Tuesday, July 07, 2009



Things have gone by in a bit of a blur the past few days... Mark took off for a trip to Colorado with our YoungLife friends on Friday the 3rd - my parents showed up the same day and spent the past 3 1/2 days taking care of Hazel & I and helping get all kinds of good things done for Baby Preparation (we got a crib bumper, crib skirt, valence and curtain all made, and my dad was able to prime Baby's room so it can be painted).

It was wonderful. They cooked, washed dishes, changed diapers, and told me to sit down. A lot. They left this morning (darn the "real world" and jobs and things) but my sister is coming into town today, to stay until Thursday... then Hazel and I have a zoo date on Friday, and Mark is (FINALLY) home sometime on Saturday.

It's been a bit fuzzy, but good.

I had my 34-week check-up yesterday, and all looks good... I get yet another (my 7th) ultrasound next time to keep checking the amniotic fluid levels around Baby and make sure that the left kidney is still functioning as it should be... and that the right one is just as we expect it to be (backed up with fluid). Good blood pressure, good heartbeat for Baby, and only 26 pounds of extra weight on Mama.

Yesterday was also my 7th anniversary... and for the first time, Mark and I were many, many states away from each other - and out of all reach of communication. He DID manage to leave a card and 7 long-stem red roses with a friend, who delivered them yesterday - that was a sweet surprise. It's so awesome to look back and see how we've helped each other grow - as individuals, as a couple, and in our walks with Christ. What a cool journey... here's to many more years.

I'm going to relax, put my feet up, and enjoy a little summertime feeling for a bit. Hopefully the Nut naps well and lets her mama shake off some of the fuzziness.

4 thoughts:

Phoenix Rising said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats on 7 years! That's cool. We miss you ad can't wait to see you on Friday!

Kaycee said...

I am so glad your parents came in to help and made you sit, relax, and put your feet up as well as get a handle on that Baby prep that was driving you nuts! What a blessing for you. :)

Happy Anniversary yesterday! I can't believe it's been 7 years! I still remember getting lost in downtown Chicago trying to pick up Wes and then having tons of fun at your wedding and reception!

Julie said...

I'm glad that you were able to spend time with your parents and your sister! How fun!

I'm super sad for you that you and Mark were apart on your Anniversary. But, that is so sweet what he did for you! Congratulations on 7 years :)

Sarah Halter said...

Sounds crazy but good.

Happy Anniversary! I remember our 4th anniversary when I was in Tanzania and Dave was in Michigan, so I understand!