Saturday, October 20, 2012

Little Baby,
I don't know what to say. You must like it in there. You do seemed crammed, but at the same time you are able to stretch and move around from mommy's ribs to her hips so it must still feel good to you. Daddy and I can see you move from across the room in my tummy, so I know you are getting big in there. I never thought you'd be late with all the doctor appts we've had and all the progress you've made, not to mention the way my body seems so ready for you to come:)

So since your Daddy and I have been waiting for you over the past 3 long weeks we have done several things to try to get you to hurry up and also just to pass the time. 

1. We've eaten out at a nice restaurant and had a great date night, since we thought it might be the last time for awhile ( you were giving mommy so many contractions at the time). 

2. Daddy has done fall/winter yard clean up, gone to the dump, cleaned the gutters, you name it outside so he'll have time to just spend with you.

3. We cleaned out closets and cleaned the whole house.

4. Your grandparents have been in town for 2 weeks waiting for you:)

5. We even painted a room, ripped up carpet and took more cleaned out stuff to Goodwill.

6. We've walked, walked, walked, and walked some more....we're talking miles.

7. Spicy food has been eaten, pineapple by the pounds and so many relaxing hot baths I think I could chalk it up to several hours.

So this test of patience for us has been hard, but when you want to come we'll be here waiting (along with many many many other people who can't wait to see you and love you).

We can't wait:)
Mommy and Daddy xoxoxox

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

Ms. Ella Thomas passed away today just a month shy of turning 99 years old. She was a definitely a spitfire. She was kind, giving, thoughtful, and most importantly a dear friend of mine. She was definitely in my life for a reason, she taught me so much. We met when she was my neighbor in college, and she even became the subject of my geriatric project in nursing school:) She showed me how one person can have an impact on many many peoples lives and yet how much you are here on this earth to just live your own life:) 
I'll miss her. I already do. 
I'll miss our conversations about how much she experienced in her long lifetime....running water, electricity, cars (she told me once cars scared her at first and she would hide from them in the bushes off the road when they would come by)....but then how we could relate to each other over a milkshake just talking about our days triumphs and pitfalls and just life. 
I'm so appreciative she was in my life....even if it was for just a season.

PS The picture is and oldie but a goodie:) 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I'm kind of in the waiting "for the pot of water on the stove to boil" phase I guess.
This is probably the worst time due to my pure impatience. I don't think I've ever felt this impatient in my entire life.
I've had some pre-labor stuff or false labor..(which I really don't like to call it) about 3 times, and it is getting really old. Like God is just saying...."hmmmmm maybe now"....."wait, wait, no I changed my mind:) not yet."

So here I am. I am walking my 3 mile loop almost daily, continuing to nest with cleaning my house, and then sleeping very little (the baby likes to wake up at 4:12 like clock work, only after I've gotten up to use the bathroom a couple times).
 I am really ready for this adventure to's like I'm being held back at the starting line waiting for the gun to go off. Not only that, but it's almost like I'm waiting in a rainstorm or heatwave.....I just want to get started so I can get my be at the end and get my medal:) At least that's how it feels.

Mr. Big Dog is just as impatient as me, if not more:) Which is the only life lesson I can really take from this right now.
I think I must need more of it, so I am not given a choice at the moment. I just have to wait for this gift to come in his/her own sweet perfect time. Wait for God to give the full green light and not try to anticipate or push it, it is in his time that it will all happen.

This may also be a foreshadowing of our child's personality:) Stubborn and liking to do things at his/her own special pace? Maybe indecisive about what he/she wants and when he/she wants it?

But really I think it's just a lesson for me, breathe....relax....and everyone keeps saying to take advantage of the ability to take a nap now:) For very soon, I will have a little boss to answer to every second of my day. I can't wait!!!

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