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After my breakfast (tried this french toast recipe today…yum!), a bit of cleaning up, a pleasant visit with my midwife, lunch with my beautiful friend, a long afternoon nap, grocery shopping with my sis, dinner with m’love, then the wind-down with laundry and a movie … I now, FINALLY have time to share some written words of my string of recent/current thoughts and happenings!!  With baby’s due date only 9 days away, I’ve been keeping myself busy busy and have been pretty quiet blogging because of it.  So, here’s some of those “things” I’ve been busying myself with…

Baby of mine …
There are limited pictures of me and this protruding belly …  so I’m glad we took a few the other day for proof that I did actually get this big!  When I walk by a mirror, I am still in complete amazement that God actually worked out human life to happen/start this way.  It’s pretty wild.  Pretty remarkable.

I’ve been on the prowl for some good book finds … was able to pick up a few from the thrift store (along with many other treasures).  Now, if getting this baby to arrive were as easy as thrift store shopping!

Life’s timing …

Lately, I’ve been so thankful that there is a planned and perfect time for everything.  Had we found out we were pregnant one day then expecting the baby to arrive not even a month later … there would’ve been (obviously!) no way I could have physically nor emotionally been prepared.  Being given 9 months to think about, wonder about, and begin to adjust to the preliminary grounds of becoming a parent seems hardly enough but yet, I feel like so much of me has changed and grown.  I’m ready to be mommy!   

Toy cars & cuties …

Last Friday, I got to watch my 2 nephews and niece.  Them little smiles make my heart melt and their funny antics make my soul laugh!  And oh…they LOVE cars.

Nesting …
I always thought it was funny, the term “nesting” – getting ready for the new baby bird to arrive.  I thought, “Really?  How much can there be to setting up your home for a newborn?”.  Maybe my nesting has been different than most others (yup, I’m a nester!), but my focus hasn’t so much been on baby prep stuff … my focus has been cleaning out closets, drawers, junk, and other unnoticeable things (?).  It’s all in prep for the baby, but seriously, how does my unorganized front hall closet have anything to do with baby’s birth day around the corner?!?!  

Female brains, mothers’ sacrifices …

On Sunday, we celebrated my mother-in-law by way of a picnic at “our” park (we have a pretty sweet community park right across from our apartment building).  We made bbq beef on a bun(!) and had salads, strawberries, and a yummy dessert.  Food and good company is the best combination for a perfect picnic.  Next week (due to my family’s schedules), we will be celebrating my mom!

Along with the mother’s day theme, a friend of mine was talking about this sermon that was shared last Sunday.  The first 5 minutes (all that I’ve listened to so far) had some really interesting statistics about the female brain.  Those 5 minutes are worth a listen!

And … that’s all for now. xo

 pic pix: all in Calgary, AB this last week, May.2012

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  • May 17, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    ~ callee ~ - You and your husband are so cute together :-} I love your pictures. The books you found are so precious. No doubt your little one will enjoy them!ReplyCancel

  • May 17, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Allison Jane - One word! LOVE! I love this post! I love your family picture, you and your baby bump are just too cute! I love your thrift store finds, I love that you are going to be a mommy any day! I just love it all! xoxoReplyCancel

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