Saturday, January 30, 2010

This is truly going to be the longest pregnancy ever! If things had gone as planned, I would just now be letting the world know. I didn't anticipate that the beans would be spilled on facebook, but the whole world has been aware since I was about 8 seconds pregnant! Oh well, I certainly can't blame excited Aunties to be! One thing I do know is that I will be savoring every day, no every minute of this.

I am certainly in no hurry, except when it comes to finding out if there is a baby girl or baby
boy in this tummy of mine. For sewing purposes, of course!

I am overwhelmed by excitement. It's so fun to share in the excitement with all of our family members too. I love to call my mother with any questions I have, and to draw from her well of experience. I love to hear the constant giggle in my mother-in-law's voice, or "Tu-tu" as she has decided to be called. I love to chat on the phone with my sisters about all welcome changes this little spirit will bring to our lives. I love to wake up and share a sleepy smile with my darling husband as we remember the special surprise coming our way.

It's hard to explain, but I think we are falling more and more in love every second. When he pats my unformed belly and smiles, I swell inside with gratefulness. I know without a doubt that he is going to be a wonderful father. I can't stop thinking about it. It brings such a new dimension to our relationship already.

Add then tack on to that gratefulness for the surprise addition of three especially lovely friends to share my joy with. God is so good. I literally prayed every day last year that God would bring a like-hearted Christian friend into my life. And how special that he brought me three! Three precious friends that inspire me and pray for me and bring sunshine into my life. What an answer to prayer, x 3!

I think of how our life will change after this precious baby is born. How I've longed to be a mother, to share all the little tidbits about life that I have learned, much from my own mother and father, grandparents and siblings. I have woven a collection of ideals and heartfelt truths and observations on God and life in general. I can't believe what an awesome responsibility it is to be in charge of shaping the life of a little one.

I think of the days I will spend singing to my baby, playing, teaching and learning. I can't think of a more fulfilling life. And every twinge of back pain, feeling of nausea and indigestion brings me closer to this miracle. So yes, I do intend to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy. All 345,600 of them.


  1. Oh, beautiful friend, this post made me cry! I am so excited + happy for you and Brandon- this baby could not be born into a more loved family! And I am so very grateful for you too! I love you!

  2. I was going through my google reader which I never do and saw this post! How did I miss it? It is beautiful and I love seeing your heart! You are already a wonderful momma to this little babe! Thank you for the sweet comment as well...hugs to you and hope to see you soon!