Monthly Archives: April 2012

April Showers.

bring May babies? 

Well, probably not, and while my body might not mind it so much if he did come early, I think it’s best Haddon stays in there and continues to develop till he is good and ready to face this world.

This past month has been one of the busiest of the year.  We felt the support and generosity of friends and family like when we got married.  Only this time it felt a little crazier… I can’t explain it other than it is for our growing family.  It wasn’t just love for Micah and I (like when we were married and you all knew us), it has been love for someone none of us know yet, Haddon.  I have tears in my eyes as I think of the love for our son that has been shown.  We have such a picture of how God takes care of us and I honestly hope that I am as a joyful of a giver to my son in midnight feedings, etc as yall have been to us this past month. 

That idea of joyful sacrifice, giving of myself in all sorts of ways, etc is a post I’ll save for another time…  It came up this weekend traveling with Micah.  We have some of our best talks when we drive, I love it.

Anyway, we literally just need to get a breast pump I think.  I think he is pretty covered (for a while) with everything else.  To all who have loved us, thank you.  My thank you notes don’t seem like enough expression of our gratitude, but seriously, we appreciate you so much.

We have had every weekend jam packed with friends and family, and a lot of travel.  I could literally write a post about each weekend, all the amazing things, devotionals, prayers, people, presents, activities, etc involved.  I could post hundreds of pictures.  Maybe someday I will, but for now, here is a group shot from each weekend.

The first weekend of April, we spent in Roanoke at “cousin’s weekend”.

{Cousin’s Weekend}

The second weekend of April, we were in Harrisonburg, VA for a baby shower (plus other exciting events).

{Harrisonburg Shower}

The third weekend of April, we stayed home, had our moms in town, and went to a baby shower.

{By Grace Community Church Shower}

This last weekend in April, we went to Winchester, VA for a baby shower (had maternity pictures done and went to Warrenton for Mrs. Downs and Jenn’s birthday celebrations).

{Winchester Shower}

In case you are wondering how I am doing besides feeling overwhelmed with gratefulness. 

I still feel great.  Sleep is getting harder.  My middle region is getting larger (that might be an understatement).  My thoughts are going faster.   I am starting to slow down (kind of).  I am excited (and nervous). 

Tomorrow is May 1st , and the day I get to say “we get to meet our son next month”.

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8 Ways You Know You Are Getting Really Big:

when…

  1. Husband video tapes you trying to get out of bed (true story, I asked for help and he grabbed the ipod)
  2. People at work ask you when you are going on leave
  3. People at work say please don’t have him here
  4. Wake up approximately 4x a night to either switch sides or pee
  5. People see you on the street and just smile or say “congratulations”
  6. Asked at least twice a week how many weeks you have left.  Months people!  I am not down to a week countdown yet
  7. The lawyer you meet in the elevator says he is a lawyer for wills, trusts, and real estates and then tells you to make sure you have a will in place
  8. People ask why you still wear heels or walk up stairs.  I will until I waddle.

*A Bonus*

Me: “Doctor, do you think I am too big for what week I am?”

Doctor: “Sarah, I’ve been married for 30 years and it has not been by answering questions like am I too big”

Despite hilarious comments, Haddon and I are measuring perfectly (aka I measure the amount of centimeters he is in his gestational week). 

I’ll tell you one thing though; I am looking forward to the pool opening.

Dear Haddon, In April…

Dear Haddon,

In April…

We are in our 10 week countdown which means less than 3 months until you and I have the craziest experience together ever.  Labor &  delivery.

Daddy and I went on a tour of the hospital so we could better anticipate that day when it arrives.

I’m holding out on going as long as possible because:

a)      They won’t let me eat once I’m admitted

b)      There are no bathtubs just showers

When you start making your entrance obvious and it’s still early enough to stay home I am going to make you cupcakes for your first birthday.  We will share them with the family, friends, and staff in the hospital. 

I will be making you these.

Our friend Suzy made us these the day we found out you would be a little boy and she put blue frosting on them for us 🙂  No matter what labor and delivery looks like for us it will be a special day.  Your very first birthday! Daddy is going to be our coach and I’m sure he will be really encouraging and helpful but you and I have to work together to get you into this world (so please cooperate- be head down, don’t get in distress, etc, thanks).

I am getting your room ready for you and folding and organizing all your little clothes in the order you will most likely wear them.  Daddy’s co-workers had a surprise shower for him and gave you so many cute little things.  We were so touched! I’ve never heard of the daddy getting showered.

Today I ordered your crib!  Don’t be sad that you can’t sleep with daddy and I, we’re making your bed especially comfy and cute for you. 

This past weekend I went to Corolla to be with a family.  I used to watch the girls when I was in college.  I forgot sun block… and even though I was only outside for a short amount of time, your home looks like a giant pink beach ball.  I’m glad you are protected from the rays even though mommy was foolish.  You will get to go to the OBX in August.  Your great grandma Ruth has a cottage there so hopefully you will have lots of fun memories from the beach every summer.  I will be remembering sunblock for you though…

This week something else arrived – allergies.  I thought you had somehow made me immune to pollen this year because daddy’s started bothering him a couple weeks ago and mine hadn’t at all.  Alas, they are here and in full swing on the left side of my face.  I have to tell people at work I am not crying because I am emotional and hormonal; my eye just won’t stop watering.   When you are old enough I will feed you local honey and hope allergies stay away from you.

We have a busy month little one.  We are out of town almost every weekend but one this month.  I promise I will rest more in May and June.  Work is in full swing too, we just turned in a project and I hope to finish off another one before taking leave to be with you for three whole months!

I am still trying to figure out who will care for you when those months are over.  Our heavenly Father has never failed to provide for us though so I’m not worried about you I just want to make wise decisions for you.

Well, that’s all for now but we love you and get more excited about meeting you all the time!  You just stay in there and keep growing though please.

Oh, and one other thing.  I absolutely am obsessed with feeling you move around in there, but please stop finding your comfortable spot in my left ribcage – it hurts.

Love,

Mama