Friday, September 28, 2012

Pregnancy Update #7


How far are we: 36 weeks and 2 days! A little less than 4 weeks to go!

How big is baby: Connor is still in the 17.2- to 18.7-inch and 4.2- to 5.8-pound range and continues to beef up. I think he must be getting bigger because I am!

Total weight gain: 25 pounds total. Just 1 pound up from last week. I still weigh less than I did in June 2011. I only have 1.2 pounds to go to be at the same weight I was before I started MFP and Zumba. I'm sure at my next appointment, I will have gained that plus more!

Maternity clothes: All maternity. I have some cardigans and sweatshirts I can wear that are part of my "normal" wardrobe. I can still wear a lot of my tank tops to sleep in, which is a most because I'm so dang hot at night! 

Stretch marks: NONE! And let's hope that in the next 3+ weeks, it stays that way!

Movement: He is a mover. Nothing too hard to handle. He is most active in the evening, right before I fall asleep.

Sleep: I've been doing okay. I tend to get up 2-3 times a night to potty. I wake up throughout the night a lot but it's not because Connor is keeping me awake. I'm not up stressing over labor, delivery or parenthood. I'm just a much lighter sleeper than I used to be. 

Best moment this week: Getting a few last minute things for his room and getting the car seat and stroller. Now, to have the car seat install! Thanks Hubby!

Food cravings: None! I wasn't "blessed" with any of those in this pregnancy. Maybe that's a good thing. I do enjoy my water, though. I can't seem to get enough.

Labor signs: None and I don't feel any closer to having him. I feel as if he is tucked in there, nice and tight. My due date is 10/24 and I would be okay with having him on 10/19, 10/24 or 10/30. Those dates have special meaning to us.

Belly button in or out: In. I can't be that lucky, right?? Let's hope it stays in for the time being. 

What I miss: Tennis shoes! If I wear anything other than flip flops or sandals, I get sock lines and my feet swell a little.

What I'm looking forward to: James and I are going to a pumpkin patch with the Underwood's next weekend and I'm looking forward to one last outing with Macie Jane.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thankful Thursdays





This week I am giving thanks to -
  • Making new friends. 3 years ago today, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and go on a pizza and movie date with Kari Underwood (I just had to, Dean!). A wedding, a baby girl and baby boy later, we are the best of friends. Happy Friendiversary lover!
  • Fall weather. I love the cool air, the colors of the trees and the smells of the season. It's my favorite time of year, hands down. And I promise it has NOTHING to do with my birthday being in November.
  • early bed times. I was so tired yesterday. I guess being 36 weeks pregnant will do that to you! But my 8:00 p.m. bed time made the world right in my mind.
  • my co-workers. They have been so supportive, helpful and kind during my pregnancy. They ask me if I need anything, how I'm feeling and even bring me in snacks/baked goods. 
  • John Mayer. Yes, that asshat. I love him and I spend Monday through Friday 8-5 listening to his Pandora station. I love me some Johnny. Always have, always will.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SWW


It's Wednesday (HAPPY HUMP DAY) which allows me to say So What! to a few things...
  • I have a strange, nasty crush on Clint Eastwood. He might be 82 years old but I love that man. Go see his new movie "Trouble with the Curve". And for you normal ladies, you can get some JT eye candy.
  • James thinks Connor's car seat needs to be put in his car because Connor is going to like him more. The Hubs is nuts. I'll be birthing the little guy and provide his meals, I'm sure I'll be #1 for a while.
  • I hate showering if I'm not going to be leaving the house. I always end up showering but that is the extent of my getting ready.
  • I'm super shocked that no one has mentioned how horrid my hair looks these days. The roots are out of control. Some friends, I have!
  • I told James I was going to potty train Connor because I think James pees weird.
  • James would die if he saw that I put the above thought into writing... on the Internet. 
Now, link up with Shannon and let us know what you are saying So What! to this week! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Adulthood

Growing up, I couldn't wait to be an adult. I had it all figured out. I knew what I wanted to be (a forensic physiologist), I wanted to move away from Ohio (somewhere east, on the beach) and I wanted to be single forever and children were totally out of the picture (free to come and go and not have to worry about anyone else). I remember thinking what was so hard about being an adult. Why are so many people bitter? What's with all the complaints?

