Tuesday, February 21, 2012

8 Weeks left

It's go time.  I have a lot to accomplish in the next 8 weeks.  I'm on a mission.

Here is what I look like...Hopefully the next 8 weeks are easy on me.  Meaning that I don't get too much bigger. :)
 It's weird to look down and see a large something that isn't usually there.  Where did that come from?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

A little recap of Valentine's Day...
Monday night we went out for sushi with our small group friends and had a great time, so Tuesday we stayed in with our little sweetheart herself.  She's felt awful since Saturday so we wanted things to be easy on her.  Tomorrow, Thursday, we are headed to the dr's office.  We just can't break her fever or control her asthma.  Jarrod and I are really ready for some sleep as I'm sure she is too.
However, we made the best of it Tuesday night.  I was telling Z baby that we were having a party with daddy that night and she was thrilled.  SHE wanted to get in a pretty dress for the party.  When Jarrod got home from work he turned some music on and she danced (which did NOT help the coughing).  I finished up dinner, we ate lettuce wraps, fondue and chocolate covered strawberries.  Zeda had some pink milk and that's about it.  Poor baby.  After we ate, she had a quick bath and then we watched Thumbelina as a family.  Once we put her to bed, Jarrod and I watched an episode of the Wire together.  We are so romantic :)  To be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way.
I'm just so in love with my little family.

Monday, February 6, 2012

So proud of my Meg

The last 6 months have been bitter sweet.  I absolutely love being pregnant and I'm so excited to meet and be a mommy to my little man but it's been a little hard to be outwardly excited for this baby.

Not even two weeks after I had a positive test my business partner Meg had one too.  Although we were excited to be pregnant together, we knew it was going to be a rough wedding season for us (dealing with after pregnancy hormones and two infants) to say the least.  Sadly Megan lost her baby and things became different.  She was able to get pregnant pretty fast with baby number two but her and Nik experienced loss again.  I can't explain the feeling of walking up to your best friend with a huge baby bump knowing the depth of her pain and the agony of her loss.

You only want the best for the people you care most about.  I pray every night for her strength and Z prays that Mae Mae gets a baby in her belly.

Megan and Nik both need time to heal but I know God has such a sweet sweet baby in their future.  (I'm sure it will be a little bossy just like it's momma) :)

Today, I think Meg took a huge step in her healing process and I'm so proud of her.  She wrote about her pain in a very beautiful way.

It's worth the read even if you've never experienced this kind of loss.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ashleigh's baby bump

Saturday we threw a family shower for Mrs. Ashleigh, however, she had been in the hospital most of the week while the docs were trying to stop labor.  I had planned to take belly pictures before the shower but since she was on strict bed rest we were only able to be out for a few minutes.  We got a few shots but then Ashleigh needed to lay down.
Come on Willow, I'm excited to meet you!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Zeda Moment

I found this post I wrote back in November but never posted it.  Oh Zeda...so random.

A funny Zeda moment:

I just laid Z down for the night and our conversation was pretty funny.  I wanted to write it down before I forgot.  She was so cute and so serious about it.  Again, I have no idea where she comes up with this stuff.

I was rocking and singing her Slient Night, when I got to the end, "sleep in heavenly peace" is when Z perked up and said, "Jesus is in heaven."
Me: I know, are you going to heaven?
Zeda: I will go to Heaven and hold Jesus.
Me: I think Jesus will hold you.
Zeda: I will gooooo and mommyyyy and daddyyyy will (pause) but Thomas (her imaginary friend) wont.
Me: Why wont Thomas go?
Zeda: He not hold babies.
Me: He doesn't.
Zeda: he just pretend mommy, just pretend, you see?
Me: Yes, I see.  Long pause.  I started to sing another song.
Zeda: My feets are frozen.  You need to sing Jingle Bells.
Me: Well okay...Dashing through the snow....

Fast Forward a few minutes to after laying her down...We were talking to Jesus and thanking him for EVERYONE like we do every night.
Zeda: And Nana and Warry (Larry) and Tuffy (their puppy) and the coocoo clock.
Me: the what?
Zeda: the coocoo clock! then she proceeds to show me what it does and how it says coocoo coocoo with all the people around.

Good night Zeda.

Wow.  She's something else.