Wednesday, January 13, 2010


After lunch today I took a nice long walk, pushing a double stroller up the trail at the Old Works Golf Course. It was wonderful to get out into the fresh air, get my heart pumping and my hips moving! Tessa and Jaci are both peacefully napping, as they were at the end of the ride. Now I’m sitting here writing to whoever will read, sipping a cup of tea flavored with organic egg nog. Mmmm; life doesn’t get much better than this!
The baby is still not here, and I’m writing about what *peace* I have about that!! I’m not terribly uncomfortable, but even the emotional/mental side of preparing for birth has me feeling peaceful that he/she will arrive at the right time. Yesterday, following a conversation with my midwife, I was feeling negatively pressured because she relayed her opinion that there IS a deadline of having baby by this weekend. I was disappointed, knowing there are other midwives who would have a more relaxed outlook about being overdue. So during a wonderful rest/prayer time, I asked God to please just give me a word that would encourage me about this baby coming, and this is what I heard: “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” I looked up the verse, and it is Philippians 1.6. Perhaps it’s a little out of context for pregnancy, but I’m reassured that God will complete what he began! He’s the one who created my body, the baby’s life, and by his power & amazing creation, the baby will be brought into the world! So I printed out the verse and hung it in a doorway for me to see and read and rejoice in every time I walk by.

Adrian reminded me that several weeks ago, he predicted the baby would arrive mid-January, and I adamantly disagreed with him … but I have to admit now: honey, you were absolutely right!! Why did I ever question a daddy’s intuition?

The belly pic was taken Friday, and I was surprised to see that it's not as big as I feel-- just another indication that this baby needs a little more time. I welcome phone calls if you have thoughts to share…


  1. I'd agree.. that belly ain't very big! :) Glad to hear you're feeling good. Keep up the good attitude. And you're absolutely right. HE will finish what he has started. When I was overdue with Katie, I wasn't as postive as you are...and i was slighty uncomfortable. at 8#15 oz.. she was more than ready to come :)

  2. glad you're feeling positive and peaceful- that's great for the baby. your baby bump is so petite- lucky! mine always got so huge that i was afraid i'd trip on my post-baby belly flap. :)

  3. Hi Anna,
    Glad you are enjoying this journey...hugs coming your way!

  4. Good attitude Anna! Don't let the midwife pressure you unless of course she has a good reason to induce! Hang in there. Aunt Deb

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Anna. You have such a peace about you. God's timing is always perfect. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Julie

  6. Anna-Good Luck with delivery. Waiting to hear the news:) Maybe Mary wont miss the babys arrival after all.

  7. I'm glad you have peace with the wait. I'm still 6 days from due date starting to accept that this one will be here when it's ready! (And it may not be when I want it to be =) Thanks for sharing and hope everything goes smoothly for you when your little one arrives!
    Oh, I was going to invite you to our blog but don't have your email...if you're interested, email me at schwenneker5atyahoodotcom

  8. Hi Anna!

    Hang in there! Your positive attitude and relaxed composure have just made such a wonderful little home for your baby, he/she doesn't want to leave! And remember, no one has been pregnant forever. Baby will come when he/she is good and ready to. When that happens, we can't wait to hear all about it!

    Much love to all of you.

    Willeke & Co.