Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Countdown begins... 36 Weeks Pregnant

It is hard to believe that I am 36 weeks pregnant and that we will soon get to meet our baby girl Malia.  The last several weeks have been filled with celebrations, rest, preparation and anticipation of what is yet to come.  Here are just a few highlights of what we have been up to.  


Aaron's twin brother, Stephen, was married on September 7th to the love of his life, Erin McKinney.  It was fun to celebrate with them, between the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the bridal shower and the actual wedding we had non-stop festivities for about a month, and we loved it!  What a blessing to have another Godly couple to be a part of Malia's life.  Here are some photos of the fun day!  

 33 Weeks Pregnant with my Handsome Husband

Stephen and Erin (with my handsome husband looking on :))

Our fun, crazy, loving family enjoying the photo booth (did I mention how handsome my husband is)

We have also spent the last several weeks tying up loose ends.  Getting Malia's much needed car seat, going to breastfeeding/parenting/childbirth classes and assembling her pack n' play and strollers. 
Sugar with Malia's Car Seat, she is really excited! Can't you tell?
Sugar was so excited she decided to jump on the counter and eat an entire loaf of banana bread as well as the tin foil it was wrapped in
Speaking of tin foil, this is Malia's spaceship/pack n' play (this is called cat proofing)
Taking a break from our hard work with Smores.  He takes such good care of me!

We are pretty certain that Malia will be a Michael Jordan fan, I mean, why wouldn't she be?  So we have also been accumulating, thanks to wonderful friends, some MJ stuff for her.  I don't know why but I just think they are so cute and I can't wait to see her in them.  I told Aaron this morning, I can't believe our unborn daughter has more Jordans than I do.  Things they are a changin'. 
 Her first pair of shoes

 2nd pair

 A Jordan Onesie!!!
In the coming weeks we will be busy finishing up final preparations for Malia's grand entrance.  We will be packing our hospital bags, doing Maternity photos, and having her car seat installed.  Oh and for some reason I have this intense need/urge to paint our bathrooms and build a laundry/cat room, we will see if that actually happens and keep you updated.  
As the big day approaches, we just ask that you would pray for God's protection over Malia.  That He would continue to strengthen her body and prepare her (and us) for her debut into this world.  I have also been praying that God is placing a calling and purpose on her life.  I firmly believe she is going to change the world.  I don't know if that will be because she will be a doctor that cures cancer or if it because she is going to have a daughter of her own and be an amazing mother (or maybe both!).  Either way, I know God has big plans in store for this girl and that she will be on this earth to glorify Him.  

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to meet her! You are going to be such a great mama!!