People have said that they've been able to learn a little bit about the personality of their baby while in the womb. One friend said that she would feel little hand strokes inside her belly. When her baby was born, and to this day, he strokes her neck while she's cuddling him. Another friend said that his mom felt him tapping his foot while she was pregnant with him. He's now an amazing musician whose primary instrument is the drums!
I think when Cannon is born I will have "a ha!" moments. He'll do something and it will make sense what he was doing inside of me. Right now he is Mr. Roly Poly. I can sit down and he'll give me a show. Of course as soon as I ask someone else to watch, he stops. Babies are smart. They don't like to perform on command.
I could be wrong, but I think Cannon is going to come before his actual due date (March 12). I would like him to bake at least until 37 or 38 weeks. It's crazy to believe that that is only about 3 weeks away. I keep telling Ollie that our lives are about to change and we don't EVEN know how much. Are we ready? I think we are as ready as we can be. Sure, there are things I want to do around the house first. My mom is coming in a few days to help me organize and get the finishing touches on Cannon's room. But as far as being "ready" in other ways, I think we are. I am comforted knowing that God is sovereign. He loves Cannon more than we ever will. When he was just a little peanut, God knew him. Every day is written in His book, before one of them has even come to be. He has clearly provided for Ollie and me thus far. Of course He will provide all we need to raise Cannon. We are so thankful for friends and family who walk with us. Friends who will remind us we are not alone and that we are not crazy. (Please!) Friends who will pray for us and help us point him to Jesus.
I just can't wait to meet the lil' guy!
Check out these photos my friend Sharon (sharonnicolephotography.com) took for us last week!
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