Monday, October 19, 2009

Nothing but the truth

Well, hello dear friends! I have missed you SO much! And I mean that! I have no good excuse for my absence. I just didn't feel up to writing and so I didn't. But I have been reading so much great stuff lately that I feel inspired to start up again and to read all about your sweet lives. 

I needed a fresh start, hence the new name. I also needed some structure because being 33 weeks pregnant now (yikes!) I feel completely disorganized and crazy for the lack of a better term, and need some focus. So, I'm going to try and get myself back in the game with using each day of the week as a different topic.

Monday: Family
Tuesday: Friends
Wednesday: Food
Thursday: Free
Friday: Friday! (whatever that means)
Saturday: Fun
Sunday: Fitness

All of those things are important to me and I really want to talk about them! :)

So, here's to Monday and Family!

Ok, so I'm having a BOY! And... not only am I having a boy, I'm having him in about 6  1/2 weeks! We went ahead and scheduled a c-section for December 2, which is about 39 1/2 weeks. So, if I go into labor before then, so be it :) We'll just make sure and immediately check to see if this little guy is head down or not so we don't have to go through all of that like we did with Eli. 

We are naming him Judah Miles Martin! We don't have any special meanings to our kids' names except that we love love love their names and well, that's about it! But, they are special to us! There have been several people, family members included, who don't like the name Judah. It doesn't hurt my feelings at all. They got to name their kids, we get to name ours! Fair enough? :)

We (as in Wes) have been working on Judah's room. We have a couple more decorations to go up and then I'll post some pictures.!

Eli is busy being Eli! He's 22 months now and seems pretty excited about this Judah person, although there is definitely no real connections being made yet that Judah is an actual person! haha... I cannot wait to see him as a big brother! Eli is very much into anything that has to do with drums. It's kind of an obsession, and I am in no way exaggerating. He is so big now and seems to never stop growing and never stop learning! He fascinates us all the time! I can't wait to post some pictures of him!

I haven't cut his hair yet... (sorry Mom) and still haven't decided when that would happen. My mom says I said something about cutting his hair around his 2nd birthday. But... I think she may have dreamt that ;) We will see. (I know, I know... pictures would help so much)

Wes is doing great! He's just working on building up his in home studio, traveling with the band, and seriously being the most incredible husband and dad ever. I feel so helpless most of the time now because I am HUGE and uncomfortable and have become a complainer! ew! So, he has taken over so much of every day life that I really feel so lost when he's gone! 

I am still teaching 1/2 days at the high school and I love it! My kids are incredible and I learn from them all the time! I will definitely miss them during maternity leave.

Obviously I could go on and on since it's been so long since I've written but I'll pace myself so you will keep returning instead of having to read a book each time! Love you friends!


Jennifer said...

Yeah, I am so glad that you are back! I was worried you were never going to write again. And I may be referring back to some of your previous posts to see how to handle a boy. I am still in a bit of shock on how to take care of this one!

Bryan and Chelsey's Moss Moments said...

"Let it be known that on October 19, 2009, Amanda Martin posted again. This is a monumentous day."

Hehe..just playing with you! Missed you soooo much! Glad you're back! Can't wait to hear more!

schwalka said...

First of all, congrats on your upcoming Judah! So excited for you guys!

second of all, I thought you might love to know a little Judah trivia.

The tribe of Judah in the bible had choirs of men that sang in battle. literal worship warriors. How cool is that?? coupled with the heart for worship in your family. very cool. that's one of the reasons we chose it and still love it. tell Wes hi from the baileys!

April said...

I am happy you are back!!! Also, it is SO strange because I've always said that if I have a boy I would name him Judah Miles!!! My brother and sister in law just had twins, a boy and a girl, and the boys name is Miles, so I love that too :) Maybe I'm a little biased but I think Judah's name is perfect :)

Glad you and your family are doing great, and i can't wait to see pictures of little Judah! :)

Kelli said...

Just so you know, I'm a major blog in multiple times as day. So when I saw a new post today, I almost peed my pants. YEA!!! I'm working on my blog too...maybe tomorrow. I need to talk to you about the letters. I'll call you tomorrow! Love that you are back. :)

Shaunna said...

Glad you're back!! LOVE the new blog name!!

Ashley McWhorter said...

She lives! She lives! YAY! Glad you are back! Missed you!

Sarah said...

I love the name you chose. I think, just like Eli, it is different and special. Good luck with everything to come, and I can't wait to see a new baby by Christmas!! Love you and Wes both.

sarahdodson said...

Welcome back! I've been thinking about you and wondering where you went ;o) I LOVE the name Judah you picked for your son. You don't hear it much, which makes it really cool! Good Bible name :o)

Yomaida said...

I'm so happy you're back. I missed you all. Your little man is cute! I am excited to and will stay tuned in.

Susanlee said...

I'm so glad you're back! And I love, LOVE the name Judah!!