Monday, August 27, 2012

Oh, hey, baby bump!

Baby girl is movin' and groovin' these days. She gives daddy hard, definitive kicks and punches all the time. Although, I still can't really tell which body parts are which and how she is positioned in there. Things are still going relatively smoothly for me, aside from the scary fall I took last weekend when I misjudged the height of a curb. Before I knew it, I was falling and only had a few seconds to decide what to do. Instinctively, I rotated my body to spare a straight crash on my belly and scraped up my shin and knee pretty decently. It was gushing blood and hurting like crazy, but I didn't start crying until 10 minutes after the fact when I realized the damage I could've done. I was so grateful I was able to avoid falling on my tummy and our precious girl. They say pregnant women lose their sense of balance a bit near the end and I  kinda thought that was bogus-shmogus, but I guess I was evidence it can happen! Also, I don't know if it's pregnancy related or not, but I had to leave work today because of a nasty tummyache and case of the vomits. I can count the days I've been sick during this pregnancy on one hand, so it took me a bit by surprise. 

In other news, JD and I finished the birthing class we've been attending for the past 5 weeks. We feel pretty educated now about how this whole labor and delivery thing goes down. I am pumped for the experience and feel beyond blessed to have JD as my partner and support. He's so good at reading me, knowing what I need, and responding. I love having him as a provider and caretaker and am so over-the-moon excited to watch him grow into his role as a father. 

We have about six weeks left on this journey before we meet our little one. We are preparing all the time for her arrival- praying, sewing, reading, painting, learning, organizing, sanding, buying, thinking, designing, and hoping. My body feels like it's not really mine anymore. . . this big ball of a belly seems to be more in the way everyday. 

I'm pretty stoked to stop saying, "Oh, hey, baby bump! and start saying "Oh, hey, baby girl!" 

Pictures taken mid-August at a cousin's wedding reception. Please note this baby bump in all its' glory.
Cute SILs, Jessica and Tiff.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

California Trip

JD and I took a trip to California two weekends ago to celebrate our third wedding anniversary.  It was sort of spontaneous and was a nice getaway for us. My dear friend, Jocelyn, let us sleep at  her place (bah! we didn't get any pictures together. . .) and we  spent the weekend hanging out at the beach and being tourists. I'm so lucky to have him as a travel companion- he's the best!

Last night, we spent a little longer than we probably should've playing around on iMovie and trying to make this re-cap video of our vacation. So many clips in here just make me bust up laughing. Ha, we're pretty proud of this project ;) Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

23rd Birthday

I had another birthday at the end of July (already?!) Some of our sweet friends, the Skousens, had us and the Williams over for a little dinner celebration. I didn't have a crazy party or receive any extravagant gifts, but it was wonderful to share in the simple delight of friendship. So grateful for good people and good food and the gift of knowing I am loved.