Friday, January 23, 2015

The End is Near...

LOL, sounds so bad when you say it that way!! But seriously, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Wotherspoon has set an induction date for February 4. If Cadie doesn't come on her own, we have a deadline now! I am REALLY hoping we don't have to wait that long for her arrival, but I know God loves teaching me about patience, so...nothing will surprise me! While we are waiting, I finished up a couple more projects that needed done before her arrival. I took apart the infant car seat, washed it up, and put it back together. The kids and I rearranged the master bedroom and set the baby crib up. The cradle is ready to be moved into the living room. And I got Cadie's headboard and mobile made today. I am pretty happy with the way they turned out!



So, the end is near...but it's a great and exciting beginning. I don't know what the Lord has planned for the future, but for now, I am excited to see what our family of 8 will look like. Prayers for the next 12 days would be appreciated...or 10...or 5...or tonight would be awesome! ;)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Remembering this week

One year ago today, I lay on the table as Dr. Wotherspoon ran the ultrasound, praying and hoping my gut was wrong...but it wasn't to be. One year ago today...you know, I kind of expected to go into labor today, I don't know why...but I am glad I didn't. Cadie's arrival will be a joyous day, untainted by memories of grief. The day we found out we'd lost Cat here on earth will be forever marked in my heart. And yet, I am so thankful for the hope I have in my Heavenly Father that I will have all my children in my arms...one day.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Won't Be Long Now...

So Dr. Wotherspoon and I had a nice visit today. I am dilated to a 1, starting to soften, and Cadie had significantly dropped. I can't believe she's almost here! Seventeen days, and I'm not even sure she'll wait that long! I am so ready to go from this...


to this...


It's highly unlikely she'll have this much hair since all our babies are blond baldies, but you get the idea!!! I am so ready to hold her in my arms, see Cas' reaction to his baby sister, watch the big ones dote on her, see Kelly cradle her for the first time and remind me of one of the main reasons I love this man with all my heart and am so happy to share this crazy life together. My closest friends have heard me say it many a time, but there is nothing that makes my man more attractive than a baby in his arms...except maybe a dishcloth or vacuum in his hand! LOL! Seriously, though, it's a beautiful life we live. We don't always remember the truth of the matter when we are looking at the bills and trying to figure the worldly things out from our human perspective. But there is NOTHING that reminds us more of God's love for us than our love for our kids. We are surely abundantly blessed.




...SEVENTEEN DAYS!!!