Monday, December 17, 2012

Jingle Bells

Well my sweet Ian is 26 weeks along now. He is very much in the Christmas spirit. He likes to move around and it feels like he is dancing sometimes he is moving so much. The mornings are still his favorite time of the day but he is getting more and more active as the weeks progress, or maybe I just feel him moving more. Sadly, the cold weather illness has not stayed away from me. Sunday morning I woke up with a really sore throat. Today the sore throat has subsided some but a stuffy nose and sneezes moved in to replace it. I am hoping it goes away quickly instead of getting worse but we will see. Ian is definitely taking up more room and making mom make more frequent bathroom trips. Sunday morning I went before Sunday School, after Sunday School, during greeting time, and again during the offering. Ridiculous! Oh well, guess I better get used to it.

Well along with pregnancy and dealing with continued marital issues, I decided to embark on a new adventure with a company by the name of Initials Inc. This company is mainly bags, purses, organizational type bags, etc. They also carry a few baby products, lucky for me. I made my first order a couple weeks ago and found a diaper bag and baby blanket I wanted to get for Ian. I used some money that Jonathan's grandfather gave me to get a gift for Ian. The blanket is crazy soft!! The bag is cute but still somewhat boyish which is exactly what I was looking for. Boys are great and all but it is so much harder to find cute things that are boyish. My mother-in-law wanted to get me a diaper bag from Vera Bradley but I couldn't find one I could see myself passing off as a boy's bag. So I was pleased that my new venture led me to this cute stash, and the personalization is free! Happy momma!

My mom, sister, two nephews, and I took in some Friday afternoon football last week. My alma mater, a small Christian school in Ga, made it to the state championship for the first time. They have only had a football team for a little under ten years so it is very cool how much God has done through this small school that has done nothing but grow since I graduated in 2004. It has been a real treat to substitute there the past couple months and see how the people that work there are dedicated to God's calling and sharing that with those kids. The nephews were a little less excited about the football game and a little more excited with the idea of sugary cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, and trying to sneak as many sips of soda as they could.

While the boys were focused on their extreme eating, the football team played a very solid first half and went into half time trailing 7-0 against a very large football team. Unfortunately, being from a small school means that the majority of the boys play both offense and defense. That means that come the second half most of those boys were physically drained from playing so hard the first half of the game. They got their tails handed to them in the second half but we were all still proud of the season they had and the way they put everything they had out there on the field. All in all, it was a good weekend.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ian Matthew

 Well my first baby shower was today! My sweet and dear college roomie put together a shower and my amazing mother helped. It was so much fun!! I got to see some of Jonathan's family I haven't seen in a while and they were tickled that I am finally starting to show. Ian is kicking up a storm right now as I write this. He must want me to tell you how excited he is about all the great goodies he got today!

We had a great spread of yummy foods. Ian's favorite today was the carrots and ranch dip, healthy boy! ;) The cake was yummy too! Ian's bedding has animals on it so we tried to do an animal theme and of course blue!!

 Like I said, Ian got a lot of great goodies today from sweet friends and family. He got his pack n' play, his bedding, lots of cute clothes, some of his bath stuff, some diapers, pacifiers, bibs, and of course lots of love. I have to admit opening baby presents is a lot more fun than opening wedding presents in front of people because baby stuff is so cute and it is for Ian, not me so it is not so weird having everyone watch you. :)

I got to see one of my sweet childhood friends who is about three weeks ahead of me. My mother insisted on getting a shot of us and our bellies. We are both having boys and I hope they will be friends just like us mommies are friends. It is somewhat mind boggling to think that I will be so much bigger in just three weeks! I feel like I get bigger everyday, which obviously I do a little bit everyday but I feel like every morning I wake up and sit up in bed and am like, how did that happen? Haha. My sweet Ian loves the morning time too so that makes it ok to see how big I am when I feel him moving around. My sweet boy is going to be a morning person I think. Hehe, not like his mom or dad I am afraid! :) Oh well!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dark Days

Ok, so it has been a while. I did go have my hair dyed back to a color that is closer to its natural color. It is a little darker now but will lighten up. I am pleased knowing I won't have to worry about the upkeep of dying it light for a while. I also got new glasses for the first time in about five years. It was long overdue. Haha, so here is the updated look.

So far I like it. It took me a while to get used to seeing my hair so dark again but now that I am used to it, I wish I would have done it sooner. I think if I ever go back light again it will be only for a season.

I have hit the 24 week landmark. I just got back this morning from doing my glucose test, yucky drink. Ian is still moving around a good bit. He loves to move around in the morning when I am starting to wake up. He moves throughout the day as well but not as much as he does in the early morning.

I am really starting to poke out now and I am hoping that people can realize it is because of pregnancy and not a really big meal. :) His heart rate still sounded good this morning although with the combination of it being morning and 50 grams of sugar in mom he was very mobile so it was hard to listen to it for a long time because he would move again. Silly boy! Well that is the update for now. Ian's first shower is this Saturday and I am so excited, so more on that coming!