Baby, Baby Bump, Life, Mommyhood

Baby Bump: 38 Weeks

You may have noticed (or not) that I have not been the most prolific blogger these past few weeks. (Am I ever?)

It certainly isn’t for lack of activity! We have definitely been keeping busy around here.  But, I have taken a bit of a break from blogging to focus on getting ready for the arrival of our boy!!  As of today, assuming he comes on time, we only have about a week and a half left until we meet him!  Which, of course, means it is time for another “Baby Bump” update!

38 1/2 Weeks!

I had an appointment with my doctor this afternoon, and everything (still) looks good. She completely surprised me by offering to induce me next week if I wanted! Oh, if only she had asked me yesterday! (I was having contractions almost all day long…about every 15 minutes. Not quite close enough to warrant a trip to the hospital, but intense enough to make me wonder if we might be meeting our boy sooner rather than later!)  I am so very anxious to meet him…and for that reason alone, I was very tempted to take her up on the offer! But, seeing as how she doesn’t anticipate him being huge, and although he would technically be full-term, he would still be a bit early…so, I (somewhat reluctantly) declined…

We will reconsider the induction if it becomes necessary. For now, we are content to wait, knowing that “…in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for [him], when as yet there was not one of them.” ~Psalm 139:16 (NASB)

Besides, we still have plenty to keep us busy while we wait!

Swinging with my girl. (Yes, I did!)

Hannah and I will be finishing up a few lingering school assignments, projects, and tests so that we can officially begin our “baby break.”  (We intentionally didn’t take much time off at Christmas, so that we could take extra time when this little one arrived…to just enjoy him!)

And, we have been so blessed by the generosity of our family and friends…hand-me-downs, and so many thoughtful gifts at the shower our church threw for us… I have been busy sorting, washing, and putting away tiny baby boy clothes, and getting this little guy’s bedroom put together. I promise another post is forthcoming once the “nursery” is a bit more presentable.  His room was serving as our guest/storage room, so there are still a few random boxes in there that need new homes… However, I am under strict orders from my husband not to touch them. But, he has been extra busy these past few weeks while our pastor has been out of town.  So, once his life slows down a little bit (this weekend), we’ll get that taken care of!

But, until then…here’s a little peek at my birthday/Christmas/baby shower gift from my parents and grandparents:

Pretty, huh?

Oh…and I guess I should probably pack my bag for the hospital at some point…

I will definitely update with pictures, stats, and his name, once he arrives… But, I hope you all will understand if posting remains rather sparse for the next couple of weeks!


  1. So excited for you! I can’t wait to see pictures of your sweet little guy. 🙂

  2. So exciting!!! Wow… 1.5 weeks is sooo much closer than 6.5 weeks. 🙂 But, to be fair, time is moving quickly and I still have so many things I want to get done first. 🙂 A long to do list is a great thing at the end of pregnancy! It helps time pass and it keeps me content with God’s timing. 🙂

  3. LiA

    So happy and excited for you!! And your family!! This is such a sweet, wonderful time in your lives and it’s fantastic that you are conciously taking the time to Really enjoy it! I am excited to “meet” him too!! Praying for a happy delivery, a healthy bouncing boy and a smooth transition to your new family dynamic.
    Big Hugs,

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