21 September 2007

Getting ready...

Boy (or girl?), has time flown! We have packed so much into these last 7/8 months that it's hard to believe. Two degrees, a new job, a new bathroom, a couple of vacations to remember, and now the setting up of our newest space - baby's room. You can see in the first picture the room is painted light green (we'll call it sage if we have a girl or army green if it's a boy). Winnie the Poop will also be a common sight, as dad has a fondness for the silly old bear.

Tuesday, September 25th marks the beginning of our "four weeks to go" mark. Please continue to pray for the health of mom, dad and baby as we enter the home stretch!

Daddy Dave hard at work - this mobile is just a hint of the zoo it will be around here soon. :)

Dad with our first diaper purchase. He's smiling because he knows this is a job he will love.

These are both from week 35 of 40. We hear baby should be about 5 pounds and 18 inches at this point. Our guess is that he or she will make one heck of a swimmer as well, for all the somersaults.

In this one, mom's smiling because she knows how soon she gets to go to bed. You can't really see the clock, but it says 8:42pm.

02 September 2007

Sharing memories

Family and friends,
Sharing pictures is something we imagine we will be doing a lot more of as time marches on. Just two months left to go, and it seems we are approaching our "Christmas" - the moment in a year when time stops and begins again in a whole new way. It is a time much anticipated and awaited and now...counted-down to!

Here are a few photos of Dave's trip to England. Oh ye world travelers, don't ye long for more great adventures?

Earlier this month we were asked to be godparents for some friends' twin girls. It was a beautiful day, but very HOT!

On Saturday Sept 1, a coworker from our church threw a shower for baby E. We are so blessed by the generosity of our friends, and even more so, by the wisdom and support the women bring to our lives. One sweet touch was the favors - on each woman's plate was a beautifully wrapped candle to take home with them. At the end of the event, we found out their purpose. Each of us got a small card with the invitation to light the candle and to pray for the baby when we hear the baby is born. What delight it gives us as parents to know that our little peanut will be honored in such a way!

Photos from the shower:
White sweater hat and booties crocheted especially for baby

Boppy pillow - we hear they are the best thing since sliced bread

The last ritual of the day was for each woman to offer a prayer for mom and then one for baby, and string those prayers as beads on a wire. This will hang in baby's window and remind us of all those good wishes and prayers.

On this weekend we are filled with such warm thoughts and love and we wish you more of the same. Please keep in your prayers those that cannot have their own children, those that that have lost a child, and those that do not want the children they have. We are especially mindful this week of people who feel such pain. Knowing their stories has made us so grateful for all we have been given.

With love,
Lori and Dave