It's so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that our little guy could come at any point now. We have transitioned from counting down the months to counting down the days. This is where we wait and trust that he'll come in God's perfect timing. :)
This past week Jonathan was away at Summer Camp with our Real Life students, and wow, God sure did move in their lives there! I could write a book with all the testimonies they came back with...God is so good! :) And this is just the beginning of what he's going to do! :) Sadly, due to the nature of camp, I was too far along in pregnancy to safely join them. So I stayed at home. Thankfully, I was not alone! :) My amazing mom flew down from Maine to join me for the week.
Having my mom here was such an incredible blessing! I really don't know what I would have done without her. She helped me with things I've been having difficulty with...such as scrubbing the bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen floor, and buckling my sandals. Haha! And on top of all the help she was, it was really just a joy to get to spend so much quality time together. Since we live so far apart, we don't get that very often, so I always cherish those moments when we do.
This week I've continued to have contractions. Some days, it's only 3-5...but other days it will be closer to 20-30 contractions in an evening. Last Wednesday I was thinking it may actually happen. The contractions were more uncomfortable and even painful...they were getting closer together and longer. They eventually slowed down and stopped, but in the midst of it I was kinda freaking out that Liam might come while Jonathan was at camp (of course, he would have booked it to the hospital and probably made it in time). I was SO thankful that my mom was there with me. I couldn't imagine being all alone during that. God definitely knew what I needed. :)
At last week's appointment, it was encouraging to find out that my body is indeed progressing toward being ready for birth. All of these warm-up contractions haven't been for nothing! :) We're at the point of weekly exams now, which is fun and exciting! We go back again this Thursday for another exam and ultrasound. I'm excited to see our little man's face again (and to find out how much he weighs!) and to also discover if we've progressed more this past week. Exciting stuff!
Another exciting thing that happened this past weekend was our second baby shower! Our amazing Pastor's wife, Kim, planned and put on an incredible shower for us with our Full Life family, and also friends in the Nashville area. I was completely blown away! We were so blessed by all the people who showed up and showered us with love (and gifts!). And it was such a joy that my mom got to be here for it too. It was a joy getting to introduce her to so many of the people we love here. Thank you so much to everyone who helped put together this shower and who came out to celebrate with us. You all are such great blessings in my life.
Now we continue to nest and prepare for our little guy...never knowing when he'll decide to show up, but feeling more and more ready for his arrival.
I keep wondering which week will be our last weekly update. We'll keep you posted! :) If you want to keep up-to-date with more real-time updates, feel free to follow us on Twitter @tiffanyzajas (me) and @zajas (Jonathan) and Instagram tiffanyzajas (me) and zajas (husband).
Love and appreciate you all!