Hmmmm, it looks like I haven't been the best blogger lately. Since we last talked I started an awesome new job that has kept me so incredibly busy. So busy in fact, I forgot all about my blog! Well since I left y'all hanging on my last post. I would like to use this post to announce the birth of our sweet baby boy.
Harrison Gunter Johnson
Born on July 7 at 11:07am. He was 20 inches long and weighed in at 7 pounds and 7 ounces( I'm thinking his lucky number should be 7). He was and is the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on! He is such a blessing!!
I'm leaving you with a few more pictures of our sweet Gunter. I will be back with more posts soon. After all, I have a lot of catching up to do!!!
We officially have a baby on the way! Since Gunter decided he did not want to join the world on his due date, my doctor decided to induce. We arrived at the hospital at 8pm, so we have been here for a little while. Contractions have started and everything is going good so far( if you can say contractions are good). As of right now it looks like we will meet Gunter sometime tomorrow afternoon . If you are reading this please keep us in your prayers. Please pray that we have a healthy baby boy and a safe delivery. Thanks friends!
Well friends we have rain! Not a lot, but enough to be thankful for. We also have some in the 10 day forecast- yippee!!!
We do not have a baby. :( Gunter has decided that he just doesn't want to come out. Despite his Momma's begging and pleading he has chosen to stay put.... for now. Let's hope he changes his mind very soon!!
Well here we are, 13 days away from Baby boy's due date. I'm so ready for him to be here I can't stand it!! I feel like a time bomb ready to explode. I look like I'm ready to explode too. This AWFUL heat isn't doing much to help either. I'm extremely hot natured when I'm not pregnant so these temperatures in the 100's are brutal on this momma to be! Oh how I would love a good rainy day! We need it to cool us off and quench the thirst of our parched plants. So does anyone know of a good rain dance? What about a baby dance?
As of right now there is no rain in the forecast and it looks like Gunter wants to stay put, but I will be praying for both to come soon. I mean rain and a baby, is that too much to ask? I will keep y'all posted. Until then I will be sitting, waiting, wishing, and PRAYING!!!
It has been brought to my attention that I have not revealed the name of my sweet baby boy on the blog. Sorry Folks! I guess pregnancy brain has gotten the best of me! So let me introduce you to my baby boy...
Harrison Gunter Johnson
He is waving Hello! :)
We will be calling him Gunter, which is pronounced like Gun-ner. The t is silent! How did we come up with his name? Well....Harrison was my Mom's maiden name and Gunter was my Grandmother Emma Lee's (my mom's mom) maiden name. I knew that I wanted to use some family names since I wouldn't be carrying on my maiden name. I have always loved Gunter and knew I would use that for a little boy someday. We added the Harrison after we found out I was pregnant.
So now that you know my unintentional secret :) let's get to counting down the days until our little Gunter arrives.
As of today we have 60 days, or less until baby boy makes his debut! I can't wait!!!!!!
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
In the past two years of my life I have learned so many things. One of the biggest things I have learned is that God really is in charge and he really does have a plan for each and everyone of us. I have been taught this my whole life, but it wasn't until the past two years that I learned just how true this is. I bet the good Lord gets a big kick out of us trying to plan our lives and thinking that WE are the ones in control. I'm sure most of you have heard the saying, " If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans." Well as I sit here feeling and watching (yes, watching) my sweet baby boy move around in my tummy I can't help but to think about all of the times I made God laugh....
" I am going to move far away after college. I will move back when I'm thirty and old because I will probably want to have kids by then, and I want to raise them in Arkansas near my family."
"I will NEVER be pregnant in the Summer. I'm just way to hot natured for that."
God Belly Laughed
"I am not going to live with my parents after I graduate college."
"Dusty and I are not going to have kids for awhile. We want to wait until he finishes Med school."
"You like a guy named Dusty? That's such a weird name.... I would NEVER date a guy named Dusty!!!"
God Belly Laughed and fell out of his chair!
* Yes, this really did come out of my mouth. I said it to my friend Adrianne when she told me she had a crush on some guy in another town named Dusty. Oh, and for those who don't know, my husband's name is Dusty. :)
Well those are just a few times in my life that I'm sure I made the good Lord grin. Needless to say he had some tricks up his sleeve! I'm so thankful he did! Even though I have had some tough times and I may not always understand his plans. I now realize that he has a purpose for everything and that his plan for me is way better than what I try to plan myself! If God had not been in control of my life then I may not be where I am today. Feeling blessed, thankful, incredibly happy, and anxiously awaiting the birth of our little Summer Baby! :) God is so good!!!
And because blogposts without pictures are so incredibly boring. Here is a little snapshot of our GROWING baby boy (and GROWING Momma too) all nestled in for a ride in the car.