Sunday, March 28, 2010

Worthy is the Lamb

Of course the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning was, "Oh my goodness, this is the day we have been waiting for, March 28th!" But, Scarlett is showing no intention of getting things moving anytime soon, so we will keep waiting. Mitch and I got in bed last night and talked about what a special time this last week (and probably next week to 10 days) has been for us. We have gotten to spend more time together recently than we have since we were first married. It is precious. Anyhow, that is not the point of this post.

I realized shortly after waking up that today is Palm Sunday. The day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey with the crowds cheering Hosanna (Matthew 21:1-11). He rode willingly, like a lamb prepared for slaughter. I am reminded of our King's willingness to pour out His cleansing blood for us today and as we prepare for Easter. What a gift we have been given. He chose us. I love this Hillsong song Worthy is the Lamb. He is so worthy of our praise no matter what the circumstances of our life may be. Please take a moment to listen to this song. The thing I love most about this video is that they provide the words for you (like they do on the screen at church)... just sing along, no inhibitions... our King is so worthy!!!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

And waiting...

I had my "weekly" drs. appointment today and it looks like Scarlett is in no hurry! She has not dropped yet. But, she is definitely thriving inside my belly because they think she could being weighing in at 9 lbs. 3 oz.!!! (granted, that is an estimate from an ultrasound which is not always very accurate. So, that could be off by 1 lb. either way)
I am feeling uncomfortable just because I think that is what happens when you are 9 months pregnant, but other than that I feel really good.
My doctor (whom I love) is leaving town tomorrow for Disney World... which makes me a little nervous. But, she said she would not be surprised if I am still pregnant when she gets back. So, I will see someone else for my check-in appointment (or possibly delivery) next week...
I really have a peace about Scarlett's arrival either way. Mitch and I were just talking last night about how we think the day Scarlett is born could be our best so far (other than our wedding day because that is a different kind of best!).
So, thank you for sitting tight with us... I just keep thinking on the positive side -- now I have even more time to nest! (but hopefully you won't see me on the news like this guy pictured above! I just had to share that picture with you all... hahaha)

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P.S. It looks like our girl already has some chubby cheeks!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Still waiting

5 days and counting! Even Callie knows someone is coming... but she is a little more patient than Mitch and I.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

10 days to go!

Waiting on a woman... This is something Mitch is very used to, but I on the other hand don't like being on this side of the deal. But, nothing we can do now but just wait on our little woman to come.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Feeling crafty

I have been admiring all of these darling burp cloths in the children's boutiques I love to frequent, however I have not admired the price they are being sold for! So, I was feeling a little crafty and decided to take a stab at creating some of my own. It was really fun! I just used some infant size cloth diapers (twill to be specific) and dressed them up with ribbons and rick-rack (which my dear KT helped me pick out) to my liking... what do you think? I still have 7 more diapers to work with... I will update you on my progress as I go!

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Preparing for our girl...

Finishing touches, that's all that's left to do before our little one makes her debut. Her "last" load of laundry is in the wash as my fingers are typing away. Who knew tiny socks and receiving blankets could add up to 3 loads (in an 'he' washer mind you!)? Our bag is almost packed and the hospital called me today to confirm my due date so I could be pre-registered. My, my how the time has flown. I have to admit, there are a lot of things I am going to miss about being pregnant. I know, I know, I have no idea how wonderful it will be when Scarlett is here and I can see her precious face, but I cannot help but be a little sad that this part of my journey is nearing an end. I hear a lot of people talk about how terrible pregnancy is... as if it is a sickness, but I have to disagree. I have never felt so alive. I will miss thinking about Scarlett every time I feel her little limbs kick and punch.... no matter how painful it is to be kicked in the ribs at all hours of the day! I will miss knowing that Scarlett is warm, safe and protected riding just below my heart all day long. A couple things I won't miss... swollen feet and ankles, the often panicky feeling that I have just peed myself and many other "comical" experiences my body has been subjected to. I only pray that this will be the first of many pregnancies where I will get to have the honor to carry my child as the Lord knits him/her together inside of me.
So, as I sit here and stare at our suitcase, wondering when the moment will be that we will zip it up and head out the door, I am just remembering what a joy it has been to walk this journey.

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Can this kind of excitement be bottled?

Okay, these two women whom God has immensely blessed me with are cracking me up... seriously I think this kind of excitement, if bottled, could be sold as a narcotic! Ryan and my sweet Mama have made me smile so much through my pregnancy.... they are going to be so dear to Scarlett, it brings tears to my eyes. So, my mom set up a crib at her house (in my/Mitch's bedroom) for Scarlett. Isn't it so cute! Then her and Ryan hammed it up for this photo session as they fantasized what it will be like when our little cutie is actually here. Too funny!

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