Been wanting to update you all on our life the last couple days. Here it is in a nutshell…
-We have been scrambling to change our plans and expectations for Zack’s arrival, since we got the call that the hospital is booked on the day we had originally planned on. While we knew there was a “slim chance” of this happening, I still got my hopes up for being induced on Wed. Now, our options are to go in tomorrow, a week from tomorrow, or wait for him. The real issue has been that we want to maximize his and Abby’s time with our families, for all the help they’ll bring, and so that they can get some good Grandkid love. Just goes to show you how little control we really have over life, and maybe . . . just maybe . . . I’ll learn to accept that God’s plans are way more beautiful than the ones I try to orchestrate.
We’ll keep you posted!
-Abby’s decided she’s too busy exploring and playing to eat. This is one of those normal toddler things . . . but it makes me crazy! Otherwise, she is doing really well. We sense that she knows about an impending change, and have tried to make it a point to talk very openly about her brother. But our hearts have been heavy for her, since she has NO IDEA what’s about to happen. Again, that is why we are so thankful our families are going to make the journey up.
-My birthday was yesterday, and involved a sweet husband who prepared a delicious breakfast, a couple homemade cards from Abby, a fab sale at Old Navy, a wonderful nap, and more than a couple rounds of singing and dancing to ‘Single Ladies’ (which Abby is obsessed with right now!)
-With the exception of being really tired and a little uncomfortable, I am feeling really well right now. Its ironic that I have been sick throughout the whole pregnancy, and now, in my 40th week, I feel great . . . and contraction-free. This is slightly frustrating, since I would have LOVED to go into labor naturally. But, it didn’t with Abby who was past due, and something tells this pregnancy is heading in the same direction.
-Today is Father’s Day, and we are hoping to spend some good quality time together. Our neighbors have invited us over for some yummy Middle Eastern cuisine, and we may enjoy a little trip to the park (pending rain). But nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like having to pack for the hospital, and putting away last minute laundry to make way for the arrival of family members . . . tiny ones and ones we have waited WAY TOO LONG to see.
Can’t wait to share a little more about our journey this week.