Okay to start off this post... please watch this video of Rachel Green from the show F-R-I-E-N-D-S. THIS IS ME. Literally, ME!!! HAHAHAHA. This is exactly how I feel!!
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant, which makes me a little over a week away from my due date. I mean, for some reason, that feels like forever. FOREVER. Here's the thing that makes me MAD.... People assumed since I am the size of a beached whale that I was coming early. I believed those lies and convinced myself that I was coming early. I technically still have a chance to "come early" but I just have this feeling little baby Evelyn will be late. Yes folks, call my bet, I am betting she is going to go past March 11. You know what though, that's okay. God is still sovereign. He is still Good and full of Grace.
Here's the thing, I read John 11: 25 - 26 today. It says,
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
We hear this all the time, but really.... HE IS THE LIFE. We LIVE IN HIM AND WE NEVER DIE. He is our hope. I stopped and prayed today that Evelyn believes in Him. I prayed that she would come to know Jesus at a young age. Not just "know" Jesus, but FOLLOW HIM. Thirst after him. So all this whining and complaining about being HUGE and pregnant faded away when I started to think about heaven. There in heaven, we will truly realize how glorious grace really is, how merciful God really is, and how endless SATISFACTION really is! AMEN!!! This suffering is only temporary!
I went into nesting mode this week. Deep cleaned the house, scrubbed the floors, finished the nursery, set up all her things, washed all her clothes, and packed her hospital bag! MOMMA is READY!!
|We were able to buy this BRAND NEW swing thanks to my amazing co-workers and their generosity. So thankful!|
|Her car seat is ready! Both bases are installed in both our cars. Carol Anne got my the super cute arm cushion (heard it's a life saver) and cute little bug so Evelyn has something to play with in the car!|
|Bookshelf coming along!|
|Diaper rack ready!|
|All of Evelyn's friends ready to play with her!|
|Top view of crib|
|Rocking Chair... I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time in here|
|Her bag is PACKED and ready to go to the hospital!!!!!|
|Mommy will always be watching you Evelyn!!!|
|Some books I am currently reading|
|This Book has proven to be the most helpful. Praying that Evelyn builds her foundations on the truths found in this book.|
|THE BEST. I can't wait to read this to her.|
|2/50 bows that I have for her. These are just the two I am taking to the hospital!!|
|I can't wait to tweet about this tweet baby!!|
I love you Evelyn. Now come and be with me!!! I am flattered you love my body so much, but I promise you will like it better out here (at least I hope so!!!).