Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lots of happenings and some pictures!

I thought that maybe after I was done with school and just working that life might slow down a bit, however this has not happened. We have been extremely busy lately spending time with friends and family, doing things around the house, and getting ready for the arrival of our little guy.

Two weeks ago Kevin, Jules, mom, and I drove out to PA for the wedding of a close family friend from our family's DC days. We left Friday evening driving part of the way before stopping to sleep and got up Saturday morning to drive the rest of the way. We arrived at our hotel just in time to change clothes and head to the wedding. The wedding took place at Cove Valley Youth Camp where we spent many summers as kids. It was a great day of walking down memory lane and catching up with friends (who are like family).

The following weekend Julia and Josh came down for a friend's wedding. It was fun to see the two of them and Jules helped to do some cleaning and decorating around the house, which was a HUGE help. On Sunday I drove up to Goshen to spend the evening at mom's house before spending Monday afternoon with my dear friends Anna and Mindy. Anna has been in Honduras since February of 08 and was home for a quick visit. It was wonderful being able to catch up and to see her after such a long time. She will be returning to Honduras this week until April of 2010. I was once again reminded of the blessing of great friends. While it had been some time since I had seen both Anna and Mindy we were able to pick-up right where we left off as if no time had passed. I wish Anna could be around when our little guy is born but we will be sure to show him lots of pictures of his aunt Anna so he will know who she is. :)

Finally, we had a doctor's visit on Wednesday. The little guy seems to be growing quite well. At the time of the appointment I was just starting week 31 but the doctor informed us that I am measuring about 2 weeks ahead at this point. So we could have an earlier arrival. Kevin and I had a brief day of panic making a new list of all the things that need to be done. We have a few things we can cross off the list, however these seem to be replaced with new things each day. We trust that some how the important things will get done and other things will just have to wait.

Today Kevin and I had some fun taking some pictures at the house and at the Arts Garden in Broadripple. Enjoy!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Can't Sleep

Well this is the second or third night this week that I have woken up between 4:30 and 5:00am wide awake and unable to go back to sleep!!! I guess maybe my body is trying to prepare me for the sleepless nights to come in a few months?!?!? That's right, just a few short months and our little guy will be here. So hard to believe. It feels like such a short period of time when I think about all the many, many things that we still need to do to get ready for him, but such a long period of time when I think about the fact that the weather is supposed to be 90s and humid!!

Earlier this week I sat down and created a list of all the things that we need to do around the house and in preparation for our baby's arrival. Kevin has completed a few things on the list, which is awesome, however I am lacking the motivation and the energy. I know how I want things to be (around the house) but find that when I get home from work I just don't have the desire to work around the house. It also doesn't help that we seem to have a full schedule of weddings, graduation parties, meals with friends, etc. that take away from time doing things around the house. All of these things are great and we have had some awesome times with friends and family lately, however we can't seem to get our house together. We have had several friends offer to come over and help with some projects but it's hard to know where to start! I'm hoping that most of this weekend can be spent completing several of the projects on our list or at least moving us in that direction. :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Time for Another Update

Kevin took this picture last week while we were enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon out on our patio and playing in the yard. We are really enjoying our house, especially the patio and yard now that the weather is nice. We bought some patio furniture and we can often be founding grilling out and relaxing with a glass of lemonade. I can easily imagine a swing set and a little kiddy pool with our little guy running around.

Speaking of the little guy...he continues to be quite the little mover! Just today I have felt movements like I've never felt before. I'm not sure what he's doing in there but he must be enjoying himself. :) I never get tired of feeling him and have been known to have freak-out moments when I don't think he's been moving as much as he should or he has before. But all continues to go well. I discover new things each day that are a bit more challenging to do than they were the day before. I love my flip flops and other slide on shoes and am glad that there is an elevator at work! :) I'm still using the stairs but will be glad for the elevator, especially as I am finding I make quite a few trips up and down to the two clinics during the day.

A little note about work before signing off for the night.....I LOVE IT!!! I am really enjoying my job. I feel blessed to have had this job fall into my lap and to have my first job be one that I love. I am finding that I have had to step out and advocate for myself and promote myself and services around the clinic, which has been a different experience but a learning one. As far as what I'm doing I coordinate our our prenatal classes but my job also includes providing individual education to women and parents. I have decided to focus much of my attention on our teens (which we have quite a few of) and first time moms but am available to all women needing or wanting education on any number of topics (newborn care, breastfeeding, car seat safety, postpartum depression, labor....). It's fun being able to talk with these women about what they know and what they want to learn. I feel like I have learned so much already myself and enjoy being able to encourage the women to empower themselves by learning everything they can to better care for themselves and their babies.

Ok, it's time for me to sign-off for the night but hope to post more pictures and updates soon!