And then reality hit. I struggled in college. Who knew forensics involved so much science? College was hard. No one worried about what assignments I had missing or what my tests scores were. And my counselor? I swear I didn't have one (I did, I just didn't take advantage of him). The hometown I wanted to move away from... why was I so damn homesick for it? I lasted 62 days at a school that was 4 hours from home. And my desire to be free and come and go? I missed my high school boyfriend so much! I just couldn't imagine life without him (dear God, I can't believe I just put that in writing).

Now, almost 12 years later, my reality is that I am work a 8-5 Monday through Friday job that I sometimes hate but love more times than not. My role as a Student Services Coordinator has provided me the opportunity to meet and work with amazing people of our community who have been dealt a bad hand. And I am not using much of my college degree for my job and that's okay. I am doing something that I'm passionate about (no science involved). I live 15 minutes away from my hometown and I have never ever lived anywhere near the beach. Maybe one day I will see more of the world. The high school boyfriend I couldn't live without? He is a douche bag. Seriously. 150%. I met and married the one for me. I've been married 15 months to the man of my dreams, someone that I can't imagine living without. We are 1 month away from expanding our family with our first child.

Sometimes, things are tough. We experience loss and heartbreak. We are forced to make hard decisions that we hope we won't regret. We have to put our families (in my case, husband and child) first. We learn, we grow and we conquer. There are times when our lives are filled with so much joy and happiness, we can't imagine there ever being a bad time. We know that things do get better and that there is more to life than who is dating who, what brand you are wearing and how much money you have. In the end, we realize that being an adult isn't as bad as we thought.

I've lost my mind...

... or so it seems.

I've decided to do a vlog. Yes, that's right, a vlog. I don't know what makes me think this is a good idea or heck, that anyone cares but I'm going to do it and I need your help.

I don't know what to talk about. I'm not so good at talking about myself and I don't do well with small talk so send me your questions. Anything goes, really. Although I'm a little shy (shocking, right?), I don't have a filter and am pretty much game for anything.

Ready? Set? Let the questions begin! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Letters to Connor - #2

My Dear Baby Boy,

In 30 short days you could be here. I can't even imagine. I have been wanting to meet you so badly and now that the time is getting closer and closer, I'm a bit overwhelmed.

I want nothing more than to be the perfect Momma to you but please know, I have have no idea what I'm doing. At all. But I can promise you that regardless of my new Mom status, I am going to be the best Momma you could ever wish for. I think I can honestly say I am ready for you. If you decided to make your entrance tomorrow, I am more than ready for our adventure to start.

As for your Daddy, he is getting more and more excited to see you and hold you. He has been more attentive of my belly. He rubs it more and seems to be much more aware of all the changes that are about to take place in our world. Better late than never, right? I still can't imagine him changing your diapers or feeding you a bottle. You will be the first baby he does this things with so take it easy on him, okay? You really do have the best Daddy. Just wait and see. He is funny and thoughtful and takes such good care of me. I know he will do the same with you.

Friends and family keep asking me how I feel and when I'm going to take off work to prepare for you. I joke that I want my water to break while working. I just want to enjoy the last bit of myself before I am a full-time stay at home Mom. So take your time and know that when you decide to come, everyone will be more than happy to see you.

Mamaw says that you have dropped as well as a few ladies from work. Typically, I think this means something but I don't feel any closer to having you. I think you might be in there real tight for the time being. I've had the easiest pregnancy, thank you very much! Your Aunt Kristy hasn't been so lucky, Jesup has given her a heck of a time. I hope that my easy pregnancy means a easy newborn. I can hope right?

I love you Connor Ross (and yes, Ross if your middle name, even though Daddy-o wants to change it) and I will be seeing you soon.

XOXO
-Momma

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday

This week I am giving thanks:
  • to my wonderful friends. There is so much going on our lives these days and I couldn't have a better support system in place. Sometimes, when times are rough, you truly do get by with a little help from your friends.
  • for my job. The one that I hated 100% yesterday. Some days in the office are pure Hell but I am lucky to have a job that helps provide for me and my family.
  • to myself. I am far too hard on myself sometimes. I am human, I make mistakes and I am not perfect. But I am a good wife, daughter, sister and friend. And in 34 days, I can guarantee you I am going to be the best damn Mommy Connor could ever wish for. I give my all and I need to give myself some credit from time to time. I'm really not all that bad!
  • for some of the friendships I've made through my blog. It's nice to see that my world is "normal" like everyone else. I'm not very outgoing and I've created some nice relationships with people based on our honest truths. This, to me, is priceless. Thank you Blogspot!
  • for my friend Sarah and her crazy crazy self. I love her. She is fabulous. She is real and honest and even though we've broken up a couple times, she is still my Sally. Sally and Fanny - FOREVER!
Grab the Thankful Thursday badge on the right and give a little thanks!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So What! Wednesday - My 100th Post!






