So, today marks one week from this little man's due date. Goodness, where has the time gone? I remember like it was yesterday how we were trying so hard to get pregnant, how we lost our first sweet baby, and the pure joy we felt when we found out the next month that we were pregnant again.
My heart is so full of thankfulness to the Lord that He has watched over this baby and kept him safe and sound for the past 39 weeks. Words can't describe what a gift Lee and I have been given.
I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that in around a week there will be three of us. No matter how many kicks I have felt or how much we have seen my belly moving around crazily, I just can't actually believe that there is a BABY in ME! You'd think that after being nearly 10 months pregnant, this wouldn't be the case.. but it is!
Parts of me feel a little emotional. Which, I'm sure, is to be expected! I've got crazy hormones going on over here ;)
For one reason, I'm going to so miss having my little boy dancing around my belly every day. Just me and him. That's how its always been.. it will be hard to share him. It's like me and him have a secret little bond that no one knows about. But I take joy in the fact that I have savored every single minute of this pregnancy. I have really tried to make a conscious decision to just soak it up and enjoy... and I'm proud to say that I have. I know, that having him out here will be a bazillion times better.. but I sure will miss his sweet kicks!
The other reason that has made my emotions run a little wild, is that this chapter of just Lee and I is just about over. This has been the best year and a half of my life, without a doubt. Never have I enjoyed life so much than when I have been married to him. We have had so many big and small adventures in our short time of being married.. and I love every single one of them. I will always treasure our time of just us, but I know that even more beautiful things are right around the corner.
So goodness gracious, we are on the brink of starting a brand new adventure together. One that will change our lives forever and make everything so much better then it already is.
This year my birthday was extra special because I was (and still am! ;) carrying our sweet baby boy! I still can hardly believe that on my 21st birthday I turned 38 weeks pregnant!!! Craziness.
On my last birthday, Lee took me to the zoo in Naples and we had so much fun that he just couldn't resist making plans to go to the zoo here in our home town again this year! I was secretly hoping we would spend the day at the zoo :) We're pretty dorky, I know.
Anyway, we had so much fun. I think we may have spent more time looking at all the sweet babies and toddlers running around then we did the animals though. Haha. We just can't stop dreaming about our baby!!!
Ha... I love this picture. And, yes! That is a real rabbit! The gorilla's hubby died and they decided to put the rabbit in with her to keep her company! Aww
We were fascinated by the rhinos! They are so huge!
I can't wait to bring our little man to the zoo!
For dinner, we went to a really delicious italian restaurant. I loove italian food!
We ended the night by watching the sunset on the lake. It was perfect.
I couldn't have asked for a more fun, romantic day. It will be one that I'll treasure forever.
My heart is so full of love for my two very favorite people. I am blessed.
Lee made me feel super special on my first (I'm considering this my first even though little man isn't quite here yet!! :) Mother's Day. He brought me a yummy breakfast of eggs, hummus, pineapple, and blackberries. So tasty. And he was such a sweetie all day.
It feels surreal that I am going to be the mother of a sweet boy SO SOON!
I'm so very thankful for the example my Momma has been to me. I don't take for granted all that she has done for me and the relationship that we have. Love you, Mom!
On Sunday, my mom threw me the sweetest baby shower. It was just so much fun. I feel so blessed to have such kind, giving people in my life. The party was a really adorable jungle theme.. pretty cool that my shirt matched and I didn't even know about the jungle theme! ;)
Adorable sign that my dad and brother made.
This dresser was mine when I was little.. my brother (I think) re-painted it and put new handles on it.. and now I'll be using it as a changing table :)
My aunt and cousins found this incredible little fruit baby on pinterest and made it! They really need to go into business :)
Such a cute cake to go along with the jungle theme made by my talented cousin!
So thankful to everyone that came and made my shower so memorable!
Baby boy and I feel so loved :)
Thanks so much momma for a perfect shower!
PS- I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow.. can you guys believe it?! Full term! :)
I just feel like we've been busy and I haven't made much time for blogging... but I have made sure that we've been getting pictures of the baby bump as much as possible! :) I know that I'll love having these pictures to look back on in future years.
We've been bad at getting pictures right on the exact day of the week... but these are close enough :)
In between 34 & 35 weeks
And this was taken last Saturday, so two days after 35 weeks. (I know you all could probably care less about the exact dates.. but I know I'll want to know when I look back on these later!) ;)
He's getting so big in there! At times, it can be a bit uncomfortable (I imagine for him too!!) but I'm still just trying to enjoy every minute. I definitely don't take this blessing for granted.. I feel more than honored to get to carry this little man around :)
I'm definitely running out of shirts that fit (I'm sure you've noticed some repeats ;) but it seems silly to buy too many things now since I'm so far along)
Yesterday we had an appointment with our midwife.. and everything looks great! She says that he's in a perfect little position :) and his heartbeat was so loud and strong.
Lee and I are getting SO anxious to meet him. I can hardly believe that in a few weeks we'll have our sweet little man out here with us!
Tomorrow, I'll be 36 weeks... eep! It's getting so exciting over here!