love like this

Andrew's grandma made Isaac this fantastic quilt.  It has pictures of bible stories all over it!  It is thick and I know it will be warm.  Homemade gifts mean so much to me!  I love this.

Lots of people from Andrew's work got together and chipped in money to help buy us a glider!  We ordered it last week and it came today.  Andrew put it all together, and here's the finished product:

So comfy!  I'm excited to sit in it with my son in my arms! 


2 weeks left

I find myself wishing that Isaac would make his appearance now.  Or perhaps 3 days ago.  The more I think about it though, the more I realize that he's going to stay in there as long as he needs to, and I need to accept that.  There is a reason that pregnancy goes to 40 weeks.  Maybe we'll make it there, and I know that will be a good thing for him.

He is getting so big in there.  Sometimes I wonder how he has any room at all.

I had another shower this past Sunday with my friends that I used to work with.  It was so nice to hang out with them.  I miss them so much!  We had delicious food, fun fellowship, and thoughtful gifts.  I'm so blessed with the friends that I have!

My roses have started to bloom, and they are beautiful!  I have a light pink bush on the very edge of our property, and then there are the dark pink ones that climb up the side of our porch.  They are the best...they take almost no maintenance!  I sometimes cut them way down in the fall, but I didn't this past fall and they are still growing wonderfully.  The light pink ones are HUGE!  The ones that I brought into the house are so fragrant.  It's the little things that make me happy.


crispix at 4am

Good combination for when you can't sleep at 4 am:  Crispix, a comforter, and music videos.



37 weeks!  Full term!  What a relief.  Thank you God for getting us this far.


just like changes in the weather

My dog has recently been following me around more than before.  Right now I'm sitting on the floor while looking at blogs and she is laying beside me with her head on my knee.  It's like she can tell that something big is going to happen soon.


Happy Mama's Day

Happy Day to all mothers!  It's weird to be in the "mother to be" category!

Here's a shot of me in all my pregnancy glory (or sleepiness?) at 36 weeks and 4 days.  I've been carrying low my whole pregnancy, but it seems that he has dropped even more now, getting ready to make his grand entrance into the world.

I got the go ahead from my doctor to go back to work this next week.  I'll go back just for a day this week, and then I'll work a full three days next week, and the week after that.  That is, of course, if Isaac decides to stay in there for a little while longer.  I go back and forth with that issue....most days I feel like he's going to stay put until he's good and ready.  Other days I feel like he could come at any time.  It's all in God's hands, as it always has been.  No amount of speculation on my part is going to change that!

Here's a few more pictures that I found on this computer....I'm sharing them just because I love them....and because maybe I'm feeling a little nostalgic today.

Good friends, Lisa and David.  Wish we lived closer to each other!

Cutest Nephew Alive.  Elijah Samuel.

Good friends Cass and Jason.  He was so small!

I love my Crr.


how the fur flies

Could our dogs really be settling down?  Are my eyes and ears deceiving me?

We have great dogs, don't get me wrong.  Any of you who know them, know that at their center, they are very sweet and genuinely good dogs.  However, they can be very crazy.  The problem, mostly, is that they are so over-the-top excited to see anyone who walks on two legs, at any given time, that they can come off more than a little rude. (all up in your face, sniffing you in inappropriate places, running in circles around you, and licking your hands, arms, face, or any skin you might be bearing.)

Today they came in the house calmly, after being outside in our big, fenced in back yard, and went straight into their kennels.  After that I let them out and fed them... and since then they've just been lounging around.  Usually it's at least 15 minutes of hunting for a toy and then wrestling over it once they find it, digging in the bathroom trash, and finding any bit of clothing that isn't tied down and diving under the dining room table with it to start a lovely game of keep away.

It's like my sister said, "how are you supposed to respond when people ask you, 'do you have a good baby?'"  What kind of a question is that?  Of course you're going to say that your baby is good.  What makes something 'good' anyway?  Everyone has a different definition.  Your baby is good because he's your baby, and it's as simple as that.  You love him no matter what comes your way.  It's the same with the dogs.  I get frustrated with them.  I raise my voice at them when I find that they've shredded toilet paper all over the dining room.  But they are dogs who love us no matter what.  And because of that, they are good.


too much time

When you're constantly at home, with minimal contact with the outside world (except through emails and phone calls and the occasional visitor), and you've watched so many "Baby Story" episodes on TLC that you start seeing reruns so you turn off the TV, and you've visited every crafty - mama blog you can possibly find online so you turn off your computer, and all the books in your list of books to read seem unappealing so you walk away from the bookshelf, and all the pictures you gather to finish up the scrap booking you've been meaning to do just bring back memories that make you cry so you close that box, and you don't know what the date is, and all you have left is a couch that is too soft and years of stored up memories and thoughts.....

....you get a lot of thinking done.

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