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Friday, September 12, 2014

State of the Union

And by "union" I mean me + fetus.

People love to ask how I'm feeling these days. And every single time I think:


This cat gets me, you know?

I've still got a month-ish left and thinking about how LONG that is makes me a little emotional. But that's not super uncommon because the other day in my car I REALLY needed a pen to sign the back of a check so I could deposit it and I couldn't find a pen and I cried about it. Emotional is sort of my natural state right now.

It doesn't help that I've been fighting a cold off and on for a couple weeks. Some days I wake up feeling notsick and then other days I wake up congested and yucky and, hey! Let's throw in middle of the night contractions that are juuust uncomfortable enough to wake me up but not strong enough to MEAN anything.

I'm a total peach to be around right now, as you may imagine.

It's fine, I didn't want to leave the house anyway. Because, as Aaron likes to point out, I have clearly given up on life.


I'm not even attempting to fit into clothing anymore. Too hard. I DID wash my hair and put on mascara, though (and then I had to go take a nap). We take what we can get around here.

On the plus side, the placental issue that required twice weekly monitoring seems to have resolved itself (yay!) so I get to go back to being a normal patient for this final stretch. I'll miss my BFF the ultrasound tech but I know she'll understand.

Baby's carseat arrived this week (our old one is expired and too big to fit between her brothers' boosters anyway in our current car) so, aside from the complete dearth of baby wipes in our house, I'm feeling pretty ready.

And now...we wait*.

*with Pop Tarts. Because I suddenly can't stop eating them.

Plus some new stuff at Babble. Because sometimes I am productive through my grumpiness:

Fall maternity fashion- looks from 7 real moms (including this one. Which is killing me because I am NO WHERE CLOSE to fitting into my faux leather leggings and I am dying to recreate this look)

8 ways I make myself feel pretty during the 3rd trimester (you know, when I'm not being a fat, grumpy, pregnant cat)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nursery Snippet: Gold Dipped Crib

When I first started planning out my nursery I saw this gold dipped dresser on Pinterest and thought, "Yeah, THAT'S gotta happen." And then I kind of took the easy way out with my dresser and a gold dipped effect just wasn't in the cards.

So last week I taped off the crib legs, busted out my gold paint, and went to work. It was super quick and easy and totally worth my 10 minutes.




I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Dang, I wish I had carpet like that!"

I'm still marinating on the prints for over the crib (what you see up there now is a cheap engineer print of a picture we took in North Carolina back in May. Still deciding if that- in color?- is what I want up there) but holy crap I am SO CLOSE to being done with this room. 



That little elephant lovey was my "faith gift" to my baby and myself a week after I got the positive test.


After two losses I was feeling very skeptical about this pregnancy's chances. I was too afraid to let myself get excited and I felt like I was just waiting for the pain to begin. A friend suggested a faith gift, something for my baby that said, "I have faith that someday I will snuggle you." I went to Target and got this little guy. Just the act of buying something for this baby seemed to do the trick- I finally got excited and allowed myself to believe I might get a baby at the end of this pregnancy!

We're almost there!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mawwiage.


Jen from Nothing Comes of Nothing is a fabulous (and tall!) local friend who I've gotten to know through the Arizona Blogger Meetup group. She doesn't shy away from hard topics and this month she's tackling marriage. She knew Aaron and I have been through a lot this year with the loss of one of our twins early in this pregnancy and me leaving our church and so she invited me to answer some questions over on her blog today.

Hop on over to see my thoughts and advice!
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Friday, August 29, 2014

This Month at Babble

It's almost September! Do you know what this means?? I AM ALMOST DONE BEING PREGNANT HALLELUJAH. This has been my hardest pregnancy to date and me and my cankles are pretty over it.

I got diagnosed with placental resistance a few weeks ago (no, I had never heard of it either. Apparently it's not real common but it DOES explain my history of complications) so how much longer I have really depends on how the blood flow looks at my ultrasound each week. I'm crossing my fingers for a happy balance between "letting baby develop as long as she needs" and "going all the way to the end." Because I remember this part and I sleep way more AFTER the baby is born, no matter what the old ladies at church say.

From my maternity pics with Baby 2


Anyway, in case you missed it, here's what I wrote at Babble this month!
Have a great weekend!!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Celebrate Grandparents Day with Me!


I haven't done a Babble collaborative post in a while thanks to changes over there BUT I'm doing one for September and I'm super excited about it!!

Get the details right over here. And hurry...submission deadline is Sept 2nd!!
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