Sunday, June 22, 2008

still hanging out at home.......

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!!!!!


Miss Hope said...

I will be praying for you, Jacinda!

I thought there would be the HUGE adjustment going from a family of 4 to a family of 5. Nah. Piece of cake. Wouldn't change it if I could.

I can't wait to see all three in their matching outfits.

elizabeth said...

I can't wait to hear the news!

Mary Beth was my only baby who I knew was coming no later that August 12th. I actually went into labor with her in the wee hours before my scheduled induction. I thought her impending birth was more nerve wracking just KNOWING her birthday before her arrival.

I am dying to hear what you have named the little sweetheart!

Heather said...

We'll be praying for you guys on Tuesday, Jacinda! I hope your new little arrival's birth goes smoothly, and I can't wait to see her picture soon. Valerie, Greg, & the girls drove through here on their way to Colorado this weekend, and it was great to see them. I love your blog!

SG said...

Praying for you tonight! Hope you have an incredibly easy third birth experience. My third was my best birth experience and a great on "to end on!":)

Hope you enjoy your last pregnant night!:)

Krista said...

Okay, tomorrow's the BIG day! YAY!! =) Instead of leaving a lengthy note on here, I'm texting you! Love you guys! BKB3

Chris said...

You've made it!! I love you so much and I am so happy to be having another girl!!!

You are an awesome mom, a great spiritual leader to our girls, and we are so blessed to have you in our life.