So it is Liam's 2nd birthday today. How do I have a 2 year old? I am not really sure how that happened. Since I am being induced tomorrow, I was looking forward to spending time with Liam today. It was just a bonus that it is his birthday. I took him to McDonald's for a happy meal, he hung out with his friends in the afternoon and we had a family celebration with cake and presents. It was a wonderful day. So here are some things that I love about Liam:
1. He is fearless. Liam will try anything and is not scared.
2. He his friendly. He is always saying hi to waving to people in the store.
3. His smile. This boy always melts me with his smile. I will never get sick of it.
4. His curiosity. Liam is so inquisitive and smart. He loves to do anything that we are doing.
5. His hugs. I love that Liam is a hugger. There is nothing better than getting a hug from Liam.
Although I am super excited about Landon's birth I will miss my mommy-Liam time. I have loved every minute of these last two years. I am so glad to be a mom to my wonderful son. I love you so much Liam! Happy Birthday!
So I am one week away from my due date! Crazy. I am having some denial issues. I really can't believe that we are going to have another baby so soon, but at the same time I can't wait to meet the little guy. At recent doctor's visits I have been told that I am about 1.5 cm dilated and about 50% effaced so that is good news. At my last doctor's appointment they told me they would strip my membranes on Thursday (5/12) to help me go into labor naturally and then if nothing happens I will be induced on the 19th. So we are really hoping and praying that Landon decides to come on his own since I am planning on VBAC and really don't want to be induced. I would include a picture of what I look like in this post, but I always forget to have Roland take a picture before I have changed into more comfortable clothes and then I am too lazy to change back into normal clothes. That is the update. Hopefully there will be some more exciting news coming soon!
So this weekend was great for many reasons. The first being that my sister Gretchen came to town. She is driving across the country with her friend Tyrel and they made a stop in Dallas. They arrived late on Friday, stayed all day Saturday and left early this morning. Even though they only got to spend a day it was wonderful. I love having family come and visit.
The second reason this weekend was great was that some of my friends gave me a baby shower for Landon. It was a wonderful party with great food and wonderful friends. Thanks so much for everyone that came and for all your help with the new addition to our family.
The last reason it was a great weekend was testimony meeting today. I felt the Spirit and since I did not get up to bear my testimony I thought I would share it on my blog. First of all I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I have been a little anxious about Landon coming, but I know that I will not be alone and that Heavenly Father will help our family. I am grateful for my Savior and for the knowledge that I will live again with my family. I know the scriptures are true and I am grateful for how accessible they are to me. I am grateful for my family and for Roland taking care of Liam during sacrament meeting so that I can listen and feel the Spirit. So that is my simple testimony for today. Wonderful weekend!
The sisters! We knew the temple was closed due for cleaning, but Gretchen and Tyrel wanted to see it. Oh and if you are wondering this is how I look when I am 38 weeks pregnant. Please do not zoom on the picture, my face is getting just a bit swollen.
Tyrel and Gretchen. So funny story Since it was closed it was gated, but guess who squeezed through? Yep that would be Liam. So Liam was running around inside the gated temple grounds. Luckily Roland tempted him back with his phone or we would have had to jump the fence. We couldn't stop laughing. Crazy kid.
After Liam's nap we went to White Rock Lake and tossed the frisbee around.
What a great weekend! If anyone has any desire to come to Dallas we love visitors!