emergency room and excellent reading

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17 weeks along and starting to show! I felt the baby move for the first time yesterday. On Friday night, David had to take me into the ER for severe stomach pain. I still am not sure what it was- at first I thought I might be getting a flu, but my stomach just hurt so badly and I didn't really have any other symptoms or nausea. Eventually it was so strong that, upon the midwife's recommendation, we dropped Mac off with friends and went to the ER. We were there about 5 1/2 hours and by the end of the night they said it might be appendicitis or kidney stones but I didn't really have all of the symptoms and they couldn't do a cat scan because of my pregnancy. The pain had lessened though, so they gave me a prescription for Vicodin and discharged me around 4am. 
Spent most of Saturday just resting and my stomach still hurt some. Someone came and took Mac for a few hours so David and I could just rest and now the pain is completely gone. I went in to the midwife on Monday morning to check on the baby and everything seems fine, so we don't know what happened.

It's nice that we don't have very much planned for the next few weeks so I'll just be able to play with Mac and take care of the house. I've also been doing a lot of reading. After reading several parenting books in a row, I wanted to take a break (I'm not really big on self-help books anyway, whether they're Christian or not). 

I finally finished One Thousand Gifts and then read Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis. I've been reading her blog for awhile so I really wanted to read her book. After One Thousand Gifts took me about three months to read, Kisses from Katie took me all of three days! This book shows how God can use one person who is passionately in love with Him and doesn't hold anything back from Him; how He taught her to trust Him more and give more and He always met her in that place; and how, when you are completely in the center of where God wants you to be and doing what He has designed you to do, you will live the most fulfilling life. It's too short though, it leaves you wanting to know more details and more of the story! I highly recommend it.

Now I'm reading Forgotten God by Frances Chan and it's a great read on the heels of the last two books. I was intrigued by a few books on MoneySavingMom's lists and will be looking some of them up to see if the Regent or local libraries have them to read next. But, that kind of depends on how life goes and whether I'm working a lot on STC or not.


  1. Danielle Says:

    One thousand gifts was a slow read for me too ! So sorry to hear about your ER trip but glad everything is ok! Are you still babysitting these days? Have a Great night!

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