Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2 weeks old

Sweet Emma Kate,  I want to share the whole story of how you arrived in style, but you are about to wake up from a nap and so I will make this one snappy and share the story another day.  Happy 2 weeks my sweet girl! I can't believe how fast time is flying by. You are one sweet and spunky little girl. Your facial expressions could entertain me for hours. I'm loving every second of getting to know you as the unique little person God created you to be. What I have learned so far is that you love to snuggle, you don't like diaper changes, you are pretty content and easy-going, and you also are very expressive and we always know exactly how you feel ( a trait you inherited from you mom ;)  We love you deeply and are so thankful for you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

41 weeks...count it out

That's right! Most people would be posting a cute picture of their week old baby wrapped in a blanket laying in a basket by this point but that's not how we roll :) The Bean is still holding out for a later birthday. I'm hoping this means I have a very content and laid back baby :)

Bonbon left today to head back to San Antonio.  What a tease for her to have to leave without meeting her first grand baby! But- she's coming back on the 18th to help out while Adam goes back to work which will be a huge help!  It was actually a sweet gift to have laid back time with my mom before the baby came. We went on walks, cooked dinner, hit up the farmer's market and relaxed all week, (with just a few tears here and there from yours truly :)!

I'm going in for a massage this afternoon so hopefully the Bean will want to move on to bigger and better things besides my belly. 

Our 1st Anniversary 10.9.11

Yesterday Adam and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary!  We were expecting to be a party of 3 by now, but we got to celebrate one last date night with dinner at Table 6 (the brisket is a-m-a-z-i-n-g) and then dessert at D-bar. It was fun to reminisce over the past year and think about all that God has done, how much life has changed, and all the fun we have had along the way.

I can't help but recognize that God has been so so so gracious to Adam and I over this past year. He has provided for our e-v-e-r-y need, given us a lot of fun memories together, blessed our communication with each other, continued to show us that He is in control, and loosened our grip so we can enjoy this journey He has us on.  Even though we have experienced a lot of change in the past year, I also feel like there has been a sense of simplicity and peace in our lives and our marriage that I am so thankful for.

Adam is such a gift! He knows the depths of my brokenness and yet has shown me God's graciousness, delight and tenderness in a way that I have never experienced before. Adam has taken me on adventures, supported me, sacrificed for me, listened to me, and loved me even when I'm not the most lovable person in the room.

Last night we watched our wedding video and recommitted our vows to each other as a reminder for the year ahead of how we want to love one another. Now when I think of these vows, there is actually life experiences behind it that make them feel even more sacred than the day I first said them.

"I Amy, take you Adam to be my husband,
my faithful partner, my constant friend,
and my love from this day forward.
By God's grace and power working within me
I promise you my deepest love,
my fullest devotion, my tenderest care.
I give myself to you completely.
I offer you my solemn vow to love you without reservation,
in sickness and in health,
in plenty and in want,
to stand together in our times of joy and sorrow,
always to be open and honest with you,
to laugh with you and to cry with you
and cherish you for as long as we both shall live."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

patience |ˈpāSHəns|

patience |ˈpāSHəns|nounthe capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset: you can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross.chiefly British term for solitaire ( sense 1).
So I guess the Bean decided it didn't really like the sound of October 2 for it's birthday- which I can understand. Birthdays are a very permanent thing in a person's life, so one must choose wisely. 
In the mean time I am getting a lesson and practice sessions in patience. I had a midwife's appointment yesterday and the Bean's head is at 0 station. So now it's just a waiting game.  Yesterday I had a lot of practice labor contractions so I was hoping maybe last night would be the night. But I woke up this morning still pregnant (insert tears here) and still practicing patience.  Bonbon came in town on sunday and I'm hoping the baby arrives before she leaves!  We have made the most of our time though! We've gone on lots of walks, gone out to eat, my mom cleaned all my exterior windows, I "trimmed" a tree in our back yard with our kitchen sheers :)
To all pregnant ladies out there- being overdue is not the end of the world! It can feel disheartening at times for sure but it's not worth being anxious over. I heard lots of stories about how much more uncomfortable it is once you pass your due date, but thankfully that hasn't been my experience. I have more swelling and still have pelvic pressure- but nothing any worse than I would imagine someone who delivered on-time would feel.  But I guess since this is my first baby,  I don't have much to compare it too :) 
my view for the past few days...
So here is to all the mommas who are overdue and learning to wait graciously :) Hopefully, next time I post something, it will be a picture of our little one!