Monday, May 14, 2007

Peace that Passes My Understanding

Here I am at 21 hours away from becoming a mother.
Am I nervous? no.
Am I excited? sure!
Am I scared? not at all.
Am I "ready"? I guess so.

These are all questions that people have been asking me for the past few days. Everything is so surreal at this point, and I am not sure when the weight of everything will hit. I have been looking forward to tomorrow since I was probably 10 years old. Having a family has been one of the main goals for Zach and me, and here we are about to reach the first milestone- the birth of our first children. wow.

I am not sure how I am supposed to feel, but I don't feel like I thought I would. I am not running (waddling) around the house trying to prepare every last detail, I am not calling everyone that I know to share every detail of my emotions, I am not walking around with a glazed look on my face. I am just being me, and this is just another day. I will take this as another example of God demonstrating a peace that passes my understanding. That is how I feel today- peaceful.

Just for memories sake, I am going to list what I have been doing the past few days. I think it will be fun to look back and remember the final days before motherhood hit!

Friday- The Sheets family came into Abilene to celebrate Sarah's graduation from Nursing School/ACU. We had a cookout at their Abilene house, and had a great time sitting outside in coversation with friends and family.

Saturday- I couldn't sit through Sarah's graduation, but Zach and I met up with everyone afterwards in the ACU Mall area. Then we headed to Bueno to celebrate with the whole family and lots of friends. The Sheets had to leave in a hurry to make it to Terah's Law School gradution from Texas Tech. Zach and I stayed here and had a date night. He bought me flowers for mother's day, and we stuffed ourselves at Texas Roadhouse. Then we had a fun movie night at the house, and the evening finished with a much needed massage!

Sunday (Mother's Day)- church, lunch from Sonic!, nap, and small group party! We had a cookout at the Walters' house, and it was just another great evening of hanging out with close friends.

Monday- So far I have not done a whole lot today. I ran an errand across town to take care of some medical billing, and I am thinking about swimming this afternoon after our doctors appointments. Other than that, I will try to clean up the guest room a little, finish packing for the hospital, and get ready for lots of family to be here tonight!

So here I am at 37 weeks pregnant- one day away from delivery! Looking slightly worn-out, but feeling really good!

From the advice of another twin-mom, I just measured all around my belly, and it comes in at 46 inches! I am loving every bit of it too!

Names to cross off: Zachary (there will be no "Juniors" or JR's), Bradley, Daniel, Tristan, Jaxon, Lance, and Charlie

We will try to update this blog as much as possible in the coming hours/days. I am not sure if the hospital has internet in every room, but we will be sure to post a delivery update/name annoucement/pictures ASAP. Until then....wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

I meant to hug you at church yesterday but missed you. You look absolutely beautiful. I will be thinking of you all day tomorrow and cant wait to meet the little guys at church for the first time. Let me know if you need anything. Again, you look amazing!

Katie Meeks

cassie said...

I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am to meet your little guys...and know their names!! I can't believe tomorrow is the big day...many many prayers are coming your way for a healthy delivery and homecoming!

summer said...

I really hope to come see you tomorrow! Until then, know you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I love you!

Sarah said...

I can't wait! I love ya! See you and the boys tomorrow!

karen said...

you look absolutely beautiful! jack & i are so excited for you and zach! much love to you and to your double bundle of boy!
love, karen

julie said...

Kara, tears are welling up and I am so excited!!! Can't wait to meet those boys!! God is good.

mrs. mayo said...

We had fun hanging out with ya'll last night! We are praying for a good night of rest tonight and a smooth and healthy delivery tomorrow. Can't wait to hear the news! We love ya'll.

JENNY said...

How exciting!!!! I can't wait to see pictures.

Emily said...

Wow, just a few more hours! Congratulations in advance!!

Kylie said...

Congratulations! that's really exciting.

lisajo said...

We will be lifting you, Zach, and the boys up tomorrow. Can't wait to meet them!

Candy said...

I'll be there in a little bit but I have to tell you thanks for sharing the last few days. It's funny, I actually prayed you and Zach would have a date night - time alone before the fun begins! I'm so glad you did. It's BABY DAY! I've been running around the house telling everyone! Geof and Max are not so amused after the first announcement. ha!

*Courtney* said...

Happy Birthday to the precious Sheets boys! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it! :)