Friday, January 14, 2011

Generosity of Blog Friends

Since I began blogging almost 2 years ago I've met some of the most generous and thoughtful women from all over the world who continue to touch my heart each and every day.  I've received awards, gifts, notes/cards in the mail and even phone calls from afar.  I believe that God brought me to this place to connect with these wonderful women who lift me up when I seem to need it the most.

Yesterday was one of those days.  I was having a pity party for myself.  I'm at the tail end of a long and difficult pregnancy and I have not been a happy camper.  In all honesty, I'm completely miserable.  I can't stand it anymore and I want it to be over.

So when I came home from my ultrasound (the 9th of this pregnancy!) I was overwhelmed to have received a package from a very dear blog friend.

Kim from Kimberly's Korner sent me a gift for my baby and it touched my heart and lifted me up at just the right moment.

A sweet sleeper

And an adorable keepsake photo frame that will soon hold a picture of my own sweet baby boy.

I cried as I thought about the fact that we have never even met in person, but I feel such a connection to Kim, as with so many of you that I have come to know and love.

Thank you Kim!

On a side note, at yesterday's ultrasound, the tech told us that Cole is 8 lbs. 3 oz.
In the very beginning of this incredible journey, we were told that we'd be lucky if he was a normal weight.  Because of the Ablation I had last year, getting nutrients to him in the womb would be very difficult.  This little guy continues to baffle doctors and defy the odds.  I am only 36 weeks.

We are hoping to have a C-section next week, but my OB cautioned me not to get my hopes up.  They will need to perform an Amniocentesis on Wed. to see if Cole's lungs are mature enough.  After yesterday's news, I can't imagine that he won't be ready.  Please continue to keep us in prayer.   I thank you all for your well-wishes and continued thoughts and prayers.



Turley Times said...

Well, you've got a nice hearty boy in your belly! That is great to hear. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well so that you can hold that little guy in your arms as soon as possible!


Linda said...

OH Kim, I am glad to hear Cole is doing so won't be too long now! I will keep you in my prayers that soon you'll be holding your sweet baby in your arms~ this long hard pregnancy will be behind you! XO Such a sweet gift, too!

Blondie's Journal said...

oh...this gift is so sweet! The generosity of bloggers is incredible. Kim is the nicest!

It sounds like you are going to have a very healthy little boy and I hope, since you are uncomfortable, that you get to have the C~section soon. I will be sending many prayers your way, Kim!


Karrie said...

The tail end is the absolute hardest, add that to a pregnancy that hasn't gone so well, and you have EVERY right for pity parties!!
Sweet gift, would have put a smile on my face too :) :) :)
Can't wait to see your little Cole!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kim what a sweet gift!! All of you blogger girls are so sweet and nice!! Thank you for your comment on my kitchen! Just remember everything you are going through will be worth it when you see your little man. Have a good weekend!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kim my Dear great to hear about Cole...Girl he and your whole family is and has been in my prayers..Please email me your address as I have something I got last weekend for the baby and want to send..I'm sick with a cold right now so haven't even thought about it..Love ya my sweet young friend..many blessings to one of the best in blogland..Gloria

Jemsmom said...

I am so excited for you! You have really made me think of my own situation in a whole new light. This little boy is such a blessing! I know it has been a tough time for you and you have every right to have a pity party. You have had to really change everything you have been doing and that is hard for a go getter person like yourself. Not much longer, my friend! Sending prayers your way and can't wait to see that sweet boy!

Darlene said...

My little granddaughter was born at 34 weeks and only weighed 3 lbs. I hope little Cole will be ready to pop out soon. (I know you are!) Cute stuff from your friend. Hang in there!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Kim that is the sweetest gift! I know this has been hard for you but soon you will have this wonderful baby boy in your arms. I am keeping you and Cole in my prayers. hugs, Linda

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

How sweet! I know what it's like to go through a long and difficult pregnancy. My little prince who was given a 50-50 chance of surviving in the womb, weighed in at 8 lbs 15 oz. 1 oz shy of 9 lbs! And I'm not a big person. I was exactly like you. Sooo miserable and ready! Prayers being sent your way for a healthy birth and a speedy recovery!

Nancy said...

That's great news to hear the little guy is doing so well! You'll be in my prayers!


Stacey said...

You and sweet baby Cole are definitely in my prayers. :)

Kimberly said...

Kim, Glad you liked the present! I will be HAPPY to see COLE wearing it! Glad he is healthy and growing like a weed! not much longer now.

Kim (the other Jersey girl!)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you will have a big baby boy (future football player)! :-D You definitely have my prayers that all goes well. Keep us posted.
Enjoy your weekend.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

8 lbs! Wow -- your "little" guy sounds like you've been doing all the right things. Best wishes for you all and soon you'll be holding your fella and forgetting about all this nail biting wait!

Deb {Confessions of an Ugly Mom} said...

Blogfriends are wonderful! As is Cole's news!! Continued prayers for you, coming from many many directions, I'm sure.


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Good luck to you Kim....what an adorable sleeper. You and Rich must be getting so very excited. Can't wait to see the little man!

CAS said...

You are absolutely in my thoughts and prayers. I have met some outstanding ladies here in blogland, some that I have felt an instant connection with. You, dear one, are definitely among the most endearing.

As for the barstools, I cast my vote for the last one. I like the shape, the leather seat, & it looks like it swivels. Good luck on that project.