Tuesday, August 30, 2011

light at the end of the tunnel

This pregnancy is winding down. As much as I am looking forward to meeting the babies and not looking and feeling like I swallowed 2 watermelons, I am starting to cherish every kick and roll that goes on in my tummy.  Next Wednesday my tummy will be empty and my arms will be full.  I am sorry that I haven't updated in a while....but somehow I managed to work until yesterday, so by the time I would get home I just CRASHED.  The doctor wrote me out because my blood pressure has become a little elevated.  She also scheduled an amnio for next Tuesday (September 6) to check lung development and as long as all is well with that, the c-section will be Wednesday, the 7th!!!  I was thinking about all the "predictions" we have made about Luke and Della Rose....personalities, looks, sleep schedules, etc.  I thought it would be fun to document them so that I can look back to see how close our predictions really are. So, here are a few.....

  • Luke will be shy and laid back. Della Rose is going to want to be the center of attention and demanding (I might have a diva on my hands...lol).
  • Luke will be our night owl, but Della Rose will not slow down one bit until bedtime.
  • Della Rose will look like her grandmother, Norman's mom. She may be fiesty just like her as well.
  • Luke will look like his daddy. 
  • Luke is going to be our Mr. Piggy and eat whenever and whatever food is available. (I predict this because at one ultrasound he was trying so hard to get his umbilical cord to his mouth)
  • They will both have heads full of hair....oh dear.
Now, for the things that I am still wondering about....
  • Which one (hopefully both) will have their daddy's beautiful singing voice?
  • Will either one be a picky eater?
  • What traits will they share so that people know they must be brother and sister?
  • What do their eyes look like?
And I thought about making a list of my hopes and dreams for them. But that could go on forever. I could wish for prestigious educations and careers, lots of friends for them, a happy and healthy life..... but are those things really what is going to be most important in our home?  I hope not. My biggest hope/dream/prayer for their lives is that they learn from their mommy and daddy what serving Jesus looks like, sounds like, feels like. We will not be perfect parents....I just want my children to serve Jesus and know they were created for His glory. I am sure this will be a resounding prayer  in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. Wow...it is really sinking in what an important job I have in front of me.  God is entrusting me with two precious souls....what a blessing.

Coming soon.....more belly photos. 


  1. This post brought tears to my eyes!! I can't wait to see those two beautiful babies!! I hope they both get Norman's singing voice too. It's pretty awesome. :)

  2. oh my goodness!! Mahala! you are getting so close!! how exciting! i loved this post!!