Saturday, September 12, 2009
Dave's & My hair (Thick & Curly)
My feet :)
Okay....So We will let you know who's features she has! We are soooo excited to meet her!
Dave picked out her coming home outfit and it was so awesome that we received it as a gift at our friends shower! Its a really cute little sweat suit! We will take plenty of pics! You know! First car ride! First time outside! First time in her new home! ETC ETC! So stay updated!
Also, we have been having some Braxton Hicks contractions so things are starting to happen!
We also had a shower thrown by two of my friends (Thank you Stace & Jimeka!!!)! Also, thank you so much to Stephanie for all of the cupcakes! Thanks to my mama for the food!! It was sooo good! YUM! It was so great to be with some of my girls to celebrate baby Karlin! We had a lot of fun and received a lot of beautiful gifts! The shower was also beautiful & again the food was amazing! LOL!
I will post pictures soon!
PS I celebrated my birthday on August 27th and I received my first card from my hubby and my daughter! It was so beautiful! It said " We love you mommy" It felt great to read those words! Dave also got a camera for my birthday, which means that we wont have to miss any of Karlin's moments because of a bootleg camera! LOL! Another insider..Kinda! Love you all very much! Thanks for checking the blog!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Last week we had our Family Baby Shower which was such a blessing! It was great to see all of the people who love us & baby Karlin! My mom, Audi, Kim, Talisa & Mary did a WONDERFUL job of putting everything together! I was wowed! Everything was beautiful! I really enjoyed myself & am VERY appreciative of all of the things that we got for the baby!
J Starting next week, we will be going to the Dr. every week which should be fun! So I will update you all after each visit to let you know if any changes! Check out & enjoy the pictures! We have def gotten bigger since our last post! J Love you all & Thank you again for your support!
~The Woods Family
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Our last doctors appointment went great & she was measuring at 23 weeks & 5 days, which we were about 23 weeks and 2 days at the time. We were glad to see that everything is growing properly. It was nice to see her on the screen and feel her in my tummy kicking around! She was sooo cute! We have more great ultrasound pictures and those will be up soon!
It's Dave's first Father's Day and I have been going back and forth on what to get him! I guess we will see...
So, this is hilarious....So my mom seen this baby pool that she wants to buy for our baby girl...Karlin will obviously be too young for the pool when she first arrives, so my mom plans to put the pool in her living room, turn the heat up to 85 degrees, put on Karlin's swimming suit and they are going to pretend that they are going to the beach! Absolutely hilarious! Im excited to see this! I actually might join them! LOL!
We have also been working on the Baby Shower invitations, which has been fun, but I am excited to get to the actual putting them together part! (Thanks Jen!)
Everything is beginning to come together (Thanks Jimeka & Stace)! I appreciate you both!
Not sure what else to write about! I know you people want pictures, but I will be sure to take some tonight with that funnel cake! Love you all! God bless!
Oh yeah...Dave, Karlin and I LOVE this song...just thought we would share it! God loves you!
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoC1ec-lYps )
Did you know that when the Bible says that God is a JEALOUS God that it means that his face becomes intensely red. It seems to refer to the changing color of the face or the rising heat of the emotions which are associated with intense zeal or fervor over something dear to us. In fact, both the Old and New Testament words for jealousy are also translated “zeal.” God is zealous—eager about protecting what is precious to Him. (bible.org)
I looked up the word jealous, zeal, fervor and these are the other meanings that came up: concerned, anxiously desirous, eager, enthusiastic, intense, passionate, warm, fervent....
When I think about these words it shows that God strongly desires us....Loves us with an unfailing love...no matter what--He loves us all the same. It just amazes me how much God desires us....as we go to worship Him, he is excited that we are doing so.....it really does amaze me that God loves us sooo much...that the creator of the universe fills with emotion over us! He's excited about us...WOW!
Be sure to check out the video!! :)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!
WoW! We are soooo amazed & so surprised! Dave and I enjoyed seeing every little part of our baby and watching her do acrobatics in my tummy! She was sooo active! Her hands were moving everywhere! Her little feet were moving all around! As I write this and listen to Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman, my eyes are filled with tears of joy....Unexplainable joy....God has given us such a beautiful little girl to be stewards over....Im sooo excited to show her how a woman of God worships God, fullfils her purpose, submits to and respects a husband and much more....I am sooo appreciative of life...of God....She was absolutely perfect! Just amazing....We just knew we were having a boy, so it took some time to process and actually believe that we were going to have a little baby girl, but we are soooo excited....
She truly was amazing....We got some GREAT pics of her in my tummy! Our favorite is the one above where she is yawning and stretching at the same time (Second one). The first one is our second fav, because it looks like she is smiling....We also have a picture where she is using her arms to cover her face...It was the last picture & I guess that she was tired of taking pictures....LOL!
We are so amazed and excited! Dave is going to be a great DADDY! WOW! God you are awesome! I love you sooo....
