Archive for February, 2006

Four Days and Counting

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Well, it’s four more days until the due date. Whatever that means. I think I can imagine…
Four more days until I am employed full time with answering the phone with the salutation, “Yes, I’m still at home.”
Four more days until our answering machine is loaded with, “Are you guys at the hospital?!” messages every time we come home.
Maybe we should just screen our calls and change our outgoing message to, “Hey we’re not home, but no, we’re not at the hospital either. Leave a message if we can help you with anything else.” There probably wouldn’t be many/any messages then :)

But who knows: maybe he’ll come before Saturday and we won’t have to worry about all that.

Aren’t I cute?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

I’m starting to feel very big. I have that “cute pregnant woman” look, but it doesn’t feel very cute. Who could anticipate this sore back, tingly ribs (thanks to tiny feet being jammed up into them), and burning hips? I had no idea that cute pregnant women had to put up with so much to be cute! I’m not really complaining though. This is all a fabulous blessing. Well, the pain isn’t a blessing (as far as I can tell thus far) but the end reward definitely will be.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I’m so curious about what our baby is going to be like. What kind of personality does he have? I think he’s mischeivous.
“Hey Mom, look what I can do!” {kick ….punt….wiggle, wiggle, squirm……Kick}
Will he have a head full of hair, or be bald? At any rate, he’ll be cute. (Even if Clay and I are the only ones who think so for the first few days, while his head finds its normal shape). Dad will probably just say he looks “new”. Haha.

It’s good to be feeling back to normal today.
Yesterday was a test, with my emotions dropping waaaaay low.
Luckily I haven’t had very many mood swings, and I try to pray my way through them as best I can, which definitely helps. It’s reassuring to know that even if my hormones are out of whack, I still can do something to control them. I can’t just say, “Well, I can’t help it, it’s hormones.”
You can always help it in some way. (Though I did feel differently for many years about that).
Praise God that he even knows how to deal with my hormones :)
And praise God for a husband who is gracious about it too!

Anyone out there?

Monday, February 6th, 2006

I don’t think anyone reads this blog anymore, but in case someone does, here’s a small update on my life.

I have 4 more weeks left until my due date. Our babe is coming very very soon!
He is kicking like crazy, to the point that it hurts at times. Crazy kid! I can’t wait to meet him.
I get heartburn almost every day, and my hips hurt all the time. I hope these last 4 weeks pass relatively quickly.
And at the same time, I hope they pass slowly, because I have no idea what to expect and want to hang on to life as I know it as long as possible.

I am all finished work, and mostly enjoying the time off to relax and clean. I love cleaning.
It’s nice to not go to work everyday. I wonder how they are coping without Janelle and I there. Hope all is well.

My sister Jean (and her family) are in the process of adopting a gorgeous baby girl named Julia. Can’t wait to meet her!
Caitlin is getting married in May, allowing me to exercise my enviable ushering skills once more. Can’t wait, I’m sure it will be a beautiful and fabulous wedding.
Mom and Dad are talking about selling their acreage again, which presents me with having to give my dog away. But Kel and Sher’s friends want to take her to live with them on their acreage, so that consoles me somewhat. I know I have to give her up because she would go crazy if I tried to make her live in the city with us. Sometimes loving someone means having to give them up, right? :(

Time to go pick up Clay for lunch.
Cheers. (Water, of course).