Monday, March 21, 2011

Put Off Long Enough


































I'm not sure but this may be the first official pregnancy picture with baby 7!
So who wants the baby Scoop?
I am beginning to nest.  I have passed the 34 week mark and am feeling
countdown-ish.  So I am.  Counting down, that is, until the day (or night) arrives
when we make this little one's acquaintance.
I can hardly wait!!!

This pregnancy has been "boringly normal" which is the best thing a woman can
hear from her doctor or midwife.
I have settled on a couple of dear midwives near to us who have been working together
for 25 years or so.  I am currently hoping to deliver baby at home on Marvel Hill
(I have hot water again since last week - Yippee!!)
but they also have a comfortable little birth center we can drive to if we so choose at the
last moment.  I am very thankful for God's provision in these women, and look forward to
seeing tiny 7's story unfold at the end of this chapter.


One thing especially different about this pregnancy is that I have been feeling all baby's
limb movement at the front of my belly.  It's been fun to feel more feet and elbows, but I
can't make out exactly what's what.  My midwife thinks head is down which is all I was really
wanting to be reassured of!

Other than that, I am frantic trying to finish Bryce's baby scrapbook and Christmas stocking
as well as a few things I have personally put my hand to creating just for this new little person I love.
Between school and chores and life, 6 more weeks doesn't seem like very much time to wrap up
the details!

Oh yeah.  Then there's the name conundrum.  I'm open to any and all suggestions for either gender.
Preferably your favorites, but then, AJ has already contributed Khubilai Khan.
And Hans Solo (he is helpful like that).
So really, anything is fair game at this point! HA!

More than anything I would be blessed to have your prayers for my time of labor and delivery.
I would be so grateful to go into it with peace and grace - no fear or anxiety.
I know I can count on you my precious friends!

I love you much,
~Me

18 comments:

Jess said...

Names I love but am unlikely to use for whatever reason:

Boy

David
Asher
Samuel
Frederick
Nathaniel
Michael
Matthew
Tobias
Angus
Hamish
Edward
Evan
Ewan
Malcolm

Girl

Hannah
Abagail
Willow
Sarah
Zoe
Brita
Hope
Isabella
Penny/Penelope
Jewel
Pearl

My prayers are with you. What a blessing to find good midwives! I love your round belly and can't wait to catch up with you! Already have a bladder the size of a pea and a constant lower back ache so I feel I should have the belly to match ;)

outdoor.mom said...

you look so cute and gorgeous!! GReat post!!

The Pauls' Family said...

So exciting to start the "count down!" Praying for strength and peace for you in the next few weeks :)

Well our favorite names are the names of our children so far :)
Joshua
Jennifer
Megan
Kerri
Caleb
Zachary
Jesse
Nathan
Brooke
Mikaya
Josiah
Jaden !!!!!!

And one of my very favorite others which I hope to use on a boy one day would be Gideon

And another girl favorite would be Jaylyne :) Or maybe Leah, not sure on that one yet.

Happy name searching!

J said...

Hooray for a pic! You look wonderfully gorgeous, Analene. Boringly normal is music to my ears! Sounds like things are coming together even though the time will go quickly. How fun, the first Marvel Hill baby! If you want to belly map your baby, check out spinningbabies.com. Its a neat site to help figure out your babys position.
Love to all there,
J

Sally said...

Love you Ana--miss seeing your face--and belly :o)--in person! Just a couple favorites from me...

Marianne/Marianna
Lily
Lucy/Lucinda
Amelia

Alex
Tyler

Good boy names are always harder for me!

LindaFaye said...

You do look great. Thanks for posting a photo of you, I notice that you are not so often in front of the camera.
And for names, there is a growing trend around here for the name Siena. ;)

Pam... said...

you look beautiful. the all front movement means baby is posterior (facing toward your front). have fun with the names!

Cinnamon said...

Momma Bug you look the picture of health! Young, beautiful, pregnant and healthy!!

Been praying for your peace in these last weeks.

Would you mind emailing me at CinCapri@iowatelecom.net. I have something to ask you and I can't remember if I already have your email or not.

hugs~ Cinnamon

JENNIFER said...

Well, I am especially fond of Anna Bell these days, but I'm just saying....
Of course I will say a prayer for you and your blessing, even if you are a copy cat!

Ashley said...

Know that you (and your wee babe) are in my prayers, friend!

Baby names... I love thinking of baby names!

Girls names (in keeping with the ending sound "ah")

Hannah
Sara
Ella
Amelia
Rebekah
Georgia
Priscilla

Boys names

Matthew
Timothy
Jeremiah
Nathan



Thanks for sharing a photo of your beautiful self!

Much love,
Ashley

Sally said...

Hmmmm--yes...maybe AnaBella :o)

xox

The Zimmerman Family said...

Aw, adorable! You look great! : )

I'm getting ready to post my 27-week picture (which was taken over a week ago ... oops!) on our blog! :D

Glad everything's going smoothly for you, and I can't wait to see pictures in just a few short weeks! How exciting! ((hugs))

Diane said...

You look lovely Analene. You have my prayers. Hmm. The name game, huh? I will be sure to contribute my ideas in a bit! Ha!

Love ya.
Me

Photo Momma said...

You look beautiful!

JMB Ranch said...

Analene you are beautiful. I am so excited for you. This is such a special time and your first baby born at Marvel Hill! I can't wait for the stories.
Take care and God Bless.

Your Texas friend,
Brenda

SarahS said...

What a lovely photo of you my friend!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it:) We'll be praying for that peaceful, safe delivery. Love you!

Momma Bug said...

Well Ladies, you've done it again - gave me a little bit of new fodder for thought.
I love some of your suggestions, though there aren't many I haven't already considered. They all look so much better when you write them down though!
Please send more as you think of them. I'll keep looking back to this post and current comments for ideas.

Love!

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

i did not even know you were expecting!!! YYAAAYYY! Great news!!! I am so happy for you!!!