Sunday, November 22, 2009

18 Weeks

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Miraculous, Magnificent - A little girl named Morgan Kate

November is prematurity awareness month, and a year ago, I did not know anything about prematurity, much less that there is a whole month dedicated to it!

Through one amazing little girl by the name of Morgan Kate, I have had the opportunity to learn a little bit about premature babies.

Morgan Kate is the 1 year old daughter of our friends Travis and Heather. Last August, Heather delivered MK at just 25 weeks and 4 days. While the past year has been a lot of hard work for all 3 of them, they have made it through and have an incredible story they so generously share with all of us.

When I thought about what I would write today, I realized that there was no way I could put into words what Travis, Heather, and MK have been through. I myself cannot understand it.

But there are some things I do know:

* MK is an angel, put on this Earth to teach us all about what's really important in life.

* Faith and trust in God can get you through anything.

* God has a purpose in all that He does - even if we can't always see that reason at the time.

* Never underestimate anyone, no matter their size.

* The best things really do come in small packages:)

To MK,
You are such an amazing little girl and I have enjoyed watching you grow over this past year. You never cease to amaze me. From the first time I saw you lying in your isolette in the NICU, I knew you were special. I just didn't realize at the time how much you were going to teach me about faith, love, and determination. I am so proud of you sweet girl - I can't wait to watch the wonderful young lady I know you will become.

'Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.'
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

If you'd like to read more of MK's story, click here.

MK the day she was born.

A happy, healthy MK today!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The much anticipated news...




Monday, November 2, 2009

Boy or Girl?

No, we do not know the answer to that question yet (although JP will assure you that this baby is a girl)!
We will however find out this Saturday - providing the baby cooperates:)

So, it's time to vote.

One of the pages in my baby book one of my THREE baby books

...has a place for you to write down who thinks the baby is a girl and who thinks it's a boy.

I'd like to include as many of our family and friends on these pages as possible. So, here's your task:
1) Leave a comment at the end of this post
2) Tell us whether you think BP is a girl or boy
3) Make sure you include your name (if your post comes up anonymous)

That's it! Very easy!
And we'll reveal the results this weekend after our appointment.

So, here's one last look at my belly before you vote:)

I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks (because I truly have NO idea!)