17 December 2007

it's a bloggy 'oliday for me, bert

I know I’m not the most faithful, loyal or regular blogger out there; not by a long shot. But, I do love my blog and feel I have made some very real, wonderful friends through it. And I am by NO means going anywhere, I promise. However, I am an exahusted 36 weeks pregnant and feeling it more each day. My body is aching badly (I have a severely painful pelvis, which we believe is thanks to my daughter’s large size during my pregnancy with her) and I am feeling larger by the day (ha…wonder why!). The real fun though is that the holidays are stressful enough without adding extra stress, and that’s exactly what’s happened over the weekend. Big time. And I am in need of reprieve. Not just an outlet, but a reprieve of much deeper levels; I am planning to hibernate the rest of my pregnancy (as much as one can hibernate in the midst of holiday gatherings and slews of doctors/midwives/specialists/therapist appointments!).

I will stop by your blogs and read, even comment perhaps, but unless something just must be said, I don’t believe I will be blogging until I announce my little boy’s birth. So, though I may be back in a mere two weeks to share that news, it could be four, and I know it’s kind of silly to even tell you I’m taking a break since I tend to easily go a few weeks at a time anyway (sorry I’m such a slacker, ladies!) For now just I need as much “down time” as I can get—and very little is available. And, I wanted you to know where I plan to be.

That said, I want to ask you to pray for me and my family right now. I am very much in need of it (no doubt more so because I have the pregnant hormones raging in this body!). I have to tell you that a little while back when the going got tough several of you said you were praying for me, and I know other friends were as well…and I began to do so much better right away. I could feel the prayers and felt myself being lifted to the throne of grace. I thank you for that. I know I will get through this, and thank you for being my friends, each one of you.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I will “see” you in the new year!!

9 comments:

Karen said...

have a good, restful break, CJoy. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you. :)

Laurel said...

Blessings as your prepare your heart for the birth of our Savior ... and also of your little baby boy.

Carbon said...

Get as much rest as you can! I'll be thinking of you and hoping you have an easy delivery! Can't wait to hear from you!

AfricaBleu said...

Here's hoping it's a piece of cake. If it's not, here's hoping you GET a piece of cake.

Merry Christmas, and good luck.

Lovestory...Jason said...

I just prayed for you - and will continue to do so! Speedy delivery is part of the prayer! Looking forward to that birth announcement!

Amber

Andra said...

Everything went well! Thanks for your comment!

SlushTurtle said...

I hope that baby is out and giving you a break!!! Can't wait to see pics, and you and your family are in my prayers!!!

Mrs4444 said...

Loved your "vomit watch" remark on Musing's blog. If you're that cute/funny at 36 weeks, I imagine you might be downright hilarious right now (just kidding). Anyway, I just said a prayer for you and will continue...hope all is well.

kim said...

Hey Crystal -- i hope things are going well for you! I've been thinking about you and can't wait to hear the news about the little one (:

Happy 2008!

Prayer & sweet blessings, friend.