Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

A few days ago we had an ultrasound and found out we are having a GIRL! I still can't really believe it. I really wanted a girl, but had sort of convinced myself it was a boy. The reality of it is only just starting to sink in. We are so excited to be having a girl and that Thaddeus will be having a little sister.

So, here's a little bit of what else has been going on.

Pregnancy Journal

I am seeing... My son playing with some new toy blocks my mom got him.

I am hearing... Thaddeus jabbering away to himself.

I am feeling... Nauseous and tired, but encouraged after a good appointment with my chiropractor. And so excited about having a girl!!!

I am craving... My moms sweet and sour meatloaf and ice cream and chocolate chip cookies for dessert...

I am creating... A quilt for my baby girl. I started a quilt with scrapes of pink material when I was pregnant with Thaddeus because in the beginning I sort of thought we would have a girl. Then when we found out he was a boy a started a new one in boy colors. Today I pulled out the old pink scrapes again and re-started the quilt for my girl.

I am reading... I started reading Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids but I only got through the introduction and since it's a library book I'll have to return it before we leave for Seattle later this week. Oh, well, guess I'll just have to check it out again, since I have found it interesting so far.

I am anticipating... Our trip up to Seattle. We leave on Saturday and will be up there for about two months.

A few intentions for this week: 1. Get together with my brother and his wife and kids since they might actually be moving before we get back from Seattle and it might be a while before we see them again. 2. Get together with a few friends before we leave. 3. Do yoga once by myself, without my son climbing on me or trying to nurse during it. 4. Get my mom to make her sweet and sour meatloaf for me :)

A prayer for the week (borrowed from the Celtic Book Of Daily Prayer):

All that I am, Lord, I place into your hands. All that I do, Lord, I place into your hands.

Everything I work for I place into your hands. Everything I hope for I place into your hands.

The troubles that weary me I place into your hands. The thoughts that disturb me I place into your hands.

Each that I pray for I place into your hands. Each that I care for I place into your hands.

I place into your hands, Lord, The choices that I face. Guard me from choosing The way perilous Of which the end is heart-pain And the secret tear.

Rich in counsel, Show us the way That is plain and safe.

Amen.

Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman

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