In approximately 6 weeks, our little girl will be born.
Chet and I were comparing ultrasound photos of Grey and Holden the other night. First of all, Holden was far more camera friendly than Grey is, and we had thought he wasn't camera friendly. ;) I do not really think they look alike as much as I thought they would. Holden's hands and arms looked much more like Chet's, and I think Grey has long, slender fingers and hands. Since Grey has yet to give us one good look at her face, I am anxiously awaiting the surprise we will get when she is born. It is fun to look forward to seeing the little person she is becoming!
We have been moved to "modified" bed rest, meaning I can move around a little more, but still cannot cook, clean, travel, etc. All the rest has nearly completely stopped the contractions and I am beginning to think she might be cozy enough to stay put until the end of March...yay! Chet is very tough on me when it comes to resting, and makes sure I am putting my feet up as much as possible.
Modified rest means that I am back at work, although I am not visiting students or traveling. I am only doing work from my desk, with my feet nicely propped up. My boss and co-workers have completely taken upon themselves all of the extra work. I am so grateful for that!
This much rest and health for our child would not be nearly as 'possible' if we were not blessed by the Sunday School class that we are a part of. They have provided all of our dinners, which has allowed my body to relax completely at night. Chet and I will both be working off some serious weight in a few months with the wonderful cooking we have received. ;)
We have started NST at Snyder's hospital once a week on Thursdays. It has been fun to get to know the nurses here, and I am grateful for a chance to check on Grey in the middle of the week too. We will continue to visit our doctors in Lubbock each Monday until she arrives. Maybe with all the ultrasounds we get, we will catch Grey off guard and she will let us get a sneak peak of her face.
Grey's growth is wonderful, and on Monday we were able to see her "practice breathing" on the ultrasound. My heart literally jumped at that awesome sight.
Chet set up her swing last night. It's the sweetest swing I have ever seen, and even sweeter since Chet picked it out and bought it completely by himself. I love that he chose one with birds in the mobile, because it was "girly".
Our bags are packed. Our hearts are ready.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Ephesians 1:3-10