Hello- is this thing on. Phew, let me clean out the cobwebs and dust a bit quickly. uh-um
As you may have noticed I’ve been living life and not documenting it so much. Since my last post (was it seriously around Thanksgiving?!?!?) I’ve grown (not so much vertically), we had a few Christmas celebrations (I think one every weekend) and look at that, we are in a whole new year. Thankfully I have a few months to get my head around the idea that we’ll be 3 + 1 family soon. On the little man front things are happening so fast- everyday is a new adventure. New Words, New Explorations, New Stories, and new routines. I’ll dedicate a separate post to the Caleb Times in a bit.
While it may appear that I’ve abandon this blog, or I’m not dedicating the time and energy to my 2nd pregnancy story (My mom reminds me weekly how the second child is going to feel when she- yes she- finds out I didn’t blog the experience for her like I did little man), that’s absolutely not true. I almost feel as I have done less complaining and more reflecting with round 2. You see with round 1 I was too distracted by my need to puke, and then the heartburn and insomnia, extremities the size of watermelon’s and my out-of-control weight gain. Round 2 is a complete opposite, minus the basketball attached to my belly button, I feel great. There are days I’d like to go to the gym and pretend I have a new years resolution. I do have self-induced heartburn after a selection of foods, but really most cravings and pregnant tendencies have been under control.
I also feel more prepared, more organized with this round. (Here’s where I might need to point out how laid-back I am in comparison to many first-time moms). You see round 1- we had 1 ultrasound, people were trying to prepare me for many different scenarios, giving me pointers on aids and remedies to progress things along. Well I don’t learn very well by listening or reading…I guess I need to experience it myself to make everything click. So this time around it just seems more organized and yet, even more laid back.
To begin we prepared a fun little announcement by having little man be the bearer of good news (either in person or via picture for those who lived far away) with a home-made shirt.
Then we opted to find out the gender of our little one- which for round one I appreciated the element of surprise. Again we were a bit festive and decorated a cake (pink on the inside) announcing the news to family….only to come home and realize that the dog had eaten the entire cake. The back up plan was a pretty entertaining story 😉
We did a family and mini maternity shoot a few weeks ago…literally my husband and I did the photography seeing how I own a photography business and all ;). Little man decided to keep things true to form. When asked where the baby was, he showed us…
He even offer his little sister a kiss…
Staying true to tradition…here’s the bump at 24 weeks.
Now that the Holidays are over and we don’t have plans to host company for a little while we are giving little man’s room a big boy makeover, and turning the guest room (Also known as the red room) into the new girly nursery. Fun thing about girls is I can take things I thought were cool during wedding planning and turn it into some inspiration for a girls bedroom….hopefully I’ll have a few pictures to post this weekend (although you might want to keep an eye on my creative blog- Fosteringacreativelife.com for all the details)
I also went Christmas shopping and happened to pick up a few things for the in utero child from her older siblings (Diesel is still our first born- I just didn’t have quite the labor pains with him). A few bags of girls clothes from some generous friends and the closet is quickly filling….which means I better keep cleaning out my stuff
In just 3 more months-ish we’ll have a daughter to greet you. Hopefully, I’ll get on the ball and post a few more updates between now and then!