Saturday, July 28, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I think this picture just about sums up the last week in our house. We have been in love with our new daughter, exhausted, sleepless, uncertain about all the newness of a baby and parenting, and sure that although this is hard, we wouldn't have it any other way. I would say parenting 101 has hit us hard and we are in survival mode at this point. But as we figure out all the newness and uncertainty, we find ourselves loving each other and our daughter more and more as each day passes while also feeling (really FEELING) our need for Jesus in such a tangible way.
My parents arrived at our house on Thursday and we could not be more relieved to have the help and support. They have helped support these two ragged people through making meals, cleaning a dirty house, and loving a neglected dog. We are so glad to have them here and they of course are loving meeting their newest granddaughter.
Speaking of dog, I must say that Keller has taken quite well to the newest member of the family. She is very gentle around her and remains curious about who she is and all of her smells. We are thankful that this transition has gone well for her and for us. In all the loss of sleep I have found myself losing some of my sanity. Last night Matt and I were talking in bed and he asked me how I was doing. I said I was tired and then just two seconds later I said out loud, "German haired-pointer" (which is the breed of our dog). Matt looked at me weird and then I realized I had just said it out loud and I laughed. Apparently I was so tired that I slipped off to sleep and into a dream in about 2 seconds flat after having a coherent conversation with Matt. We both laughed and reminded ourselves that this too shall pass and we must enjoy it while it is here, no matter how hard it feels. I promise I will try to get some pictures of Karis and me...I tend to be the one with the camera. Hope you guys have a great weekend!
Posted by Alina at 5:57 PM
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
So, yeah. We are still waiting. I am officially 1 week overdue today. Yesterday we went into the hospital but they sent me home saying I was in early labor and not ready to be admitted. So here we are, just waiting. Hopefully it will be sometime tonight or tomorrow....an independence day baby wouldn't be so bad, would it? (...firecrackers always going off on her birthday!) I am having contractions but they are coming and going. Matt and I are off to go on a long walk hoping that will disturb Karis's peace and relaxation. Say a prayer for us...I'm kind of getting nervous about the pain and I am super tired of waiting.
Posted by Alina at 6:25 PM