Friday, April 4, 2014

39 Week Update

It's hard to believe that we're going to be responsible for a newborn baby in a week or two. People keep telling me to expect going past my due date, so I'm guessing I've got to survive at least two more weeks of being pregnant. Then just like that (probably not quite that easy), we'll have a baby. I'll no longer be pregnant. That's a bittersweet thought.

39 weeks and counting...

People keep saying that you'll miss being pregnant after you give birth to a baby. We'll see about that. There are certainly some aspects of being pregnant that I won't miss, like the sore hips and shortness of breath, but I can imagine missing the feeling of a tiny human growing and kicking inside of me. Growing a baby is pretty incredible stuff. It's sort of like having a superpower. Take that men.

My mom is coming to visit from Michigan, and I'll welcome the help and support she'll provide in the next couple of weeks. This is her first grandchild, so I know she's thrilled to be part of this whole experience. I'm sure my husband and I will be happy to have another set of hands around here. Not to mention, grandma's are the best!

We most likely have no idea what we're in for these next few weeks or months, and then for the rest of our lives too. Our lives are going to change in the best possible way, and that is something to celebrate.

I stocked the freezer with a few meals, we have a baby room all set up, the hospital bags are (almost) packed, and now we're playing a waiting game. Babies seem to have their own clock and timing. Hope this little guy doesn't overstay his welcome!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

37 Weeks and Counting!

Hello to everyone who has stuck around this long.
It's been a while since my last post... Christmas to be exact.
So there's that.

I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant. We only have about a month left
before leaving the hospital with a baby. It's sort of hard to believe.

This picture is from a month ago...
I'll do my best to have an updated one soon.

A lot has changed since this picture was taken. My belly is huge. We are definitely excited to meet our baby boy. We're about as prepared as you can be, but it still freaks me out a little bit. I can't believe we're going to be responsible for a tiny human being in just a few short weeks. It seems like not that long ago I barely had a bump, and we were telling our families about the baby-to-be.

At 37 weeks baby loves kicking me in the ribs... he's an active boy! I, on the other hand, have developed quite the sweet tooth. (Maybe that explains all of the kicking?) I was never big into junk food or sweets before being pregnant, except for ice cream, so it's been interesting trying to keep myself from eating an entire bag of Easter M&Ms. I'm hoping our little man hasn't developed the taste for sweets already! :-)

There are so many things
that have happened since my last blog post,
but here's a summary:

+ we took a short trip to Amelia Island and enjoyed some relaxation near the Atlantic Ocean

+ we've received countless UPS & FedEx deliveries from Babies R Us and Pottery Barn Kids
(I'm sure the delivery people are sick of visiting us)

+ I've been enjoying prenatal yoga classes

+ we installed the car seat and had it checked

+ we painted an accent wall in the nursery & our bedroom

+ we may or may not have enjoyed one too many Krispy Kreme donuts

+ we've taken classes to prepare us (as much as one can prepare) for birth and breastfeeding

+ we have piles of things ready to be packed in a hospital bag

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We've kept busy with to-do lists and getting ready for baby, so I think that's helped the time pass. I have weekly doctor appointments now too. I feel pretty good other than intense hip pain, lack of quality sleep, and an ever expanding belly.

Any moms out there have tips for getting through the last few weeks of pregnancy?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!
We hope you have plenty of reasons to be grateful this holiday.

Among all the distractions the holiday may bring...
may we remember to be the light in another's life.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Winter!

reading right now I'm in the middle of reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I've been enjoying it so far. Sadly, I haven't been in the reading mood the past few months. I blame part of that on the pregnancy hormones and first trimester nausea. Thank goodness that part is long over.
writing lists of things we still need to buy before the baby arrives.
listening wow, I've been very bad about listening to and finding new music lately. There's something about being pregnant that has me less interested in reading and music. I'm up for hearing new music if anyone has suggestions.
thinking it doesn't feel a thing like winter here in Florida, and I don't really like that.
smelling the scent of my Scentsy Festival of Trees fragrance. Yum!
wishing that we could be with family for Christmas, but I'm thrilled that my husband actually has Christmas day off of work. I won't have to spend it alone. That rarely happens!
hoping that we get cooler temperatures in Florida. The air conditioner has been running, and it's been much more hot/humid than I'd like for Christmas.
wearing a comfy thermal top I got from Target and some black leggings.
loving how we were able to visit with friends and family in Michigan and Colorado over the past couple of months.
wanting to tear into some of those presents under our tree. Is that bad? : )
needing to take some pregnancy classes soon!
feeling blessed. We may not have everything, but we have plenty of things we need.
clicking not much lately. I've had a very long blog absence recently, and I still don't spend a whole lot of time clicking around unless it involves baby stuff. 

just a little something to
listen to on this Sunday:

* If you missed previous editions of The Sunday Currently, you can see them all here


Friday, December 20, 2013

Cozy Christmas Morning

After quite a long absence from blogging, I've been craving getting back into it. Even if it probably will be slowly. I'm sure I won't be devoting as much time to this blog as I used to, but it would be nice to share some of the happenings around here every now and then. Earlier today I mentioned the news of a baby on the way. My husband and I are so excited!

I took this picture while visiting Michigan in December a few years ago

I can't believe that Christmas is already less than a week away. If there's one time of year I love the most, it just might be Christmas. The Florida weather has taken some of that excitement away, since it's warm enough outside to wear flip flops, but this balmy weather can't take away the joy of Christmas. No way.

This week's Friday's Fancies theme on Long Distance Loving just so
happened to be cozy Christmas, and I couldn't help myself.

Cozy Christmas Morning

All I'd love to do on Christmas morning is wear some cozy pajamas with warm fuzzy slippers and sip coffee next to the tree and a roaring fire. That sounds like a pretty cozy Christmas morning to me. How about you? What does your perfect Christmas morning look like?

White Christmas by The Lower Lights on Grooveshark

thanks for viewing

We're Having a Baby!

It's been a while since I've posted anything on this here blog. For any readers who don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I did reveal some big news that we're expecting a baby in April.

Awaiting the arrival of our little guy!

Aside from expecting a baby, we've been doing quite a bit of traveling to see family before the doctor gave me a cutoff date for no more travels. I already had two baby showers, one in Colorado, and the other in Michigan. I'm thrilled to know how many people already love and care about our little man.

We've also been getting ready for Christmas, and we're trying to get our packages delivered on time. It's looking a little bit like Christmas around here, but the weather in Florida doesn't seem to want to cooperate. I'm guessing we'll have temperatures in the 70s for Christmas. Not exactly the ideal Christmas weather for this northern Michigan girl. My husband would love a little snow too, but it's just not going to happen this year. Next year maybe we'll head somewhere cooler with the little one. Wow, we'll have a baby next Christmas! It's hard to believe.