Monday, April 27, 2009

32 Weeks

I rarely blog a blog, is that a real saying, I think I just made it up...anyway, I don't know why I feel the need to blog a blog with pictures everytime. I haven't taken many since we got home from the fun and sick filled Florida adventure, so I guess my words will have to do. After all, I don't want all my bloggy friends to forget about me.

Today marks 32 weeks of pregnancy. I can't believe it, it really has flown by faster than I ever thought. Even the days of being a stay at home mom that sometimes feel like the longest ones ever, it seems like I blink and weeks and months have passed. In some ways I feel a little sad because I am so busy keeping up with my very active toddler that I've forgotten to remember all the milestones of this pregnancy. I mean I've stopped and felt her kick and all of that but remembering how my last pregnancy was when I just soaked up every kick, hiccup, and called my mom or just reveled in the fact that I was pregnant...this time is just not about that. I know she won't be loved any less but really is there anytime more precious than that with your one and only baby. My friends keep telling me that I will understand when #2 comes along, your heart just splits in two...but, like everything else in this journey of motherhood, no one can tell you, you just have to experience it for yourself. I get it. I can't wait to meet this little precious girl! My friend Melanie recently reminded me to take lots of video with this one because memories might be blurry this time around! I have to admit the idea of juggling two does make my head spin a little, and has kept me awake a few nights. Nothing like Motherhood to make you stronger, right? That I know for sure!

I think June will be here before I know it. I have not done a single thing to prepare. With Olivia, I think the room was ready months ahead of time, all the clothes and blankets washed...everything shiny and new. I'll get there, go down to the basement, unpack the bins, dust off the infant car seat and I'm sure I won't be able to go without a few new things, afterall, she is going to be born in a different season (any excuse to shop right?)!

Thanks for reading...I appreciate all of your encouragement and prayers as we enter this new chapter of our family's life. Lots more to come I'm sure!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cooool Cousins!

Our trip has been really fun (and of course a little eventful) so far! It has been so fun to see Livi hang with her "big" cousins, my nephews. I can't believe what handsome men they've grown up to be. I look at them and remember when they were Olivia's age! Now they are all adult-ish with facial hair, deep voices, and prom dates (Brandon goes next weekend...ahhhhh!). Most of all they are so kind and love to hang with their baby cousin. Here are some cute pics, some of you will gasp as you "remember them when..."!

Kyle (14 next week) and Brandon (17)

Liv "helping" Brandon with his homework - the two red heads of our fam!

Kyle playin' with Livi in the bath

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break

in Florida, I mean how cliche can we be...

Tomorrow we will be here...

Seeing them...

My family in Florida!

Brian has some business to do down South y'all, so we are going along for the ride!

I am very excited as I have not seen my sis in almost a year and a half. My BIL and nephews have never met Livi...this will be one fun reunion! And the sunshine and warm temps are in order for these frosty Northwesterners, altho lately we have had some wonderful weather!

I may post a pic or two during our time there, if not see y'all in a week and a half! I'm practicing my southern accent...I sure love those parts, the people are way too friendly. I'm so overdue for a visit! It'll be a long day of travel tomorrow but we gotta do what we gotta do, hopefully our little tot will cooperate, say a prayer for us!

Jacksonville here we come!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Slide!

Nana and Papa got this as an early Easter present for Livi...a little too big to fit in her Easter basket! She is having a blast climbing and sliding, yay for outdoor play! Thank you so much to them for such a generous gift!!