Archive for July 2013

{bUmPDATE} end of week 16!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

baby L. 16w6d profile

I want to thank all of you who shared your experiences with me about your SCH, it was so helpful to get as much info about them as possible, and hear all of your positive outcomes! Thank you!
Praise God, it appears from my recent ultrasound that mine has resolved! 

I also just want to write this week about how thankful I am for Dr. J. He is such a big answer to prayer, I just love how honest he is, but so sincere at the same time.
He's so knowledgeable and has a bedside manner like no other doctor I've met.
He knows exactly what my concerns are before I even have to say them, and when I get emotional and cry like a crazy lady, he understands and hands over a tissue. 

I've had many, many experiences with doctors, and most of them aren't so pleasant so I'm so thankful when I get a good one!

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Insta Friday

Friday, July 26, 2013

A couple weeks behind here (I know!) starting off on Friday, July 12. 
Family date night to Pizza Hut, the candy store and park .

 Saturday morning the boys had a special date planned with Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Alyssa. They had a great time at the children's museum!
Robb and I took advantage of our morning alone and enjoyed a delicious breakfast in Grand Haven and a little shopping downtown. 

When the boys got back, we headed to the cottage for the afternoon.

The big boys headed out around 5:00 to the races at Berlin. They had a great time!

Great way to start the morning!

Last week was such a hot one! We spent lots of time inside or in water!
Too busy to take the time to pull his suit up!

Grandpa and Grandma's pool was the perfect way to cool off!

"let's hold hands!" while watching some cartoons after nap time!

Sporting my first maternity wear, not really needed yet, but I like it so much I'd wear it even if I wasn't preggo!

Fun morning shopping and having lunch in Saugatuck with my mom and sisters. 

That night we all got together again to make Tastefully Simple freezer meals, 

I made bacon-wrapped dates from the book "Bread and Wine" for us to munch on while we cooked

We made 10 meals and they all look so yummy!

I was thinking I had a few more years before the brotherly pranks started, but I was wrong. Sadler went to town coloring with marker on Gray's face while he was sleeping one night!
 Poor guy :(
Fun in the new sprinkler.

Last Saturday it was my turn for some one-on-one time with Gray! (Sadler's turn in coming!)
Robb was gone to the truck show all day so Aunt Lisa watched Sadler while we went to Grayden's first movie theater to watch Turbo!

It was such a cute movie, totally up Grayden's alley, and he loved it!
About 10 minutes in he looked over at me and said "I'm having so much fun mom, I love you!'
Made in all worth it right there!

After the movie we picked Sadler up and headed to the truck show to see daddy and enjoy some food at the Taste of G.R.

Sunday afternoon we met up at the park to celebrate great-grandma B's 88th bday!

 I asked Gray to help me make some bread Tuesday morning, but this isn't exactly what I had in mind!
 Fun at the farmer's market Wednesday morning! 
 Wednesday evening we headed to the fair for the tractor pulls. 
 Sadler loved it, and kept saying "On your mark, get set, GO monster truck!"
Gray preferred checking out the farm animals!

Yesterday morning we met up with a couple of my fellow adoptive mom friends and their kiddos for some fun at Kindermusik at the library!

The boys were a little crazy, but had fun!

It's become a habit of ours to go the bakery whenever we leave the library, so the kids all enjoyed a frosted sugar cookie before we headed to the park!

Friends; then (Aug 2012) and now (July 2013)
When we came home the play date, Robb had lunch all set out for us, so sweet!

I had my 16 week appt. late that afternoon, we let Grayden come along this time, he's been so excited to get a sneak peek at his brother or sister!

Sadler had a fun time playing by Aunt Mindy!

After our appointment, we quick headed to a birthday/pool party for great grandpa and grandma L. 
The boys had a fun time swimming despite the cooler weather. 

This morning Gray was picking out the books he doesn't need anymore and putting dollar bills in the pages 'to give to kids in different countries that don't have books'. 
All on his own, I didn't say a word, just asked him what he was doing!
So sweet!

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{bUmPDATE} end of week 15!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

To you ladies who have had a subchorionic hematoma (SCH) during pregnancy, I'd love to hear your experience.  If you'd be willing to share you can email me ( or comment below. Thanks so much. 

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A day in the life of the Lubbers

Sunday, July 14, 2013

As I mentioned last week, for the past several years I've done a post on July 7 about what a typical day looks like for us. It's been fun to see how life changes from year to year. 
 However, last week Sunday on July 7, I was on bed rest so I pushed it back to this week Sunday. I typically do a better job of taking more pictures and documenting our day to day life, but with it being a busy Sunday I didn't think of it quite as often. :)

Our day started at 7:55 am when Sadler came in our bed and woke us up. He had helped himself to a fruit bar and snuggled in bed to watch Henry Hugglemonster. 

 I get up and check on Gray who was out late last night with Robb at a race. It's no surprise he's still out!

Sadler and Daddy start getting ready for church and get in the shower...

while I start breakfast. Not a typical Sunday morning breakfast, but I had bananas I needed to use up so banana pancakes was on the menu. 

Gray wakes up at 8:25 and we all have breakfast.

Robb gets the boys dressed in outfits I pick out and packs the boys' church bag while I get myself ready for church.

We're all dressed and ready to head out the door at 9:05

Our church service is from 9:30-10:30, we talk and fellowship with friends and family after the service ends and we get home around 11:00

Robb grills us some hot dogs for lunch

while I finish making dessert to share with friends later tonight. 

We pack up some stuff and head out to the lake with the rest of my family around 12:30.

Sadler takes a nap when we get to the cottage and the rest of us spend some time relaxing and playing in the water on this HOT afternoon. 

Sadler wakes up around 3:00 and joins us in the water. Mindy takes him for a swim.
 And a sea-doo ride with Dad. 

Having fun with cousin Makenna

around 5:00 a group of our friends from church come out for the evening.
We have fun with the kids in the water and have a yummy taco dinner.

Most of the group took a cruise around the lake on the pontoon. 

We all headed home around 8 
Sadler fell asleep in the car on the way home so he went right to bed while the rest of us showered and got ready for bed. 

Gray goes to sleep around 9:15 and Robb and I are relaxing in front of the tv for the rest of the night. 

We had a great Summer day!

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