Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby Update

Shawn and I went to the doctor yesterday. Without going into too much detail...I am progressing very well. In fact, he said that he didn't see me making it to my due date which is next Wednesday the 23rd. I have to admit I was so excited when he told us that. Now I am just trying to be calm and wait patiently. Thanks for all your prayers! I can't wait to post pictures of our baby.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing...

So anyone who knows me well knows that patience is really not my thing. I kind of have this thing where if I get something in my has to be done right then and right there. Shawn merely mentions that we could use a new comforter...I am searching the web, checking every store, and I am ready to buy any comforter that might work just to have a new one. It is sick, I know. I have been working on this...but it is definitely a work in progress. It's like once the idea rattles around in my brain I will go crazy unless I can settle it. All that said, this whole not knowing when the baby is going to be here and having no control (even though it is my body that is going through this crazy time) is really tough for me. I am ready for this thing to happen. I am ready to have my little girl here. And there is absolutely nothing I can do to get this settled. It has really been driving me crazy! So, last night as I am wide awake in bed at 1:30 am the thought hits me..."What are your thoughts fixed one?" Oooops....(did I mention it usually takes me a while to see the really obvious things in my life?) duh! My thoughts have been totally transfixed on having this baby. When is it going to happen? Was that a contraction? Is my water going to break as I am standing in this line? Will my family make it in time? Is labor going to hurt as bad as everyone says? What if I have a c-section? What if something is wrong with the baby? And on and on and on. Of course I have been anxious. Of course it's been hard for me to sleep. I have been thinking on the wrong things!

"Finally, bretheren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8

Thursday, July 17, 2008


It is hard to believe that four years have come and gone so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was stepping into my wedding gown and walking down the aisle. I can remember exactly what Shawn looked like when I saw him for the first time that day. I can remember exactly what I felt when he looked at me. I hope that is something I never forget. I hope it is something our daughter feels one day. I know I am biased, but it was a beautiful day!

As I look back over the past four years there were definitely some ups and downs. We had some major mountains to climb, especially that first year. Who knew it would be so difficult for two completely different people to mesh into one?!?!? There were times I really thought we wouldn't make it. We were young and very new at the whole marriage thing! It is so much harder than it looks!!! Thankfully, we never gave up on each other.

I also remember all the places we've been and times we've shared together. We've been hot air ballooning, to the Mayan Riviera, on a cruise with friends, survived a home remodel, made traditions of our own, and now we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our daughter, Lauren. We have learned a lot about each other and the funny thing is that we learn more every day.

Shawn, I love you and I am so thankful that we have been blessed with four full years of marriage. You know me better than anyone and the fact that you still love me is amazing. I find safety in your arms and world. I am so looking forward to our future! We are blessed!

Isn't the picture great...I really think it shows our depth of love for each other! Ha :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Today was Alex's lucky day. A package came in the mail! I barely got everything out of the box before he was trying to get in it. After he pawed around and chewed on the edges he settled in for a nice little cat nap.

The Nursery

We're finally getting some progress made on the nursery. I don't feel so panicky that it won't be done in time for her. There are still things to do, but I feel like if she decided to come early we would be ready.

Her bookshelf has board books, picture books that I love, and lots of toys. I am looking forward to reading to her when she gets here.

This is the changing area. When I saw the mirror, I fell in love. It looks better in person! The changing table can be used as a dresser when she gets older. This area might need a little more color. I did find a hot pink changing pad cover so I might try that.

I love this part of the nursery. The chair is unbelievably comfortable! It is so cozy!

My grandma made the bedding and curtains! She is so amazing. On the wall behind the bed we are going to put the letters of her name! I painted some 8" x 10" canvases the green color in the bedding and we ordered black letters from Uppercase Living. I hope it will look good! I'll post that picture when the letters come in!