January 31, 2014

Has it really been a month since I last posted?


Y’all, I don’t even know where to begin… it’s too late to wrap up Christmas in its entirety {we saw family, got more than we could ever need, spent time with cousins, and came home exhausted}, and to be 100% honest with you, we haven’t really done much!

I used to be so good at documenting everything on here and the last year I’ve totally slacked. I could take the simplest thing of my day and turn it into a full-on post but that was then and this is now and this is what I’ve got.

The last month has been every bit as wonderful as it has been tough, what you don’t know is that about a month and a half ago my husband took a leap of faith and quit his job. It’s something he’s dreamed about since he was in college – to work for himself – and everything has really fallen perfectly into place. I couldn’t be more proud of him and who he is. He works his tail off for us.

All that to say, the oilfield is a busy place. We’ve spent a lot of time without him home and I’m sure you can imagine that pregnancy and chasing a 15 month old all day {+ a couple of rounds of sickness thrown in} have left me wiped at the end of each day. I’d be lying if I said it has been easy, but I’m thankful to be where I am, home with my baby.

My mind is always thinking ahead, planning {because I’m 1. a woman and 2. pregnant} our next step if I somehow need to go to the hospital when he’s not home. I’m 35 weeks now, but I’ve felt for a long time that we wouldn’t make it to 40, just like with Hudson. I completely trust my OB and his decisions, I’m also fully aware that if this baby comes when Hudson did, we have 2 weeks {that’s Valentine’s Day, if you were wondering}. I want this little nugget to cook as long as possible and grow big and strong, but I feel like I also need to be prepared for anything. With the combination of my random blood pressure spikes, months of contractions and a baby head that’s currently lodged between my pelvic bones, I’m preparing myself for anything so nothing will be a surprise.

We go in a week and a half to the perinatologist for another ultrasound to see how little this baby is since his brother was only 5lbs around this time gestationally. I think my doctor just wants to know where we stand if an induction becomes necessary.

I’ve done a lot of sewing in my free time after Hudson goes to bed – call it nesting, if you will. I’ve also made some changes to the nursery and hope to have an update for you soon when the rest of our new bedding gets here and I finish up the walls, but here are some random photos from my iPhone to tide you over.

This kid is unbelievably obsessed with fish so while in Dallas, we made a trip to the Dallas Aquarium with cousins

I’ve done a lot of blood pressure monitoring, this was a spike…. {I was just laying on the couch}

Taken about 3 am when both of us were sick 🙁

The sweetest boy attacks me with kisses daily.

When you’re sick, you get to watch Blue’s Clues or Thomas.

One day, he decided not to nap at all so this was the only way to keep him entertained and happy as the afternoon went on. Love our Ergo!

Checking out his new crib

A little {messy/real-life} shot of the two cribs. I moved the bookshelves and took one down.

We’ve been snapchatting and since dad doesn’t have it, we had to take a screenshot to send him

He’s always dressed so cute and I’m most likely in one of Brandon’s t-shirts with my hair in a bun

I built a little shelf {lined with felt on the bottom} out of scrap wood to have a place for the sound machine and occasional humidifier. It goes on Beckham’s crib for now because he won’t be messing with it any time soon and we only have 2 outlets in the whole room – neither of which are behind the dresser.

Enjoying and soaking up sweet snuggles, even if they’re because he doesn’t feel well, before his brother takes up some of our time.

and last but not least, driving in a friend’s cozy coupe.

This boy melts me every single day.

Hope to see you again before Beckham gets here!

1 Comment »

  1. Rebeca says:

    Precious! So glad you are getting to be at home with your sweet little men. Lunch next week? I can bring it to you if it’s too much to get out. Text me xo

    February 1st, 2014 at 9:40 am

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