Thursday, July 23, 2009

July...

I feel like I should blog something. Mr. Rochester and I have had a busy July so far. Most of it seems like it was spent looking for a new (to us) car after I got off work every day. We literally did this almost every day and it's finally over! Yay! Last week we traded in our old Altima that had almost 195,000 miles on it for a 2003 Subaru Forester with about 75,000 miles on it. I wanted to post pictures of it but to be honest, I've just been too tired to do much in the evenings. So pictures will have to wait until another blog post. We are really happy with the new car and it drives beautifully. Most of all, I don't feel like I have to worry about breaking down or bursting into flames when I drive it. It is such a "family" looking car and I think it will be perfect for our growing family.

Speaking of family, YES, we are having a baby next Thursday! I can hardly believe that a few days after that we will be bringing our little baby boy home from the hospital. We've been having non-stress tests the last few weeks and his heartrate and movements have all been great so there appears to be little cause to worry. Last year our daughter was delivered at 38 weeks. This week I am 38 weeks pregnant and I can tell a difference in the baby's movements between this pregnancy and my last. It is comforting to feel the baby moving so much but sometimes I wistfully think that if I'd only know what it was like to be pregnant before and how much a baby should move towards the end of pregnancy, then maybe things would have been different with our daughter. Despite feelings I have like that, I know the Lord has a plan for each of us and that our family is eternal -- we will be with her again someday.

The past few weeks we have been blessed with baby showers and gifts given by friends and family and I wanted to thank everyone again for all of the baby items we've been given. I truly enjoyed all of the showers and am very grateful to everyone for their kindness. I can't wait to hold our little boy in just a week!