Monday, January 11, 2016

Life Lately

A whole lot of baby prep is still going on! We are literally weeks away from our baby boy making his debut and in traditional style things are crazy as usual. Work has been insane, make that downright ridiculous, you can read all about the joys of that here. My original plan was to have everything ready to rock and roll by the beginning of December so I could rest and relax and possibly do things I have been wanting to do, like scrapbook or binge watch some shows. HA HA HA! However in real life that's not how it goes. For every 2 steps forward we take a step back, literally. We have worked hard to clean and declutter our tiny bungalow, with no storage space and then the holidays hit.

The holidays were great, but we both worked through them and we didn't even get a tree this year. Christmas is my favorite holiday, but the reality of busting out a whole lot of decor and tearing it down just seemed so pointless this year..... For real!  We also didn't do a party for Lights in the Heights or host family Christmas at our house so who were we trying to impress? Christmas was still grand and how can it not be? It's the celebration of Jesus's birthday, which is what the holiday is all about, not a stupid tree and decor. It's getting together with loved ones and celebrating him. I must say I felt special being pregnant during Christmas carrying our baby boy and celebrating such a special gift during such special holiday! 

We got to see a lot of family and friends over the holidays as well as spend a lot of time together as a couple and that is honestly so much more important than having the nursery perfect, reading pregnancy books or just sitting around waiting to pop. We are always busy and on the go, no doubt this baby will help slow us down..... hopefully. We just feel so lucky to have so many friends and family that care about us.

Right now I keep getting asked if I am ready to have this baby and yes I am, but I'm not in a rush to get him out. He will come out when he is ready, not forced. I have really enjoyed being pregnant and I am still enjoying it. It's truly a miracle. I have honestly had a pretty easy pregnancy, no morning sickness, not feeling miserable and complaining 24/7.... but before anyone gets all up in my grill, this is technically my second pregnancy and the first one was a nightmare that I would not wish on anyone. It literally reminds me of the Sex and the City movie -

Carrie Bradshaw: What makes you think something bad is gonna happen?
Charlotte York: Because! Nobody gets everything they want! Look at you, look at Miranda. You're good people and you two both got shafted. I'm so happy and... something bad is going to happen.
Carrie Bradshaw: Sweetie, you shit your pants this year. I think you're done.

Maybe it has been easy for me because the first round was horrible and God wanted to give me a break? Sure I have problems sleeping at night, heartburn from hell, hands go stiff at night and my joints hurts all over my body, but I am focusing on how blessed we are versus complaining about it. Regardless I am not out of the woods yet, he is not even here so that could be an event in itself, but I pray it's not. In fact I will take all the prayers I can get from here until D day!

I have really been on the go and hope to start really slowing it down, but it's hard. I am so used to being everywhere for everyone, which is why it was so nice of my best friends came to visit me over the weekend and brought us frozen dinners for us to have when the baby is born!! I cannot tell you how much it means to me that she did this for us, she is literally the sister I never had and is always there for me!! Even more awesome, she is having a baby boy just months after me!!! Beyond excited for us and our baby boys to grow up together and feeling so lucky we can share this together!
                  
Had to take a picture before I pop!


                Also this morning I heard about David Bowie's fight with cancer....So sad.
RIP Goblin King!! 
                       
                                                
2 weeks and 2 days left, for now I am just trucking along...... We are tying up loose ends around the house, working our butts off at work, about to celebrate our birthdays and just waiting on Landon's arrival! Life is good!!! 

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