Friday, February 29, 2008

23 Weeks

Well, today is Josiah's 23rd week of life. According to the Baby Center webpage he is around 11 inches long and weighs a little over a pound--the weight of a large mango.

Josiah is really starting to kick and punch. They are hard enough that Daddy can feel them on a regular basis. Josiah is already starting to get his own little personality even in the womb. He likes it when Mommy gets home from work and puts her feet up for a little bit. He really starts moving around. He likes when Daddy reads him bedtime stories and his devotional. He has even started moving around when his Mimi calls him on the phone. He still likes going to church and listening to the music. I'm still praying that he will have his daddy's musical abilities. We are excited to meet this little guy, but want him to stay put for awhile longer.

Chris has sent out two more resumes. One to a church in Ann Arbor, MI and the other in a small town in TN. We've heard from the churches in TX and Omaha. Both said, "No." We weren't upset about it because we desire to be where the Lord wants us. We have come up with "Plan B" if a position at a church doesn't pan out.

We hope everyone is doing well. We thank you for all the prayers that you have lifted up on our behalf. Know that prayers are lifted up in return for you.

"Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!" -Psalm 149:3

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Test Day

Today, Chris has headed to Durham to take his written ordination exams. He will be taking three exams with the longest one lasting two hours. He might take all three today, but looks like he will split them up between today and tomorrow. Once he takes these exams, he will be another step closer to being ordained. We are praying that he will pass them on the first try. If he doesn't, he will have to wait a few weeks before he can take them again.

We are still waiting to hear from a couple of churches that have Chris' resume. They have a few more weeks of accepting applications, so it will be a little while before we hear anything. We just continue to pray that God will place us where He wants us. From the get go, we've said we will go wherever He wants us.

On Monday, we got to hear Josiah's hearbeat again. We also got to hear him moving around, along with me laughing. Things are looking good and I'm doing a good job on my weight gain--praise the Lord!

This past weekend my family came into to town for a visit. Tayler and my mom came for "Girl's Weekend." We did crafts and just hung out. My mom and I made a floor quilt for Josiah to play on. I made his name out of some fun scrapbook paper and framed it. My mom made a fleece frog blanket for Josiah to snuggle with.

We tried all weekend for Tayler and Mimi to feel Josiah moving, but he was playing his game of hide-and-seek. He did that for the longest time with his Daddy, but Chris finally got to feel him move a couple of weekends ago. I guess he didn't want to share all of his new tricks at one time.

That's all that is going on in the Greenwood Family. Please continue to pray for us as wait patiently for the Lord's calling on our life.

"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
-Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Little Flutterfly

Well, Josiah has become more active. His new nickname from his Mommy is "Little Flutterfly." There are a few things that will get him a fluttering in my belly. He likes to listen to Chris Tomlin and Casting Crowns. If I turn them off, he will start to move around until we turn them back on or he just gets plain tired. He likes when we go to church and we are singing songs. I think he is going to be musical like his Daddy. I might need to stop singing so he has a chance to have good musical skills unlike me! He likes when his Daddy reads stories to him at night before we go to bed.

His newest trick is putting his feet or hands right below my lungs and pushing up. We've had some discussions about how it is too soon for him to be up in my lungs taking my breath away. I told Josiah that he needs to enjoy all the space he has because in a few more weeks it's going to be tight in there. Some days I just have to put a little pressure where he is poking me and he moves away. I think he wants to let me know that he's still in there.

Overall, we are doing great. Chris and I are still praying for a position at a church and continue to have faith that the Lord will provide for us. His time table is perfect and He knows what He is doing. Chris will be taking his written exams on February 20th and 21st. Please pray that all will go well, and he will pass on the first try.

"Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!"

Psalm 149:3