26 weeks

26 weeks means lady a is the size of a head of lettuce.  and even more exciting than her food equivalent  is the fact that she is now firmly a viable baby outside the womb.  (not to infer that she has been anything BUT a baby since she was first created, but now she is viable OUTSIDE).  granted, i don't want her to come any time soon because i want her to grow as much as she can in there, BUT knowing that amazing neonatologists, like my father, could actually help her survive in the outside world...is such a blessing.  its amazing that she could be born today and survive. he called me yesterday to congratulate me on getting her this far.

thank you Jesus for sustaining her this long (but please let her stay cozy for a few more months :)

thinking alot today, per a conversation with megs, about how much i want lady a to be bilingual   it is increasingly more important to me that she love both her american and rwandan heritage.  there is horrible baggage that can come with being born an american, as well as being born a rwandan. but there are also beautiful and God-honoring things about each culture, and i want her to embrace those things.  i am hoping that robert will speak to her almost exclusively in kinyarwanda and that i will be able to reinforce it as well.

the rest of you, help her out with english yeah?

ordered the crib this week and will start 'nesting' in earnest over the next few weeks!  also have started receiving ADORABLE baby clothes for lady a and i just can't get enough of onesies.  got one from dear sam and ann this week with a beet on it that says "dance to the beet".  i want to cuddle it even sans baby!!!

quick update on how life is

sleeping = not the same

walking = not the same

breathing = not the same

digesting food = not the same

moving at all = not the same

my life = never ever the same again...and i am so excited.


  1. Oh Laura, your little Lady is so blessed to have you and Robert as her parents. With God's help, you will teach her to be a wonderful child of God full of compassion, mercy and justice for the world and its inhabitants.

  2. I recently read a blog from an American who has lived in France for 25+ years, raising two bilingual kids there. Her French husband exclusively spoke french to them; the mom exclusively spoke English to them (she says she realized early on that she'd have to chatter about all sorts of things to them, not just saw basic baby words) and now as young adults, they have flawless, accentless capabilities in both languages. Although, the writer noted, it wasn't particularly easy to be consistent.
    Glad to hear you're going to make Little Lady bilingual: she'll need to be able to converse well with both sides of the family!


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