Saturday, February 27, 2010

a beautiful saturday

Psalm 118:24 Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Today was a beautiful Saturday. We enjoyed a restful, relaxing day. J is leaving tomorrow for the National Trailer Convention in Reno, Nevada tomorrow, so it was nice to have a day together just chilling! We tested out Emily's 'travel system' and went for a walk. She slept for the majority of it, opened her eyes only when the wind blew in her face.
Emily is definitely growing and changing everyday. She is so fun to watch. She finally decided that she likes a pacifier. I was kinda against giving her one in the initial days, but since its been a couple weeks now, I'm glad she will take it. She is a calm, happy baby. We are thankful for that. She sleeps good at night. I still just get up one time with her usually between 3 and 4 AM. Not bad. At the Pedi clinic this week (Monday) Dr. Stagg said she is doing great and looks great. She weight 8 lb 2 oz! She is a healthy girl!
So Emily and me will be without J for a few days this week...not looking forward to it with a smile on my face or anything, but I know the days will pass quickly and we will be very happy to see daddy when he gets home. Pray for his safety during his trip. I'm a little jealous because in addition to his convention, he gets to snow ski while he is there! I've missed that this year. First time not to ski since I was 5 years old!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

one whole week...

Emily is already one week old. Time is going fast! She is doing great and Jeffery and I are having so much fun with our little girl. She eats alot and is sleeping pretty well. She usually goes down between 9:30 and 10:30 then wakes up about 3-4 hours later. So getting up once through the night has been nice. She usually wakes up about 7:30 in time to eat and see daddy off to work. It is amazing to look at her little face and see how she is already changing so much. She is becoming more aware of voices, lights, sounds. Its neat to watch her reactions.
It is also amazing to see how quickly things return to normal. I am feeling great. Heartburn is TOTALLY gone, which is such a wonderful relief. And my normal body is returning faster than I expected! She is a sweet girl and we love her so much!
Staying home and being a house-mommy has been great so far. Emily usually wakes up around 730 and is awake for a couple hours before she is ready to take another little nap. We have seen J for lunch every day. Twice we went to Diamond C. She did good going out and getting to meet people. In the afternoons she has been taking a little longer nap like between 2 and 3 hours before she wakes again and daddy gets home. We have had a few visitors everyday. Sometimes she is awake...sometimes not!
We are doing great and I am so thankful for this special time watching this little girl grow even now. God is good. We thank Him for the good things He gives to us every day.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Emily Beth Crabb

Our Happy Family!

Emily Beth Crabb was born on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces. She has lots of dark brown hair and she is just beautiful. Thank you for your prayers, your love, your excitement that you have shared with us over the last several months. Being a mommy is wonderful. It is wonderful to watch J be a daddy. He is soo sweet with her. We feel truly blessed and amazed at the precious gift she is.
She is healthy and happy, a very content baby. We are adjusting very well. We even took her to church today and she did great. We had a wonderful service in our new church building this morning. God is good and I know that He is already beginning to do great things through our move into the new building.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Waiting for Emily.

He is jealous for me. Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree. Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of the sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory. And I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me... Oh how He loves us, oh, oh how He loves us. How he loves us so...

And we are His portion and He is our prize. Drawn to redemption by the grace in his eyes. If His grace is an ocean we're all sinking...He loves us, Oh how He loves us!!

I love love love this song by David Crowder. I love to turn it up loud and take it all in. He loves us and we love because (and only because) He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 I feel overwhelmed with the Father's love for us. I guess especially during this exciting time of preparation for Jeffery and me. We are excited, nervous, anxious, but most of all ready to meet our little miracle, Emily. I said I wouldn't say it, but time did go by pretty fast and I can't believe today makes 40 weeks! Wow, thats a long time.
I pray mostly for her health when she enters the world. That she will be well and happy. I think back to our wedding 3 years ago and how emotional J and me both were that wonderful day. I know when Emily comes it will be no different. I just feel very blessed and even though I have my plenty of questions and concerns, I feel totally absorbed in the goodness of God and the provision of His hand. Thank you for taking this journey with us and as this part of it comes to an end we just ask that you keep praying for us and for Emily. I am so excited that we're going from 2 to 3. God is good.

I spent the day Monday making cookies to celebrate our little 'E' arriving soon!
Come see us for some!! :)

40 weeks...and ready!

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 10, 2010

Another good check up today with good news. I am 39 weeks now and starting to make a little progress on my own but Dr. Moore still doesn't expect that she will come in the next 3 or 4 days anyway. So, we will be hanging in there and waiting to see what happens on Wednesday, 2-10-10 which is my original due date anyway. We would love to meet her sooner, and maybe we will, but I trust that she will come when she is good and ready. I am thankful for good news and pretty amazed that if not less, I only have 8 more days until due date. It has been a great pregnancy overall. Not that I have any other to compare it to but I feel blessed and fortunate to have had a good 9 months. As I look back now, it did go by pretty quickly. Of course, it came with its ups and downs, discomforts, aches and pains, but for the most part, it has been and is a joyous time. I look so forward to holding her and seeing her sweet little face but I do think I will miss the feelings of her squirming around inside me. This part has been the most remarkable and enjoyable. Pregnancy is truly a miracle and definitely one of God's greatest designs in my opinion. How honored and blessed I feel to be a part of His bigger picture!
So start/continue praying for us please. Pray that the next few days will be restful for me and J as we get ready for life-changing (for the better) times very soon ahead. Pray that Emily will arrive healthy and happy. Pray that I will be healthy throughout labor and delivery. Most of all, pray that God will be glorified throughout this joyful time in our lives. Thank you for sharing this time with us.
In the meantime, in my waiting time I have been cooking alot. J and I both love to cook and since I probably won't feel much like whipping out a big meal real soon after baby comes, I'm taking advantage of my time at home and getting it done! J helped pick the menus for the week...he is always good at that! :) Tonight we had Chicken Pot Pies for supper. I have made them once before from a different recipe. This recipe was very lengthy and time consuming but we both agreed (especially J) that it was worth it. He took progressive pictures for a visual of tonight's meal! I made a Pound Cake served with fresh whipped cream and blueberries for dessert. J says he can't wait to eat pound cake for breakfast tomorrow! Hey-whatever makes him happy!

'Million-Dollar Pound Cake'

Stay tuned for news about our baby girl! I will keep you posted. Have a great week!