It's time for another So What! Wednesday so I'm hooking up with Mrs. Dew and saying SO WHAT! to a few things, all the while celebrating my 100th blog post:

  • if when people tell me I look like I've dropped, it makes me damn near faint! I am not ready for Connor just yet. I need 2-3 more weeks. Please and thank you.
  • I don't like the majority of the bump pictures we've taken. My face always looks strange. There is something about my eyes that I look more Chinese than usual. And no, I'm not Chinese. At all.
  • if I am excited to celebrate my Friendiversary with Kari next week. I love the gift I got her. I'm almost jealous I don't have one.
  • I sometimes wonder what I would have done if Connor would have been a girl. I can't imagine being a girl Mom.
  • if James mentioned that we should have another baby. I damn near smacked some sense into him. THAT. SHIT. AIN'T. HAPPENING. 
  • I may have had pizza for dinner 4 days in a row. Don't judge. It was amazing and I don't regret a single bite!
Now, head over to Shannon's blog and tell us what you are saying SO WHAT! to this week! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pregnancy Update #6

I have no ass. None. Why couldn't I gained a little during pregnancy?

How far are we: 34 weeks and 6 days

How big is baby: Connor is about 17.2 to 18.7 inches long and weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds - he is about the size of a butternut squash. He has grown a lot in the last 2 weeks. But I'm still pretty comfortable. I don't have fingers and toes in my ribs too much. And if I do, it's nothing painful.

Total weight gain: 24 pounds total. I gained 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I blame that on the fact that I had pizza for dinner 4 nights in a row. No shame here, either! But 24 pounds isn't bad. I am actually still "smaller" than I was last June when I started using MyFitnessPal, working out and calorie counting. Crazy, right?

Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity. Although, the blue shirt I'm wearing in the picture above is non-maternity. I love being able to use some of my Fall clothes. I am trying not to spend too much more money on maternity pieces. 

Stretch marks: NONE! And I am so happy that is the case. I don't show a lot of skin but I am so happy to know that my body is stretching and growing without having to deal with pain in the ass stretch marks!  

Movement: He goes through periods where he moves a ton and other times (like most of yesterday), he doesn't move to much. 

Sleep: I've been doing okay. I tend to get up 2-3 times a night to potty and then I can go right back to sleep. I did wake up this morning at like 2 a.m. and layed there until almost 4. I was wide awake but was not about to get up for the day! No way in Hell!

Best moment this week: At our third 3d/4d ultrasound, we got to watch Connor open his mouth and insert his big toe. As strange/gross as that could be, it was so sweet. He was sucking his thumb beforehand. I am okay with him sucking his thumb, I am going to attempt to have a baby that is pacifier free!

Food cravings: None. Which saddens me. I read these posts on The Bump about girls eating this or that and I haven't had any cravings. I do eat more pizza  than ever before but that's just because I'm letting myself enjoy it before I give birth and try to get back to pre-pregnancy weight.

Labor signs: None and I hope it stays that way until at least October 3rd. We will be 37 weeks then and whatever happens after that point, I am perfectly okay with.

Belly button in or out: In and according to James, close to popping but I think he is wrong (of course).

What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes or paint my own toenails. Both tasks are darn near impossible in my current state.

What I'm looking forward to: We are having our maternity photos done on September 30th. I'm looking forward to having a Fall photo shoot!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Letter to Monday

Dear Monday,

You are a evil, evil, dirty sluthog. I can't believe how you take the best of my intentions and ruin them. Let me detail how you have ruined my day and it's not even 2:30 yet.

