Monday, January 25, 2010

Baby Shower

Thanks to all who made our baby shower wonderful! I came home from church and brunch to a houseful of friends and family. What a great surprise! Everyone was so generous. We now have a great collection of baby gear to bring our little boy home.

It was especially nice to hear women-in-the-know say things like, "she's carrying low" or "not long now"! It makes me think there's not much more time now until we will meet this little person. I am hoping we will meet him before February 21, but I will be patient!

I can't wait to create the baby's next video to tell him about all the great people who were here to welcome him!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reflections on Having a Baby...

It's hard to believe that I am (one-day shy of) 35 weeks! I look back and I can hardly understand where the time went. It feels like just yesterday I was taking the test and running to Barnes and Noble to buy What to Expect When You're Expecting, thinking that I had such a long road ahead of me, and now, here we are months and months later, and there is a baby about to be born. It is truly amazing how time plays tricks on us.

So we are waiting for our little son to be born, and I couldn't be more excited to meet him. I talk to him everyday about life "on the outside" and how much he will love the world. Chris and I have both been writing little messages to him in a journal throughout the pregnancy, and recently, I began to work on video journal entries for him. I feel like there is so much I want him to know about life, and us, and the world. Even though I'm no expert on these things, it's starting to feel like my responsibility to keep him safe and on the right track in his life, which begins so soon!

Looking down at my belly, it is sometimes really hard to believe there could be a baby in there, but then he kicks or moves or wiggles, and I am reminded of how lucky I am to be able to experience this. At this stage of pregnancy, it's difficult to move, sleep, and get around, but I can't complain. I want to remember every little feeling I have and to be thankful for this little boy.