Our precious little man! We are officially in our 3rd trimester. Can you believe it? You are becoming quite the active little guy. I love being able to carry you during this special time and feel all your little movements. Your dad likes to talk to you and I always let him know when you’re moving around so he can get excited too! Over the past week you have gotten to spend time with your Mimi and Pawpi in my hometown.
You have met so many family members and life time friends of our family. Can I just tell you, EVERYONE is so excited to welcome you into the world.
Tuesday night we enjoyed a baby shower with the ladies from Central Baptist. We were showered with gifts and encouragement from special women who have been a part of my life for a LONG time.
Each of these ladies either changed my diaper in the nursery, helped me memorize the books of the Bible, or listened to me ramble on and on for many hours during my teenage years. All of this to say, they love me, they love your daddy, and now they love you! My favorite part of the shower was a time when the ladies “showered” us with blessings. Several verses from Scripture were selected as we gathered together and prayed for you and your life to be.
The Lord has BIG plans for you, Colby. I am loving the fact that I am the only one who is able to carry you right now, because I know this time will be short. I desire to cherish every minute of it. Your daddy and I are learning A LOT about babies right now. There are quite a few things we will need to be able to take care of you, but don’t worry, we are making sure we are as ready as possible for your arrival in December.
We are oh so thankful for all the gifts we received at the shower Tuesday night. While your dad and I opened gift after gift, your Great-Mamaw Peggy worked hard to write down all we received. It was definitely a group effort! As the party came to a close a great deal of advice was given to us for when you arrive, as well as several pictures taken with friends and family. I cannot wait for you to meet everyone face to face here in Corbin!
The picture above is your Mimi with one of her best friends Lisa Cleary, you will love Mrs. Cleary’s chocolate chip cookies! Although we may not be close geographically with these special ladies, you definitely have many “honorary” Aunts. You will be a Corbin Redhound in your own unique way.
We love you, Colby Ellison. Keep growing and keep kicking so we can know you’re doing well. Now your momma is going to go start her thank-you notes for all your special gifts.