First, I woke up on time today. James even used the word "early". Waking up on time can only mean on thing, I have some thing important I need to handle. We all know I value my sleep. Regardless, I got to work on time. Even though I chipped my nail toe polish and couldn't fix it so I'm wearing closed toed shoes to work. And my feet tend to swell when in small spaces. You know, being pregnant does have some side effects. Then once I got to the office, the toaster that I took out of the box and plastic won't work and I had to microwave my pop tarts. What the bloody Hell? Is it too much to ask for toasted pop tarts. Then, the OLL classroom decided to be a total pain in my ass and I spent the next 2 hours helping students get their machines running. Let me tell you - this is not my job nor is it one that I'm even okay with pretending to be good at. Regardless, it's now 11:01 (yes, exact time, I looked because I was hoping to go to lunch soon!) and I can now start on my job, the one I get paid for. But of course, accounting needs me to help them with some problems with our sales from Friday (the day I wasn't in the office) and I have to hunt things down which takes forever and FINALLY, it's 12:30 and I can go to lunch. Or so I thought. I left my lunch at home, on the counter. Frickin' fabulous. No worries, I just go get something. And yet, another problem. I left my debit card and cash in my other purse. I switched purses for the Bengals came yesterday and never transferred my cash and credit cards back. Lovely! Just perfect. So it looks like I will be having rice cakes with peanut butter and some yogurt for lunch. And I'm starving and 8 months pregnant. I'm off to enjoy dieter's delight. Monday, I wish this was our last day together but as we all know, you will be back next week. Maybe by then, I will have a plan in place to kick your ass. If not, please be easy on me. I have feelings, you know!

Always at your mercy,
Stephanie

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

It's that time of year when the weather cools, scarfs and warm clothes are worn, our homes get revamped with seasonal decor and we start to prepare for the holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the holidays. LOVE! I love the spirit each occasion creates. Halloween brings out our creative sides in the costumes we pick. Thanksgiving provides us to spend time with our families, sharing a day of over indulgence. Christmas allows us to shower each other with love and gratitude for the amazing relationships we are blessed with. Not to mention, we get to celebrate our Savior. With all the holiday madness, we sometimes get carried away in the events/days more than the purpose or reason for the gathering or special day. Enter my first ever link-up.




Every Thursday, we can link-up and give THANKS for what we feel blessed with and give a THANK you to those in our lives that serve a bigger purpose. In honor of the first Thankful Thursday, here is what I am thankful for this week:
  • I am so thankful that I have a husband that is willing, able and capable of supporting our family and my desire to be a stay at home Mom. 
  • I have had a easy pregnancy. EASY!! The 34 weeks have been a breeze. I'm so thankful that I have gotten to experience a "perfect" pregnancy.
  • I'd like to thank whoever came up with bagged ice. Yes, you read that correctly, I am thankful for bagged ice. I drink so much ice water that without the ice, it just doesn't taste the same!
  • I give thanks to God above for blessing my life 21 years ago today with my baby brother. He is the most wonderful person; smart, funny, handsome, humble and loving. I am blessed to have a brother and best friend with such a good heart. He may look like a hippie and he could be a member of the Communist party, but he is my Bookey and I will love him until we are old and gray! 
As you can see, thanks can be given for whatever you are thankful for! I know you all thought I was nuts to be thankful for bagged ice but it's my pregnancy vice, sorta like your coffee or your morning run! 
Feel free to link-up with me and give some thanks!





Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So What! Wednesday

It's time for another So What! Wednesday. Here is what I'm saying So What! to this week...
  • if i have had the nastiest hairstyles lately. Not only do I need to get it trimmed and highlighted but thanks to my hormones and prenatal vitamins, I have these baby hairs that are growing and it makes my hair look even worse. Pregnancy problems, right?
  • I'm hoping to sale TONS of stuff at our garage sale this weekend. We have a basement full of stuff we don't need/use/want. I'd like to get rid of it and if I make some money in the process, all the better.
  • if I get told one more time to drink more water by an ultrasound tech or doctor, I'm going to explode and drench them with the approximately 120 ounces of water I have more than likely already consumed. I drink plenty of water, get off my ass.
  • if I have all but checked out of work and I have 40+ days to go. No good, Stephanie, no good.
  • if I have finally gotten the hang of meal planning. I know it doesn't look hard but I think I've finally conquered it. Let's hope I don't lose this new skill once Little Dude arrives.
  • if I can't wait to share tomorrow's post with you all. I'm so excited for it and I hope you all are too! Again, I'm being sneaky! It's apparently my new "thing" to do!
 Now, it's time to link-up with Shannon and let us know what you are saying So What! to this week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Connor's Nursery

