"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

the waiting game











June 30th.  We know all about due dates, yet we still couldn't help but be excited when the day came... then went.  We looked forward to the fourth of July.  It came... it went.  The girls and I have been here for a week now and although it's been nice spending this time with Hillary and Monte, we thought (hoped) that we would be spending it with Hillary, Monte and Charlotte.

There is a story in here about being induced (obviously she wasn't, hurray!) but I won't tell that one today.  Nope.  This baby will come in it's time as babies do.

While we are waiting I'm enjoying the knitting.  We took a field trip to a cute little historical district yesterday and it just happened to have a cute little yarn shop.  Hillary picked a beautiful hand painted superwash for the EZ Baby Surprise Jacket that I cast on this morning.  I chose a yummy, soft, merino~angora blend (Hill picked the color) for the Peurperium that is now half finished.  The Plain Vest was started and finished a few days after we arrived.  

I'm really not reading anything since I have all of this wonderful company and my absorbing projects.  :)

So, since you've decided to bless me with a visit today, once again I ask for your prayers for a safe delivery and if you don't mind... add a rush order?  Grandma has to go home Sunday!
  

Blessings, Debbie

36 comments:

  1. I know everyone is anxious for the baby's arrival, but it will be worth the wait:@) Take care!

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  2. My first born took her sweet little time so I well remember the wait. I can join the prayer warriors for not just a safe delivery for Charlotte (beautiful, beautiful name) but for a little speed.

    She'll be so worth the wait.
    But, oh, the wait!

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  3. Oh, it would be so nice if you could be there...

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  4. Good things come to those who wait.....but the waiting is sooooo hard. Prayers for a safe and speedy delivery!

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  5. Lifting up prayers my friend! May it be soon, very soon!

    Hugs!
    Deborah

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  6. Oh, those wee babies and their schedules! Praying always for you Debbie and your beautiful family.

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  7. Prayers on the way; hopefully Charlotte will be, too! Looking forward to the good news of her safe arrival! blessings ~ tanna
    ps LOVE all her handknit treasures. ;)

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  8. praying for your sweet girl and how exciting that it is any single day now!!!

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  9. Poor thing! I know how anxious I always was at the end of my pregnancies! Just wanting to get on with it, you know! Love your knitting pics, and I will pray for a safe, speedy delivery!

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  10. The waiting game is hard! 5 of my 6 were either on time or early, but the last one was a week overdue.

    Praying for safe passage into this world for little Charlotte!

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  11. Oooh no fun - you have to leave so soon - praying baby comes today!!! A woman in our church had the same due date and just delivered yesterday or early this morning (not sure) so it's Hilary's turn now! ;) Beautiful yarn - makes me think I should learn to knit...but I'll leave that to the experts - I'm busy enough I think! ;)

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  12. I *know* the waiting game! I will pray for all of you as you wait for dear little Charlotte (who will be soooooo worth the wait)!

    {{Fellow-grandma hugs}} =D

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  13. All three of mine were two weeks passed the due date. They were too comfortable and in no hurry. It is so difficult to wait. Here's hoping that all goes well and you can all be with her soon.

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  14. I'm getting excited for you and everyone and especially for little Charlotte to have journeyed for nine months to meet all of you. She will change everything when she finally arrives. She will make your daughter and her husband a mom and a dad, she will make you and your husband a grandmother and grandfather, she will make aunts and uncle and cousins etc.
    She will change schedules, add loads of work to the daily routine. She will need her own space at home and in the car and be the centre of attention.

    She will add some joy and happiness in your lives but also some worries and concerns. She will be a gift to all of you.

    It's a big job being a baby girl and she is taking her time because she wants to give mom a rest before all this happens.

    Thanks for sharing with us you anticipated moment.
    Big hugs to all of you.
    JB
    I'm sending some prayers for a safe and quick delivery of you beautiful granddaughter.

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  15. Poor thing, I remember being the pregnant one in the waiting game all too well, it is hard not to get stressed about it. Prayers for all of you and especially on that rush order.

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  16. Poor girl. Well babies get here when they are supposed too. I will be praying for you all.

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  17. It is so hard to wait, I know! (mama of 8, here!) Praying for you and your family. The pics of the dog waiting by the crib are wonderful. :)

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  18. Oh I do hope she arrives before Sunday, praying for all of you:)

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  19. Oh goodness! What a blessing it is to have this time to sit and be quiet and enjoy the last days of just-us-ness. The knitting projects are beautiful and I am so, so, so glad she's not being induced. Babies come when babies do.

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  20. oooh, fingers crossed that you get to see that little Charlotte! (we have a Charlotte too, she often gets called "Lotte", or La-tee-dah, haha, for short.)
    That little pink sweater looks so soft and kooshy. And I love the plain vest! That was one of my favorite knits!

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  21. I had the same experience, waiting with my daughter last September, waiting...waiting... It's clear from your post that it can be a blessing, as it was for us, if everyone is making good use of the time. But yes, grandmas have multiple obligations, and you'd like to have some time to enjoy the baby *after* it comes, too!

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  22. Oh poor thing. The hardest part is waiting. You might want to knit faster gramma. She might be waiting on her projects to be finished first. ;) Sending more prayers, as always.

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  23. It is so hard to wait. Our son was 11 days over time and I was at my whits end by then.
    Lots of luck and I hope she doesn't have to wait any longer ; )

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  24. Oh, my first baby was 2 weeks late and I remember being just fine with it. I was scared. :) Charlotte is such a sweet name and her sleeping mama is precious. Praying....

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  25. Ohhh that waiting is so hard and so sweet too! The calm before the storm! I will pray for a soon and safe delivery! Such gorgeous knits for sweet Charlotte!

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  26. This Grandma understands! I am hopeful that you are even now holding that sweet girlie!

    Praying!

    Deanna

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  27. Oh my! I will pray! You just have to see the baby soon! Very nice pictures.

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  28. You will not be waiting as long as you have been. I am praying...
    Blessings.

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  29. Dear Lord, Baby Charlotte has family waiting to meet her....could you hurry her safely along, please? So much love waiting for her...
    Thanks.
    Amen.

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  30. Hope as I write this that the baby is on it's way.
    Cute little vest and lovely dog!

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  31. Oh how precious...again, you caught it all in your pictures. Praying for you all...and we find out what our grand will be tomorrow..well the first of two.

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  32. Eek! Still waiting! No pressure...on the mom..I(but hurry! just kidding)....just relax!

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  33. Praying for a safe delivery! And maybe a rush order! :)

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  34. Praying to St Gerard the patron Saint of pregnant mothers. GOd BLESS you all at this amazing time.

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  35. Hope she is here by now (the 13th)! And that all are doing well. That first grandbaby is really special!

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  36. I have been on vacation and out of "blog land" so am catching up this Sunday afternoon. Hope that baby arrived safely. Will look forward to "meeting" this very special grand baby!

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