Autumn slows down for no man...or woman!

10:08 PM

   Busy, busy busy-ness!  Is that the theme of anyone else's October?   This month we hit the ground running with my last week of work, the start of our Preparation for parenting classes, baby showers, Bible studies, football games, and a very-much-enjoyed visit from my Dad, Mom and Grandma!  Oh we had some delightful times.  As soon as they arrived each day was packed with activity, as vacations often are. 

   Dad and Mom blessed the socks off of me by helping us fix up the apartment.  Dad set to work on our leaky kitchen sink and building shelves for more storage with Randy, while Mom helped me pick out paint for the baby’s room and transform it from a “catch-all/office/storage space” into a nursery!  It just makes it so much more real that a baby is actually coming...I can hardly wait! 

   Of course we didn’t just make them work the WHOLE time, we enjoyed a beautiful day at the coast, (honestly, some of the best weather I’ve ever seen there) a lovely tea party, and my baby shower.  It was so special that Mom and Grandma could be there. 

    Then we said our goodbyes and we have had/will have about 5 days of “normal” until we take off for our babymoon!  I am so excited, I think we both really need a vacation and a time to relax, catch our breath, and reconnect before this bundle of joy arrives.:)

   At my appointment the midwife said everything looks good!  I just adore hearing that rapid, little heartbeat and feeling him/her kick and stretch and turn all around...the miracle of life just never gets old.  I’m at 32 weeks now, which is sort of hard to believe, and yet at the same time can feel like I have a long ways to go.  I’m trying not to get impatient though, and enjoy every moment!  You’re only pregnant with your first once.:)

Now for some pictures.....


 Benson turned 5! They grow up so fast.




Mom and her mad painting skills:) Strange how yellow the paint looks in this pic...it’s actually orange!


 Ikea’s got nothing on my dad and my hubby!


One of the things I really love about this place....the gorgeous, rocky, wild coast.







The ladies from Brownsville blessed me tremendously with a beautiful baby shower! 





Spinach and artichoke dip...my FAVORITE.



My crib bedding has birds on it, and birds, nests, and branches will be a “theme” of sorts in the nursery.


Little red-headed boy. :)


Little brown-eyed girl. :)



My mom-in-law and sis-in-law Jessi (even though she’s not in the picture) blew me away and got a crib bedding set I’d been drooling over.  This pic just gives a sneak peek at it, but you can’t really get the full effect.  I’ll post a better picture sometime when the crib is all set up!



Here I am at 31 weeks in our drab "den/office" that is being transformed into a cute little nursery! Can't wait to have it all done and post pics of the finished product!

  Well I'd better be off to bed soon.  Seems like I've been needing about an average of 10+ hours of sleep these days!  Goodnight world.


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11 comments

  1. Such a fun time! So exciting. Love what I can see of your nursery colors. And a babymoon! What a great idea! Have you settled on names yet?

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  2. Can't wait to see the nursery! Good luck on these last couple of weeks!!!! :)

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  3. Awww, loved reading this, and practically hearing the excitement in your voice. :) Such cute pics of you, girl! I hope the rest of this adventure goes splendid and is just followed by the next! ;) And have fun on that babymoon. :) Love you!

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  4. Laura- I think we're semi-settled on names, but I still keep looking.:)

    Thanks all for the encouragement, it blesses me!

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  5. That food looks amazing, that's what I'm thinkin'. (: Looking good girl!

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  6. Wow, your nursery sounds like it will be so cute! I was sorry to hear that you won't be moving into "our" house now, but at least you won't have to be waiting on us to hurry up and get out of it. :) I hope all goes well for you, and you won't feel too claustrophobic in your apartment. (I'm sure you won't. :) )

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  7. Your shower was so fun and I can't wait to see your nursery all put together. You will make it look so lovely with your mad decorating skills. :)
    Jessica

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  8. I heard via Amy that you won't be moving into their house. I'm so sorry. I hope you can make the best of it in your small apartment. I know you will!
    Your pictures are so fun to look at. I can tell you have wonderful parents. It's no wonder though because you and Shannon are amazing women!
    Have a great week!
    --Tina

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  9. Oh yes, I LOVE the nursery color- it's so mod and happy looking!

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  10. seriously u are thee cutest pg mama i know!!!!:) wish i could have been able to come to ur shower:( Looks like u had a wonderful time with ur family!!!! love ya

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  11. So sorry I couldn't make it to your shower either but with it being changed to Friday night, it kinda made it impossible to attend as it was our first anniversary weekend! I can't wait to see pictures of the finished nursery! I'm sure it'll look awesome:-)
    Edna

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