I can’t believe that I haven’t posted since May!  I’ve updated on Facebook, but no lengthy posts.  Maybe that’s a good thing!  Ha!

Today marks 37 weeks for baby Maas!  I remember through early pregnancy just praying to make it to the 24 week mark because miracles can happen for preemies.  Then praying to make it to 30 weeks.  I really relaxed after that.  It is hard to believe we are here.  37 weeks.  Safe zone.  Brooks is moving around and constantly letting me know he’s doing well.  Sonograms always confirm he’s growing and healthy.

I cannot thank God enough for the frequent reminders that He’s got this!  I feel like my faith is strong.  I love my God.  I believe wholeheartedly in my God.  Yet He knows exactly what I have needed during this pregnancy and delivered with such love and grace.  At every sign of worry or anxiety, he gave me something to remind me that He is in control and this pregnancy is His.  It’s been a continued beautiful journey in my relationship with Him.

And so, let the countdown begin!  I feel like this is the most exciting and fun part of my pregnancy so far!  Making sure everything is ready for Brooks to come home.  Bags packed.  Nursery done.  Car seat in.  Clothes washed and put away.  Now I can enjoy the moments I wonder if my body is preparing and guessing with family when he might decide to make his debut.

Chris and I thought he might come into this world this past Saturday, but he was just teasing us.  Chris has been a trooper just going with the flow and letting me question everything and nest by giving him lots of to-dos!  He’s way more calm about it all than I am.  Shocker!  lol

We have a standing Tuesday appointment with Dr. Seeker, so I will continue with my short Facebook updates.  We anticipate Brooks to be near 7lbs tomorrow when we go and of course still have his chubby cheeks.  Hopefully the little bit of early labor I had Saturday morning means I’ve progressed a little as well, and we keep trucking along to an on-time or early baby debut!

As always, we cannot thank each and every one of you for your love, prayers, support, gifts, thoughts, and encouragement!  Brooks is one blessed and loved baby already!  God is Good!

Love,
April (& Chris)

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