I had another appointment yesterday. Everything looked good. We are so thankful every time we walk out of the doctor’s office with good news. Praise God for a healthy pregnancy and baby! I am measuring a little ahead, but nothing is happening yet. I am feeling pretty good, just the normal 9 month waddling. I am also starting to feel quite uncomfortable. Who knows, maybe this little one will decide to come in 2009!
It is hard to believe that we are counting down the weeks instead of months now. I am starting to feel pretty anxious. Anxious because I have done NOTHING to get ready for this baby. And anxious because we are going to be holding our new son or daughter so soon. So many things have happened this year. It is hard to grasp it all.
It has been too hard to “get ready” for this baby like we did for Cora. We are going to use Cora’s bassinet in our room until we are emotionally ready to move this little one into Cora’s room. Right now the bassinet is full of a few gifts that people have given us and some newborn clothes for a boy and girl. Next week my mom is going to come over and we are going to go through Cora’s baby stuff and get out the newborn things we will need for Baby Mac. I don’t know if I am ready for that…but I guess it is time!
Cora’s room is just like she left it, except full of gifts that were sent to her in the hospital and after she went to heaven. My mom and I are going to clean it up a little, but leave everything the same. I think it will be easier to change things–like add some blue if we need to–when we are holding Baby Mac is our arms. It is so hard to know. For now we will deal with that later.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.