Thursday, July 23, 2009

Celebrating 40 months Closer to Hannah!!

Wheee!!! This month's LID (log in date) celebration is either my last celebration or 2nd last depending on when the referrals come out next month. Regardless, August is Hannah month and I'm jumping for joy!!

40 precious months that have allowed me to grow more and more in love with my daughter!

40 months to build friendships with people I've met through this blog. Many in person and others through cyber space. You are precious people and I'm so thankful this wait has allowed us to get to know one another.

40 months that have allowed me to prepare my home for my daughter. Yah, right!! If you could see her room right now you'd wonder what in the world I've done with my time? It's stacked tall with things for her but honestly, walking from one side of it to the other requires the skill of a tightrope walker; grace of a gazelle to climb over storage boxes and breadcrumbs like Hansel and Gretel just to make it back to the door!It's a huge room you're thinking? Nope. A small 9' x 9' space that houses much of what people have generously given me for Hannah as well as years worth of scrapbooking materials. That alone is enough to open a small store! So, it's easy to see what some of my current priorities are and slowly I am beginning to face the challenge one box/drawer/cupboard at a time. It will get there, and when it does then I'll be brave enough to share the 'before' pics with you.

I'm also loving hanging out with friends as much as I possibly can this summer. I understand that life will be different with a baby and that many things I enjoy now may need to take a break for a while. Being an 'older mom' means that most of my friend's children are in high school and we will not be in the same place in life. It would be silly of me to think that life will not change. It will...and for the better!! Our friendships will be as precious as always as they're cherished, treasured friends who have been praying for Hannah and I for a very long time. You know who you are and how much I love and cherish each and every one of you. xoxo

Thankfully during this wait I've also had to opportunity to make a whole bunch of new friends who are also going to have babies home and our time of hanging out together will continue. I laugh when I think of how our quiet tables of dinner for 3, 4, 5, 7 will change as we add a plethora of high chairs to the mix!!

So today I celebrate being 40 months closer to Hannah!! My heart is bursting with love for her already! I think the very best line about celebrating 40 months of 'paper pregnancy' came from my cousin Bridget last night. Most people are pregnant for 40 weeks. I've been pregnant long enough to carry 4 children!! No wonder the pants are a little tighter and I'm craving chocolate!!

40 months closer and cherishing all that God has allowed me to experience during this time!


  1. This post brought a big smile to my face. 40 done and fingers crossed that that is all!

    You are so special and wonderful and Hannah and you are going to be such a fantastic duo.

    CAN NOT wait to share in the excitement next month!

    Keep smilin!

  2. I am bursting with happiness for you my friend! Next month will be magical!

  3. I cannot must be jumping out of your skin! How can you work? Concentrate?
    I know that you are probably already packed...
    Hugs from a one-time single mom,
    Mary Beth in A'dam, LID Nov 8,2006

  4. We will be waiting with you and surely hope that this is your last:) August is a wonderful month for a referal just ask M3:):)

  5. I am so happy for you and I feel honored to have had a chance to be part of your journey. I only hope one day to get a chance to meet you.

    Love, Sharyn

  6. This is the last LID you will have before Hannah!!! So exciting!

  7. Hannah-versary...I love it.
    Congrats and lets bring on August referrals!

  8. 40 a nice easy number to remember as you waited for your Hannah to come into your life and not just your heart. Wonderful post. Ooooh the anticipation that grows from here on out! So thrilling and wonderful! =)

  9. 40 and that's it!!!! THAT'S IT! Both Mike and I are so excited for the next month to come! Happy last!

  10. I really hope that the beginning of my comment posted!!! I hit the wrong button , I am so sorry but what I was saying is that I really loved this post and that it must be so exciting to know that in the next few weeks you are going to see the face of your beautiful Hannah!!! I just cant wait!!!

    Love, Kristy

  11. We are waiting with you... so much excitement NEXT month!!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for Ten Months!

  12. Hi, Catherine,

    I cannot believe your time is at hand. You are NEXT!!! I have goose bumps just typing this.

    Get Hannah's room ready, she's really coming...

  13. You are so close and I get tingles just thinking about it!!

  14. This is the last month without that sweet face being a reality.


  15. 40 mths! Still bogs my mind everytime I see you post an LID anniversary!!! CRAZY!! THIS IS THE MONTH NOW THOUGH!!! How cool is that???!!! Yahooooooo!!!!!

  16. I HONESTLY couldn't be happier about your upcoming referral if it were my own. With my own there was such an ignorance going into I would know how it plays down and I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU. I will be counting the days with you.


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