It's Friday! And it's been a fun week around here. I hope you all have had fun and I've managed to pull of a few surprises. =) If you are coming here from FFF then let me catch you up to speed -
Tomorrow is my birthday AND we're celebrating the arrival of a new little one in our family (who will be arriving next spring!) In honor and in celebration of the two things, I've been hosting quite a few book-related giveaways. Scroll through just this week's posts and I think you might find one or two things you like.
As for the five things I am thankful for:
1. Morning sickness (which has really been all day sickness.) It comes and goes in waves. The first time I was pregnant, I hated being pregnant and feeling sick. (I enjoyed the baby, yes, but the sickness? No thanks.) But after having had a miscarriage and having gone through a lengthy adoption process - a few weeks/couple of months of feeling woozy doesn't seem that bad! (It's all about perspective, I guess?) And I get the fact that being pregnant is a tremendous blessing. And I KNOW what's coming at the end of it and that just makes it all worth it!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Ps. 139:14 (NIV)
2. I am thankful for three children. And I could offer a lot of commentary on this but I'll leave it at this song:
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Ps. 127:3
3. I am thankful for a husband who is equally as excited about this baby as I am and is taking care of so much "stuff" that I am unable to do right now. This includes watching the kids all morning before he goes to work so that I can somehow swallow breakfast while sitting in front of the computer!
4. I am thankful for Bookworm1 who seems to have instantly grasped the fact that "Mommy has a baby in her tummy" and takes such polite care of mommy when she's feeling bad and daddy is at work. He is especially helpful when it comes to eating the "snacks" that "the baby didn't like."
Bookworm1 comes tripping downstairs from his nap and spies uneaten food next to Mommy.
Bookworm1: "Did the baby not like this?
Mommy: "Nope. It didn't."
Bookworm1: "What did it say to you?"
Mommy: "It said - OH, DON"T EAT THAT!"
Bookworm1: "Can I eat it?"
But then, on the other hand, when he sees Mommy eating something the conversation goes like this:
Bookworm1: "Oh, does the baby want you to eat that?"
Mommy: "Yes, the baby likes this."
Bookworm1: "Oh, then you better eat it!!!"
Amen, little brother, amen!
#5 - I am grateful for friends and family who have expressed their excitement for us. This is also not something that we take for granted and since we're over-the-moon ourselves, we find ourselves with a whole lot to celebrate this week!
Hope you all find yourselves preparing to enjoy a fantastic weekend!