Friday, July 23, 2010

Kari Jobe singing "You Are For Me"

This video - I can't get it out of my head!  No matter what we face, God is ALWAYS For Us! When the world seems to be against us...when are circumstances seem unbearable...when WE are unbearable...God is there. Not just for the person next door, but for ME!

"You Are For Me"
sung by Kair Jobe

So patient
So gracious
So merciful and true…
So wonderful in all You do

You know me
You see me
You know my every move
You love for me to sing to You

Lord, I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
forsake me in my weaknesses
I know that You have come now
even if to write upon my heart
To remind me that

I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
forsake me in my weaknesses
I know that You have come now
even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

1 Week...7 days...less than 168 hours

We are only 1 week away from meeting our little girl, Paisley Madison Reno.  Wow...never thought I would go full term with this child!  Especially knowing that Parker was 3 weeks early.  But it has happened.  And as "upset" (only because my belly is huge and I am miserable in the heat!) as I am that I have carried this child around for 39 weeks, I am blessed to know God has had his hand of protection on me and Paisley during this pregnancy.  We had a rough start in the beginning, especially with the fact that she was a surprise, but no other complications except for 2 stomach bugs.

As my OB checks me each week, she smiles and laughs a little bit because Paisley is NO WHERE near ready to come out!  No dialation what so ever!  She must hate hot weather least in my belly it is a controlled temperature.  Dr. Ingram tells me how lucky I am to be having a c-section, otherwise I would be in labor for DAYS.  Isn't that just lovely to hear?

And Parker?  How are we getting him ready? 
Well, I have been asking him every day this week...

Me: "Who is coming to see you next week?" 
Parker: "Nana and Papa" (my parents) 
Me: "Yes, and who else is coming?" 
Parker: "Nana and Papa!" 
Me: "Yes, I know Nana and Papa.  But who else is coming?  Is Paisley coming next week?" 
Parker: "Noooo, just Nana and Papa!" 

At least I have tried!  I also tried reading a book that Braxton's mom gave Parker's cousin when he found out he was going to be a big brother.  I even changed the names in the book to "Parker" and "Paisley".  It helped for the first page, but then Parker wanted nothing else to do with the "I'm Going To Be A Big Brother" book.  I guess we will just see what happens!

The question now looming everything ready for Paisley's arrival?  Pretty much!  We (mostly I) planned so much for an early arrival of Miss Paisley that I was pretty much ready at 36 weeks!  The house is clean except for a few counter wipedowns and a clean sweep of the toilets.  Bags are almost packed...just waiting for the last few items.  Car seat bases are ready to be installed in both of our vehicles.  AND....Parker and Paisley's shirts have been purchased!

Of course Parker's shirt will have a "P" and it will read "Big Brother Parker".  Paisley's shirt will have a "p" and it will read "Little Sister Paisley".  Can't wait to take their picture in the shirts!  It was really the last purchase that needed to be made.  Now...hopefully they will arrive before we leave for the hospital on Wednesday morning! is all set!  We will arrive at St. Vincent's Hospital at 5:30am to prepare for the c-section.  My surgery is scheduled for 7:30am.  Miss Paisley Madison Reno should arrive around 8:00am!