Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A couple months ago, Jared and I completed childbirth classes at our hospital. I could have written several blog posts about the level of awkwardness this class maintained and the ways in which Jared's uncomfortable feelings regarding the topics translated into many embarrassing/inappropriate comments. Luckily for you, I chose to spare you the dirty details.

On the plus side, we met two couples there that have been super fun to get to know. The dads have enjoyed teasing Jared about his behavior in class, although they admit that most of them were thinking some of the same comments... Of course only MY husband would actually say them...

The best part is they are each expecting baby girls -- one couple is due a week before me, and one is due a week after me. We have had so much fun getting to know each other, and we can't wait for our little ones to meet!

Hopefully little Abby will decide to come soon -- As of today I am 4 cm and 70% effaced. Doctor says she hopes I go into labor within the next week!! Come on, Abs!!


Monday, July 18, 2011


It's a little ironic that my last post is entitled "Time Flies" because this post is about precisely the opposite. At my 36 week appointment, my doctor told me that Abby could be here any day. My body was already making progress toward labor and Abby seemed ready to make her debut.

That was 2 weeks ago. And now the only word to describe me right now is....restless.

Had I not known there was a good chance of an early delivery, I believe I would be contently minding my own business and enjoying all the down time of my summer until Abby's due date. Instead, I have found myself incapable of thinking of anything else, heart racing at every contraction, and for some reason really down in the dumps that I cannot hold this baby girl of mine yet. All while bearing the heat of the "second hottest summer in Texas history." Good grief!

So, I continue to pray for patience and trust in God's timing and that He grant me a joyful heart while I wait. I try to focus on enjoying every quiet second ...especially those with my sweet Jared.

I've also enjoyed some spontaneous fun with the girls.

I've become am obsessed with The Hunger Games - currently finishing up book 2. I never thought I'd like this kind of book, but they are truly addicting!

And I cannot tear myself away from everything Bravo. Millionare Matchmaker, Pregnant in Heels, Flipping Out....you name it.

Hangin in there,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Time Flies

Last night we received a gift in the mail, which included a "big girl" sippy cup for Abby. Thoughtful, right? Well, this girl bursts into tears. Jared was dumbfounded, wondering why I didn't like the gift. However, I told him that I was tearful because I just felt like Abby was growing up too fast.

I mean really.

Obviously, hormones are kicking in, and I am just emotional that I will soon be meeting my little munchkin. But honestly, the past 36 weeks have flown by so fast that I can only imagine how fast time will go when we have our Abby to enjoy and love. As my mom put it, the sippy cup was just a reminder to cherish every day.

So here I am at 36 weeks! The doctor says delivery could be any day now...

We are ready for her here at home! Bags are packed, car seat's installed, and her nursery is just about complete.

Check out the cute mobile my mom and I made!