Well, week 35 is here. I cannot emphasize enough how much I would like to stop right here. If I could freeze time for the rest of my life, it would be now. Now, when I feel little girl's feet so strongly in my ribs. Now, when I can't sleep past 5 am. Now, when she loves to move as long as I'm sleeping or driving. Now, when she is safe inside. To have so many unknowns has made this pregnancy one of the scariest experiences of my life. Pregnancy is already scary enough when you've never done it before. Even with the added emotional and mental stresses we've experienced, I would still do it all over again just to know her. The doctors can't tell us what to expect, but I will share with you that every visit leaves us more perplexed. (And we have a lot of appointments!!) We are completely trusting that God will give us whatever we need.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, our nursery is finished. Every little detail means something. I was able to use several family pieces, which makes it all the more special to us. Thanks to my friend, Daytona, for taking these. I will treasure them for as long as I live. Next week, I'll share some highlights from our portrait session.
Things baby girl got to do this week:
-Celebrate her kitty-brothers turning ONE! Cal and I sang 'Happy Birthday' to them and made them tuna cakes.
-Cal and I snuck up to Pierce's to get in one more round of delicious pulled chicken bbq. I don't know that we'll go back to Williamsburg before she gets here...I think she enjoyed it, but I can only say that based on her big kicks during the ride back home. :)
-We are going twice a week now for non-stress tests. These are pretty easy to handle, I just lay in a recliner for 20 minutes, but I'm happy to say she has passed every one with flying colors. My little A student.
Thanks to everyone for their continued prayers. We don't take them lightly. God is bigger and stronger and more loving than I will ever be able to comprehend. He will see us through the last 5 or so weeks. No matter what our daughter has ahead of her, I know that ultimately, He will see to her care. No one is promised tomorrow. And while we usually only apply that statement to adults, it's true for little ones, too. My goal for her life has been and always will be to honor God and lead others to know Him.