First, I just want to remind everyone that this is THE LAST DAY to get me your “home” photo for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. I extended the deadline until today so that as many people as possible could enter, even if, like me, they are forgetful of deadlines (last Friday) and need some grace (via an extension). Get it to me by midnight!
Preggo (No, Not Prego)
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, can I just tell you how excited I am? I have some great friends that are “great with child” these days. One friend is having a C-section next week! I can’t believe it. I could cry just thinking of her being a mom, and I can’t wait to meet her sweet baby girl. (Happy tears.) And I have another friend whose due date is next month, expecting a precious baby boy.
The couple expecting a boy live closeby, so Tom and I drove out to meet them recently for a little photo shoot.
Lydia and Jeremy Hatfield are one of the first couples we got to know at NPCC (our church) and are also some of the first friends we made as a married couple.
Shortly after Tom and I got married, we decided to go to grouplink, which is where the church connects you with other church attenders/members in your area looking to join or form a small group. We decided to do a newlyweds small group the first time around, and that is where we met the Hatfields.
The four of us hit it off right away, and over the next two years, over dinners and great conversation, Tom and I came to realize that they are the kind of people you want to always have in your life. An uplifting, fun couple that loves the Lord and cares deeply about their friends, they’re the kind of people you know God is blessing you with by bringing them into your life.
And after eleven months of their trying, the news that Little Ethan was going to join their family was news that had me and Lydia jumping up and down, hugging in my kitchen, dinner ignored on the stove. (Yes, girls do that jump-hug thing sometimes.)
So, it was a no-brainer to offer a little photo shoot when talking over dinner. They quickly accepted, and we decided to wait on pictures until Ethan was an obvious part of Lydia’s anatomy.
A few months later, and we were eating spaghetti, taking pictures, and hanging out at Rita’s for dessert. A great way to celebrate God’s blessings of friendship and family.
I happen to think Lydia is a super cute mom-to-be. We had so much fun hanging out with them, laughing and catching up.
I’m so excited to meet baby Ethan Kingsley Hatfield! Isn’t that name great? Lydia is from England, and Kingsley is a family name on her dad’s side.
I know they are so looking forward to having their baby home with them, and they’ll be fabulous parents. Their love for each other is obvious; it will be fun to see that love multiplied as their family grows. One more month, guys!