Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baby Brother

The count down has begun, only 5 more days until baby brother's arrival! I am finally feeling prepared for this little boy (well almost).

I have had a couple of very sweet baby showers to celebrate baby brother. 
My friends from work had a dinner/shower for my friend Amy and me a few weeks ago at Gloria's (though I didn't get any pictures). Amy is due a few weeks after me with a baby boy too. It was such a fun night sitting and visiting with these sweet girls I've worked with and done Bible study with for so many years now. Such a blessing!

This past Saturday my friends Brooke and Jenni threw a "bare necessitates" shower for me. It was such a fun morning and I am so thankful so have such great friends and family to help celebrate this new baby.
Me, Jenni, and Brooke. Love these girls!
38 weeks
My mom and mother in law Diane
Me and my mom
Avery was so excited she got to come to baby brother's shower.
She was even more excited about helping me open the gifts.
Baby brother got some really cute things, and a lot of the "bare necessities" we were needing. We are officially stocked up on diapers and wipes. What a huge blessing!!
Nesting is in high gear at my house and I finally feel like I have things organized and put away. The nursery is finally done (after the hours and hours of sewing my mom and I did a couple of weekends ago).

I made this book sling to hang over his bed, I think it turned out pretty cute.
I also made this flag banner to hang in the room. I wasn't sure if I totally loved it, but it's growing on me.

It feels so great to finally be done with his room. Now if I can just stay pregnant these next 5 days, I may just get everything on my checklist complete :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

37 Weeks

 I am 37 weeks today, which is absolutely crazy!! What's even more crazy is that I delivered Carson and Avery at 37 weeks and I don't feel anywhere near ready to have a baby this time. I only have a little over 2 weeks before my scheduled C-section, where has the time gone? We are slowly getting ready for "baby brother" which has become his unofficial name around our house since we STILL do not have a name for this little guy. The nursery is in progress and I'm starting to get a few things crossed off my very long list of things that I want to get done before D day. While I'm so excited to meet this little boy, I'm honestly a little anxious about it. Life is going to change so much in a couple of weeks and it's hard to imagine what our new "normal" is going to be like. I feel like Carson and Avery suddenly won't be my babies anymore and that makes me a little sad. I still can't believe that they are almost 3 1/2. They are so excited about the baby and ask me everyday when he is coming out. They talk about all the things they are going to help me with when baby brother comes home, it's really sweet. I still feel really good, not at all like I'm going to be having a baby in a couple of weeks. The 2nd and 3rd trimester really have been pretty easy for me. I'm a little tired, but overall I still feel great! I would even be ok staying pregnant a while longer, though I don't think my Dr. will go for that :)

Here I am at 34 weeks

And here is one I took today at 37 weeks (sorry, not too great, I took it myself with my phone)

Carson and Avery's new fort

Carson and Avery got a very exciting Christmas present from DD and Allen this year.... a swing set and fort that they built themselves. 
They built it in Allen's hanger in Houston and brought it up to Dallas last month.

The kids were so excited and have loved playing on it!

We've had some really nice weather here lately, so we've had lots of outside play time the past couple of weeks.

Little mama
Such a good brother, carting around Avery and her babies.