MOMMY AND DADDY LOVE OUR LITTLE BABY GIRL....ITS SO AMAZING HOW YOU CAN SO QUICKLY FALL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE THAT YOU HAVE NEVER MET...LOOKING FORWARD TO SEPTEMBER....LOVE YOU BABY GIRL.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We have also felt a few flutters so far! It was very exciting! Kind of felt like a butterfly flying and then stopping immediately! LOL! It was a great feeling once I got passed the fact that it wasn't gas! LOL!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
David and I met while we were studying at the University of Toledo. We were introduced by a mutual friend eventually had chemistry class together for the entire year that David went to Toledo! As the year went by our friendship grew stronger and we were able to get to know each other better. Toward the end of the school year we enjoyed 1 date and on that one date was when David announced to me that he would be moving to Vegas to start over....VEGAS???? To start over? I wondered what he was thinking....Vegas is "sin city"! How can anyone do better there???? Although I was crushed I eventually trusted that he was making the right decision. He would be moving to Las Vegas to stay with his Aunt. That following summer David left for NV. :( I was in Toledo completing summer school courses so that I could continue college...LOL! David and I lost touch over the summer, although he had called my house many times. My brothers NEVER gave me the message!
Later on that summer David and I were FINALLY reconnected! We picked up where we left off and continued to build our friendship....A very long 2 years went by before we were able to see each other...But we eventually did...We went on a quick date to the mall! LOL to get some food and then I was on my way to my friends bridal shower!
Over the next year we got closer and finally in February of 05 David decided that he wanted to make things official...He came home to Cleveland for a quick trip and I made my way from Toledo to Cleveland to spend some time with him! We were able to spend a LOT of time together and he eventually told me that he was ready to make "US" official. During that year 05 I graduated from the University of Toledo and later moved to Elgin, IL to accept a higher position with Boys & Girls Clubs. A couple months later David moved to Tucson to also accept a higher position with 84 Lumber (2006) . Our relationship was stronger than ever...we supported each other spiritually and emotionally as well as unending encouragement in our careers.
Later that year (Sept) I was preparing for HUGE event for work. I planned to implement plans for this event and then travel to Tucson to help David move the following weekend. After being out in the community promoting all day I needed to definitely have one of my "phone dates" with Dave! We plan to speak later and go out to eat at the same time as we had often done! Once the time came I was VERY tired and opted to just get some Dairy Queen and relax at home as he ate. As soon as I got home and sat down I called him and he was asking me how hes supposed to season fried chicken. As I was giving him intructions the doorbell rang.....I went to the door to see who it was and I didnt see anyone there...So I went back up to my room. I thought that it was probably just some drunk neighbors. Once I sat back down, the doorbell rang again....Im like...Oh Lawwwd! So...I told Dave that I was scared and he is telling me just go see who it is...Sooo...I grabbed a pair of scissors and went downstairs...Something told me to open the door Thank youGod!) and here David is....standing outside of the door! HE DROVE 30 HOURS! NONSTOP!
Eventually he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in so many words! LOL! He is sooo non-traditional! I said yes!!! 30 HOURS TO PROPOSE!!! WOW! I was in AWE!!!
David moved back with his parents as we prepared for our wedding, because we wanted to continue to honor God by abstaining from sex and living together until we were married!
We got married December 31, 2006 in Canton, OH (3 months later). We had a beautiful wedding day and were surrounded by family and friends!!!
After we got married we prayed and asked God to bless us with children within two-three years. We wanted time to get to know each other as well as accomplish some of the things that God had set before us. We also opted to not take ANY birth control or contraceptive, but instead decided that we wanted God to have TOTAL control. We were not going to stop ANYTHING!
We continued with our lives after we got married...Dave worked for the ministry (Living Word Christian Center) and I continued to work for Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Eventually (Sept 07) I was led to walk away from my job and start Level 7, a youth ministry organization. We continued to build our marriage, our relationship with Christ and Level 7. That year David also enrolled in the Joseph Business School and later finished at the top of his class! Praise God! He truly has a gift for business! During the summer Spring of 2008 we went on a pretty lengthy fast to hear from God on what we needed to do next in our lives...We got the answer that it was time to move back to Canton, OH.
On July 3 we moved back to Ohio to pursue Level 7. Dave was also blessed with a position at a well known insurance company where we have really great pay and health benefits! Later that year David was also able to incorporate Royal Business Development, which is a business consulting firm where he helps entreprenuers start and develop businesses!
After all of that happens we finally celebrate our two year anniversary and then we find out three weeks later that we are indeed PREGNANT!!! We were so overwhelmed with joy that God would choose us! As well as the fact that God fulfilled His promise...
Remember I told you all that we prayed and asked God to give us a baby in 2-3 years....Here we are 2 months pregnant after our 2 year anniversary!
Psalm 37:4-7 (KJV)4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
If you delight yourself in the Lord, listen to Him, trust Him, follow His commandments, wait patiently...He will GIVE YOU the desires of your heart!
At the beginning of January I began to feel just a bit different...having a feeling that there was something different with my body, but I didnt know what it was...I continued to tell Dave--I Bet im pregnant...I think Im pregnant "Dave, there is a reason why I am drinking pickle juice out of the jar" LOL! So I kind of knew something was different!
Then came signs of implantation....I asked a friend what could those signs mean and she said that it was a GREAT possibility that I was pregnant...WOW! An overwhelming feeling of joy and excitement came over me!