Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Post 200 and One Week

This is post # 200 and I can not believe that I have been blogging for 3 years now. I started this blog when Calleigh was born so that not only I can track her growing and changes but also for family who do not live around us.

Calleigh has been this light of our lives for 3 years now and it is crazy for me to think that in just one short week we will have another little light in our lives. Addison will be here next Tuesday and Calleigh is nothing short of excited! She told me last night that she wanted to just reach in my belly and get her out! She talks about her all the time and I know that Calleigh is going to be such a great big sister! She has been working on her potty training(pray for us!) and she seems to be doing rather well with it. By no means are we accident free or are we completely trained but we are getting there one step at a time! I am glad that she is getting it!

Andrew has done things that I am so thankful for and I can not believe how blessed I am to have such a wonderful and loving husband. He has been taking care of the dishes, laundry, and other household chores for me. This past weekend he even shampooed all of the carpets in the house because he knew how bad that I wanted them done and he wanted them to be clean for Addie when she comes home. He had also been cooking meals at night and even fixing my plate and bringing it to me because I have been tired after work. The love he has shown for me is unbelievable and indescribable. I am thankful for the person I married and the wonderful man that he is. I could never tell him enough how much he means to me. We are anxiously looking forward to being in the room together when our second little girl enters into this world! We are also looking forward to seeing the look on Calleigh's face when she sees Addie for the first time. It is amazing that God has blessed us with the wonderful job of watching and raising these precious, amazing little girls until they while they and we are alive here on this earth. There is no other job that I take more seriously than being their Mommy and being the wife to the wonderful man he gave me as a husband!

I got a phone call today on my way to work and it made me tear up a bit. It was Calleigh's future preschool calling to confirm that we are still wanting her to attend there and that she had been accepted. It is one of the best preschools in the area and I am excited that she got in! She has been on the waiting list since she was 2 weeks old(yeah, a little early, but it sure did pay off!) It made me realize that my baby girl is no longer a baby, she is getting big so fast and if I am tearing up already I know this means I will be a complete disaster on her first day! I know that I will be "that mom".......the one who takes a ton of pictures and cries after she goes into the building or I leave and she can't see me anymore! I know that this is going to be great for her, but my baby is getting too big too fast!

Well, I am getting ready to go off to lunch. Church league softball starts tonight so we are ready for that...........GO HOLLAND METHODIST!!!! I just wanted to do a little updating before I forget all the the things I wanted to make sure that I get down! Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

13 days and Matthew 14:27

13 days........that's how long we have until my scheduled C-Section. When you say it in the form of days it sounds so close. We have not had any more episodes since May 1 and I am really holding out that things are going to be fine and we will have out sweet baby girl here on May 24th like she is supposed to be!

Calleigh is getting very excited and asking every day when "her" Addison is going to be here. I know that she is going to be a great big sister!

Andrew and I have gotten a LOT of work done around the house in the last couple of weeks....just trying to get those finishing touches in before the big day is here! We are almost done working with the landscaping. I am VERY hopeful that when I come home from the hospital that it will all be done waiting for me to see! (I will post pictures of the progress soon!)

Up to this point I have known that I am having another C-Section, but I am a lot more nervous this time. With Calleigh, she was my first and she was an emergency, so things we all new to me and went by so fast. This time, I have been thinking about what is going to happen and it is making me a little nervous. I am the ultimate planner, but knowing ahead of schedule this time is really taking a toll on my emotions. I have been thinking about it a lot more than I did with Calleigh and I am just really nervous for some reason. I know that I have a WONDERFUL doctor who I trust completely and I know that he always makes the correct decision about what it the best for me and the baby! I know that it is just a minor surgery where I am awake and Andrew is right there with me the whole time, but I am still nervous about the surgery in general. I know that I will have the great physician right there with me and that I am in his hands and he will never let go. This past week at church Josh (my pastor) talked about how we need to have courage because God is with us.

Matthew 14:27 says "But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage. It is I. Don't be afraid."

Then we sand the song by Matthew Redman called "You never let go". After hearing that scripture and singing that song I knew God was talking right to me. I know that he will be with me through it all and he will never let go. What a relief it was to know that when I am nervous and anxious he is right there holding my hand and showing me that I have nothing to be worried about. I am not going to say that I am worry free, because I am not good at letting go completely, but I am not as afraid as I once was. It's all because of Jesus.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Playing in the mud puddles!!!

Last night we decided to go outside and Calleigh just happened, with Daddy's help, to find the biggest mud puddle in our yard! She had a great time!