Monday, May 30, 2011

Only 9 Days!

I think the last time I gave a pregnancy update, I was 9 weeks away from my due date and now I'm 9 days from my due date!  However, I'm really hoping our baby girl makes her appearance this week.  Of course, I am more than ready for her to be here and she is definitely big enough to come.  I've had contractions off and on for the past couple of weeks, but nothing that is consistent or even that painful.  When I went to the doctor last week, he said that I had started to dilate and offered to induce me this week.  I have declined to be induced until I reach my due date, because I would much rather her come in her own time. 

The Lord has blessed us abundantly with two baby showers and I have everything I need for our sweet girl.  In fact, her closet is so full that I can't fit anything else!  People love to buy little girl's clothes and I'm not sure if she will be able to wear everything before she outgrows it.  The nursery is also completed and looks beautiful (I'll try to post pictures of it soon).  Now we are just waiting for her to make her appearance. 

We plan to take the laptop to the hospital again and post when she is born.  So keep checking back if you are interested! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tribute to Grandy (Again)

Three years ago, I wrote a tribute of my grandmother for Mother's Day.  I wanted to include it again this year for those of you who didn't read my blog back then.  She has been gone for almost 4 years now and I still miss her so much.  I miss her wise and godly counsel and her sweet laugh.  We talked on the phone weekly and she was such an encouragement to me.  There are so many times that I wished she was here to see her great-grandchildren and especially now that I am about to have her first great-granddaughter (she was hoping Thomas would be a girl!).  However, as much as I miss her and long to talk to her and spend time with her, I know that she does not miss me or this sinful earth.  She is at home with her Savior and that was what she wanted most.  Three years later, I'm even more thankful for her godly legacy and look forward to the day that I see my Savior and her again. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter Pictures

I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from Easter as I have been absent from the blog lately.  We had the wonderful joy of going on vacation for a week and then with the busyness of Easter and planning for baby's arrival, I just haven't gotten around to the blog.  Here are a few of my favorites: 


Today, I read a wonderful blog post on "10 Steps to Courageous Hospitality" and it really convicted and inspired me.  We know that Scripture commands for us to be hospitable, but often times my excuses outweigh my obedience.  Of course my main excuse is that my house just isn't clean enough or I'm too tired (which is definitely valid at only 5 weeks out from baby's due date), but I realize there will always be excuses for not practicing hospitality. 

Read the article and let me know what you think.