Grace was born yesterday at 12:59PM and she was bigger than me when I was born. I'm a very excited big brother!
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In case you haven't stopped by here in awhile, I just wanted to leave a short reminder that we're posting in a new location, A Scrapbook of Sorts. I hope you'll join us there. Feel free to subscribe or become a follower. We hope to have an exciting announcement posted there soon, but we're trying to be patient!
Tomorrow will be our fourth anniversary of blogging. Daddy introduced our family to the idea before we really knew anything about blogs, and we've really enjoyed blogging and sharing my life with family and friends. Since I was born far away from almost everyone I was related to, it was a great way to help them get to know me while I grew.
I made it to the midwife yet again! At my last appointment, she made a comment to the effect of, "if you even make it to next week..." The midwife I saw this week said, "I think you'll have the baby this week." So, I am officially one of those people who may be given false hope of the baby coming a bit early, and then feel late and impatient by the due date. But, with how nervous I was about preterm labor for awhile, I'm just thankful for how far we've made it and excited to meet this baby whenever he/she comes.
Today, my uncle Dave came over with a special delivery: this beautiful cradle that he and my aunt Christine are lending to us and our baby. Uncle Dave made the cradle for their family more than 25 years ago, and Aunt Christine made the bedding. We're honored to use this special heirloom while our baby is small! Here's Uncle Dave with the cradle.
My mom made just one New Year's resolution for 2009. She resolved to have a pen (or some writing instrument) or scissors in my hands every single day. For some kids, this happens without trying, but since I'd rather build with teensy-tinsy Legos or play with vehicles, it takes some effort with me. And even though I know my letters and the sounds they make, and I like to talk about them all the time, I don't care much about writing them.
We had a lot of fun having my faraway grandparents nearby for the past couple of weeks. We took them to the airport on Monday, and now things are very quiet around here. We miss having them here. We got a little behind on our pictures, so now we'll work on catching up, and maybe that will help them not to miss me so much. Here we go...
I had my 37-week appointment today, since yesterday was a holiday. Jeff came with me and Jonathan didn't, because it's time to check my "progress." I saw the midwife who is the one who usually comments on the baby's size, so it was no surprise that she did again today. She thinks the baby will be long like Jonathan-either that he/she already is or that he/she will be if I make it to my due date. (This baby has settled into a very uncomfortable place against my ribs, just like he did-but on the left instead of the right.) He/she sounds healthy, and I'm progressing. I'm 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced. (With Jonathan at 37 weeks, nothing was happening yet.) I could walk around like this for a few more weeks...or not! We'll see! We're thankful that all seems to be well and baby will be here soon. My bag is packed, and I've washed the new 0-3 mos. things that we received at our recent shower.