Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My stomach is getting bigger and bigger...

Just in case you thought, considering that I have not been gaining a lot of weight, that my stomach is not getting bigger, I figured I had better post a few more pictures. The first 2 are from about 7.5 months, the 2nd two are from today (I am exactly 37 weeks today...officially full term).

On another note, the showers went well this past weekend. Satuday's was small, I think about 8 people. Unfortunately, I did not get to meet any Americans after all. It turns out that 2-3 Americans are actually 2-3 forgeiners. I did get to meet one of them - from Brazil. Then one, who is actually American, wasn't able to come because of a sick child (with some strange viral thing she didn't want to risk passing to me). I'm still unclear on if there is another American. But regardless, they were all very nice and fun and generous. And by generous, I mean they gave out of the little they have.

Sunday's was also fun, a good time of fellowship with the women of the church - who still aren't really sure I can understand them. I had to reassure them several times that I understood just about everything anyone said. But there was a lot of laughing and generally a good time had by all. And they also were generous in the same sense.

In overview, I was given a number of outfits, although unfortunately close to half of them are newborn size and won't fit this growing girl long, I am afraid. I also received several blankets, some bottles (more than I feel like I will use, but oh well), diapers, wipes, baby soap and oil, and baby cologne.

The last shower isn't till a week from Saturday, being given by my in-laws.

And now, I will leave you with this incredible piece of trivia...

Historically, the woman on record as having had the most children was Russian. Between the years 1725 and 1765, she was pregnant 27 times and had 69 children!!!


Carole said...

27 times!!! Aaaaahhhhh!!!!

Thank you for posting pictures. How very exciting. Sorry about not commenting enough for you. :) I know I love getting comments, and as you said, communication (both ways) is the point of your blog. Can we see some more pictures of your home and surroundings?

Also, I will pray for your clothing situation. Surely God will provide abundantly for this little one. :) Is the weather hot year round? What kinds of clothing do you need?

scarp said...

27 times in 40 years - which means those pregnancies followed each other pretty quickly!!

I keep meaning to get pictures up of the house and mountains and the like...I`ll try to make sure i do that soon before I go into labor or something ;)

Weather here...hot from something like April to September. December and January (maybe a little before and after that) get down to highs in the 50s-ish and lows in the 30s - which isn`t so cold, except that no one has heat in their house here unless they buy a space heater...

Thanks for commenting, and more for praying!

Anonymous said...

Sheil, Justin and i laughed really hard to compare your 7 mo. picture with what i am today (just into the 7th month) Maybe i looked like your 7 at 9??? I am REALLY praying she comes soon b/c you weren't kidding! And you can just pass those newborn size winter outfits right on to me :) Your box of bigger clothes should get there this coming week. I'll call you next week. Have a wonderful weekend. Love ya, Becca

Julie said...

I didn't even know you had a blog until tonight. I guess I've been out of the loop while I've been working on my masters- another world or something. It was neat to look back and see your journey/ transitions. Congratulations on your wedding and your baby girl! How exciting. I can't wait to see pictures in a few weeks. Take care. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Julie Organ

OTRgirl said...

Hey, babe, nice belly!

I love being able to see how you're doing as well as hear. Can you post house pictures, too?

Kristen said...

Sheila, you look absolutely terrific! I can't wait to hear the news of your little girl's arrival. I didn't know you have a facebook...please add me as a friend. I think of you often, pray for you regularly, and miss you lots.