Sunday, August 15, 2010

welcome home?

Sorry for the long silence!

It's hard to believe that since I last posted Caroline turned five. Yes, five! I doubt myself every time I say that. Surely my firstborn can't be five years old? In so many ways, it feels like she's been part of my life for so much longer than five years. I can't imagine my life without her. Caroline is such a joyful soul; she smiles and laughs and loves life. She finds a way to see the beauty and glory in just about any situation. In other ways though, it seems like she was born only a very short time ago. So much life has happened since she's been in our world though, and I am so grateful to God for the gift that Caroline is, has been, and will be in my life.

Charlotte is growing so much day by day. She is learning so many new words, but in true Charlotte fashion, she only uses them when she is ready. She has been loving to dance so much lately. She runs to Jeff when he pulls out his guitar and gets as close as possible to him to move to whatever music he plays for her.

In baby news, we might, MIGHT be welcoming our girl to the world on Thursday. My fluid level has gotten low (again, this happened with Charlotte as well) and the doctor told me to come to my appointment on Thursday ready to stay and head and over to the hospital. I'm trying to drink as much water as humanly possible to hold off delivery if we can, but I'm also ready to get this girl here if that will be the safest route to take. Other than the fluid issue, she is doing well and so am I. She is a mover, so I'm just waiting to see if she keeps up that constant motion once she gets here. There is no news on the baby name front; that is definitely on the "to do" list this week! I'll try to keep everyone updated as much as possible on her plans for arrival. In the meantime, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers whatever happens on Thursday and in the upcoming days.

1 comment:

amy weiner said...

The poor third children always get the name shaft! My parents brainstormed for a few hours after I was born. All's I got were three lousy letters. For the love.