This week was crappy--that's all there is to it. We had a death in the family, I had false labor several times, and Nick had 5 hours of major dental work done in one day. So glad the week is over.

We did have a bright spot, though. This evening we had what was probably our last date night before baby. We'd purchased tickets to see Spamalot at a local dinner theater as a late anniversary celebration since Nick had to be out of town for work on our actual anniversary date. (In case you missed the last post, our 10-year wedding anniversary was on June 6!)

So this evening, we blocked out all the sadness and disappointment from the week and enjoyed a night out. Oh, and also we are 38 weeks along now. Less than 2 weeks until due date, but I've already progressed and it could actually be any day now!

Also, we found a new setting on the camera that makes us look younger in our photos, which is something to celebrate. We're jazzed about it.


Life is Precious

Today I am reminded how precious life is. I am reminded that the people we know, the people we love, don't belong to us. They are only borrowed. They are here to serve the purpose of a God who created them and loves them. They belong to Him, and He can take them back at any moment.

Today I am reminded how important it is to tell my loved ones that they are so special to me, that I am blessed to have them in my life, and that my existence on this planet is so much richer because I know them. 


Almost there

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 5, we celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary. It seems like that beautiful day we said our vows was just yesterday, yet we've grown and changed so much from our 22-year-old selves, it had to be 10 years ago. There's no one I'd rather change and grow with than the wonderful man I am blessed to call my husband! He is truly my soul mate!

As we look forward to the next 10 years, we are cruising past the 37-week mark in expecting our little girl. During our midwife appointment this week, I was dilated 1cm and 40% effaced. It doesn't mean too much, except my body is progressing toward labor. Midwife thought I might go early, although she was hesitant to say because she didn't want me to be disappointed if I end up going past the "due date." I know that a due date is just an estimate, but I still can't wait for June 26!

At the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, 36 weeks pregnant

Also this week, we got the rest of our maternity photos back, and I will treasure them forever! Chelsea did such an amazing job, and I couldn't be happier with the turnout! You can see all the images from PhotoChic Imagery & Design by clicking here. (Hint: We shot the photos at a petting zoo, and the first few images are of sheep.) Here are a few of my favorites: