Monday, September 20, 2010

catch up...

so life with two is wonderful, fun, crazy and so hard and exhausting. i'm headed to bed but have been meaning to update the blog for a couple weeks now with no luck. i'm going to upload some pics and write later :). thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes!!

natalie loves to put things in the swing with john...i've found about one of all of her toys in there with him at some point!

resting with daddy dave

john's first wagon children's healthcare of atlanta for a bilirubin check...his jaundice is much better now...

first bath

heading to drop off natalie for her first day of preschool

my sweet angel...i love this little boy!

natalie's present to john and his present to her in the hospital!

bigma meets her third great-great grandchild!!

nat and pappy putting balloons on our mailbox to welcome home john...

natalie and i had a mommy daughter date on saturday...a very sweet friend shared tickets with us to sesame street fun!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

baby john harman is here

baby john harman is here!
born 9.3.10
3:09 p.m.
7 lb., 11 oz.
20 inches
so sweet and we love him so much already!
more to come...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

can't wait to bring you home, john harman

a little peek at my pregnant belly, today!

JH's nursery

beautiful curtains made by john's "cece" (dave's mom)
Animal ABC cross-stitch by "gam" (hung in our nurseries as babies)

the beautiful plate rail that dave put up, and a peek at the blue ceiling too!

thought i would share a few pictures of my baby boy's little room. it's almost ready. a few more things to do. add a shelf. putty the letters to the wall so they don't fall down and bust him in the head. set up the monitor and sound machine. just a few more finishing touches!!

but i love it. it's serene and peaceful. the perfect little spot for our little boy.

john harman sprinkle, i can't believe that i get to meet you tomorrow. i am SO EXCITED! i love you so much already, my son, and know that you will join natalie as the greatest blessings your dad and i could ever receive from God.

i pray for a safe and healthy arrival, and can't wait to bring you home in a couple of days. see you soon, sweet boy.

my big girl

all dressed up for her "meet the teacher" tea at school

reading a "georgia bulldog" book with daddy

painting at the easel!

my sweetheart

my big girl starts preschool on tuesday.
my natalie is growing up.
i've been extremely emotional this week, which i'm sure could not possibly be due to those raging end-of-the-pregnancy hormones.
just ask dave. and maybe you can feel a little bit sorry for him, too.
i cried and cried last night after i kissed nat goodnight.
it felt so strange, saying goodnight to her, knowing the next time i kissed her goodnight, i would be a mother of two. she's been my one and only for 2 years and 8 months. the best 2 years and 8 months of our lives, so far, as i know it will just continue to get better!
this weekend, life is going to change dramatically for us as i go into the hospital in the morning to be induced. john will make his arrival soon! he will join his very big sister and will be a blessing to us all, i know.
i've been so anxious this week about becoming a mom of two. how will i do it? how will i possibly have the patience, wisdom, wherewithal, energy to be a mom of two???
my desk calendar yesterday provided the perfect message that i needed to hear:
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." (Isaiah 41:10)
and then again, as i prayed last night, tears were flowing. tears of joy, fear, anxiety, and hope. i opened my bible to psalm 63 last night, and found more words i desperately needed to hear:
"Because you are my Help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you, your right hand upholds me."

today, i took natalie to the zoo to celebrate this day together. we had SO MUCH FUN together, and i cherished every second. [it was also part-tradition, as my mom took me to the zoo the day that she went into labor with katy!!] we met a really sweet mom there who had three children. we hit it off and she shared with me how amazing it has been to welcome a second, and then a third into their home. how she has been so blessed to watch how her children love each other. more words i needed to hear. it will be so incredible to watch natalie love her little brother.

God has been good to provide me with encouragement this week.

so tonight, I celebrate my last night of being a mom of "one" and anxiously await and anticipate becoming a mom of "two" tomorrow! natalie is happy as a lark settled in at gam's house tonight.

i love you more than you'll ever know, my big girl, and can't wait to watch you become a big sister.