Thursday, January 20, 2011

36 weeks

Wow!  Time flies doesn't it?

Today I am officially term, officially 36 weeks! 

I just can't believe it's going so fast.  This summer when we found out, we were so surprised and excited.  We were still debating the 3rd baby with the other two so "big".  We were out of diapers and into sleeping through the night regularly.  We were having conversations that made sense & everyone had a booster seat now.  The thought of starting over, was a bit scary.  However, we still thought 3 was the right number, and that maybe this fall or winter would be the time if we were ever going to take the plunge. 

They say make a plan and God laughs right?!  So in June - Father's Day weekend to be exact - Jade & I realized we were becoming parents again, and oh my gosh we were excited.  And we realized Ollie was a miracle.  She was God's plan, not ours and we were so happy we were blessed with her.  We decided that we wouldn't find out her sex because it didn't really matter.  We wanted to be surprised.

And man, she has not stopped surprising us!  In September, I dreamt she was a girl with Down Syndrome.  I'm weird like that, but I always dream and know what my babies are.  I just know.  In October we saw the specialists and life crashed down - just temporarily.  October was Down Syndrome Awareness month & all the bloggers were posting daily blogs - 31 for 21 (Trisomy 21 is the real name of Down Syndrome).  It was a wonderful time to read about all these families & a big help emotionally.  Since this fall we've been on an uphill climb.  We've grown in our faith, and we've grown in our marriage.  We are stronger than we have honestly ever been, and after 14 years, we were pretty darn strong to start.  At this point, I don't know how Jade could be any better for me, but I know every year he gets better and better!  I heart him friends.

It's amazing that this one baby, that we debated over, has been such a blessing to us.  Such a joy, and we haven't even met her yet!  I am so excited and I know the next 3 weeks will fly by.  I can't wait to announce Ollie Faith to the world & I know so many people are praying over her and loving her - it's really quite unbelievable. 

Today I go to the OB in all the snow and wind (with Jade as my driver in a 4x4 big truck)!  It's just a checkup so everything should be well.  I do know that Ollie's head is locked & engaged!  How do I know?  Well the belly/crotch of all my pants are now too tight.  Her head is so low, that sitting in pants just shouldn't be done.  If I have 3 more weeks of this, I think I'll be sporting some unattractive yoga pants to work daily - apologies in advance!!

And don't worry - I washed the face off already!  If I paint that face on and whistle while moving my belly just right my kids laugh and laugh and laugh.  It's so worth it!


  1. Can't wait to "meet" Ollie! I remember this time with both of my babies (36 weeks or so). It's such a bittersweet time. You want to meet them so much but this is the last time in your life when you will be able to carry them around and protect them from the world. Sending you good energy on the journey ahead (and I don't mean just the 4x4 trip to the doctor!) ☺

  2. Annie, the time is really flying by! Ollie Faith will be here before we know! I am so anxious to meet her, if only in pictures of her.. She, along with her Mom, Dad & family are still in my prayers.. and you all will remain in my prayers even after Ollie arrives too! ♥

    Your belly face is so darn cute! Why didn't I think of doing that when I was PG for my kids?? I bet Aubrie and Everett just love it when you whistle and make your belly move! I can almost hear their laughter!! It makes me chuckle just thinking about how that would look to little one's! I love your great sense of humor and all your wonderful ideas that you always seem to have about.... whatever it may be!

    Keep safe while out and about and Have a wonderful day Annie.. Praying that all goes well at your OB visit today..


  3. WOOT WOOT!!! Cannot WAIT to hear the wonderful news! In the meantime, your gifty is being mailed tomorrow, yay!! Well, that is if Brad remembers to mail it.....


  4. Wow! Time has really gone fast! I hope you enjoy the few remaining weeks and are not too uncomfortable. (Yoga pants are great by the way, and at 36+weeks go with everything). We can't wait to meet your sweet little girl and we wish your family nothing but happiness!

  5. Oh I was so hoping you were going to say you left that face on for the docs. The next three weeks will fly and you are right Annie, you are truly blessed. I think you most likely look stunning in yoga pants... Ann ((Ollie))

  6. oh i know you are so excited to meet miss ollie! those last couple weeks i remember being so ready to hold my baby girls :) maybe she will decide she is ready to come out a couple weeks early like miss maggie ;) i could not even tell if i was having REAL contractions at 10pm....and she was born at 1:16 am! talk about a quick labor, i ahd always heard the third one came really be prepared! ( and if you even think you are contracting you probably are!)

  7. Happy 36 Weeks my friend! I am just at the edge of my seat waiting for your Ollie! Hang in there mamma and rock those yoga pants with pride!

  8. I can't belive it is almost time! How exciting!

    My sister is due any day, too...I am waiting on pins and needles! I too, usually dream about if someone is having a boy or a girl....I dreamed she was having a girl, so we will see! ;o)

    Keep us posted...I am waiting to hear the news!

    Oh, and the face cracked me up. Feel free to do a video for us. You could be the next You Tube sensation!


  9. I've been following your blog for a while, but never commented. I just love your style, it is kind of similar to mine. Most people think I'm crazy, so its so nice to see someone who thinks the same way I do! :o) I just wanted to let you know that you have another family praying for you and Ollie and the rest of your wonderful family. God can work miracles! I also wanted to tell you that that belly face is awesome! :o)

  10. Congrats to making it to term...that's always a relief!!

    You are daily in my prayers and thoughts!!


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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