Monday, February 16, 2009

Half Baked!

I am officially half-way through this pregnancy! That means our little munchkin will spend the next 20 weeks growing like a weed. I am now starting to "show" and can feel the baby regularly. We visted our specialist today and he reported that the baby looks perfect. We probably won't worry with seeing him anymore unless something else comes up that causes concern. As for the gender, we are OFFICIALLY having a GIRL! So, for those of you who doubted or were just really hoping for a boy (including Liberty), the final ruling has been made. Scott and I are getting increasingly anxious about seeing our sweet girls face. I just can't imagine how its going to change the dynamics of our family and what God has in store for us. She is already such an incredible blessing. Her name is Emory Ayn Haas. It is so wonderful to be able to call her by name. For some reason it just makes me feel like she is already an intricate part of our family. Please continue to pray for her as she develops and pray for us as we prepare for her arrival.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Well, you get used to them living here in OK, but yesterday they came a little too close for comfort. We finally made it home around 6:30 last night to find that our house was still in tact and doesn't even seem to have hail damage. That is far more than lots of people in Edmond can say. The same tornado that tore through Edmond passed directly over us, but wasn't on the ground. Thank God! Liberty and I were safe in OKC at the time and stayed with friends until most of the danger had passed. When Scott got off work, we all headed home together in the pouring rain. I hate to think what the rest of tornado season is going to be like if they are starting in February! Today, I am heading out for batteries and candles to prepare. Even though we kind of live out in the middle of nowhere, we rarely loose power for more than a few minutes. Proabably wouldn't hurt to be prepared though.

Baby news: I am almost half way through this pregnancy! I can feel the baby moving a lot now and I am so thankful for every little movement. Next week we will see our specialist again and I will make the official gender announcement. Lets hope is still a girl because we have already named her! The doctor will do a huge ultrasound and measure every possible little part and check for any abnoralities. I am confident that he will find nothing of concern and we won't have to see him again. I have also decided that I am going to attempt to have this baby without anesthesia! I have no desire to experience the birth process in this way; it is simply an effort to save money. I am going to take the birthing classes and read the books and see what happens. Please start praying now for a speedy labor and complication-free delivery! Since I am not opposed to anesthesia, I still reserve the right to request an epidural and worry about the bill later!

Liberty seems to be going through a very fussy, tantrum throwing phase. She is still just the greatest little girl in the whole world, but for some reason everything has become such a big deal. If she doesn't get what she wants, she has a complete meltdown. This also happens when she can't do something by herself or if she can't do something perfect the first time. Drama Drama. Thankfully, most of these outbursts occur at home and publically she is still my perfect princess.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

All about me!

Ok, lot my friends have been sharing a few interesting things about themselves on their blogs, so I decided to join them. I can't promise that these are interesting, but maybe a few things you didn't know about me.

1. Being a mom is my favorite thing in the world. I truly feel called to it.

2. My husband is my favorite person--even if I don't always act like it. I love that he makes me laugh.

3. I have attended 8 different colleges in 3 different states.

4. I finally graduated from OU last year.

5. I have a pilot's license from OU. I haven't flown a plane in over 4 years.

6. I co-founded an organization called Hope Link to support mothers in the metro area who have children with rare diseases.

7. My oldest friend is Mary Jesse. We have been friends since the 7th grade.

8. My favorite foods are nachos and french fries.

9. I was born in Hawaii and also lived there for a couple years after I graduated from High School.

10. I love the beach!

11. Taking care of Lilly was both the most difficult and most wonderful thing I have ever done!

12. I am going to home school all of our children.

13. My favorite music is classic rock and classic country.

14. My favority band is U2.

15. My favorite tv shows are House and American Idol.

16. I hate fish. I refuse to eat anything that ever lived in the water.

17. I would love to visit Egypt some day.

18. At some point I want to get a graduate degree.

19. I am a native Texan, but I love living in Oklahoma.

20. I have been a Christian since I was 11 but only in the past couple of years have I really begun to understand what it is to love and be loved by my Savior.

21. I LOVE the Lord--even if I don't always act like it.

22. I served in the Air National Guard for 8 years, in three different states. I have never been deployed.

23. I love to read and I am currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

24. Someday I want to write a book about Lilly's life and our experiences with her.

25. I love to sleep. I consider it a hobby.

26. I refuse to take part in My Space or Facebook. Primarily because I'm lazy and have no desire to communicate with people from my past.

27. I hate talking on the phone. Text messages and email are the greatest technological advances ever!

Ok, there it is, Amy in a nutshell, whether you wanted to know it or not.