Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pregnancy in full bloom!

Karen is now about 28 weeks pregnant and as cute as ever. We've been calling our little one "pie-filling" as in the "filling" in sweetie pie. :-) The baby is very active, and says hello to both mommy and daddy at regular intervals in the day.

Photo: Karen rests comfortably in our newly renovated library/office.Posted by Picasa

We're both excited and "scared" at the prospect of being parents. It is such a big responsibility yet a very noble and humbling one. We both had our second pre-natal class today and learned much about the second stage of labour. The miracle of life is really quite awe inspiring when you think about it. That little thing inside that is kicking and saying hello to us everyday is a new living being, just ready to be nurtured and ready to explore the world. Wow. Just hard to imagine.

Life has been a bit on the stressful side as we write this. Renovations ("nesting" as they call it in pre-natal class) has been going well -- we've finally finished every room except the baby room....and to be quite frank, we're a bit tired of the whole thing now. But Jonathan hopes to get it done soon anyway in amongst all the other things (family, ministry and work) that we've both been trying to finish before the baby comes. Well, it's all in God's hands.

On a more interesting note, Karen's grandparents from Germany have been in town the past few days and will be staying in Vancouver for the next few weeks. We're brushing up on our Deutsch. We've managed to say a few things here and there, but mostly it's conversing through Hans or with gestures.

Anyway, Karen is calling me to bed. Until next time,

Guten Nacht!

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