Our Halloween weekend was very fun! We haven't been able to really celebrate and go full out like that in a couple years! Our costume idea was actually stolen from a parent magazine and I fell in love! I wanted to integrate my preggo belly into my costume, but couldn't think of anything creative, but this idea stole my heart and Laine was on board as well since he was part of it! On Saturday morning, I walked over to the office building accross the street from our apartment and raided their recycle bins for a large box!
Cut out my head hole, arms, and oven opening and the covered it in butcher paper!
Just drew on my knobs and details and vwalah! My oven for the bun!
Then the extra butcher paper made Laine's baker hat! He borrowed the chef coat from a good friend and he was complete! I was so proud when everything was done!! I made it all the day of the party in just a few hours and it looked great!! PLUS, we won first place for the costume contest at our friends Halloween party! There were some really great costumes there!
Here we have a woopie cushion! Brilliant! Everytime someone hugged him, he would make a "pfft" sound! And then there was the "careless electrician". By far one of the most creative costumes I've seen! He looked great!! Then there were our hosts for the evening.
Andrea and Jess each performed some songs for us while we munched on some yummy homemade treats! It was really a fun night and great to see some good friends! The biggest hit was a delicious treat called "Kevin's Cakey balls" (Kevin is Jess's husband). It was pretty entertaining to hear the comments that went into that one. They REALLY were amazing though! No one could stop eating them!! HA!
Then we ended up visiting our buddy Matt from UPC (church) and some friends were there hanging out, playing games and chatting. It was a good night and we got a lot of use outta the costumes I put so much love and labor into! hehe
Not the best ultrasound pic. Keane loves to press his face against my tummy so the pics aren't really that great in detail to get his face. But I still love them! I seriously only see his daddy in him so far!Today I had an ultrasound appointment to check up on things! Well, I haven't really mentioned to many people some of the hard times we've had through the pregnancy. My first and second trimester screenings were positive for possible down syndrome baby. It was really hard to hear that (as any parent would agree). We decided against amniocentesis and further testings as we would never intend to "terminate" the pregnancy and most of the reason for the positive screening was because of my blood testing and nothing to do with the baby's growth. I didn't want to put myself or my baby through that stress! So, we decided to give it to God and He would have control of this! I knew in my heart that it was Satan trying to scare us as new parents and I wasn't going to let him have that satisfaction.As the pregnancy went on, our 3rd trimester ultrasound (about 25 week mark) said I had developed "notching" on the left side of the womb. This is a newer thing that the medical staff is aware of so there isn't much information on the term. But it meant that we were to come in a lot more often to watch Keane and be sure he was developing correctly. Again, I felt a satanic attack! But I knew in my heart that everything was going to be okay! Today, at almost 34 weeks, I went in for this routine ultrasound to check on the status of baby because of my "notching" problem. The ultrasound technician called the Dr. in to give the status and she turned and looked at me and said, "WOW! It's amazing!! No more left notching! You've completely healed yourself!" and I knew I had nothing to do with it and just praised God for the power of His healing! After all was done, Keane is perfectly healthy in there at 4.5 lbs and all measurements are perfect! Praise the Lord for all He has done for us! It's so amazing to see His miracles at work! Please continue to pray with us as we look forward to a healthy and safe delivery in just 6 weeks!!Psalm 127:3-5 "children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows, in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court."
This is Laine, Jessica, Keane Kai and Chia's blog. We love sharing some great moments with our close friends and family. love, love ~