I have been doing weekly pictures, to show my belly's growth! I love being pregnant, there is such a joy in carrying a child and feeling them move with in me. How amazing our bodies are!
What fun it is to compare these each week and to my past pregnancies.
We are all having fun guessing what this baby is. At my Kaiser appointments the ♥ rate is usually faster (145-150)like a girl, but when we see the Midwife it's slower (120-125) like a boy. So we shall see! Tim and Timmy are really hoping for a boy, and of course the girls are hoping for a girl. Though I doubt when he/she makes their appearance anyone will care. :-)
I have everything for my home birth ready to go. I finished putting together my birth kit just this past weekend. What fun that was, makes it seem all the more close. I still need to wash bedding and put together the Bassinet, but since our room is smaller I think I will wait 'til baby comes and let Tim or my mom do that. Along with the clothes, I have a box of boy clothes and a box of girl clothes that will need to be washed. :-) I have a few outfits for each so my baby will have something other than a blanket to wear!
School is just about done. We were trying to finish our first semesters books before I took a Christmas break or Baby break. We finished all but Math and English, we had a flu bug that took a week away. It is fine though, because these are the subjects I would rather not take too long of a break from. I think it makes it harder to start back up again trying to review everything. SO we are finishing up this week and then taking a break from text books, and doing some family learning time while we wait for this baby and after he/she comes.
Right now we got a butterfly kit. It started as Larva and now they are Caterpillars. We are enjoying watching them grow, and get big and fat. I can't wait to see them as butterflies!
We had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus in the Lords house and at home. Had a sweet conversation with Anna (4)
While fixing her hair Christmas morning about what the greatest gift was. She says "Jesus" and I said "yes, and what do we get since He came to earth and died for us." Her reply "We can go to Heaven and see George Washington and take the other one President some Jelly Beans." LOL the older kids have been learning about our former Presidents in History, and she took note of the President Reagan display at the Jelly Belly Factory. One of the Kids had asked if he (Reagan) knew the Lord and I had said I thought so:-)
We went to our towns Christmas Parade and that was fun. It was nice to enjoy the time together as a family, and loved watching my kids race after the candy. :-)
We pray that you all have a great start to the new year!
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." I John 4:7-8