Thursday, May 8, 2014

update on the pregnant life :)

Blake is enthralled with the never ending NFL draft, so I thought it'd be the perfect time to give a little update on my pregnant life!

As of today, I am 17 weeks and 4 days. I'm feeling pretty good... though I'm quite embarrassed when I realize how fast I loose my breath these days. Apparently even though I'm not that big yet, it's still a common thing. The weather has been great (most days) here in Houston- perfect for the pool! So I've started going out this week and getting in some exercise (and relaxation!!) time. I started out to do breast stroke laps and all I can say is that it's been WAY too long. Can't believe how slow I am and how much it wares me out- after just 1 lap! But I'll blame part of it on the fact that I don't have goggles and so I'm doing it in my sun glasses! So it means I have to open and close my eyes a lot to make sure I don't swim into the wall!

This week was fun in that I made the appointment for our anatomy scan! We'll know the gender on May 27th if all goes as planned and I CAN'T WAIT!!!! (Blake can't wait either!)

It's so much fun planning for this babe but it will become so much more "real" after we know! Inspired by a beautiful nursery rhyme toile fabric, and my childhood love of nursery rhymes, we've chosen a nursery rhyme theme for the nursery/ guest room. If  we'll have a little boy, we'll use a soft mossy green and very soft yellow. If we have a little princess we'll use the mossy green along with very soft pink. (Sort of similar to our wedding colors!) Blake's mom is making me a beautiful rocking chair cushion out of the toile fabric we found that I can use with the wooden rocking chair that my mom rocked me in!

My favorite nursery rhyme book from when I was younger is falling apart... so I'll select some of my favorites to frame. It'll be different for a boy or girl. For example, "Little Boy Blue" for a boy and "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" for a girl! Either way I've got some charming illustrations to choose from!

That's the FUN part of baby planning!!! There is plenty of not-so-fun things to think about but I'll leave that out!!!

In other news.... my baby brother is getting ready to graduate high school. Last week he had his very last symphony concert with his HS, the senior banquet at church, and Senior Sunday and church. Goodness... so hard to believe it but his graduation will be here before we know it!!

We are planning on moving to a 1st floor apartment in June and so I can't wait for that!!! These stairs up to the 3rd floor are getting a lot harder.... if you remember that whole "easily winded" problem I'm having. Blake makes fun of me for going so slow.... but I'm trying to tell him... everything I read tells me to avoid getting short of breath!! That feels like a nearly impossible task.

I've got 2 more weeks of Friendship School. It's actually just 6 school days. Then I will be a housewife and soon to be stay-at-home mommy!! Oh goodness! My heart melts! I feel so blessed to be able to do that!

Well that's all for now! Hope you all have a great weekend celebrating the moms, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and all the special women in your life! :)

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