Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Very Merry Yoder Christmas

Like every year we packed the car and made our way to the parents in Indiana. Without fail every year there is a storm somewhere on our drive, this year snow was supposed to accompany us most of the way. We decided last minute to try to beat the storm and left at night and drove until 2am to the border of PA. Walking into the hotel in the snow feeling large with child I was hoping there would be room in the Inn. ;-) We finished our journey the next day with a stop to my grandparents and then finally made it to Indiana. I don't know what it was about this year, but the 7 days FLEW by. We had such a wonderful time with my parents and then with Christina and Clinton when they joined us. I was so sad to leave, but this time I have something wonderful to look forward too... a baby in 10 weeks! :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mary's Song

I have traveled
Many moonless night
Cold and Weary
With a babe inside
And I wonder
What I've done
Holy Father
You have come
Chosen me now
To carry your son

I am waiting
in a silent prayer
I am frightened
by the load i bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now

Breath of Heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me, your holyness
For your holy Breath of Heaven

Do you wonder
As you watch my face
If a wiser one,
should of had my place
But I offer-all I am
For the mercy-of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And the Third Trimester is about to begin...

It’s crazy that I have 3 months to go before our little girl gets here. Time has flown by when I look back on it, though I might have pushed it a little. Milestones have been charted on my calendar and I looked at them frequently waiting for the day to see the baby on the screen, waiting to find out boy or girl, waiting to feel the jabs… all those things have happened and I can’t believe it. I am now looking the third trimester in the face and wondering… how did I get here already? I am ready for the baby and yet I am not… maybe these last three months will get me to the point that I’m ready. I know my body is definitely ready. :)

Ok so enough of my reflections… interesting moments in the past few weeks

My goal is to give birth with no drugs so I have been preparing myself as best I can, the past few days I have been practicing different techniques of breathing and so on and my favorite so far is letting your mind just focus on little things around you… hard to explain but I enjoyed explaining it to my friends while getting ready to cross a busy NYC intersection… white crosswalk, cars loud, cold air, people talking, black street… they found it amusing. Anyways I’m going hardcore on practicing these techniques and tomorrow night Dhrumil will get to witness a session where I hold ice in one hand (a type of pain) and practice what I’ve learned to get my mind off of the “pain” he is thrilled of course… ;-)

The men at my job… so I must give a little shout out to the “working in a mainly male environment with kind men who know about babies” the past few weeks I haven’t had a day go past where I haven’t had a male coworker ask “how are you feeling” my favorite questions… “have you hit the third trimester yet, that’s the worst” “any interesting cravings” “how are you sleeping?” “Are you staying mobile, that’s the key to a healthy mind” OH and the best one today… “I didn’t know you were pregnant”… just like a man. Each time I have a new question I turn red… wow these men know a lot guess their wives have them trained… ummm I’m sleeping ok thanks… heeehee. It’s nice to have people care, though it may be a little awkward

My mother in law’s texts… “please take rest and drink milk” or her calls “It’s snowing please do not go outside”

My mom’s enthusiasm… calling me everyday with new ideas for the nursery, sending me clothes to ensure I look cute and the sign she bought for her house “Grandkids welcome always, Parents by appointments only”

My dad’s excitement and wanting to change every name we tell him we're thinking about for the baby to a nickname that I’m not thrilled with…

Scaring my friends with the secrets of pregnancy… :) OK well I don’t tell them everything I’ll let them find out like I had to
Having many laughs with Dhrumil, laughs that warm my heart…

Enjoying my bowls of honey nut cheerios at 9pm almost every night… strange craving I know, well like my friend said it’s helping my cholesterol

Having my friend yell on the subway “THERE IS A SPOT SIT DOWN”

My boss saying to me today “you look tired, sorry wish I could tell you it gets better” (talking about sleeping at night)
And eating a Magnolia Bakery cupcake that is having my salivate thinking about it... gingerbread with vanilla butter cream!!! YUM
Wonder what experiences this next trimester will hold?