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10/21/12
A quiet moment



It was a gift. Working on letters and some coloring while I worked on paper work. Soaking up these moments. 1 month left! 1 month left. And the craziness begins again. I have moments of slight panic... but that is not even the right word. Just some things I am not looking forward to- anesthesia, a big belly wound, sleepless nights, around the clock nursing with two kiddos that may or may not understand all of this. Things I am looking forward to- meeting this wee one, not being pregnant and giving my body a chance to heal up, seeing how the wee-one fits into the mix, and E and L's reaction to her.
Deep down I am not a complete anxious mess because I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a wonderfully supportive family. I am not alone. God is good. He gives me what I need, when I need it. And we will make it once again. :)




10/14/12
A hymn from today...



Title: Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory
Composer: George Henry Day, 1940
Author: Thomas H. Troeger, 1985
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-8 Mark 9:2-8 Luke 9:28-36
Theme: Transfiguration of the Lord
Lyrics:
1. Swiftly pass the clouds of glory,
Heaven's voice, the dazzling light;
Moses and Elijah vanish;
Christ alone commands the height!
Peter, James, and John fall silent,
Turning from the summit's rise
Downward toward the shadowed valley
Where their Lord has fixed His eyes.

2. Glimpsed and gone the revelation,
They shall gain and keep its truth,
Not by building on the mountain
Any shrine or sacred booth,
But by following the Savior
Through the valley to the cross
And by testing faith's resilience
Through betrayal, pain, and loss.

3. Lord, transfigure our perception
With the purest light that shines,
And recast our life's intentions
To the shape of Your designs,
Till we seek no other glory
Than what lies past Calvary's hill
And our living and our dying
And our rising by Your will.



10/13/12
Red



And that is all for painting this fall. Until next spring...
Oh and I haven't gotten to the doors- which will be red to go with the garage. The week that it was nice enough to do it, the bugs were out in full force- box elder bugs and flys. I just needed a good game plan for replacing the door while it was being painted. Ah well... next spring. :)



10/12/12
Crafting



For the boy:
Saw the egg carton idea on Pinterest. We had a super large egg carton. And out of it came 3 vehicles: truck, dump truck, and a front end loader. A big hit with this guy!



And for the little lady:
I don't like shirts with trendy sayings on them. Just don't.

However, I have a hard time just getting rid of perfectly good shirts. So to remedy my dilemma, this is what I've done. Bought some heat bond and sewed patchwork on the shirt to cover them up.


This is not the finished shot... but they do look like this. :) I've done this with onesies and bibs too.



10/11/12
A big brother



It is so nice to have him help me. He likes to do it especially with L. He likes to read to her...

(although I missed that moment)


He helps feed her. He first asks. Their conversation goes like this:
E: Eedia? Do you want me to feed you?
L: Shakes her head up and down.

He also is turning into quite the little parent somedays. I'll ask Lydia to finish her food. I get no response. E asks her to finish her food, she shakes her head yes. :)

And he likes to make her laugh... though there are moments he takes that to the extreme.




I love this boy! :)



10/10/12
Baby Belly





So I don't have a good photo of the baby belly aside from these while we are reading. I think it still gives you the idea that the belly is getting bigger. It's definitely crunch time in more ways than one. This baby is soooooo-OH active. Most days I think she's going to "kung fu" her way out. I get so many elbows, leg stretches, twists and turns. So a little over 6 weeks now and we will be saying hello to this nameless child! agh! Names are so elusive with this one. We have a few we like, but none that we are completely in love with.

I've had several conversations with E about this new baby. He knows that I will be going to the doctor for a few days. That G'ma Sup and Kiki will be here to play with. That he will get to come visit us at the hospital. I've told him about the c-section a bit. That I will have a big cut and bandage and eventually a scar (again). I know that he's getting it cause he's told me in his own words that he understands. "Mom, tomorrow, we should go to the doctor and he can cut baby out! Yeah!" :) We've talked about holding the baby, what the baby will be like when it gets home- eating and sleeping and crying. :)
This book has been extremely helpful for explaining things to him:
When we first got it this summer it was an every night read. And now that baby is almost here, we've pulled it out once again.

These are the things that I'd like to see done before baby gets here:
-A name picked out! :)
-E potty trained... that will be a different post (we are currently in process- I will post most likely once this is a success).
-Clothes out and washed.
-All the baby gear out and assembled once again. :)
-A deep clean- pull out furniture/appliances to vacuum and dust- cause it will be months before I'm going to be able to do it again.
-A successful birthday party for E and D. That will be a part of another post too.
-a sewing project i've been working on for 3 yrs now. sigh. i need to get that done!!

On the "I know it probably won't happen and I'm ok with it" list:
-A quilt for new baby... this i can do later.... however, not too much later or else she'll never get it!






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