Jun 17, 2012

Very Pregnant and Very much READY!!!

Sooo....yes, still haven't had this baby...and the amazing thing is how much ones ankles and feet can truly swell!  And seriously - I feel like they are going to burst open some days - like a big old blister or something....

Now how's that for a post opening..?!?!?  Lovely imagery eh? .....Anywaaaays! 

I am drawing ever near to the end of this pregnancy and so very excited to meet this little man!  I had pretty good success at being eight and a half months pregnant, battling hot, hot weather and spending a long day taking wedding photos last weekend.  See a picture, courtesy of my father-in-law, of me just before the wedding, already fairly tired, pretty darn hot, veeery pregnant and yet, quite happy!

It was a lovely wedding!  Those two love birds were so happy and it was great to be apart of their day!!  But I am happy it is over - except for all the photo editing I should be doing....riiight....well they're on their honeymoon and I'm sure I'll have lots of time after the baby comes to do that....right?!?!

I'm still praying on how the delivery and everything will go when it is finally time for this baby to arrive.  We are very much trusting in God but that still doesn't always relieve me of my anxieties.  I know it should but I'm human and He's working on that in me!

I know God has myself and this little one in His hands and so I rest in that - but the thoughts of a VBAC and the risks can scare me at times.  But I constantly look to our great and glorious God to bring peace, comfort and rest.

 And yes, taking in a few more of these sights almost every night is pretty restful, calming and wondrous to be hold!

One thing that my husband and I have struggled with since becoming pregnant the first time is, what to name our children!  We feel it's a big decision.  I mean, they have to live with it for the rest of their lives...it just seems a bit overwhelming to be giving that kind of responsibility!  So with our first child, after much consideration and "We just can't decide!?!", God was gracious and in the final weeks of that pregnancy He gave us her name.  It was just one of those things - God used someone we loved to tell us and when we heard it we just knew!  Kinda like falling in love, you just know it's right!  And with our second He also lead us for our names choices - both girl and boy names as we did not know which she was to be. God put some amazing personal touches though in those choices and I'll have to share her name story one of these days! Our Lord; He just loves the attention to detail I tell you!

So far we have named our girls each with a name for a family member and also a name where the meaning was strong and important to us.  So with the passing of my dad, earlier this year, many people kept asking us if we would name our son after him.  It seemed like an obvious option but yet we wanted to trust in God for the name of this baby as well.

My husband and I do not reveal the name choices/ideas that we have.  We like to keep something a surprise for our family and friends and also it helps us to not be swayed by others opinions.  For this baby, we had quickly settled on a name very early in the pregnancy.  It fit, we loved it and it was just right for our family.  Also the meaning was important and fitting for us and for everything we had gone through leading up to this pregnancy.

But with everything that had happened since then we were not sure what to do.  We knew we loved the name God lead us to - we had even considered it for our second child, that is, until she was born. But after the loss of my dad and with other things we began to consider other names...never settling or agreeing on any of them.

So with the time drawing nearer and I becoming anxious about choosing a name, I went out to commune with God over the whole issue.  I was out enjoying that gorgeous sunset above and I prayed and gave the whole thing back over to Him - where it so rightly belonged in the first place - and I asked the Lord to show me, guide me and lead me and to take all other thoughts about our baby's name from me and leave me with only His peace about it.

And I'd like to share more details on what happened next - but that will have to wait. What I can say is, He did not only reveal to me once, but three separate times, our original name choice for this little man. 


He's good like that, isn't He?!?!

So again, we have peace over what our son will be called and know that it was the Lord who lead us there.  We are so easily swayed, hubby and me - but God knows and when we lay it all at His feet, He will lead us. 

On another completely random side note - I have some gorgeous photos my hubby took the other night!  Yay, hubby! 

I was out at my bible study when a storm began to roll in back at the homestead (Ha - I've been waiting to use that word!)  Anyways - hubby was out working in the garage and took note of the amazing clouds, sunset and the largest rainbow he had ever seen.

Thankfully he also took note to grab the camera and take some pictures!  Which I must say, I am very proud of him!  Seeing as since I bought my camera he has hated it because he says it's way to complicated and he can't take any photos with it - good thing he's all practiced up now in time for baby's arrival.

Oh and my gorgeous new header photo - yeah, taken by him too!  Good job hubby!

So to pass the days, I have kept busy with unpacking...obviously!  We painted the living room, one room down...a whole bunch more to go!  I have been trying to garden, organize, keep on top of laundry, go for walks and I even got desperate enough to use our push mower to mow some mega grass - long, growing on a hill, acres of, mega grass....but no this baby is quite happy where he is.

But in the mean time I am being productive and doting on my darling girls and well gorging on a few of these too...soooo goood!

So that's where I am at.  Feeling crazy pregnant, having the most amazingly swollen feet and ankles you have ever seen, nesting like crazy and resting in the peace that only the Lord can bring....well resting in a spiritual sense that is!


And I am thanking any and all of you for your prayers and continued prayers!  We feel God is very much with us through all of this but I don't want to lose sight of that in the coming days!

I do hope that I will be able to post soon about the arrival of our little one .....but if not I think I just might break out that mower again!



  1. Ahh. My son is a pretty good photographer! I told you I loved that header picture before I knew he took it, although who could go wrong with the gorgeous sunsets you get there! What a view. Praying for you. Anxious to meet this boy and find out his name. Blessings, Anita

  2. We didn't share our names either.
    It always included a Bible name - which also happened to be a "family" name. Kinda fun - to surprise everyone.

    anyhoo. You're amazing. You pushing a lawn mower. You better keep your feet up, girl friend.

    I love that photo of the sunset over the barn. Sweet.

  3. Girl...you leave that mower be!
    It's enough you have been photographing and painting!!

    GORGEOUS pics~so happy for you and your Homestead. Take care and can't wait to hear about this precious baby's arrival!!!
    Prayers of peace to you sweet friend.

  4. Beautiful picture of you, and of your country views. I'm envious of those sunsets!

    I'm glad you finally have peace about a name, it's such a big responsibility and a little overwhelming with all the choices. I'm glad that early on in this pregnancy Loris came up with a couple names and we both loved them enough to decide right then and there, so one less thing for me to think about!

    Praying for you as you near your baby's birth...that God would keep you and baby safe and that this experience will be something you can look back on as a testimony of faith.


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