5.7.10

LIFE...the mundane and the miraculous.

I promised myself I would make a concentrated effort to post more regularly. So here I am. Life here is still a daily roller coaster of excitement/homesickness. I guess a see-saw would be a great illustration (lol) but I'm still taking it a day at a time.

Baby #2 is growing very healthily. I am officially huge. Can't believe how quickly it happened this time around! It seems like every day I'm bigger.... I know I've said that before... but I really am dumbfounded at my rapidly growing profile. I'm just beginning to feel her kicks and flutters. Never ceases to amaze and confound me. I love the comforting feeling of the thriving little life inside my womb. Serves as a reminder that there is a very big God in Heaven who is capable of so much more than I.

This isn't my baby... I do have an ultrasound picture, but I can't share it with you because I don't have access to a scanner here. But this is the basic gist of what she looks like this week. Amazing, isn't it? Can you believe she only weighs between 2-3 ounces, and is only like 3 inches long... but still looks that much like a real baby????? Incredible.

I don't know how any woman could experience the miracle of pregnancy and not be a wholehearted believer in the absolute, unquestionable sanctity of life.

Alright, well the other life I helped bring into this world is awake from her nap, so I must be off ;) Much love to you all, and I really will make a wholehearted attempt at posting more consistently.

Hope you all had a Happy Fourth!!! We missed America on our favorite holiday!!! I grilled some burgers and mixed up some homemade lemonade in honor of the day ;)

2 Comments:

Stephanie M. Page said...

Hi Claire,

Praying for you tonight.
I say the exact same thing every time I am pregnant, that I don't know how anyone could have life inside them and not believe in God. =)

hugs!

partialemptynester said...

So excited for you to have a little sister coming into your family for Peyton!
And I soo feel for you on the 4th...I never take it for granted after having experienced it overseas so much...once when I was in elementary school we celebrated it on the American high school's football field with foriegn military standing around the perimeters with machine guns, crazy wild! SOoo...glad you grilled burgers, drank lemonade and had a good ol' American time :)