Just an update on life around here!
I am 37 weeks tomorrow, getting very uncomfortable, yet healthy and energized (usually).
We still haven't come up with the perfect name that suits both Brad and I for baby girl #3,
so she is still affectionately referred to as "Boba", as the girls named her months ago.
Addison is more lovey snuggly clingy towards me than ever, and I think she definitely understands that something is about to change around here. I'm loving it, as she's never been super affectionate until now. She says things like "After the baby's born we can really cuddle mom." (She gets annoyed when she tries to sit on my lap and snuggle and she has to maneuver around my huge tummy) Although I think she might have some jealousy issues, I think all in all she is excited and will be a good, possibly even helpful (???) big sister. Lily on the other hand...I'm not sure how she's going to react to us bringing a baby home. I think she kind of knows it's happening, but I doubt she fully gets it. I watch her with other babies though, and she adores them and likes to interact, so I think she'll be great:)
It's been a crazy week weather wise here in MT. Sunday it was 63. 63 in January! Maybe a record?
Then so far this week, we've had 50 degree days, and though it's cooling off a bit, it's still supposed to be in the mid 40's and upper 30's for the next week or so. I so needed this sunshine and warmth! I know it's not spring yet, but I've had a few windows open, just airing out the stagnant air that seems to collect each long winter. It's so refreshing and rejuvenating! The girls even got out their bikes and rode around the grassy parts of the yard (yes, enough snow melted that we can see grass for the first time in months!), and we took a stroll around the block and played outside for hours. I know it's not good for the plants, confusing them and all, but as my neighbor said, "Who cares? It's good for the human beings!" Agreed.
We have some major unknowns in our life right now...lots of 'x-factors', as I call them. I have moments when it's hard to breathe, all of it seems so overwhelming. But, I continually give it back to God, over and over again throughout each day, and His peace that passes understanding passes over me, and I breathe easy again. All will work out according to His perfect plan for us, though we have NO IDEA what that looks like right now.
I recently read Ann Voskamp's book, 1,000 Gifts, and was inspired to start a gratitude journal.
I found a leather bound journal with the words from Emily Dickenson etched on the front,
Forever is composed of nows.