Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cloth Diapering--Gearing Up!

So, I've been really determined to try to do the cloth diapering thing, but it has come a long way since the days of basic flat cloth with pins and rubber pants. There are so many options! I've been looking on some message boards, and it gets a little overwhelming trying to sort through it all. Anyway, I came across this contest where you can win 12 FREE AIO's (which stands for All-In-Ones, as I'm learning from message boards)! I LOVE free stuff. So, if you're a mom or going to be soon and happen to read this, check out the contest:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

5 Years; 36 Weeks

John and I celebrated our 5-Year Anniversary last weekend! We went to a little B&B closeby that we stayed at after our wedding. We spent a nice relaxing day together, and it was so nice to get away even a little bit.
I'm so thankful and so blessed to have such an amazing husband! Seriously, he is so good to me, and I just can't wait to see him with Baby Snowden because he's going to be an amazing dad!

While we were there, we were playing around with the camera, and John had the idea to try to take a silhouette picture of the baby belly. It turned out pretty fun, and you can definitely see how big it is these days! I just hit 36 weeks this Tuesday, so while it is still early and unlikely to happen quite yet, it really could be any day now! Wow!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Humbling Moments

I am getting really large these days, and it has been humbling to feel my energy fading! I really packed a lot of events for my work at the church into July because I was (rather naively) thinking, Well, as long as I have things pretty clear by early August (due date is the 19th), that should be fine, right? I am teaching a class at the church for a summer series we have, and it ends July 29. I've had a lot of people come up and ask me, What are you thinking?! Well, I was thinking, I've never done this before! How should I know any better?! Not to mention that I come from a family of people on both sides who never retire and probably cooked three full meals after helping in the field the day they gave birth! Ok, so maybe an exaggeration, but point being, I don't come from a long line of people who know how to just "take it easy."
Anyway, I've had to face some of the limitations on my energy this week, but an even more humbling moment came on Saturday. I had gone for a walk Friday morning and felt my toes poking and rubbing and thought, Oh, I probably need to trim by toenails; it's been awhile. So, Saturday morning when I was getting ready to walk again, I went into the bathroom to cut my toenails only to discover that I can't actually reach them well enough to accomplish such a task!!!
So, I rather sheepishly called out to John that I needed some help (which I think scared him for a moment considering the room I was calling from!), and my dear husband helped me out with this task, which I don't imagine you really foresee yourself ever needing to help another adult complete. He's awfully good to me! And, I suppose it is a good lesson for me overall because it is hard to be too stubbornly self-sufficient when you need assistance to cut your own toenails! :)