NO BABY yet!! Still too soon. And no worries, all internet is off limits to kiddos. But it was hard for me to reckon with the fact that this baby is number 8 and along with that comes the guilt of time, more specifically the lack there of. Especially with this pregnancy, where the physical toll of imbalances has continued. Then there are 7 other kiddos to pay attention to, and the food, clothing, and schooling that goes into all of them :-) And if that were not enough there was, and still at times if I am being honest, the utter fear of the impending labor. Yes, I spent the whole pregnancy worried about one single day of this pregnancy!
With all of that I didn't want these last few weeks to slip by "unnoticed", or there be a lack of journaling. This baby is very much wanted and loved and I feel I have slacked off in rejoicing in this wonderful gift the Lord is giving us. So, when I have the time,I want to make sure I put up a few things in regards to this pregnancy and what I am doing to prepare for this wee one. BUT, I will not be on any other blogs, or such...just here in this space.
The past few days have been very full emotionally speaking. Telling the girls our plans went over well, with all but one. And the one that it didn't go over well, really did not go over well! But we expected that. The good news is that the Lord went ahead of us and had a situation prepared that can only help us in our plans! It is pretty amazing really. A story I hope I can share when time is right.
For now we are preparing for Christmas and really trying to focus on being together as a family. And in the middle of all of that preparing for the baby's arrival. But also focusing on everyone's attitudes (which includes the adults as well) as we go along, making sure that love prevails. I would be lying if I didn't admit that this is very exhausting! But I know it will be well worth it.
Anyways, enough rambling! I have a few pictures of our preparations for baby. Oh, and a real treat? Some friends of mine are giving me a baby shower!!! Who would have thought! I am very excited for the fun of that event!