Saturday, December 21, 2013

bumpity bump bump bump... 31 weeks tomorrow

First off, let me say HALLELUJAH for (almost) 2 weeks off of work to wear sweats/pjs and slippers 24/7!!  I've never been so excited to do NOTHING in my life!

We are etching our way to being SO close to meeting Miss Millie... although, I was eating lunch with Tinka and Brook (my MIL & SIL) yesterday and there was guy talking about his wife being 42 weeks pregnant... WHAAAAAT... ah that was discouraging haha!
I am so anxious to her!  I can wait to see whose eyes, and hair, and nose, and mouth she has..... What her smile looks like, to stare in amazement at her tiny feet (that my favorite part of a baby body) and hands.... I can't wait to see Ben hold her (and probably weep over her) and for our families to meet her.  I can't wait to rock her and feed her.... to bring her home and be her MOMMY... I'M GOING TO BE A MOM!!!  I think I still forget that this is about to happen and that I'm PREGNANT.
BUT I am quickly reminded when I have days like I did during the 30 week period of time.  What a ROUGH week it was... but we made it through.  I'll just say anything you read that says "may happen to some expecting moms, but not all" HAS happened to me... *knock on wood*.
My mom keeps saying "it's all just part of it", which I know is very true and none of it will cross my mind once Millie is here, but mom, it is kind of hard to listen to that from someone who had very normal/smooth pregnancies :).... and I don't mean mine has been HARD... but a little more unpleasant/uncomfortable at times than others :0

Praise Jesus that Millie is healthy & growing!! When Dawn scanned me last, she was about 3.5 pounds. It is amazing to look at the pictures from our first ultrasound to the most recent one-- such a miracle of life!

I am excited to get to spend Christmas at my grandparents' this year & with my family!  I love watching the boys on Christmas morning open their gifts....and this year, Pete AND Brody will get to be excited since Brody is old enough to get into things!  I am NOT looking forward to the drive there but I'm just making sure I wear especially comfortable clothes and take lots of pillows---it is really hard for me to sit up right for long periods of time--- big boobs + big belly + acid reflux/heart burn makes for one pissy mommy..ha!
After we do Christmas morning with my family we get to come back home and have Christmas celebration with the Willards!!!  It's going to be such a fun holiday with our niece and nephews... can't wait for Millie to join in on the action! ;)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

snow day #234810845/ 29 weeks preggers

Wow--I haven't updated in a while.  Sorry, Millie.. I know you will be so devastated when you turn 18 and I show you this blog and you realize how much of a slacker I have been.  ha..

Today I am 29 WEEKS PREGNANT.. absolutely CANNOT believe it!  SO many changes have happened to my body the past three weeks.
I will start on a high note-- you can definitely tell I'm pregnant (for some that may not always be a high note and this belly is something that has taken me a while to accept, but seeing as for the past six months all I've heard is "Jamie, are you sure you're pregnant?"--I'm definitely considering this a plus).  Another positive is that Millie is MOVING LIKE CRAZY and I love it.  It is a strange thing to see my bowling ball of a belly shift from one side to the other-- I count it a blessing.  She is most mobile when I'm in the bathtub (probably because I get the water way too hot....good thing I have a rubber ducky to judge the temp when Millie gets here).  Another plus of being 29 weeks pregnant is that I am in the THIRD trimester meaning she is SO close to being here!  Of course, the main high note is that the doctor says Millie is measuring right on time and looks to be healthy (what a praise), and that I'm also healthy... even though I've gained 18 pounds... whooooopsie!  So thankful every day that the Lord is allowing me to be a mommy to this precious baby girl!

Now for the rough parts... where to begin?!  I promise not to make this a pregnancy bashing session... well not on purpose at least.
Two weeks ago I went to visit my family since I was off for the week of Thanksgiving.  I wanted to be able to spend some extra time with everyone (since there isn't going to be much one on one time with family once Mills is here!).  I had such a fantastic time, and even got to squeeze in a fun day date with Pete Speer.  Brody melted my heart because he was attached to my belly (kept laying is head on it, kissing it, and saying "awwww") the whole time.
Ben wasn't able to go to Jonesboro with me because he had to work Monday and Tuesday.  I had already been feeling quite "uncomfortable" the week before... I woke up and headed home around 8:30.  I hadn't even made it to Searcy yet... well let me rephrase that.. I was two miles from the first Searcy exit when I started dripping sweat, my vision blurred, and I knew I was about to vom everywhere.  I pulled over--on the side of the interstate-- went around the car and threw up.. LOTS.  somehow I got back in the car and went to the nearest gas station to continue this puking rally.  I finally felt enough nerve to continue the drive and made it about 15 miles.  Within 45 minutes I pulled over a total of 6 times.  The last time (I was finally on a four lane highway instead of interestate) I turned into a cattle crossing, rolled down my window, laid my seat back, and cried.  It was so awful!!!

A few other things that haven't been so fun include the random acid reflux that usually results in throwing up... my boobs are GINORMOUS, and I have to use the bathroom every second of every day.. ha... but really.  I have also gotten REALLY tired of people saying "oh you just wait".... I am fully aware it will probably get much worse before Millie makes her arrival, but right now I'm struggling and that definitely does NOT help! :)

Okay okay enough of that, but seriously as I've said before.... this is what they should tell jr. high and high schoolers in family living classes....

We have gotten quite a bit done in the nursery!  We ordered the glider, bedding should arrive by Tuesday (if the snow and ice ever clear), ben built shelves in the closet, we got super cute wire baskets to put in the closet for half price on Black Friday (online.. no I did not venture out to a store), I stained the bookshelf and covered the backing to match the bedding, we got the picture hung above the changing table, her name is finished and hanging above the crib, and curtains have been ordered.  WHEW... only a few more things to make it all complete!!!!  I am having so much fun!
I have been able to do a few fun craft projects since we didn't have school on Thursday and Friday due to all the ice and snow.  As I'm typing this, I just got the call that there's no school tomorrow (arghhhhh), so I'm thinking I need to go to stock up at JoAnn to have things to occupy my time.  Perhaps, I should begin the nesting stage and start cleaning out this house, though???

Here are a few picture updates of our lives lately :)

27 weeks

EmJay and I in the snow on Friday.  Note: she hated it!

Ben and I got to take one more trip together before little Miss Millie arrives.. We went to Dallas for the Kari Jobe live recording at the Magestic

more... snow....

Millie at 26 Weeks

The Willards :)