Brock and I traveled to his parents house for our last pre-baby Christmas. It is strange to think it this way. And then I think that our lil guy is with us even if he is just inside. Pregnancy is rather odd at times. And the way that people say: "enjoy this time while it is just you two because it will never be that way again," baffles me. This is something that I have heard so many times and from the moment of conception our family went from 2 to 3. I get what people mean that life changes drastically in that we won't be able to just pop out and do what we want when we want without the responsibility of caring for others. Either way... Brock and I knew this would be life changing and it already has.
So, We normally get to spend a couple days during the Holiday with our loved ones but I took another step into adulthood this year and am no longer a student with a month off from school. Instead, I am an employed counselor and I was scheduled to work on Christmas Eve. I often say to myself: "Wow, when did I become an adult?" Work was a bit crazy on Christmas eve and we had more clients than I really wanted or anticipated. I had to work much later than anticipated. Brock and Dexter waited for me in the car for so long. We then drove straight from my job to his parents house to drop off Dex and then right on over to his Grandparents house for Christmas eve. We had a wonderful time there. Brock got to hold his 2nd cousin Samson who is only a few weeks old. And I got to compare bellies with Grandpa E. I love his belly! He told me that over the years and all the pregnancies in the family that I was the only one to ask to compare bellies. :-) He was such a good sport.
After Christmas eve, we went back to his parents house for a good nights sleep. And Christmas Breakfast the next morning. We spent the time with Brittani, Beth, Bob, Sara, BJ, Mason, and Collin. Brock's immediate family. We opened gifts and enjoyed one another. I put together a game the boys had received and after a while we all headed over to see the Lusch Grandparents.
Our bitterly short visit quickly came to a close and Brock and I had to head back to Cincy as both of us had to work the next day. I feel like the entire event was all too fast and no where near long enough. I guess that is part of adulthood. I am grateful that we were able to go. Next time we are in Huntington, we will have our lil boy with us. CRAZY THOUGHT!
Baby Check Up...
We also headed to the doctors appointment for another check up and everything looks great and normal as we progress along. I learned something new this week: the doctor measured the length of my belly and I wasn't sure what this measurement referred to so I asked. Her response was that the belly should measure in centimeters as the same number of weeks that I currently am. So for instance: I am at 34 weeks in my pregnancy and I should measure 34 centimeters. I was amazed by this. The measurement indicates the baby's growth and gives the doctors an indication of what is happening within. How cool is it that the Lord gave us this simple little measure to monitor just how a baby is growing. It is just another indication of his genius and wonderful creative style! I absolutely LOVE these little tidbits of information that the Lord keeps giving me through this process.
What a Wonderful Maker!
This week was the first of our 2 baby Lusch Bump sessions. Our first was done by a wonderful friend, Ms. Jessi Roesch. Since it is till december, I deeply desired just enough snow to cover the ground for our session. I didn't tell anyone about this, I just secretly asked the Lord. And he answered! I got snow! Before the session, Brock and I went to Target to purchase a new sweater for me as I wanted to look cute and nothing in my wardrobe rang out to me for picture day. I was then return to a friends house for a wonderful hair cut and style. It felt so good to get some of the length off my shoulders. Tara did a fantastic job. Jessi took so many pictures and had some amazing ideas. We had a lot of fun just being silly and enjoying the process.
This week we were blessed with being able to have dinner with our dear friends and Newly Weds, David and Valerie Borton. We had not seen them since the weekend of their wedding and it was a joy to have them in our home. They are too perfect for one another and it was wonderful getting to catch up with them.
- Brock thinks that the babe will come early
- I had a client get up at work to do the Twist and gave the half Moon ... Yep I got a full view of that one. Ugh, I did not want to see that one at all.
- Well, I think that I am out of words for this week. Ok so there were a lot of them as well as looks of pictures. I hope you have enjoyed the journey thus far of Baby Lusch's story.
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