Friday, May 1, 2009

I guess it will be emeralds...

We have a tradition in our house.  When a baby is born, mommy gets a piece or set of jewelry in his/her birthstone.  We plan to give said jewelry to that child for some right of passage to still be determined....16th birthday, graduation from high school, college graduation, etc.  Adeline has a lovely Amethyst necklace and earring set.  Every time I wear it, I think about her coming into the world and how blessed I am to be entrusted with her care.

At my midwife apt on Tuesday, I was 4 cm dilated!  AND the baby's head is even with my pelvis (station 0 for those who understand such things).  I started getting excited for an April birth (DIAMONDS) instead of May, but seeing as it is May 1 and I am still pregnant, it looks like emeralds will be the stone for this little one.

It could be any day.  Keep praying!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of jewelry to celebrate the birth of a child...think it would work for a son, too? I guess it would be something he could share with a future wife...Anyway, waiting to hear the great news!

~Valerie

jj said...

Emeralds are beautiful!

Mari said...

What a neat tradition. Can't wait for that baby to arrive!

Short Stop said...

I think emeralds are beautiful!

Praying for you and can't wait to hear the news! You're almost there!!!!

Jen said...

Yay - you're making progress! I, too, was kind of hoping for diamonds last year, but I love my emerald birthstone in my mother's necklace now.

Praying for all of you and can't wait to hear some news!

Mrs. Fix said...

You should have more babies in February -- Amethyst is one of the cheapest birthstones! :) But emeralds are very pretty too! Can't wait to see HIM (again, I'm predicting boy) soon. Or her. For the record, I'll be equally excited about a girl!

Alana said...

Looks like it will be a May baby for sure! Hope you are doing well and hanging in there...can't wait to hear the news!

Kristen said...

what a sweet tradition. i love it!

Greg and Shara said...

Love the idea...emeralds are beautiful too! Praying for you, can't wait to see your new blessing!

Dave and Jenni said...

That is a really cool tradition to have, Lynn. Hope you're surviving these last few weeks. I can't believe the time is almost here!!!