Thursday, June 24, 2010

You know you're pregnant when...

Alright...I'm ALMOST done being pregnant, which is such a crazy thought, and honestly, it doesn't really seem "real"! But here is a little bit about my pregnancy...oh wait before I go on, this is definitely MY pregnancy. One thing I REALLY disliked while I was pregnant was being told how my pregnancy was going to go, or hearing the "just wait" line, or "you'll see" line. A lot of times those things didn't even happen, but all they did was possibly make me worry that that was how it was going to be, but guess what, I either beat the odds, or that person just wanted to make me think that I was going to have a pregnancy just like them or something...who knows!!! But here goes...I know that some of you will be able to relate, and hopefully get a little laugh out of it!

You know you're pregnant when...

  • You cry or tear up almost every time you here a song that reminds you about being a Mom, or when you think about holding your baby.
  • During the last trimester, your feet don't really fit into your shoes anymore and when you put on your cute white Pumas, your feet look like fat marshmallows...good thing it's Summer for me and I'm able to where flip flops pretty much everywhere I go.
  • Near the end, your hips really ache after a full night of lying on your side, which is pretty much the only way you can sleep!
  • You feel like you have a really good excuse to be bratty and irrational! lol
  • You get compliments on the little/big bump you've gained right in your tummy area.
  • You all of a sudden have a connection with tons of women because they've gone or are going through the same thing you are.
  • You HATE wearing a bra because you're carrying SO high that it's SO incredibly uncomfortable!
  • You can't eat some of your favorite things...such as sushi...which is my ALL time fav. meal, and sunny side up eggs, which is one of my favorite breakfast meal.
  • You are VERY irritable even when you don't mean to be!
  • You go to the grocery store and want everything you see...HINT eat before you go! (and even that doesn't completely help sometimes lol)
  • Whenever anyone talks about a certain food, or you see something good on tv, you automatically want it!
  • You have sciatica )=
  • Almost every store you walk in, you want to go look at the baby's stuff.
  • The bathroom is your best friend (Not for morning sickness, but for a full bladder)
  • You feel like you're constantly seeing the doctor, and taking tests, etc.
  • You wake up with excruciating leg cramps in the middle of the night that leave you extremely sore.
  • You can't help but just stare at or be in your babies nursery, and just imagine him there in his crib or playing with toys.
  • You're about one week away from your due date and you don't feel anything!!
  • You don't feel bad about always asking your husband to put lotion on your feet every night, help you put your shoes on, or pick things up off the ground so you don't have to bend over.
  • You sometimes eat just a little more food than you normally would and say that it's for the baby.
  • You don't really have any clothes to wear...
  • You're friends who already have kids, are always SO excited for you, and you just can't wait to see what the excitement is all about.
Well....I think my list is long enough...for those of you who aren't pregnant, my word of advice is that everyone is SO different! I've learned that I will never tell a pregnant friend what to definitely expect because it may not be true and it might just make them paranoid about what was to possibly come. I didn't have morning sickness, or heart burn, or swell up really bad, or wasn't able to breathe or eat that much because I didn't have any room, or have a horrible last month (these are things I was told to "just wait" for, among other things). It has all been how MY body has taken it, and I wouldn't trade any of it for the world because it's what I have to go through to get my little boy. Pregnancy is an all around crazy thing, messing with your emotions, and body and what not, but it's a BEAUTIFUL way of life.

A quick side note, my heart goes out to all those who are not able to experience this beautiful thing, but I hope and pray that they will at least be able to experience motherhood in one way or another.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My husband...the soon to be Daddy

As I was thinking about what to write on this wonderful Father's Day, I thought it would be fun to write down all the reasons why I think Michael is going to make an amazing Daddy. He is almost an official Dad, actually any day now it will become official, so I guess right now are my last few moments to ponder on why I think he's GOING to be an amazing Dad, and then next year I can write about how he IS an amazing Dad! (=

  • Ever since I've been pregnant, there is an excitement that I have seen in him that I have never seen before.
  • He LOVES babies! I think he may even love them more than me.
  • Whenever we are around my friends babies he'll play with them.
  • He's patient...he's married to me...he HAS to be (and likewise LOL sorry, I just HAD to throw that in ha ha ha)
  • He's very energetic, playful and fun loving. I know that our kids will LOVE to play with their Daddy.
  • He is very protective. I know that our kids will feel extremely safe and protected by their Daddy. I know that I do.
  • Every time we are with babies, or little kids he loves to teach them little things just to see if they can do it, like sticking out their tongues, or blowing bubbles in the water and what not. He has a LOT of fun with this! ha ha ha ha
  • Most importantly, he has a strong testimony and knowledge of the gospel and he will teach our children to love the gospel.
There is so much more that I can add to this list, but all in all I want to say that I am SO incredibly grateful, for not the only the husband that I have, but for the Father he is going to be.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Last Day of Work

Many people would give anything to have their "Last day of work", or have a different job, or just have a job that they like...but I've had the honor and pleasure of working for the Town of Apple Valley for the past 4 years and I've absolutely loved it. I love working with the community, seeing the town grow, being able to learn different skills, and so much more. Although I won't be giving up work completely, it's a strange feeling to know that this part of my life is coming to an end...I'm moving on to motherhood!

Part of the reason I've loved my job so much is because I've made a special friend along the way. Who ever thought that you could become best friends with your boss, but I did. Everyday we would work in close quarters, and it didn't take long for us to become close friends. I've learned so much from her, and she's really helped me to grow. I'm grateful for her and know that we will be life long friends.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Last night something hit me a little harder than it ever has before. I've definitely thought about how Michael and I soon won't be alone much longer, but last night, for the first time, I was kind of sad about it. We've had about four wonderful years together, just him and I, and there was even many years before then. We've known each other for almost ten years now, and although those past ten years we weren't always together, we were never known as parents, but just us (if that makes sense). Now the time has come and soon we are going to be bringing life into this world and it's going to be the most amazing thing ever. I know it's going to be life changing, and more than I could ever expect, but one thing for sure is that the relationship between Michael and I will change. I don't mean that in a negative way, AT ALL, but it will be a big change in our lives. Don't get me wrong, we can't wait for a little man to arrive. We are counting down the days, hours and minutes, and we look forward to and are so incredibly thankful for this is amazing blessing.

Last night I cuddled with Michael and I told him, "I'm going to miss it just being you and I." He innocently replies, "Ya, you're going to have a new love of your life" And then I told him, "But you will always be my number one!" I told him that we'll still have to hang out, with just him and I! These feelings DO NOT take away from the excitement of having our little Hunter, but it seems like we've learned about more and more cases where the wife/mother, forget about their husbands because they are so infatuated with their children. It's not healthy. Heavenly Father first gave me a husband and then we will have our dear, sweet children. We will raise them together, as a team, and we will be a foundation for them to rely on. How could we do that if we are not one? Husband and wife time is so important and it makes me sad to see mothers who have forgotten that. I will be attached to my children (How could I not be!?) But I'm already attached to my husband and will be forever. Besides, before we know it, our kids will grow, and then it will be just Michael and I again. These feelings and thoughts DO NOT take away from motherhood whatsoever, but I hope that mothers/wives remember to keep a strong and eternal bond with their husband so that they may raise their children together as one.