Sep 3

Birth Day Diaries: Entry One

2008 at 9:19 am   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Motherhood

Stockxpertcom_id10490792_size1_2 Okie-dokie, we made it! I’m awake, I’m calm, and I’m ready to meet my baby. Had a great night of sleep last night. Thanks tons to my mother-in-law who picked up Caly yesterday in order for me to get that sleep.

No first birth day entry post would be complete without the “just out of bed pic.” I almost put up the one with my hair in curlers, but it was scaring even me.

I simply cannot express to you enough how much your prayers mean to me. Thank you! Nicole will take over from here.

Sep 2

Baby Watch

2008 at 9:23 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Motherhood

6a00d8341c032a53ef00e551da0b3688348 The end is in sight! Since MJ refuses to come on her own they are gonna force her out. Yep, I’m all set to be induced tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. My girl was looking healthy and way too happy at this morning’s appointment. My doc (she practices with a few doctors) is on call tomorrow, so she’ll be there to oversee my delivery which is what I wanted from the start. And while I was hoping to avoid inducement this time around, it is very obviously the Lord’s will for me and I’m at peace.

Last night I tried (one more time) to induce labor naturally by joining in the family wiffle ball game. I ran (yes, ran) the bases and played as hard as my big belly would allow. Still nothing. But at least my team won!

I thoroughly enjoyed my “last meal” tonight. French fries were on the menu.

Tomorrow morning I will get the posts started and then Nicole will take over and live-blog the rest of the day. Thank you in advance for your prayers. They are truly a gift to me and my little one.

Sep 1

No Labor (Yet) on Labor Day

2008 at 4:23 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre

Well, you’d think MJ would get the hint, but she doesn’t show any signs of being born today. We’re just waiting and watching Janelle—very carefully. She’ll go to the doctor tomorrow and give you an update when she returns.

These thoughts on Labor Day (from the former familyroom blog) were so good we’re re-posting them for another year.

Whether you are working, resting, or waiting today, I hope you have a great one!
for the girltalkers

Labor Day has been around for over 100 years. For most Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. For others, it is simply a three-day weekend where family and friends have one last cook-out. Ultimately, Labor Day exists to honor all workers.

United States Labor Department defines Labor Day as, β€œThe first Monday in September that is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

So how can we as Christians celebrate Labor Day? Here are three ideas:

1) Take time to thank those who have graciously provided for you by working day after day. Children thank your parents.

2) Reflect upon and give thanks for the many blessings of being a citizen of the United States.

3) Thank the Lord for providing your job and the financial blessings that have come to you.

And praise God that Christ completed all the work that was necessary for our salvation. When his earthly saving work was done, He said, β€œIt is finished.”