Thursday, August 21, 2008

3 More Weeks

We went to another baby appoinment yesterday and they told me I have to wait three more weeks to find out the gender. To me, three weeks feels like an eternity!! I am starting to feel a little frantic. How will I be ready for a baby in 4 1/2 months? Have I read enough, prayed enough, bought enough, painted enough.....? I am suddenly feeling very overwhelmed!! Why would the Lord trust me with one of his precious sons/daughters? Have Nick and I done all we could do to make our home one where this soul can dwell and thrive? In the midst of all these feelings, there are moments of calmness and surety. It comes each time we pray, each time I see that little baby moving all around The sacred role of parenthood is upon us and we are ready. Maybe we won't know everything, maybe we will spend money on things we don't need or not buy enough. But we have definetly prayed and prayed. We prayed for this child long before we ever "met" him/her. I know that Heavenly Father has been preparing us for longer than we realize.

14 comments:

Scrap Happy said...

I love you guys. This pregnancy is taking FOREVER, though. Sheesh. I want to be one of the first five people to know the sex! Amanda, Nick, Laurie, Lori, and then me. Yep.

Aaron and Melissa said...

I know how the waiting feels like forever...you will have to let us know when you have your ultrasound. Until then, just be patient and enjoy time with Nick. It will all come sooner than think! We miss you guys

Natalie said...

Yeah, that is disappointing not knowing the gender. I know I was feeling frantic about being ready since we couldn't have my shower until a month before I was due so that Lindsay and Alyssa could be part of it. You guys have plenty of time and you will be great parents. I don't think anybody can be totally prepared for their first baby - we just figured it out as we went along! You have the important stuff already in place.

Kayla said...

Knowing the gender isn't all its cracked up to be, just kidding. And just like Natalie said "you have the important stuff already in place."

The Adams Family said...

You will be such a great fun mom! Your baby is so lucky to have you as a mother! It is scary for sure but you learn as you go and that's also the great thing about being a parent.

Matt & April Herman said...

Hey Babe:) I love to read how scared first time parents are, because it just makes me laugh:) Don't get me wrong I worried about the same things. The great thing about being a parent is if you do something wrong, it's not like the kid can tell:):) They think you are great no matter what:) And so do I:) You guys will do great.

Nate and Lori said...

The answer to all of your questions is "YES!" You guys have prepared yourselves more than anyone I know to be parents and you will be great. We went VT last week and I really missed you. I loved coming to your house each month. I can't wait to hear what you guys are having.

Richard and McKenna said...

You guys will be great parents!!

Starley Family said...

Breathe...you are the best mom ever Amanda. My first pediatrician I took the girl's to gave me the biggest help reminder. As the doctor he can give me advice based off of input about thousands of children, however you are the expert of your own child. You will be with Baby more than anyone on the planet. Heavenly Father has entrusted the care to your hands, so He must feel you are more than capable to raise this child. You are tailor-fit perfect. Trust in yourself and pray for understanding and guidance. Lucky for you Nick is also included in this special handpicked process. What a great partner to lean on. Love you and miss you tons, Stace
PS You are totally allowed to grumble a little about the wait (I know I sure did).

Brendalyn said...

So excited for you guys, I know it is hard, but enjoy the wait. You will know soon enough. You guys will be wonderful parents! Best wishes.

LC Lewis's "Hear Ye, Hear Ye" said...

Did you think we were ready? (Chuckle). You two have done all the things you can beforehand. No baby could have more carefully, lovingly, eanestly prepared for. But the truth is, a lot of parenting can't be planned for. You just sorta have to wing it. . . go with your instincts, and for that you need the Spirit and a little common sense, both of which you have in abundance. The only other resource you absolutely need is a loving, marriage partnership, and I think you guys are the poster children in that department.

Love,

Mom

MomStephenson said...

I am so happy for you and Nick. Please let me know what you are having as soon as you find out. April will probably tell me!

Danielle said...

3 weeks seems like an eternity - but oh how fast a year goes as the kids get older! Enjoy EVERY moment. I have less than 6 years till I am an empty-nester!

Danielle said...

Oh - one more thing - Lilly was supposed to be a boy - after 8 ultrasounds! How surprised we were to have her born at 29 weeks and be a girl instead!