Monday, April 27, 2009

35 weeks

We are at 35 weeks. Wow. The time has seriously gone so fast, we have the nursery all done and filled up. And I do mean, FILLED. We have received so many generous gifts from family and friends. This weekend we had some maternity photos taken so instead of taking our own little funny looking picture I will wait until we get those photos back to post a 35 week picture. Little Miss is still very active although her kicks are getting lower, YAY! :) My ribs are excited about this too although once in a while she still manages to reach up there.
We have her bag packed for the hospital but won't pack ours until a little bit closer to the due date. Please pray that she has hair, I am bringing some bows just in case. :)
We have our last childbirth class this week and also will have our doula who has taught these classes at the birth with us. She does the classes and doula service as a ministry and she is really a wonderful lady. We have enjoyed getting to know her through her teaching and I know she will be a great blessing during labor and delivery.
I am also working on a playlist for labor and delivery, any recommendations?? :) I am thinking peaceful, soothing music that will provide nice background noise as this sweet creation enters the world, no Welcome to the Jungle or anything like that!
We were reminded last week in our class that this child is a gift from God, that God saw fit for us to raise and show His love to. That was such a great reminder because I get so nervous sometimes that we are going to "mess up" or not have the right things for this baby and then I was struck with that reminder and thought, "Hello, God has entrusted this little person to us. He will provide everything we need as He already has done." Then I was reading in the Psalms and came across this passage and I was again struck by His provision...

Psalm 139:15-16

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Before she was even placed in my womb and entrusted to our care, God knew. He has already written her days.

Praise God! We are merely his vessels and caretakers for her. What an amazing calling!

Friday, April 10, 2009

32 weeks

Here we are at 32 weeks! We had a baby shower last weekend so my mom flew out. It was so nice to have her here! We have the nursery organized for the most part and I am having another shower this week at work so we'll see what else we get from that one and then probably have a few last minute things to still pick up. While my mom was here we went and picked out a rocking chair and that arrived last night. It is in about a million pieces so that is Josh's weekend project! I have been working out the details of my maternity leave for work and my boss is very supportive and helpful. Praise God!