss legal stuff in how to run a church correctly.  Only in person. Heh. But hey, at least he'd remembered, right?  Anyway, I greeted him with a hug. I wish I had the time to catch up and talk with him but I couldn't stay because I had to watch my kids in the van so that he and Matt can meet. Matt doesn't know him but I've introduced them to each other via email.

It was a good hour and a half that they've talked. I was playing with the kids in the van. Actually, they were asleep for a good hour.  So for 30 minutes we just played while we wait.

I never knew that Bro. Finney wrote books. I only knew one thing about him... that he is a lawyer. It's pretty cool that the Lord allowed me to meet many people in my life and they all have different work ethics.  What I love the most is that he is a Christian.

After they were done meeting, Bro. Finney gave Matt four of his books.  You can find out more about him at his website:  click

Below: I found this picture of him on his website. I forgot to take one of myself. I have to admit, he's tall.. taller than Matt too.  So Bro. Finney, if you ever come across this post and see these pictures, let's just say...I'm promoting you!  :)
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These are several of his books that he's written:
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

One of these days, she'll get back at me for this...

He he, and this is why.  (gulps)

Joanna is no longer wearing diapers. *sad*  I can leave the room and let her call us when she's finished. Of course, Matt has to let me know when she's done.

Sometimes she takes forever to "go", so she'll ask for a book to read, games or toys to play with. What's funny is that when we all leave her alone... she'll call Peter.  Haha. So, Peter brings his toy over and keeps her company. This picture is proof.  I had to share for you to believe.  :)

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Friday, November 22, 2013

December 3rd it is

Well here's an update. I will be induced on December 3rd. The baby isn't growing as it should. He is still small but only gain a few ounces. I asked how much. He was 3 pounds and 7 ounces 2 weeks ago and now he is 4 pounds and 2 ounces.  Just a little change.  The doctor showed me a chart where he should be and sure enough he was under.  My sonogram doctor and ob/gyn did talked this over about inducing me early.  So, at 2 pm, with my ob/gyn, I know I'm going to hear the same news and that's to induced me on December 3rd at 5 in the morning.

What are the possible reasons for being induced early? Again: 1) it could be of genetic problems. 2) it could be that my blood flow isn't flowing as it should

Didn't I mentioned that she said there should be a tissue in the back of the brain? Whatever she meant by that. I asked why? She doesn't really know. Could be a delay in motion or walking or it could means nothing. Some babies just have it and born just fine.

All in all, the longer I wait for the baby to come, the greater risk of still birth. That is the whole point why she recommends me to be induced early.  I didn't want to take any chances so... I'm going to listen to the doctor's advice.

Of course, I cried again. I'm emotional.  It's like... what are the options?  There isn't one for me. Either have the baby or have a stillbirth baby.

Prayers appreciated. Thanks.

Love you all.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Induce me before my due date?

I don't know what is going on but that's the phone call I got today. Matt told me the nurse said my doctor wants to induce me on December 3rd at 5 a.m., seriously?!  We don't know why or for what reasons other than to wait until Friday for her to explain to us.   It made me sad because I don't know what's going on and wondering what's wrong with the baby.  Because I cried again, Matt wants to call the doctor tomorrow just so that I won't get stressed out.  I know he's just trying to take care of me and of course he wants good reasons why the doctor wants to induce me before my due date.

 I'm thankful for his encouragements.

Matt even said that if it was an emergency then I should already be in the hospital by now but since they picked a date and time already, it just doesn't make sense. I noticed on December 3rd, I'll start my 37 weeks (considered full-term).  In other words, he's saying there is no reason for inducement unless there is some medical reason.  Just a though, I'm beginning to wonder if she has other plans because once I think of it, my due date is December 24th, which is on Christmas Eve.  Christmas Eve!!  Most people are traveling to and fro and off for the holidays.  Again, that's just a thought.

All in all, please continue to pray for me and baby Andrew.  Thank so much!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Update on baby Andrew

Last Thursday, I finally had another sonogram check-up on the baby. On October 1st, I saw the doctor for my glucose test. So that was the last time I've seen the doctor. Before the glucose test, the news I had of the ultrasound (in Georgia) was that my baby had fluid in his brain and that his heart has calcium. The doctor wrote down on my records that I was carrying high risks. They suggested that I do a following check up.

Doing this follow-up, I was somewhat at peace knowing that whatever the outcomes was, it is out of my control. I was trusting in Him.

Picture below: You'll see baby Andrew covering up his face, only see his left side and ear.
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Picture below: you can see part of baby Andrew's face.
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Here's an update on baby Andrew:
Here in Texas, I just went in for a recent follow-up on the baby. The sonogram doctor said that the baby's heart and brain is fine. PRAISE THE LORD!

However, she wants to see me every week from now on because I'm carrying small at 33 weeks (now I'm 34 weeks).  I'd asked her why was I carrying small?  I can't remember word for word but she said something like this:

1) It could be because you are small.
2) Genetic problems
3) Something about my blood isn't flowing as it should.

She did asked how much both of my previous children weight at birth. I said 7 pounds.  The baby was 3 pounds something. I didn't understand what she meant so I went home and I looked up on the book and it said that at 33 weeks I should be 4 pounds.

Please continue to pray for the both of us. I greatly appreciate it.  

Besides that, I'm thankful that I took care of some priorities. That's why I haven't been able to update lately.  If you haven't known, I didn't have any insurance all throughout my pregnancy and paid out of pocket.  It was very expensive but God took care of it financially.  I don't know how but He did!  While in Georgia, I was recommended to apply for Medicaid for Pregnant Women as I told them I was going to have the baby in Texas.  I took care of that as soon as I got here. I wasn't sure if they'll accept or not because of all that's going on with Obamacare and all, you know? But... Praise the Lord! I've been approved.

Anyway, it's been crazy busy with us setting up the church every Sundays, potty training Joanna, visiting the doctors, Matt building an office at his parents' garage... on and on.  So please, be patience with me. You'll eventually hear from me and like always I'll keep you updated.