Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Significance of a Flower

Is it springtime yet?  I couldn't have planned a better time to have a baby.  God's timing is so perfect!  I've always loved spring... it seems as though everything is coming back to life.  Flowers start to bloom, later sunsets, warm breezes, flip flops and dresses, and celebrating Christ's resurrection.  It truly is a season of rebirth... the most perfect time to welcome a sweet baby girl into the world! 

This past weekend, Josh and I went on a random-last minute date!  We were coming home from visiting his dad at the hospital (Thank you for your prayers!) and decided neither of us wanted to cook so we went out to eat.  We figured we should take advantage of random dates while we can.  While we were eating we were reminising about when we first figured out our baby girl's name.  We were only teenagers.  Josh mentioned her name and how he thought it sounded beautiful, and I immediately feel in love with it.  We were driving in his jeep right by the lilac bushes near his parent's house, while they were in full bloom.  He told me her middle name would be Violet, named after his beloved Nanny.  I didn't realized the amazing symbolism in that evening in high school until now.  We choose our girl's name while the lilacs were blooming... it must have been early May, matching with her due date.  Her middle name being Violet the color of the lilacs.  And the significance behind the flower- every year Josh stops by those exact bushes and picks lilacs off of them for his mom.  It's so amazing to think of how this little precious girl has, in a way, always been apart of Josh and I.  We always knew we'd have a baby girl and we've been praying for her by name since we first fell in love.  God is so good, to bless us with this little girl and create such a unique, beautiful story for us to share.  And yes, her first name is a surprise:-D

Since my last post my baby girl has gone through a little growth spurt!  I'm thinking she weighs around 2 lbs, because I know she is measuring a week and a half ahead of schedule.  I feel her wiggles and moves now more than ever!  She is definitely more active at night.  I enjoy falling asleep with my hands on my belly to feel her move, although sometimes she ends of keeping me up!  There are really no new pregnancy symptoms other than leg cramps at night and bleeding gums- I am so blessed to feel as good as I do!!  

I can't wait to see what she'll look like...if she'll have hair when she's born, who's chin she'll have, and get to know her little personality!  By the moves I feel, I like to think she'll be my little dancer or ice skater. 

I can't wait for the lilacs to bloom!

Updated picture coming Friday!


  1. I love it! You are so poetic! You put it so eloquently. :D

    You are going to be such a great mommy!

  2. :) How precious. :) I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying every moment, it blesses me for so many reasons. Thank you.

    PS...leg cramps-more potassium (bananas, yogurt, etc.). Bleeding gums-havent found a 'cure' for that yet but listerine seems to help :).

    Love you sweetie. Praying for you and your sweet family. XO's