Friday, November 30, 2007

More Blessings

“Earth is crammed with heaven,
and every common bush afire with God;
but only he who sees takes off his shoes.
The rest sit around it andPluck blackberries.”
~Elizabeth Barret Browning

176. The coming of Winter and the growing life inside that is close to appearing
177. The fun of planting 100 white tulips while 36 weeks pregnant
178. The preparation of bringing our new life home
179. Final days of togetherness before the impending change
180. Family assistance in the final weeks
181. A mother-in-law who sings sweet hymns to Drew as he begs for more
182. 36.6 days of pregnancy
183. Our little blessing with 10 fingers and 10 toes
184. A peaceful and relaxed labor, 4 pushes, and the shocked look on Gabe’s face when he came out
185. John’s careful wiping of my brow and his constant encouragement during our 3 hours of labor
186. John’s diamond game on his palm that distracted me from most of the pain from contractions
187. Focused breathing
188. Gabe’s perfect little body, all 6 pounds 4 ounces
189. An almost full term healthy baby
190. Family to watch Drew while we were in labor
191. Drew’s sweet face when he saw his brother for the first time
192. A mother-in-law who cares for our home and child with such ease and thought
193. A night of bonding in the hospital with our new son, I loved holding him all night long gazing into his eyes
194. The shallow swallow of my baby nursing
195. Kindhearted nurses who serve me so gently
196. Watching Drew feed his baby doll
197. A gift card to CVS where we buy last remaining baby items on our way home
198. A small newborn sleeping in his car seat as we ride home
199. Our family of 4 at home together
200. Watching Daddy hold his boys

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