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Well and Waiting

My pregnancy notebook that my midwife writes my progress in currently says:

Well and waiting.

Let me tell you, it is SO hard to be this near the end of the pregnancy and not feel antsy! Trying to find contentment is harder and harder. I'm finding I really have to dig deep and trust in God and His timing and it's harder than I thought. To counteract the restlessness and anxiousness I've been feeling, I've been counting my blessings. I soon realize that all of the good FAR outweighs the waiting.

I have the most fantastic husband, ever. That's a fact.
We are incredibly blessed beyond belief in our marriage, the things God has provided for us, and the fact that baby is really healthy.

So blessed. And even if none of that were true, I can still find peace in God knowing that we are in His hands. At this point I am just being impatient and that's a place I don't want to be!

So in the meantime, me and the Mister have been busy with the last of the preparations for baby. We bought some bottles, a rocker/recliner bouncer thingy (courtesy of my sister and her husband), and the cutest little brown pants you ever did see. And since I have so much time waiting on Baby van der Wel's arrival, I decided to make a little miniature hoodie!

Baby Hoodie
Baby Hoodie
Baby Hoodie

Wah! It's so cute! I can't wait to dress up our little Bean!

Keep us in your prayers! We will keep you posted. Come on, Bean. We are ready to meet you. Pretty please?

Talia Christine

P.S. - The pattern for the little knit hoodie can be found here! Aw!


  1. so so so adorable! i can't wait to see this little person already!

  2. oh this is soo adorable! :) enjoy your last few weeks of pregnancy :)

  3. Love the hoodie! Good luck with baby bean! :)

  4. i tried leaving a comment .. hmm.. anyway, what i said was. - ive been reading for some time now but haven't left a comment. i just wanted to say congrats on the baby (enjoy the calm before the storm ;) ) and you are *so* talented. love the hoodie!


  5. Beautiful beautiful knitting! At least you are being so productive while you are waiting eh :)

    I know you probably hear it a lot (and I couldn't WAIT to meet our little baby in those days that I was overdue) - but savour savour savour these quiet beautiful precious moments before baby arrives. It will never ever be the same again - so let it take it's sweet time :)

    All the very best, I can't wait to read how it all goes.


  6. I cros a fingers:) Meet soon little Bean:)

  7. The Baby will be here before you know it. Many blessings to you and your Hubby.

  8. That tiny sweater hoodie might be the cutest think I've ever seen. Big congrats to you - what an exciting time!


  9. Oh, that sweater and those buttons! Perfect.
    I keep checking in thinking maybe, just maybe, that little one will be here. The waiting is so hard, but soon you'll be holding that sweet baby. Praying God's blessings and comfort on you both in the waiting.

  10. Congratulations on your sweet daughter. She's beautiful and I want that little sweater in my size!


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