I have never planned on making this blog be about my pregnancy, and documenting each thing that I have felt or did or anything like that. I have felt like from the very first day we found out we were expecting, this whole experience has been very personal for Matt and me. Maybe eventually I'll write down the story of how our baby came to be. This baby girl is truly a blessing in our lives in so many ways, and although I didn't think so at first, her timing couldn't be more perfect. With all that being said, I had an experience last night that I feel like I need to document, and remember. Since I am not the best journal keeper, I figure this is the place for it.
The last two weeks have been very emotional, spiritual, scary and comforting all at the same time. We have had some things going on in my family that have put a new perspective on life. (I am sure I'll blog about these things in the next week or so, but not right now) But with everything that has been going on, I have been really stressed and tired and overwhelmed from dealing with it all. Last night my sister in law Aimee came over to help my mom with some things around the house, so the two of us tackled her pantry. I dont know that my mom has gotten used to grocery shopping for small numbers, she still thinks 10 people live there, so there was a lot of work to be done. As we worked together and got it all done, all I could think about was how tired my body was, and how my belly hurt from bending and stretching. I was frustrated with how exhausted I felt and how late I was getting to bed. Although I felt good and happy to have done some service for my mom, my thoughts kept focusing on some of the negative things that come along with pregnancy. I finally finished getting a few things done for the morning and went down to bed. Matt was gone at a late soccer game, and so I just laid in bed alone in silence. I couldn't wait to shut my eyes and quickly fall asleep. But just then as I started to fall asleep, the sweet little baby in belly decided to have a dance party. She has never kicked so hard and so much at one time. At one point I was even laughing out loud because those little kicks couldn't have started at a more perfect time! I had been so tired and uncomfortable, that I was forgetting how great of an experience this all is. To know that I get to be this little spirits mom forever, is the most amazing thing I have ever felt. I am happy to know that our little girl is already cheering me up and making me realize what a huge blessing it has been to become prgnant and start my journey to becoming a mother. I am so thankful for the little kicks and jabs that remind me of the little miracle in my belly, even if they do keep me up at night. I can't wait to meet my little lady and become a mother.
21 March 2012
Today we had our big 20 week appointment! We found out that our little one, is a little girl and we couldn't be more thrilled! We got to watch her dance around in my belly and kick her legs non stop! I love her so much already, and can't wait to meet her! Matt is already finding all these things that she "needs" and I can't wait to go shopping. I am positive she will be spoiled, and we are happy to do it!
5 months down, 4-ish left to go! :)
at 1:18 PM
16 March 2012
Matt and I have been looking for a new car pretty much our entire marriage. I love my Jetta and it has been a great car, the only problem is, its a little small to be fitting a baby in it. Once we found out we were expecting, we knew we were going to really have to buy something, so our search continued. Over the last couple weeks we had finally narrowed down what we were interested in, and our price range. Tuesday we went down to the dealership and purchased this beauty, an Acura MDX. We love it! The best part about driving it, is the thought that in a few short months, we will be bringing home our new little baby in it!
As I get farther along in my pregnancy, I continue to get more and more anxious to meet this little spirit. It can be frightening at times, and there are some things about motherhood that make me a little nervous, but I am ready for our lives to change and to become even more complete! Before I was pregnant I thought I wanted to wait a few more years before we had a family, because I was so happy with the way our lives were. I loved being able to spend every second with Matt and I felt like we were getting to a place where nothing really could get better. Then we found out we would be having a baby, and I started to panic a bit.. but through some pretty amazing spiritual experiences I became clam and excited and I sometimes wonder why we wanted to wait so long! I can't wait to become a mother, and start our family! This car purchase is just the first step! :)
haha I officially drive a "mom car" and I am proud of it!
at 7:55 AM
15 March 2012
This last weekend Matt and I were lucky enough to go on a little date with the Taylors. Shmovel and Zak are some of our favorite people to play with and lucky for us they are our family! :) I must say, I am so lucky to have married into the family I did, they are so fun! So Shmovel had the idea to go Curling.. she had signed us up for a class and we headed down to West Valley to the Olympic Oval. We had so much fun learning all the rules and techniques and then playing the game! We beat the team we were playing and felt very proud of our first victory! We are even considering joining a league. I have NEVER thought curling looked fun or the least bit interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was!
I hope we get to go again soon! :)
at 8:49 AM
04 March 2012
Last Saturday my mom turned 60 years old! Our family decided, very last minute, to throw her a surprise party! We invited all the family and few close friends and spent the whole evening honoring her, and what a wonderful woman she is! I feel very lucky to have the mama that I do! She has taught me so much, and continues to teach me daily. I hope that I can be half the woman and mother she is. Happy Birthday Mommy Dear! I love you so much!!
She was such a cute little girl! :)
Isn't she such a babe? I love these pictures of her.
My mama and me then... and now! :)
I think those awesome 80's glasses and sweaters are a big hit!
It was a great day and I am so glad we got to enjoy it together as a family! Thank you for everyone who helped and everyone who came!
at 7:36 PM