Monday, August 27, 2007

Rachel Sharon Meskis

Leah and John on the way home with......Rachel Sharon Meskis, the newest addition to my family! My sister Leah gave birth to a little girl, Rachel. Her birth went well, but she was jaundice and had an eye infection. She is now over those two things, and Leah says she is an absolute sweetheart. Please pray for John, Leah and Rachel, though, as Rachel was born with a heart murmur.
My family told me Lydia was overjoyed with little Rachel... I guess she did not want to let her go! I love this picture as it shows how blonde Rachel's hair is!
Here is little Rachel: 6 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long

My mom is thrilled with another grandbaby...I think my mom was born to have grandchildren!!!
Below, it is so good to see that my Dad does not change. Anywhere he is at, he will try to catch a nap! I think he also enjoys holding his little ones as well!

My Belly at 22 weeks

Well, it is getting bigger! My belly is growing and growing...I can feel baby move often, and usually Baby is the most active when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom! Figures eh? I am feeling good, and just now am I out growing my 'normal' clothes. So for those of you who never get to see me or my bump, here you go....

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Ahh, when we were in America, one of the best parts of visiting home was seeing my neices and nephew. They change so much when we are away, and to have mre that 2 weeks with them was great. Peter and I got to spend some time with the two babies, Molly and Anna. It was the first time Peter got to see them both. We had such a great time with the family, swimming and playing with the kids. The time went so quickly, and before we knew it, we were back in the UK...But our time was very restful, and we were happy to have not only had the time with the family, but just together, being away from our 'normal' life in Scotland. God used the time for both of us, and we are now trying to make sure we put to practice all those things.
So, below are some pictures from our time in America, mainly the kids...they are much cuter than the rest of my family!!!!

Hannah would have spent every minute in the pool, if her parents would have let her, even on the colder days. She was so much fun to watch.

Carmen and her girls,
Lydia, Molly, and Allison

My parents of course are thrilled with all the new babies...Here are Joel's Molly and Aaron's Anna... Sarah, Leah, and I will add more.

While we were home, there was a Huizenga reunion with my Dad's side of the family. It was held in a was fun to watch the kids play...Evan liked the cars alot!

Lydia and Allie were so funny on these cars, making up stories and things....they entertain us so much!

It was great to talk with Leah and Sarah about all the fun parts of pregnancy. It is quite special to have all three of us pregnant at the same time.

Lydia and Molly...making faces!These three were so funny...Hannah just watch the two babies stare at each other...
nd the kids.
Allie was so cute on these tricycles...she is just so sweet and cute all the time...

It was fun to watch the four older kids play together, doing puzzles and what not. Evan and Hannah are not exactly able to play so well together, but the older two definatly liked playing with them!

Monday, August 13, 2007

My 20 week ultrasound

Well, we are half way through this pregnancy! I was amazed at how much bigger Baby was, he/she never fit into the screen fully. I have looked again at my earlier scan, and then Baby was small enough to fit into the picture, but not know. The lady was really nice, explaining to me everything she was looking for, and was very patient with our questions. She did comment (again) on how active our baby is, always moving around with hands waving.
Everything looked good and she had no concerns. We do not know what sex the baby is, although I really wanted to ask...but I am glad I did not as we are happy to wait a bit to find out pink or blue.
I am also starting to feel the baby move and kick. The other evening, I think Baby was all balled up on one was so hard on one side, and so soft on the other! Amazing to already feel it and know what is happening. We feel very very blessed.
I have so pictures to post from our holidays, but have been busy. Last week, we helped run a course for the 'younger' generation. It was so great to have a bunch of young people our age around, and to interact and share with them what God has done in our lives. We had a lot of fun, but now I am exhausted!!!!
Well, enjoy our baby....

Friday, August 03, 2007

hmmm, a day off

Well, today had been a good day, we have the day off and have not done too much. I know appreciate the opportunity to sleep in as I still find myself very tired. I can't believe how much I can sleep! It is great, I feel like I am in college again. Peter's birthday was yesterday and we had a nice time going over to a friend's house for a meal and games. My gift did not arrive as there are postal strikes in England....bummer. All in all, we had a fun day and today we are trying to do our own 'business.' Not so much fun, but very necessary.
I have my 20 week scan on Thursday this next week. I am excited to get to see the baby, yet I can not believe that so much time has passed so quickly. It will be December before we know it! I am finding my jeans a bit tight around the waist, but my maternity pants are all too big and are a bit droopy. So I am in the in-between stage. I hope you enjoyed the picture of me with a round tummy. I got a sticker from Peter's aunt in the Netherlands which I think I can start wearing reads: "I am not fat, I am pregnant!" It is in Dutch, but I think it is so funny!
well gotta run...have a fun day!