Friday, January 28, 2011

A fun find!!!

I would HIGHLY recommend these yummy scones by Immaculate Baking Co. My kiddos are devouring these things as fast as they come out of the oven. I love this company since it is all natural and they have a lot of gluten free options. They aren't the most healthy option but these days I am just trying to find something to get some weight on my skinny mini, Ginny....AND, they are kids, right?? I purchased these at HEB in with the crescent rolls and biscuits. There are 3 different flavors but the Cinnamon Chip is VERY TASTY!!! Plus, they dont flake too bad and I dont mind if they grab one and go. I love finding yummy food for my sweet, only if I can keep my hands off of them! YIKES!

Dear Birth Parents

Dear Birth Parents-

You might read this, you might not. You might sit and wonder about Ginny, you might not. You might feel a sense of guilt or feel like you gave up on her, might not. The purpose of this letter is to thank you for the decision you made. I can honestly say that my life would be so different without this sweet girl. She wakes us up every morning with a big giggle, she challenges us, she loves her little brother and her unborn sister, she rolls up Reese's pant legs when they step out in the grass, she puts on his shoes, she gives him big kisses, she hugs my belly and talks to Finley, she could rest in her Daddy's arms for eternity, she loves Justin Beiber and already has crushes at school, she asks to have her hair straightened every morning and wouldn't mind a dab of makeup on her cheeks to start the day, she loves yogurt, cheeseburgers and chocolate milk more than anything, she is firecracker, lightening bolt, a ray of sunshine....and most importantly, she loves Jesus.

We pray for you often and in my heart I hope that your life is full of the same joys and love that we are experiencing. We pray that all guilt will flee your heart and know that this was God's big plan. I was always supposed to be her Mommy and Allen, her Daddy. There were no mistakes, mess-ups, oops.....this was the plan and rest assured that God embraces you for what you did for this little girl. We take pride in the fact that Ginny is the "leader" of the Rosenbaum sibling group. I cannot think of a better role model for the other kids. I was never HALF the little girl she is....she is defiant, bold, passionate, confident and so many things that five year olds aren't. She raises the bar, always wins the prize and has a heart for others. So many things that a Mommy would pray for in a child.

How this little girl came into our lives is still a mystery to me. Let me rephrase that...of course I know the logistics and facts of it all but how God could trust Allen and I to raise her is beyond me. Days that I get down and feel like God is not on my side I remember that He trusted in me so much that he placed a little girls soul in my arms. Of all the people in the world, he wanted Allen and I to be her parents...WOW!

With all this said, I am thinking of you today. I don't want you to feel ashamed, guilty, have regrets.....I want there to be a sense of peace in your heart. I hope that you can truly understand the power of the sacrifice you made. This was the most unselfish thing anyone could ever do for a child. It is truly remarkable. We pray for you today and hope that Jesus lives in your heart.....that you are free from chains today and that you feel God's love surrounding you.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OH, Finley Grace

Better now than never, right. I haven't been blogging lately due to photo shoots, kids and vacations. So, here is to 2011....more blogging, more babies, more stories and more smiles!!!!

the belly is hanging over my pants..haa!

I'm 32 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Size of baby: Finley is the size of a sack of potatoes (about 4 lbs)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained a total of 14 pounds
I am trying to keep it around 20 pounds so I have started doing Prenatal pilates and LOVE it! I cannot carry that much wait. I dont have girly hips, haha! My body just doesnt do well after 30 weeks. My torso is as short as can be so when she kicks my ribs her head hits my is crazy!
Gender: It's a girl!!! FINLEY GRACE ROSENBAUM
Movement: She is VERY active--She is very active at I get no sleep. Last night I think I slept for MAYBE 3 hours. :(
Sleep: Not so good.
What I miss: Wine, although i have had a glass here and there. Sushi, being comfortable and feeling FREE! :)
Cravings: Not really anything new. I do love some good ole ice cream, that is for sure! I went to DQ the other day and got a blizzard...YUMMY!!!
Symptoms: Lately I've been having a lot of pressure - mostly because she is low and it's the second pregnancy. I have frequent Braxton Hicks as well.
Best Moment this week: When I saw her feet protruded out of my side...haha..very awkward but also a reminder that she is coming very soon!!!!

We already love you, Sweet Finley Grace.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Here I go again

I am getting geared up to be back to blogging..... with Finley coming and all in about 6 weeks I have got to be better about it! Stay tuned......... :)