Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Everyone asks us if we're prepared. I'm not sure we are... I don't know. Can you be prepared to have a baby and for all that is to come in parenting? Have I read all the birthing books? yes. Have I read parenting books? yes. Are Claudio and I talking with every parent and getting as much advise as possible? yes. Are we prepared? I think that's something that God does. We don't have everything figured out or all our questions answered, or even all the hypotheticals straight, But I'm confident that the Lord will lead each of our steps, the Holy Spirit guide each of our decisions, and the Grace of God will abound. That's my preparation, I guess.
Jillian Update: She's turned around. Her head was down, and now it's back up top again. She's seriously doing acrobatics inside me! She's weighing around 7lbs. exactly. Her little body is growing and healthy. I'm doing good. I had a little high blood pressure last week so I was put on some precautionary exercise and diet restrictions, but this week my BP has been pretty low (100/65)... so I think we're doing good.
The disappointment was mainly that if she doesn't turn around I'll have a scheduled C-section. yuck! BUT... I suppose that if that is the best for "Jumping Jillie-Bean", than that is what we'll do.
Here are some pictures of what we HAVE been preparing this week:
These are my pretty flowers I planted in our really cool planter at our front window. Clau picked out the flowers, but I think he made a great choice. I love'em!
We finally put up Jillian's letters... among many other things in our house. We've had all kinds of pictures and wall decorations, but we just haven't put them up... I think I've driven Clau crazy by now with hanging things and, "is it even?"... but we're almost done! :)