Thursday, November 29, 2007

Another Late Night


Hello all,

Well, I will be done with school in about 5 days! It seems like a dream that my time at Campbell is almost up. We are in the final stages of moving, and we are looking forward to spending some extra time with some of the grandparents to be. We are so belssed to read your little notes and e-mails! Thank you for your prayers and for your encouragment. I wish we all lived closer together, but alas we don't (Just wanted to use the word alas in a sentence!). Please know that each of you are a precious treasure to our hearts, and we look forward to the day when we will all be together again. Just as my days as a single guy came to an end, so too are my days of being just a husband. Soon, I will be a father. Is there any greater calling than to be entrusted with the gift of a new life? Sara and I are excited to enter the world of parenthood, and we look forward to seeing each of you as often and as soon as possible. This is sent with our love and our prayers.

Chris & Sara

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, November 19, 2007

Butterbean


We had our first doctor appointment today and all is well. We found out that I'm eight weeks along, so my due date has been changed to June 27th. I'm glad that I'm further along than we thought because it means I'm that much closer to possibly being done with morning sickness. I've had a rough few days, but I keep reminding myself that it will all be worth it in the end.

Chris and I were able to see Baby Greenwood for the first time yesterday. He is the size of a butter bean right now. As you can see from the picture, you can't see very much of him, but I still think he is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! I teared up when we heard his heart beat. It just blows my mind that something as small as a butter bean can have a heart beat so strong. I have to stand in awe of our Creator--how He is knitting Baby Greenwood together in my womb.

We hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving and remember all the things you have to be thankful for. Chris and I have one more to add to list this year--Baby Greenwood.

"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well."

(Ps 139:14)

Monday, November 12, 2007

On the move


Well, it's been a few days since we've written in here. The Greenwood Family has been pretty busy--some busier than others! We have been working at Eddie Bauer which has been crazy as people shop for Christmas presents. We also have been packing for our upcoming move at the end of the month. Baby Greenwood went to his first wedding this weekend. Plus keeping up with our normal daily routines of work and school.

I must admit, Chris has gone above and beyond with the whole pregnancy thing. I'm pretty much wiped out by the time I get home from work each day. I've got an interesting class this year with students who require a lot of attention. Because of this, he has been keeping up with the housework and cooking. On top of all that he will be graduating in Decemeber, so he is working hard on getting all of his papers turned in. I am truly blessed to have Chris be so supportive and understanding during this time.

Like I shared earlier, we are in the process of moving out of our rental place to move in with Chris' dad and Linda. We were moving in to save money for our big move whenever Chris gets a position at a church, and then we found out a few weeks later that Baby Greenwood would be joining us. It's amazing how God works everything out. We are definitely excited to be moving in with the other Greenwoods and sharing this experience with them.

The baby book that we are reading says Baby Greenwood is about an inch long right now and looks more like a baby than in the first month. I can't believe that his organs and systems are present, but not fully developed yet. It is so amazing that by the end of the second month Baby Greenwood will have arms, feet, toes, fingers, eyes, ears, tongue and a nose tip. The book says that Baby Greenwood is on the move, but can't be felt yet. There are some things that I've been feeling over the last five weeks though. A few are morning sickness, tiredness, going to the bathroom A LOT, and weepiness. This morning I was watching the news and a group was sending packages over to the desert for the soldiers. The lady talking said they put in Ramen noodles because the soldiers really like eating those. I started bawling because it broke my heart that something that costs only ten cents means so much to those soldiers. I called my mom and apologized for all the teasing I used to do to her growing up when she would cry at watching commercials or TV shows.

All in all we are doing well. We just ask for continued prayers that the move will go smoothly, that I will continue to have strength to deal with my class, Chris will finish school strong, Chris will find a position at a church, and that Baby Greenwood will continue to grow stronger each day.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." -Psalm 139:13

Friday, November 2, 2007

I am going to be a cousin!


Well, we shared with Tayler that she is going to have a cousin last night. She started screaming in my ear. Yes, they were screams of joy. She told me that she had to get off the phone so she called call her mom and dad. Then I heard, "I love you!" and a click in my ear! She spent the night with Mimi and Bup-Bup last night, and they told me that she said a special prayer for Baby Greenwood. It made my heart melt to hear that she is already praying for the Little One and is excited about having a new cousin.

She called my mom after school today to tell her that she had a good day. Tayler was sharing with her how she had a big smile on her face when she walked into class this morning. Her teacher asked her why she had such a big smile on her face. Tayler yelled, "I'm going to be a cousin!!" Her teacher told her that was a good reason to have such a big smile.

I guess the secret is no longer a secret. Chris was right in saying that I couldn't keep it quiet. It's just so hard when you want to share with those that you love. We are still faithfully praying that everything will be alright, and we know that many of you are doing the same. We appreciate all the prayers that are being lifted up on the behalf of Baby Greenwood.

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18