His plan is Perfect

In hindsight I realize that I created quite the dust storm, so to speak, with my post on Saturday. I had several friends message me and several co-workers (and friends) mention it to me this morning when I arrived at work. I feel bad to vent via the internet for all to see but I felt that I needed to be honest and I really was feeling that I was going to be needing the prayers as I faced this week. I was reminded again today that God is so good, all the time. Even when we are in troubled waters. I truly felt everyone’s prayers today! Since returning to work full time my quiet time each morning is hit or miss. If we don’t roll out of bed until late, it gets missed unfortunately. One of my goals for 2015 was to be more consistent in my quiet time BEFORE school. It’s important to me that I begin my day by talking to the Lord because it really does seem that when I do this my day goes much smoother (for the most part of course). I know this is because I give my worries to Him and am more likely to stay in regular prayer throughout the day. Laying it all at His feet makes me have a more positive attitude and just feel refreshed as I begin my day. I just need that constant reminder that I’m never alone.

Knowing today was going to be a long day, with preparations for the change, I made it a real point to get my act together this morning and have my quiet time. It really paid off. Along with all the prayers from friends and family ((THANK YOU ALL!)), I had a great (yet long) day at work. I feel good about the change that is coming tomorrow. There will most likely be bumps in the road but I am determined to make the best of the situation. The Verse of the Week on my desk at school is now Colossians 3:23. It was a great reminder throughout the day and I know it will continue to be throughout this week. Our “growing pains” aren’t over so please continue to pray as this may be a rough week for me and some co-workers. It’s going to all be for the best though!

I was going to post a precious picture of Elias eating from dinner tonight but my phone just died! Hopefully I will post again this week and get to share some pictures of his precious little face!

If you don’t start your day off with quiet time, and you’re looking for a way to grow closer to God, I encourage {and challenge} you to get up every morning with about 10-15 minutes to spare. Spending that time in peace and quiet with Him, before the hectic day begins, will give you more growth and closeness with Him than I can explain. It’s truly a worthwhile investment in your relationship with Him!

35 Weeks with 35 Days Left

We had a great appointment this morning with Dr. M. All looked great with Elias and as of right now he is quite comfy and happy where he is with no sign of making an appearance anytime soon. Thank goodness! I want him to stay put until his scheduled date of arrival which is August 18th, which is only two days shy of his official due date. I will be 39 weeks and 5 days at that point.  That makes it 35 days before he arrives-at the most. We all know that babies come when they are good and ready. I just hope he’s not good and ready the week that my doctor is not available which is the week prior to that. For all that know me, his being on vacation is making me a little anxious, as you can imagine. I just keep telling myself that all that really matters in the end is healthy baby and mama, regardless of who ends up delivering Elias. And I was telling my mama this afternoon that I am going to try to embrace him cooking as long as possible. Also, if he waits until the 18th I will be able to work all of pre-planning and get my classroom nice and set up for the person who is going to take my place while I am on maternity leave. So, it’ll all work out for the best in the end. These of course are just my plans. I’m sure I’m giving God a good chuckle by making all these plans.

This past weekend I had a wonderful baby shower with all my favorite people! It was absolutely wonderful and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. A special thanks to all the family and friends that had a hand in making that day so special for me. Elias is so lucky to be born into a group of people that already love him so incredibly much. I’ll have pictures to share from this special day coming soon. 🙂

Here’s a sweet little picture of Elias from this morning. A great bonus of having weekly ultrasounds is that I get to see him every week! That’s pretty special. They didn’t do measurements on the ultrasound today but Dr. M said he predicted that Elias is about 6 lbs right now. We will go to high risk next week and they should do measurements again. So we will see what they have to say about his size. No matter his size..he has a precious little profile. Looking forward to kissing those sweet lips!

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Sweet little face!

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And sweet little profile!

 

God has been so good and blessed us so much throughout this pregnancy. I know He will protect Elias until we can hold him in our arms  (and long thereafter).

 

Oh and Brent and I have been discussing whether Elias will have hair. I saw this on FB a little while back and feel it is quite appropriate for how I’ve been feeling since about week 14.

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Have a great week. I’ll update after our appointment next Wednesday with high risk. Or if I have baby shower pictures to share before then I may update then…depends on how productive I’m feeling. 🙂