Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mom-to-Be

A while ago I showed you the shirt I got my hubby for Father's Day.  Later on, I also got myself this shirt:

Mom-to-be:  Just waiting to find out when!





 Both shirts are from Adoption Bug.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Motherhood Month - 1

Fellow adoption blogger Kristen, over at Adoption Love, does these posts every Monday called "Motherhood Monday"s.  She says, "Pregnant moms get to do weekly updates.  They get to share ultrasound pictures and crazy craving stories....I've seen expectant moms keep records of mood swings and belly-button expansion, all the joys of pregnancy.  Why can't I do the same, just with a few modifications?  And so Motherhood Mondays has been born."  I personally think this is a brilliant idea!  So, with her go-ahead, I am doing the same thing :)  I'm calling mine "Motherhood Month"s because I will only be doing an update every month on, or as close as I can to, the 14th, which is the date we got approved.  So here goes!

Progress:  We've been waiting 5 months.  (Well, since we got approved, that is!  I've been waiting for Baby for about 6 years!)

Mood:  This changes almost by the minute.  Sometimes, like today, my stomach still lurches when the phone rings; sometimes I feel acceptance that it will just be the two of us for the rest of our lives (those are very brief moments).  I still catch myself daydreaming a lot about getting the call.  Lately I have not felt despair, that we won't ever get picked, so that is good.

Cravings:  Well, I am in the middle of eating a plate of TastiTaters dipped in Ranch dressing, so I'm not really craving anything right now.

Thoughts about our child:  I can't wait to meet you...!

Thoughts about our expectant mom:  I wonder what you are going through right now.  What is your life like right now? 

Most recent baby purchase/gift:  Sometimes I can handle the baby dept. of a store; sometimes I cannot.  Yesterday I was grocery shopping by myself and went through the baby clothes dept. to get to the other side of the store.  I got distracted by the insanely cute clothes!  I ended up buying a little shirt with a plane on it for my hubby whose birthday is today (he's a pilot).

This week God:  has shown me that being corrected by a fellow Believer, when done in love, can be an encouraging experience and a time to grow and learn, if I choose to be humble.
Pregnant moms get to do weekly updates. They get to share ultrasound pictures and crazy craving stories. When I was pregnant with our daughter I took "belly" pictures to record her growth. I've seen expectant moms keep records of mood swings and belly-button expansion, all the joys of pregnancy. Why can't I do the same, just with a few modifications? And so, Motherhood Mondays has been born. - See more at: http://joshandkrisloveadoption.blogspot.ca/search/label/Motherhood%20Mondays#sthash.p3Du9kZK.dpuf
Pregnant moms get to do weekly updates. They get to share ultrasound pictures and crazy craving stories. When I was pregnant with our daughter I took "belly" pictures to record her growth. I've seen expectant moms keep records of mood swings and belly-button expansion, all the joys of pregnancy. Why can't I do the same, just with a few modifications? And so, Motherhood Mondays has been born. - See more at: http://joshandkrisloveadoption.blogspot.ca/search/label/Motherhood%20Mondays#sthash.p3Du9kZK.dpuf
Pregnant moms get to do weekly updates. They get to share ultrasound pictures and crazy craving stories. When I was pregnant with our daughter I took "belly" pictures to record her growth. I've seen expectant moms keep records of mood swings and belly-button expansion, all the joys of pregnancy. Why can't I do the same, just with a few modifications? And so, Motherhood Mondays has been born. - See more at: http://joshandkrisloveadoption.blogspot.ca/search/label/Motherhood%20Mondays#sthash.p3Du9kZK.dpuf