Friday, September 30, 2011

The Last Day of September

This month hasn't been an easy one. My hubby is working longer hours and there is a shift at home. The air is different like the walls know something is amiss. My husband and I, work much better alongside one another, and I am hoping that in a few weeks, I am able to join him every so often at the office.

We have had our fair share of flubs and flops, but through it, we are going strong. This lil one is growing away, and we are making time for family dinners when we can. Molly keeps me company during the day, she walks beside me, letting me know I'm never truly alone.

I hold on with all my might to the moments we are together. To those moments when the house is warm and full, as is my heart. Last night, Molly was snuggled up at the foot of our bed, my husband reached out to hold my hand just before falling asleep, and the baby gave me a sweet kick to say a quick "hello". And there I laid, smiling. Life was absolutely perfect in that moment.

September was full of sweet moments and some bittersweet ones. October brings with it new beginnings, as does each day. We do what we can with the hours we are given, and I am going to do all that I can to soak up each and everyday.

Tomorrow the hubby is home all I think we will enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast and bake in the kitchen all day.

Bring on October.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The 18 Week Update

*Disclaimer....I had every intention of doing this much sooner, but I had a "minor" kitchen accident this week involving boiling chicken broth and my poorly placed right hand. I have some unfortunate looking scald marks, although all is well now. Especially now that I can use my hand again!!

These past few weeks have been some amazing ones. I have been able to feel this lil mover and shaker, and some punches or kicks have definitely caught my attention. I have relished having some energy back, it's such a sweet relief from the first trimester!

I don't have any cravings really, just as long as it is not take out or fast food. Both make me queasy just thinking about it. (This still stands true despite my chicken stock fiasco...)

So here is the little one growin' away!!

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Days I Live For

Today, today feels like Fall. The rain came down all last night and this morning (yes, we finally have rain!), and we are supposed to have thunderstorms off and on all day.

There is a chill in the air, and thanks to my wonderful neighbor, I have some gently used screens for my windows, so now I can enjoy the chilly breeze without Texas sized bugs!!! And since the house is so deliciously cool, I felt it was appropriate to make a pot roast for dinner. The smell is wafting through the house as I type, and in these moments, life doesn't get any better. I will definitely be doing some Fall decorating this weekend, spruce up the place for the coming season.

Who knows how long this beautiful weather will last, but no matter. These beautiful days are upon us, and I am over the moon with fresh air, warm cider, light sweaters, and sweet smelling rain.

Time to check on that yummy pot roast....too bad it's for dinner!

Friday, September 9, 2011

As Promised....the 16 week photo.

Without further adieu, I give you, the 16 week belly photo:

And there is no more denying the belly....that wee babe is busy growing!

Happy Weekend All.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

16 Weeks Post (One Day Late....ahem)

I will be posting a new baby bump picture soon, just didn't get around to taking one today, and now I am comfy in my jammies :)

I've seen on blogs how some women write about specific things happening during their pregnancy, so I thought I would give a quick rundown in my own sort of way!!

Size of Baby: The baby is about five inches right now!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, I have put on about 7 pounds, but at this point I am pretty convinced it is all situated in the bust area.....seems to me when you have to buy three sizes up in your bust, some weight must be counterbalanced there :)

Maternity Clothes: My very best friends are Belly Bands! My aunt sent me a white one and a black one, and since I only need a lil extra room in my current pants, they work like magic!! I do have some maternity clothes that definitely come in handy on those days when clothes seem far to constricting!!

Gender: We have a sneaking suspicion this lil one is a girl!! But then again, we have a 50/50 shot, ha!

Movement: Last week, I had a dream that the baby kicked and I woke up right away! I have felt a few little tickles, and during yesterday's appointment, my midwife found the heartbeat on the doppler and then the lil one quickly scurried away!! So sweet.

Sleep: It's not bad, but then again, I am not the world's best sleeper :) Working from home has its perks, so I sleep when I need to.

Cravings: I make a smoothie everyday with yogurt, milk, spinach, berries, and a banana. I look forward to it every single afternoon!

Best Moment this Week: At yesterdays appointment, we heard the heartbeat again, and I promise, that sound never gets old. It's like Christmas morning every single time!!

I promise to post a picture soon, I thought I would spare you all the messy hair and yoga pants :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Settling in for the coming Fall...

The beginning of September always makes me think of Fall. I start dreaming of craft projects, crocheting baby blankets, Fall wreaths with orange and red ribbon, visiting a pumpkin patch, and drinking fresh batches of apple cider.

I am just waiting for the day when it's cool enough to open the windows up and bake a batch of homemade cookies. This week we are supposed to see some cooler temperatures (nothing too chilly, but just better than 115 degrees!), and maybe, just maybe, my husband and I could enjoy a nice cup of tea out on the porch one night this week.

This small moments, the times of family and home mean so much to me. In these moments, I feel fulfilled and completely at peace. I am looking forward to this coming season and all that it has to offer.

Happy Weekend.