I want to share a piece of writing that means more to me on this day than any other words have in my life:
“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5
I have no understanding, and there is no logic to what I feel, but if there is anything I am certain of, it is that she is ‘the work of God, the maker of all things.’
Welcome to the world, beautiful baby girl.
Kinsley Estelle June Hoebeke
19.5 in long
In my first countdown to Kinsley post I chronicled the first two weeks of the countdown. Now we’ve been given our induction date, so instead of posting the second and final two weeks of the countdown together in one post, I’m going to post the third week, and then the last few days before induction will be in another post.
So! Here are countdown days 17-10!
June 15, Day 16:
-try something new
June 16, Day 15:
-do absolutely nothing (except wash baby clothes and sterilize bottles)
June 17, Day 14:
-take a hike (with nick and merlin)
June 18, Day 13:
-go grocery shopping alone
June 19, Day 12:
-make some homemade food
June 20, Day 11:
-take the jeep for a drive
June 21, Day 10:
-spend time with Berlin
So, that sums up what I’ve done for the third week of my countdown to Kinsley, and with induction occurring early next week, we don’t quite have 9 days left, but we have a few. In my final countdown to Kinsley post I will chronicle the last days of my pregnancy and non-parent journey, and include a cumulative, running list of everything I got to do during my last month of pregnancy.
I think we’re ready to have a baby!
Today I am 33 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and according to my doctor given due date (July 1st) and my handy little pregnancy tracking app, we have 46 days to go.
Finally, I am finished with the nursery. If miss Kinsley June decided to come tomorrow, we would be ready for her.
I love this room, and I am so proud of all the work that went into making it look the way it does. I got almost all the furniture from second hand shops and refinished all the pieces except the crib, which we bought new. Everything was hand picked and thought out for the theme we chose and I am so happy with the way it turned out.
She is more precious than rubies, and we are so incredibly blessed.