Consider yourself warned! There are over 20 pictures in this blog post! I know you are just dying (insert wink) for the details but the real reason for it is so when we move, Connor can look back on our family blog and see the room he was brought home to. I'm a bit sentimental when it comes to this boy. Bare with me! Also, I love his room. It's simple but exactly what James and I had in mind for him. We didn't want anything themey and we want something that he can grow into. We worked hard at making his room perfect. Now, we are truly ready to bring him home!

When you open his door, this is your first look into his room.


Curtains made by Mamaw.

Changing table/dresser.

A closer look.

His first piggy bank from his Uncle Chester.

His crib.

A closer look of his bedding and his blanket made by Gram Judd.

Dresser and a peek of his toy box/basket.

The decor on his dresser.

A piece of our Babymoon!

Sound/light machine - I loved frogs as a child so this is perfect.

Framed art with my favorite childhood song. Momma sang it to me and I will sing it to Connor.

2 red birds - in honor of his Mom Mom Connie and Granny.

A monkey full of toys and a bag with cloth ABC's.

I adore his Sooner blanket! He will be a Buckeye fan but I can promise we will support our Southern family too!

Lots of stuffed animals.

That's it! For now, anyway. We have 3 more items to add to his room and once we do, I will share those with you as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I know it's not the MOST exciting one I've posted but having a nursery together makes the idea of bringing a baby home that much more real to us.



Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend Update

(The title of this blog makes me think of SNL and Seth Meyers. I love me some Seth!)

Here we are, another Monday!! I can't believe how quickly the days, weeks and months are flying by. I hope they start to slow down soon - I have so much to do and not so much time to do them in! 

Baby Daddy came home on Friday - PRAISE THE LORD! I am not one who needs to be entertained or have someone with me 24/7 but I can tell you that when the Mister is away, I sleep like shit and miss him tons. TONS!! I guess this is what loving someone will do to you.

Saturday, we spend the day running errands and getting a few things for Little Dude's room. I can't wait to finish it tonight and have a entire post about his nursery! I love it. It's nothing too unique or over the top but it's perfect for my son, our son. I can't wait to share it with you and of course, I can't wait to have him home to enjoy it. Here is a sneak peek of his room:


I am not going to give too many details just yet but I will say I love this picture and what each piece means to me and hopefully Connor when he is a little older. I promise to show you the whole piece tomorrow.

Saturday evening, we went to the drive-in. We watched Possessed. Note to self: don't let Connor pick up any old boxes at garage sales!

Sunday, my Momma and Kristin came over. We just spent the day chatting and being together. It's days like these that I love. Mom worked on curtains for C's room and I invited Kris over for her birthday since we aren't going to be able to celebrate it next weekend together. Sunday evening was spent with Mister, enjoying each others company and relaxing in the amazing fall weather we had. The high was like 70 degrees - perfection in my book!! 

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers

Hello friends! I wanted to ask if you all could say a little prayer for James and I. Every one is healthy and happy, Connor is doing well. We have a VERY big decision to make and I'd like a little help with some positive thoughts and prayers.

Once we know more about this decision (I sound so secretive!), I will clue you all in.

I really appreciate it!
-James, Stephanie and Connor

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wild Thang

My child is wild. And strong. Not to mention a fan of late night fist pump partying. Need some examples?

Exhibit A:
Connor has figured out how to jam his feet up into my lungs. He's getting quite good at wedging them in there as hard as he can. It doesn’t really hurt yet since he’s still a little guy but it totally causes my breathing to be labored, even when I'm just sitting at my desk or laying in bed.

Exhibit B:
My stomach JUMPS now. You can see him moving. It’s quite amusing and sometimes we just watch him bounce all over the place. It reminds me of a rolly polly sometimes. It's like the wave is happening in my belly. He gets really jumpy between the hours of 8 p.m. -10 p.m. He is already fighting bed time!

Exhibit C:
And last night, I was sound asleep and awoke to a sharp pain in my left side. I thought James must have moved and whacked me but James isn't home this week. That leaves only one little guy to blame. How on earth does such a little person have so much power?

