Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving in anticipation

A little knob moves it way from one side of my belly to the next.  Another one pokes my side.  My womb changes shape with each movement.  As I type my son runs up to me and asks, "Where's the baby's foot now?" My stomach pulses in rhythm as Baby gets the hiccups.  All of these reminders point to an amazing homecoming of the newest member of our family and bring me much joy as each day brings us closer to holding Baby Brother.  It's only a matter of weeks now and I can think of little better ways to celebrate the holiday season.  There is only one greater anticipation which is infinitely more.  Praise God for this baby.  Praise God for our coming Savior even more.

173.  Each day that brings me closer to our new baby boy.
174.  Each day with it's joys and trials that can lead me closer to our Saviour.
175.  My son reciting his first Bible verse.  "Oh God, be my help."  Then he proceeds to tell me that God can be my help too.
176.  Seeing eye to eye with my husband on big issues and the comfort and support that he brings.
177.  Birthday celebrations and fellowship with friends.
178.  New yarn and bitty baby hats.
179.  Thanksgiving day with friends and family.

Monday, November 22, 2010

God's Devotion

"Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'  So we can confidently say,
'The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?'” 
Hebrews 13: 5,6

Here is a great song about God's Devotion to us.

Friday, November 19, 2010


164.  Progress with potty training. I never thought I'd be so happy to see poop in a potty.
165.  My son's excitement and joy when he accomplishes new things.
166.  Learning a new hobby.  I'm having fun learning to knit and have been working on hats for the baby.
167.  My husband's safe arrival home.
168.  That one of my husband's top priorities this morning was to fix the dryer so I could get caught up on laundry.
169.  A night out with the girls.
170.  Count down for babies arrival.
171.  Being able to listen to my baby's heartbeat for 30 minutes each week during my weekly NST.
172.  A light heart in exchange for one that is often heavy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I got to see this little guy last Wednesday!  I am already smitten!
Do I see Daddy's feet?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Lately I've been uninspired to write.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's the nesting, the preparing stage when there is only really one thing on my mind.  Or maybe I am nesting and staying busy to avoid fears and anxieties that are deeper within.  I have a hunch that it is a combination of the two.  I've mostly only been motivated to clean, organize, and prepare...all good considering I am not naturally an organizer.  So I make the most of this brief phase, knowing chaos will strike again!

Tomorrow I'll see my little man in an ultrasound to check on his size.  I'm glad for the glimpse into the womb and thankful for a friend that will join me, lessoning my anxiety about ultrasounds.  My blood sugar is still borderline and the doctors are taking it week by week to see if I need meds to keep it down for the remainder of my pregnancy.  There are days I don't mind the diet and am excited about learning how to prepare and eat healthy meals and then there are days that I don't think I could ever get used to this.  I do hope to develop a healthy eating lifestyle out of all of this.

156.  Showering of gifts to celebrate the life of my little boy and his soon to be arrival.
157.  Awesome friends to pull off a great baby shower in the midst of a busy season.
158.  My husband's four day weekend coming up...rare!
159.  Baby clothes to last through all the growing stages.
160.  Baby books.
161.  Kicks and jabs from the womb that seem to tell me, "I'm still here." and bring reassurance and comfort.
162.  God's love and provision for me.
163.  That God's way is perfect and His word proves true.

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