Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Ninth Month

I can't believe that this pregnancy is almost over. It has absolutely flown by. We have had quite a year with lots of events and lots of change but I have done my best to enjoy and embrace each moment of this pregnancy just as I have all the others. I absolutely love being pregnant. As the saying goes, it is the only time one gets to assist God in a miracle. I love to watch my belly grow each month. I love the excitement buzzing around the upcoming birth and the anticipation and many, many questions from each of the children. I love feeling him kick and turn and somersault. I love when people ask me if it's my first. (love that) And then I love watching their mouths drop open when I say it's my fifth. Love it even more when they ask me how old is the oldest? Glory to your name Lord. You get all the honor. Having said all of that. Yes, I started out each pregnancy with months of morning sickness. Do not love that. Yes, I get extremely tired, worn out and frustrated. Don't love that either. I have days where I feel overwhelmed and discouraged and like I'm not doing enough or doing everything "right".  Don't enjoy those days at all. I order take out when I'm too tired to cook-even when my heart is to give my family a home cooked meal. I have many, many sleepless nights, which means my husband does too. Feel badly about that. In spite of all of that , I still love being pregnant and every single wonderful, miraculous moment that goes along with it. I am truly enjoying these last few weeks. Capturing in photographs and words what my heart is feeling. Thank you Father for calling me Mother once more. I am so thankful.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

I am looking forward to hearing about your newest baby! It sounds like Christmas at your house. The other kids must have loved their gifts from your mom. I am glad you found a cute Moses basket for him.

Enjoy your week!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Thank you so much for writing your blog. You may never know how your words encourage me and many others.

I'd like to ask you to pray for a dear friend of mine--she actually reminds me of you. She is one of 5 children and has 5 children. The youngest baby, a boy, has been diagnosed with cancer. He's only 4 months old. After many prayers--and test, his prognosis is good, but who wants their child to have cancer.

Thanks again for the great, heart-felt blog. God's love is evident even over the internet!

Lori said...

Oh how beautiful is this picture!!! I love what you wrote and how regardless of the tough days and moments that pregnancy brings, it is still such a joy. It's so great that you are capturing your heart in words and in pictures ~ and they're always such gorgeous pictures!! (and words for that matter!)
Continue to enjoy these last few DAYS...I look forward to hearing of your wonderful news!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Congratulations!!!!!! The Mrs. paired us up for the bloggy shower. I am not prego but she said that's fine. Not sure what to do next so if you know more than I do please send me an email.

Jill said...

I just left you a "Diamond Blogger Award" on my blog. It's to honor and recognize my favorite blogs. Check it out if you get a chance. And thank you for writing your amazing stories on your blog.

this blessed nest said...

Beautiful picture, and lovely post. I know you are enjoying these last few days. You look so happy in your recent photos. Am thinking of you & can't wait to hear when the prince arrives! xoxo!

Sassy Sal said...

Beautiful photo. Touching and inspiring post-thank you.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love this post! Your photo is beautiful. I am pregnant with my second baby and I admit I have moments when I think "What am I doing? I am so tired all the time!" but you are so right...it is so worth it. What a blessing from God. I will be so happy to hear when you have your fifth! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog too!
Carrie

GrannySmithGreen said...

We can't wait to hear you news! We've had you in our prayers!