Sunday, August 31, 2008

Here I sit




So, here I sit. I should be out walking laps in the Church parking lot trying to get this baby out... but here I am sitting at the computer blogging my thoughts for the world to see. I'm tired. I feel huge. My feet hurt. My back hurts. I've tried spicy foods, I've tried walking, I've tried bouncing on the big exercise ball. Here I sit.


Again the lyrics to Jon Foreman's song come to my mind... I'll share them with you this time!




Here, my dear
This is where
We'll shake the nightmares free
I dream to hold you in my arms
I dream to hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake in my arms

I think I figured it out
We need to be together
Like the shore and the sea
We are not one thing
We're drawn here together
My ocean and me

I dream to hold you in my arms
I dream to hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake in my arms

Love we sleep apart
For the last time
For the last time

I dream to hold you in my arms
I dream to hold you in my arms
To hold you in my arms
Wide awake in my arms
Wide awake in my arms
Wide awake in my arms
Wide awake in my arms


I can't wait to hold this sweet new baby in my arms, to sing to her, to kiss the sweet smelling head of our brand new baby. To share in the precious moments of this child's life. God knit him together in my womb and He alone knows when and how this child will make it's way into the world. So instead of walking, eating spicy foods and bouncing on balls, I will pray: labor on Labor Day!


Blessings,


Amy

Saturday, August 30, 2008



Aren't they angelic when they are sleeping...? Yesterday was a long day for the girls and I. Each day that ebbs closer to my due date seems longer and longer to all of us. I'm sure they feel some of the same anxiety that I do anticipating this baby. I know for a fact they sense my moodiness; it is more than obvious to pretty much everyone. There are times when I sure don't act loving, sweet, and kind toward my children, but then they take a nap; and my heart swells with love. I love it when they are sleeping! These sweet creatures are God's greatest blessings.
"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." Psalm 127:3-5

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Male Nesting

Whoever said that "nesting" is something only pregnant women do has it all wrong. As you see from our previous posts, we are expecting this child to make an appearance any day now. Aaron is just as anxious as I am and hence has started "nesting". Last week, he took three days off work to landscape the front yard that has been the eyesore of the neighborhood since we moved in a year ago February. My computer which has been prehistorically slow for over a year now has recently been re-formatted, and suddenly there's a need to move the desk from the spare room to the kitchen. Not that I am opposed to any of these changes in our household; it just makes me smile knowing I'm not alone in wanting our house to be a home for the new little one growing inside of me. In fact, his "nesting" serves as a great reminder to me of the altruistic heart that dwells within the man I married.
Well, I sign off with toilets & showers to scrub, floors to be vacuumed and other menial household chores waiting to be done...somehow a woman's "nesting" just doesn't seem as glamorous!
Blessings,
Amy

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Time Bomb!

If you've ever been 39 weeks pregnant you know what I'm feeling right now... tick, tick, tick, tick, tick... When will this baby arrive? Will my water break? Will it be at night, or after a well rested sleep? Will I deliver on the side of the road like Jenni? Is it a boy or a girl? After Friday when I thought I was headed to the hospital, I'm so done anticipating! Friday the contractions were 15 minutes apart all day long and in the evening they were even about 10 minutes apart. Of course around 12:30am-1:00ish they tapered off and totally stopped. Grrrrr. Now, I just don't care! This baby could stay in until his 18th birthday for all I care! (okay not really, but can you tell that I'm moody and a bit apathetic?) Well, seeing as though this is my very first blog entry on our happy family page, I'll end on a much sweeter note.
Every morning as I'm laying in bed I use Aaron's iphone and play our baby the song by Jon Foreman "In My Arms". It makes me long to hold this sweet baby in my arms, look into it's sweet baby face and realize the Majesty of our God. That He allows us to play a part in creating and bearing life is truly amazing and I am so blessed to be able to participate in this grand cycle of life! Blessings, Amy

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Baby due any day now.


We're just playing the waiting game. We've pretty much got everything ready...Diapers are bought, bags are packed, babysitters for the girls are on call, work notified of impending time off. Let's have this baby! The one thing we're not quite sure about yet is a name. Details details.