We have a due date! I will be induced December 4 in Toronto at Mt. Sinai and I’m really hoping that will actually be the day because it was my grandma’s birthday. It’s always kinda neat to have a little tie-in like that. And when I got off the phone with our coordinator at Mt. Sinai last week after she gave me this date, I was initially very excited, like I would have been if I had been given due dates for my other pregnancies (hate that going over-due stuff) but then it hit me… December 4th is when reality is going to be faced, for better or for worse. It’s rather daunting.
But the day our little girl will be born will also be the day I’ll finally get to meet our little ‘Birdy’ and for that I am very very excited. I feel I know her so much better than our other baby’s before they were born, big surprise right? And she even has a name which the other kids can’t boast of. They were lucky to be named in the delivery room. I’m not quite ready to share her name with the whole world yet, there has to be SOME surprise to her birth, but for now we are calling her Birdy and I just feel it’s very fitting – especially considering how active she is. Although last night after reading Sophia a book about a little penguin, she was pretty sure we should start calling the baby “little penguin” and that’s what she called her all day today. Oh well, sigh….
And again, worry tends to creep its way in when I think about what things will look like when I’m away from my family. So whenever those thoughts and anxiety come, I’m just constantly giving it over to God… which sometimes I have to do 20 times a day, but I’m learning and God is being very gracious to me through all this.
A few posts back I posted a story about God’s faithfulness in the lives of a family who have a daughter with Turners and lost another daughter to a genetic syndrome, it was quite the story. Well I emailed Sara, who is the mom and she replied and gave me this verse which she has posted up and I just love it. It’s perfect for where we are at.
The Lord is the One who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8
It just makes me weep (with joy) knowing that God is going ahead and preparing the way for us. I’m sure our path won’t be smooth, but He will know what we will be facing with every step of the way, even when we don’t. How amazing and wonderful.
OK – so yes, that an update on my other life. Back to my ordinary life… Jason brought these sweatshirts home from work the kids last week.
They were thrilled and we of course like to do our marketing bit for the company Jason works for… especially as he has a great job and a great boss.
And in my opinion the kids look so cute all dressed the same, I’m trying to figure out how I can do it more often. So far nothing is coming to mind. Cute even with the eye roll…
And then one night last week I got together with a bunch of my friends (who are also all my neighbours – how lucky can a girl get?) for an evening to hang out and enjoy each other’s company while eating yummy things. My good friend Angie down the street made this… a delicious pumpkin latte..
Which provided me all the caffeine I needed and more to enjoy myself until 1:00 am… way past my bedtime. But even though I kinda paid for it by feeling rather tired for the next few days, it was worth it. We laughed and we cried and after 5 hours of non-stop talking we decided we really should get together more often. It’s so wonderful to have great friends that only live a few door down from you, we are definitely blessed to live where we do.
So now this week is almost coming to a close and that means one more week closer to my due-date, still five weeks and a bit. And I go visit my OB in London tomorrow to see how little Birdy is doing and if she is growing… I’ll keep you posted!