Friday, July 22, 2011

letters to baby

can't believe how quickly the past 39+ weeks have passed by with this little baby growing inside of me. i haven't really blogged too much about it all, but i have been trying to write about it through letters to baby james.

hopefully one day he'll read it (since he's a boy, i'm thinking it might not be until he's married and his wife reads it to him) and get to see his first ultrasound, the sweets mommy craved carrying him, how daddy painted his room and also read about the the names we almost named him, all the questions i had, and the anxieties i faced (and still face) about his health, labor, parenting...and how through all of these things we could only hope in Christ.

dear baby james...see you soon! i can't wait!!! love, mom

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

robot baby shower for cathie

in continuation from my last post, here are some pictures from the robot-themed baby shower we had for cathie and her dear baby oliver back in may. can't believe the little guy is already a month old!

it's been neat to have so many friends around me forging the way through pregnancy, labor & delivery, and the first crazy weeks/months of parenthood. i'm still not sure quite what to expect and for sure i don't feel mommish yet, but i'm encouraged to see how through the difficulties and unknowns sure to be mixed in with all the joys, there will be oh so much grace!

39 weeks, 1 day. let's get this show on the road!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

party time!

this year has been out of control with so many of my good friends having babies and turning the big 3-0. for awhile it felt like a shower or party every weekend, sometimes hopping from one to the next all in the same day!

it's been fun to help plan some of them and i suppose all the running around that was involved is being balanced out by this bed rest stint i'm going through now. here are some pics from miriam's 30th back in april that i finally got uploaded to my computer...