Thursday, December 22, 2011

31 Weeks & Christmas time!

On Monday, I hit the 31 week mark which was pretty exciting for me, because now I'm in the single-digit week countdown! 12 weeks to go, sounds SO much longer than 9!

I can't believe I only have 6 more weeks of work left, and then I'm off for 4 whole months! That will be the longest I haven't worked since I was 16. I know it will be hard work, I'll be sleep deprived, and a little bit broke, but It will be so nice not have to answer emails, sit in a chair all day and use post its for everything.

Other than being excited for our little guy to hurry up and get here already, we are excited for Christmas and the holiday season in general. We are hosting a tamale and ugly christmas sweater party at our place tomorrow night, which we are REALLY excited about! We decorated our own sweaters, and they're delightfully hideous. Also, Bobby and I's birthdays fall 5 days apart, so we have 2 birthday dinners with our friends and family planned next week, and then the weekend after that, we will be going to Big bear for the weekend to kind of get one last vacation before the baby comes. Lots of winter-y stuff going on!

This week, Gunner is 3.3 lbs and 16.25 inches long! The size of 4 navel oranges :]

Monday, December 12, 2011

30 Weeks!

Eventhough 2 weeks ago (at 28 weeks) seemed like a huge milestone (making it to my 3rd trimester), I definitely feel like today is a special occassion too. I'm officially 30 weeks along, and feeling sooooo excited for the next 10 weeks to go by as quickly as possible! I just want to meet my son already!

Every day he feels a little bigger, and so do I. I'm anxious for my doctor appointment next week, I have a feeling they're going to tell me I've gained 10 pounds or more since last month. That would still only put my up to 28 pounds all together, which is completely healthy and normal, but I don't know how I'll feel about being the heaviest I've ever been in my life, with 9 more weeks to go. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for a 6-8 pound gain for this month. Then again, all these holiday cookies make me fear otherwise...

I'm thinking of a little way to celebrate, but everything that comes to mind includes an extra large pizza. Which doesn't really help me out in the weight department, so..........WAH.

30 weeks today. 15.7 inches long, 2.75 pounds and as big as a cabbage! My little cabbage patch kid :]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


As time goes on, I am definitely feeling how difficult it is to carry this baby. In more ways than one. Not only do I feel physically exhausted at the end of each day, I'm starting to really realize how much my body, life, and relationships have changed. Mostly good changes, but some have been really tough to handle. I guess when we decided to have a child, I didn't realize how much I would be sacrificing, and how much of my identity, life, interests and priorities would be put on the backburner. I know I only have a short while left, and that I am going to miss it when its gone, but for now, I am having a hard time with my growing body, responsibilities and emotions. I am looking forward to meeting my son so much, and I know that if it is hard, it is usually worth the struggle. For now, I'm just trying to realize that I am in a really delicate state, and trying to remember to give myself a break whenever I can, but that isn't always an option.

For Christmas this year, the only things I want are more help, more empathy, more patience and more love.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Luckiest girl in the world

Over the weekend my mom threw me my baby shower, and I have to say, I have never felt more appreciative and lucky in all my life. It was so wonderful to see all my friends and family come together and be so excited to meet the new addition to the family. This kid is going to be spoiled to death, thats for sure!

The food, the cake, the gifts and the love were all beautiful, and I just feel so grateful for everyone and everything I have.

Now, I am never a very emotional person, but reading the cards, and seeing the awesome notes people had written me was so special, and I cired like a total pansy! I thought it was hilarious that I couldn't stop crying almost the entire time, and was making fun of myself non stop.

All of the presents were amazing, and our nursery is pretty much complete now. We even got enough gift cards and cash to buy our glider/ottoman! Needless to say, I spent all weekend just rocking my little heart out.

I also washed all of the laundry, and folded everything and put it away in the dresser, which I was super proud of, especially since being productive (and mobile) is harder and harder these days. Now all we have to do is buy a few last minute items, and  hurry and wait for him to get here! Only 11 more weeks until our SON is here!

Today, I'm 29 weeks and my little guy is 15.25 inches long, and about 2.5 pounds!

Today's Playlist:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - She & Him
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Christmas Day - She & Him