I started feeling him around week 21 and there has been a HUGE increase in movement over the past 2-3 weeks. I’ve felt a increase in the strength of his movement recently too. I now have the joy of getting the wind knocked out of me from time to time. Thanks Buddy!

Our little mister is wild and I am so happy we didn't wait to be a little older to have our first baby. I can't imagine being in my 40's chasing around a toddler! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

So What!

I have lots to say So What! to this week... get comfy!
  • if I got a little scared when I realized I only have 5 more Dr.'s appointments before our due date! I can't believe how fast pregnant goes.
  • if Connor has 65 plain white onesies. I am sure we will use every last one and the best part? I didn't pay for a single one. (Thank you friends and family)
  • if I wish I could take a weeks vacation and do nothing but nap. I have the time off but need to save it for Little Dude's arrival. 
  • if I hope that we are able to get rid of a lot of crap next week in our garage sale. At this point, I don't care if I give it away for free. Our basement can only hold so much more.
  • I sometimes worry about my replacement at work. I'm due to leave in 7 weeks and they haven't hired anyone yet or interviewed anyone for that matter. This could be a problem. Not to brag but I do so much for our office, it's going to take all 7 weeks and then some to get him or her trained.
  • if I worked in Connor's room all day yesterday instead of enjoying the day off. I swear, if I worked 4 days every week, I'd get so much more accomplished at home.
  • if I am sad that TEEN MOM is off the air. I loved those girls. I hope that's not the last we see of them. Well, scratch that... I could go the rest of my life without Farrah or Amber. Those girls are disasters. Straight hot messes, minus the hotness.
Now, it's your turn. Link-up with Shannon over at Life After I Dew and let us know what you are saying
So What! to this week! - HAPPY HUMP DAY! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pregnancy Update #5



How far are we: 32 weeks and 6 days

How big is baby: Connor is about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds - he is about the size of a pumpkin squash. He is getting big, that's for sure!

Total weight gain: 21 pounds total. At my appointment this morning, the doctor told me I was doing wonderful! I only gained a pound and half since my check-up 3 weeks ago and I swear it's because if I drink too much, I don't have room for food. BUT if I don't drink at least 100 ounces of water a day, I get leg cramps at night.

Maternity clothes: I am all maternity! I struggle with tops that fit me right. For example, the top I'm wearing in this week's photo is a bit long. I know that it will be okay in the next few weeks as my belly grows. I can't help but think I look silly in some of my outfits. I'm okay with that though, Momma has to be comfortable!

Stretch marks: NONE! Thank you, Jesus. 

Movement: TONS! He is a mover for sure. Especially at night. He is head down so I am feeling a lot of kicks and punches around and above my belly button.

Sleep: I've been so blessed! I've been sleeping so well. I only have problems when James is out of town which has been a week each month since I don't know when. Before pregnancy, I would take an Ambien and pass out. Now, not so much!

Best moment this week: I spent my entire Labor Day working on Connor's room. It is about 80% complete. I hope to have it done within the next week! Once I do, I will have a nursery reveal post.

Food cravings: None really. I thought I would look forward to "needing" certain foods but it's been nice to eat whatever and it not be anything crazy.

Labor signs: None and I'd like it to stay that way.

Belly button in or out: In and I'm hoping it doesn't pop!

What I miss: Being able to carry things without bumping into the walls. For example, I was carrying a basket of laundry upstairs and didn't give myself, belly and basket enough room and ended up running into the wall. I earned a bruise on my belly with that one!

What I'm looking forward to: We get to go for a 2nd session for our 3D/4D ultrasound on the 10th. Hopefully we can see a little more this time.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Next Month

I can officially say that my due date is next month. As of today, I only have 7 1/2 more weeks or 53 days to go in my pregnancy!! Time is flying by and before you know it I will be posting pictures of our son for all of you to see and enjoy.

I know so much about Connor already. Even in the womb I know things about Connor that no one else knows. However, there is one thing I don't know and that is what he looks like. I cannot wait to see my beautiful baby boy with my own two eyes!!

Will he look like James? Will he look like me? Or will he be a handsome combination of the both of us?

I'm thankful to have a Father above who already knows all of these details about Connor! I am thankful that God has been knitting him together over these last 32 weeks and will continue to do so until he is "done".

So...what do you think?