Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Special Gifts

I wanted to share with you a couple gifts we have received---and I know I say this all the time, but I seriously am so beyond thankful for all the thoughtful things people have done for this----saying thank you isn't enough---I hope people do understand how much we appreciate everything---I am starting to sound like a broken record, but I can't say thanks enough....

First here is the little blanket/bear Brianne got for Jillian a couple weeks ago that I have been meaning to post---I had a volunteer to hold it for me to take the picture---she will tell me, "this is baby Jillian's" and then gives it a hug!

I also received this BEAUTIFUL bracelet today from my friend Julie. It has a silver cross and a little charm at the end that says faith. It really is beautiful and I will wear it all the time! As the card reads....May Faith Carry us Through...
A huge thank you to Julie---there are just some people are just too kind for words...
On another note----just 6 short days before Jillian's arrival. I would say we are all set, just trying to mentally prepare for all of this. I would say this week has been very stressful, I find myself overwhelmed with thoughts, I have been extremely tired, and just so many things running through my head. We have nothing planned for the weekend, so we are going to take it easy at home, and also make a trip to Sioux City just to get a few things for the hospital, and also one last thing I wanted to get was 3 matching stuffed animals for all 3 of our girls! One for Jillian to keep with her, and Ellie and Malia will always have the same one. I wanted to get ones with Jillian's name on them, and maybe something with angel wings, but guess I waited too long, so now just looking for something soft and small, like a bear, or lamb or duck....that I can get 3 of the same. I also want the girls to help pick them out--so hope we have some good luck!
We have also made our plans for the hospital and I have been in contact with our family letting them know our plans, but thought I would put on here that for the first day we are not accepting visitors except for our immediate family. With the "not knowing" it is so hard to plan anything, and who wants to tell people they can or can't see their baby right away, but this is the situation we have been put in, so we are trying to do what we think is best. I am sure day 2 we will love to see some visitors, and we PRAY that Jillian will still be with us too----only time will tell.
I have a cute video of Malia and I having a visit about Jillian----I don't have the time and energy to upload it tonight, but will get that done in the next couple days. It is cute---something I thought I wanted to remember, so thought it was worth making a video of.
We also got a print out of our maternity pictures today---and they are AMAZING! Some really good ones! Unfortunately their website is down right now, so I don't have access to let everyone see them yet, but AS SOON as they are up on the website, I will let everyone know!
Good Night!

5 comments:

Holly said...

Those animal blankets are so cute and soft!! :) That bracelet is really nice and looks awesome on your wrist. I love it! I think the stuffed animal idea is a really good one. Wish I would've thought of that! Oh my gosh I am so excited to see your maternity pictures.

grandma-grandpa-lansink said...

Glad you loved the pictures...can't wait to see them. Get some rest if you can over the weekend...and give us a call if you need anything..as always in our thoughts and prayers. XXXXX Mom and Dad Lansink

Amy said...

Can't wait to see your maternity pictures!

Love the bracelet!

MOM said...

What a cute blanket and beautiful bracelet! Very nice! You have to let us know as soon as the pictures are ready to look at...I'm very anxious to see them!
Take care, relax as much as you can....take deep breaths when you feel a little overwhelmed..and as always, until Monday I am only a phone call away!!
I will see you in 5 days!!
Love, MOM

Chris, Abby, Ayden, Elliott & Ashley said...

Love both gifts...everyone has been so generous and thoughtful! We are praying and hoping for the best...see you next week! Love ya lots-