I haven't posted in awhile which is a bit strange for me. I just keep 'waiting' to be able to post something EXCITING-a.k.a. our baby being born! However, she is still staying put for now, but at least we know she will be born Tuesday at the latest! I'm getting a little nervous!!!!! One of the reasons I was hoping she'd come 'on her own'-like Gracie & Katie did-is b/c then the adrenaline kicks in and there's not as much time to be nervous. I suppose I still have a little time for her to come on her own....'til Tuesday at 12:30 anyway! :-) I think Tuesday will be 10 days before my due date which is about when Katie made her 'surprise arrival,' while Gracie had already been here about a week by this time-making her arrival very much a surprise! (a little over 3 weeks early.)
We're still enjoying having Grammer here (and Pappy comes tomorrow while Gramps & Gramme will be here this next weekend). She has been cooking & doing laundry and it is appreciated. It's been nice to not to have to worry about such things for awhile. This weekend, Chris played basketball with some guys from church after which he decided that he is an OLD MAN! HA! Gracie went to a birthday party yesterday that she really enjoyed, and we were invited over for dinner to a friend's house last night which was nice.
Today we went to church where we've been enjoying a parenting class that started recently. One of the elders is teaching it, and I'm enjoying it. He does a good job of keeping my interest and getting people to participate in the discussion. We've decided that we really like the singing at this church. The song leaders have all been really good, and I like the song selections. Some of them are actually ones I don't know, but then some of them are the 'oldies but goodies.' The congregation does a good job, and it sounds really nice. I was blessed to have many people ask me how I was doing and to say that they would be praying for me Tuesday. It's nice to know that people care. This afternoon I took a nap (surprise! surprise!) This baby is making me tired, so we stayed home tonight. As much as I don't want my baby's first days to fly by too quickly, I do look forward to when we're kind of 'settled' into life as a family of 5 and back to more of a regular routine. For now, I look forward to welcoming our newest little girl into our family and getting to know this precious soul God has decided to bless us with.
Gracie requested that we play "Family Fun" tonight, so we did that. It is a really fun game and one I recommend to everyone. Even friends could play it together and have a good time! Here are some recent pictures to enjoy. I'm getting uncomfortable sitting here with the laptop on my tummy, so I'm not going to include captions for the pictures-hope you can figure out what they are! The next post should include news of our sweet little girl's arrival into this world!!!!!