Monday, August 29, 2011

Waitin' on Noah

Noah's room is FINALLY ready. The stripes on the wall are painted.  The furniture is assembled and in place.  The bedding has been washed and placed on the bed.  His tiny clothes, that I feel sure could not possibly fit on an actual human being, are tucked away neatly in the chest of drawers.  He has custom artwork done by yours truly adorning his walls.  The green shelves that his dad picked out look great on the wall holding books and toys.  I've rearranged the items in baskets on the changing table about a half dozen times and finally think I have them settled where I want them...I'm probably incorrect. He even has a chair and step stool that belonged to me when I was a kid that my mom lovingly painted and decorated to match the nursery.  Everything, it seems, is ready for him.....

 ...and now, we wait.  I've discovered it's a bit unnerving knowing that one of the biggest moments of your life will be happening any day now, but you don't get to know which day.  I think God is trying to use this time in my life to teach me patience.  I have to admit, I am not the best student when it comes to this topic. I struggle and resist, but it does no good.  Noah seems firmly planted where he is for the moment, and I keep having to tell myself that he will come in God's time, not mine. So for now, I guess we're just going to keep waiting on Noah.  And when he finally decides to make his grand appearance, I'm sure my world will never be the same.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Coming Soon

It seems the date of Noah's arrival is fast approaching.  It also seems that I get more and more terrified with every passing day. But I'm so excited for our little boy to be here with us. I can't wait to hold him in my arms and look into the big bright eyes that I know he's going to have.  I have to admit that I will miss being able to feel his movements inside, but I don't think they can compare with being able to actually touch him and see him.

We toured the hospital yesterday and I have to admit that it was pretty much a blur for me. All I could think was, "This is actually going to happen.  We are really having a baby."  While I've known that for almost nine months now, it has only recently seemed to really sink in.  We are going to have this tiny little person to bring home and take care of.  People keep telling me that my instincts will kick in and I'll just know what to do.  I hope they're right.  But I know that God is watching over us and will guide us in taking care of this little blessing.  He will teach us everything we need to know to be good parents to Noah, and teach him how to be a good man. For now, we'll just sit back and wait for the arrival of our little one and try to enjoy the last few weeks we have of getting a full night's sleep.