Tuesday, September 28, 2010

No News!

Really no news to report! I'm closing in on 39 weeks and while I feel like I'm knocking on the door of miserable(in a happy and blessed kind of way :-)),my OB confirmed Friday that nothing is really going on. OK! I've been walking....and walking.....and walking....and doing other interesting things that have been said to help your body get into the groove for labor....and...I'm just concentrating on NOT stressing about it! Babies are born when babies are ready to be born. (barring medical emergencies/complications in which other measures should be taken OF COURSE). You could pray with me that I don't make it to 41 weeks and find myself STILL pregnant in which case.... its office policy for my Dr. to schedule an induction. I'm not up for a fight! But I'm also still very not excited about using pitocin again. It just wasn't good for ME. (others have different/wonderful experiences and I'm glad for them!)

Outside of baby news, we have been busy, busy, busy with soccer stuff for Josh, church stuff and this past weekend we celebrated my brother's (Curt) completion of his masters degree by going out to dinner as a family at Fogo De Chao (Brazillian Steakhouse). Here is a picture! So proud of my baby brother...he is pretty awesome.

I've been working half days at the office (on my scheduled days to work) since the middle of last week...and tomorrow is officially my last day! WOW! I can't believe that I'm really going to be out of the working world for awhile. Its very surreal. And weird. And usually a good feeling, but sometimes I worry about how its going to fit me...being home all the time. :-) I know its good, it just feels strange! I'll need to be a bit more disciplined on having intentional scheduled time every day (after we survive the newborn stage, that is!)

Well, thats about it....my next post will have baby news! I can't imagine that I will have anything interesting to say in between now and then!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,11a There is an appointed time for everything- and there is a time for every event under heaven. A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what has been planted....v.11 He has made everything beautiful in HIS time.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A little bit of cuteness....

Oh baby....we are excited to meet you. Last Sunday at our small groups my sweet girl friends prayed for you. And me. They prayed that it would be easy :-) They prayed you would be a good sleeper, a good nurser, healthy and happy. I'm on board with all of that! But more than anything I'm just happy that you are coming and that I get to do this all at least one more time. If you are my last baby, then I am more blessed than many, many people. I do not deserve you, I am not entitled to you...but I am blessed to take care of you for a few years and I promise to do my best to do not wish away the hard days, because the days are so, so short.

I just got done reading Marissa Sharbaugh's blog and she really encouraged me. Oh boy...do I want it easy. I identify a lot with a recent entry she wrote titled "Idols of the Heart." But I've come to know that easy doesn't cause me to grow, to change or to be pushed to follow any harder after my Savior...it causes me to be smug, and confident and arrogant in who I am in myself. So...God...give me whatever it is you need to give me to grow me into a mother who is nothing but a complete failure apart from Your grace. I trust You enough to say that! Thanks one more time...for the chance to do pregnancy, in all of its glory and not so glorious days...its such a sweet thing. Thank you. We can't wait to see who you have waiting to meet us.