Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Of Babies And Dogs

As I head into my sixth month of pregnancy life is flowing well. I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago and the guess on the sex was a boy ( the ultrasound tech made sure we knew it was merely a guess). I was thinking boy. I feel like I can tell based on the way the pregnancy progresses and the way I gain weight. Who knows maybe I am clueless but I think I am right. We will see. It was about this time in my pregnancy with Jaclynn that contractions and complications started up. I am thrilled to be moving through this pregnancy with relative ease. Can there be ease when you are 6 months pregnant, have three littles age 5 and under, a 7 week old puppy, the biggest move of our life 2 1/2 weeks away and homeschooling a 1st grader? And the list goes on. Most think I have lost my mind. Sometimes I do too.
But, I know, without a doubt that it is by Gods amazing grace that I can even swing my big old belly out of bed each morning.

"Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see. "Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!"

He is enough.

Enough to accomplish anything. Be anything. Do anything. Endure ANYTHING. I can't thank Him enough for that. How would one survive without that truth buried in their hearts?

On to the little ones....

Puppies, like babies sleep a lot. It's great. Right when I am just about done with three kids chasing a crazy little puppy around our house, he crashes. Usually under the couch or ottoman where the kids can't get to him.

Or, next to one of his favorite humans.

This puppy is quite the cute little guy. I am thrilled we got him and have no regrets thus far. He is free entertainment. It's great!

Another little baby that lives among us is quickly growing out of her title as "The Baby". Usually the title doesn't go away until the day the next one is born. Jaclynn is talking up a storm and will say anything if prompted. She is a fun and boisterous one. She fits right in and has no problem being just as loud, known and heard as the rest of us. She is not a quiet third child who lets her older siblings speak up for her. She loudly says "Hi!" to anyone within earshot.

Jaclynn seen here attempting to take care of her sleeping brother. She too, in typical Zuniga woman fashion has adopted the bug for mothering and "helping" anyone or anything around her. Possibly a little overwhelming at times but that seems to fall in line with the rest of us too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Getting back into the swing of things.

Although my super coupon shopping has continued throughout the beginning "difficult" stages of this pregnancy I couldn't find it in myself to muster up the energy for blogging about it. But as my beloved second trimester energy has returned and I am burdened by the fact that there may actually be a few of you out their trying to understand how to frequently get something for nothing, I will be making an attempt at Super Savings Saturday posts again. Here is just a teaser, all this stuff came from Walgreens and CVS they were quick trips without a lot of planning and I only paid a whopping total of $1.47! If you are still trying to figure this out and have read the links on, don't worry! It takes a good 3 to 4 months to get the hang of it then you will be well on your way to saving your family a lot of money in the grocery budget. If you haven't checked out this great site click on it in the section to the right and go to her section where it says CVS 101 and Walgreens 101. you'll be glad you did!


Jake!!! Our 6 week old Cocker Spaniel! He is the cutest little thing ever and we are all smitten! This is the only photo I have for now but I'll be sure to take more soon with the kids.