Tuesday, September 27, 2011

39 weeks

Today Adam, the Bean and I had our 39 week appointment!  They asked if I wanted to be checked to see if I had progressed any but we decided to hold off until next week and see what happens. I figured if I wasn't dilated I would feel discouraged and if I was dilated I would be on high alert from here on out. So I decided to keep my sanity instead and live in the unknown- a rare decision for this nosey girl- I like to know e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  But as the past nine months have progressed in growing this baby, hopefully I have progressed in learning how to rest and live in the unknown and the things I can't control.  

At our 38 week appointment, they did a head check with their ultrasound machine because they couldn't tell if they were feeling a really big boney butt or a head. Turns out the head is down and in position and the Bean just has a rather big bottom!  Can't wait to get a cute cloth diaper on that! Adam and I are SO SO SO excited. Did I mention we are excited?!   We can't wait to meet this little life and know what he/she looks like, what type of personality it has, what funny quirks it has, etc...

I've decided that if the Bean comes before it's due date then it takes more after me and if it comes after it's due date then it takes more after Adam. I have a family trait called the "wim-wams"- basically it's an unexplainable and instant impulse to quickly leave wherever you are and get somewhere else. Adam, on the other hand, could stay inside all day and is very content with small spaces.  We'll see how my theory plays out :) 

Our biggest prayer at this point is that we would experience God's presence and peace in the whole labor process and that we would have a healthy little baby at the end of it all. And Bean, if you could put your arms down by your side and suck in that tush- it would help a ton! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What to say when you're 94

 My Papa turned 94 last friday and this was a little poem he wrote to celebrate the occasion :):


Wow! I have reached the ripe old age of 94. Am I getting old? No! Not Me! In fact, I feel much
better than when I was 93!

But, something happened the other night that sure scared me. I caught the grand old reaper slipping
and snooping around my front door.

My response to him was , hit the road buster, and don’t let me catch you slipping and snooping
around my front door any more.

I’ve got news to the old man they call the grand reaper. I intend to finish 94, and with the Good Lord
willing, a whole bunch more.

I wrote this little rhyme the other day to create a few smiles and laughs on my birthday. So to
celebrate let’s have a party, tip a few, like we always do. Let’s all have fun and see if we can put them
old blues on the run.

Grandma and Papa will celebrate 71 years of marriage this year!

Friday, September 9, 2011

35 plus weeks

I should have posted these 2 weeks ago but better late than never right?!  Here's an update of the past two weeks in photo form :)
cupcakes from my baby shower

Emily and Christine were great hostesses :) 

opening gifts :)

We totally forgot to get a group pic but here are a few of us! I'm so thankful for these girls! 

My sister flew out for the shower! Jacob really wanted in the pic. 

Thanks Pam for the awesome cloth diaper cake!

35 weeks!

We just happened to be wearing blue and pink.  Kinda fitting since we don't know whether the Bean is a boy or girl.

I was so glad Sarah came out! It will be the last time we see each other before both of our babies are born!