Antsy & Anxious

Apparently I’m not the only one in the house who is ready for pregnancy to be over. Jake is highly irritated with my lack of lap to sit in, and as it happens now, he is forced to sit halfway on the arm of the chair and my bulging belly. I’m anxious to see how the dogs react and interact with Wes. My guess is that Jake will be interested for a couple days and then go back to sleep again. Lucy will be scared of the newness of him at first, but the two will soon be buds until the bitter end. And this I know for sure: we’re going to constantly battle sharing of Wes’ toys. All these rattles, plush animals and squeakers are pretty much dog-confusing.

Beatrice Reynolds, possible future daughter-in-law

To take my mind off my last handful of days as a walrus with a tiny bladder, our close friends, the Reynolds, brought little Beatrice into the world! Julia and I have been going through our first pregnancies together, just 3 weeks apart. Her birth experience was pleasant, which has definitely eased my mind and nervousness about labor & delivery. But most important, what does it matter when you see this precious little person? I can’t wait for this summer; we will be having some marvelous days with W&B.

Looking forward to a fun day spent celebrating our freedoms in this country and the people who served to bring about these freedoms. My Indian “aunt & uncle,” David & Sheela, will be in town and celebrating with us. They are spending several months in the states, attending conferences and speaking to churches about their mission in India. I have had the unique pleasure of knowing them as part of my family for nearly 2 decades and have grown incredibly close to their kids as a result. Shiny is one of my dearest friends, and I’m so happy to see her and her own new little family today.

It’s times like these that I realize how blessed I am. What’s a few more weeks of swollen ankles, constant bathroom trips, restless sleep and overall uncomfortableness? The light is at the end of the tunnel, it’s shining bright and I can’t wait to see what’s on the other side. God is good.

Posted: July 4th, 2011
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