Saturday, October 23, 2010

40 weeks PLUS 2 days

So the big day came and went. It was the day I had highlighted in hot pink with hearts and stars and fireworks for 9 months! If you know me at all you know that I am a very prompt person, usually a little bit early just so I'm not late. Let's just say that watching that day come and go with no Isaiah was a BIG struggle for me. I turned off my computer, cell phone and house phone. I spent the morning at church and the afternoon on the couch. No worries, I am all good now. I know this little guy will come when God is ready. His birthday has already been decided and now Mommy just has to learn a little patience (a very good parenting lesson for me). I am the person who can't stand to put presents under the Christmas tree until it is time to open them because they just scream out "OPEN ME NOW! CAN YOU GUESS WHAT'S INSIDE?" I shake them, flip them, question the giver and MAYBE have opened a few and rewrapped them. hahahaha....JUST KIDDING!
It has been so fun to hear everyone's "tips" on how to get Isaiah to arrive sooner. I have tried them all (except the castor oil, that just seems a bit scary). I now see that this is not in my hands. All I can do is sit back and enjoy the rest of this ride. God will send our little buddy when He is ready and not a moment sooner. I am taking the advice I would give anyone else....TRUST HIM WHOLE HEARTEDLY. I had a plan, but my plan is not His plan. I am trusting that He speak to my doctors and they give me the best new plan of action. My hope is that he still come on his own, but if not I will trust my doctor and take the induction next weekend. God works through doctors every day. TRUST!

Monday, October 11, 2010

10 days

I can't believe October is already here! I can't believe my due date is in 10 days! Today is my first day of maternity leave. I have some last minute things I need to get done before Isaiah's big arrival so I thought I would take a little time to myself. Time to relax and get rest, time to pack our bags, time to finish the nursery, time to purchase those last minute items, time to do yoga (which I haven't done in 6 weeks), time to enjoy my husbad and time to reflect on the past 9 months. I don't know if there is enough "time" for all of these things but that is my plan. I have started off day one by backing up all my documents on my work computer before I have to turn it back in. I have also made a "to do" list. While I keep busy with all these things all I can think about is Isaiah. Whose eyes will he have? Whose smile will he have? Whose personality will he have? Will I see our grandparents through him? Will I see our parents through him? Mostly, will we be the parents God wants us to be? I can't wait to start this new chapter in life! I can't wait for the joys and challenges that parenthood brings. I can't wait for Isaiah to meet his family. I can't wait for Isaiah to meet our small group and friends. Until then......enjoy my ramblings!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Last Hoorah! Baby Shower #3!

If you follow my blog on a regular basis you have heard LOTS about my bestest, Ashely. Even from 800 miles away she has spoiled me rotten through this pregnancy. I think she officially out did herself this weekend. She started the whole thing off with a little red wagon. Who knew one little piece could spiral into such a fabulous day for me and Isaiah. The "traveling baby shower" was a fabulous idea.

The cookies and cupcakes weren't only delicious, but oh so precious! I am in love with Whimsey Cookie. Thanks for making my pregnant belly happy!

The centerpiece was a HUGE hit. Ashley had me fill the wagon with a diaper cake and her handmade topper. Surrounding the centerpiece was a fun and festive candy bar provided by Holli's Sweet Tooth in Oxford, MS. If you are ever out there you should stop in a fill up a bag. YUMM-O! I just loved the whole wagon idea and the colors were perfect.

Not only did Ashley organize the entire shower, but she arranged to collect and ship gifts from our nearest and dearest Memphis family and friends. Isaiah was spoiled all over again. Thank you, thank you, thank you to EVERYONE who made this day so special. Karen, I appreciate the fresh fruit, punch and homemade guacamole to top off the spread. You have been such a blessing in my life and thanks for helping with a SECOND baby shower. You are a true friend. Megan, Steph and Jen...I don't even know if I have the words to explain how much you each mean to me. Thank you for traveling on this pregnancy journey with me and being SO supportive. Your prayers, constant love and support have made it much easier. And to all our Memphis peeps (Leathers Crew, Phyllis, Sandy and boys, Brenda, Lindsey, Chris, Aunt Kristen and Uncle Dave, Aunt Ashley and Uncle Nick, and even my HUBBY) a BIG THANK YOU for all the thoughtful gifts. Isaiah is one lucky little guy and I can't wait for you all to meet him. I know he will be surrounded by love here and 800 miles away!
Ashley, you really are the greatest. I don't know what I did right to deserve a friend like you but I am thankful. A friend like you is once in a lifetime. LOVE YOU!