Baby Abi turned one month old this week! Usually these months fly by, but with everything Abi had going on in this first month it seems like she’s been around for much longer! I have been to more doctor’s appointments alone with all three kids this past month than I thought I would this whole year! But through it all, we have been super blessed to continue to receive positive news at every corner for Miss Abi.
Sanctitiy of Life
This past Sunday, churches across America celebrated Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which falls every year around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As Christians, we are called to value every life, regardless of religion, race, age, abilities, or opinions. We hope that these links help you think more deeply and broadly about what it means to be truly pro-life.
1. Parents, Let Your ‘No’ be ‘No’ – An article by Sam Crabtree on desiringGod.org. While every child is different and every parent is different, consistency and being true to your word will go a long way in parenting. “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” –Matthew 5:37, ESV
As you know, our little Abi (4 weeks old tomorrow) tested positive for PKU on her initial newborn screening, but upon further testing we were hopeful this could be a rare false positive. They wanted to repeat the test a third time for confirmation.
It was interesting having a twin pregnancy first, and then going to a singleton less than a year later. Generally women show more with their second child, so I feel like I didn’t get an accurate comparison between singletons and twins because of this. I think I show later in pregnancies in general, but I do feel like my bump appeared sooner this time, especially considering the fact that there was just one baby in there! And it wasn’t until about the mid 20s that I could really see a significant difference between my singleton and twin bump size… at least not in the photos.
It’s time for another weekly roundup!
Caring for Orphans
1. Foster Children Need the Church – This article & video by The Gospel Coalition is something that every Christian needs to hear. God calls us to lay down our lives for orphans, and the church in America is failing these children. Both of our families hope to get involved with foster care sometime soon, and we pray that you’ll look into it, too!