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New mommy to my son, Elijah Ryan. Wife to my husband and best friend, Nick. New homeowner and HGTV obsessed. Wedding Planner for Two Be Wed. Avid Pinner. Lover of writing, books, movies, vampires (not the Twilight kind) and Harry Potter. Enjoys lazy days, coffee and spending time with my little family. Here to share my tales of mommyhood, marraige, love and life.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Joys of Pregnancy

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. It's been on my to-do list but that seems to be never ending these days. A lot has been going on and I've been a busy little bee. First off, thank you for all the positive feedback on the blog. I'm really excited that so many people support me and my love for writing, as well as my journey in motherhood and marriage. It's exciting and there is something new everyday, and I am happy to share it with all of you!

Since my last post I have officially entered into the final weeks in my pregnancy. I'm not quite 9 months, I will be 35 weeks on Monday but all of those not so lovely pregnancy symptoms have set in. And I'm so not loving it. I can't really complain about my pregnancy because up until now it's been wonderful. I never got morning sickness, never had any outrageous cravings (I crave cinnamon and orange juice for those wondering) but these last few weeks have been killing me! My feet, face and hands have swelled up. I pee every hour, on the hour. I can no longer see my feet. I can feel my hips spreading apart and preparing for what's ahead. My back is constantly aching. And I don't mean to complain but feel that I should share these things with all of my expecting friends and those that will one day experience will happen to you so prepare yourself. If anything it's made me even more anxious for Elijah to be here. He's constantly on the move, rolling here and stretching there. Lately he loves to kick my ribs but only on my right side. I can feel him growing every day and couldn't be more excited. But that is also a constant reminder of how little time I have prepare until he arrives. Luckily, the hubby comes home in 6 days!!! For those that don't know, Nick works offshore in Canada and has been gone for almost 9 weeks. It's been the longest we've ever been away from each other and words can't express how ready I am for him to be home. It's tough being away from your best friend, your lover and your partner but I am grateful to have someone like him that is willing to be away from everyone and everything he loves to provide for his family. God has truly blessed me. I love my boys more than anything :)

Before I go I have to mention my baby shower which took place last weekend. My best friend, Kennan, was the host and did a fabulous job! I was so happy with the turnout and glad to see all my friends. It's crazy how much we've all grown up. Some are married, having babies and others are graduating college or getting their masters. I'm just grateful for all their love and support. We got some adorable outfits and toys, plenty of bath stuff -we will no doubt have the cleanest baby known to mankind - and tons of other great helpful things. Thank you to everyone who came and especially Kennan for your time, money and the effort you put into the shower.
Me and my sister, Rachel at the baby shower.
34 weeks

I promise to update after the doctor appointment on Monday. Hopefully we get some good news!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Beautiful Soul

I've been particularly dreading this past week because of the anniversary of a friend's death, Krysta Rodriguez, was Friday. I can't believe it has already been a year since she passed. I kept thinking back to the day I found out and could remember every single detail. It was hard for me then and still is. I don't think it's ever easy getting over losing someone you love. I still see her smile daily and wish so badly that she could have been at my wedding or be able to meet Elijah. But I know that because of her all of this is possible. She is my angel and has blessed me with everything I could have ever wanted. Elijah may never meet her but I will tell him about what a kind, loving, happy and beautiful soul she was. And I pray that he one day will befreind others and see life with the happiness that Krysta did.

R.I.P Krysta Michelle Rodriguez
9/9/1987 - 2/11/10
Always Missed but Never Forgotten

On a lighter note, I've been nesting like crazy lately. Not the cleaning kind of nesting but the craft kind. (If that kind even exists) I've had the urge to be artistic in any way I can. I'm currently in the process of making a baby scrapbook, an elephant mobile for his room and painted a ceramic elephant piggy bank with his name on the butt. (Too cute, I'll post pics soon) I love knowing that every item I make for him is made out of love and something he can have forever and one day pass down to his own kids. I'm getting ahead of myself, but still it's a great feeling being able to channel my love artisticly for my son. I also have officially ordered all of the furniture for his nursery! (YAY!! *sigh of relief*) I can't wait to get started on the nursery. I have so many cute ideas and am awaiting patiently to bring the image in my head to life. I will be sure to keep you posted during the process. Of course, we are waiting for Daddy to get home to put the crib together and hang the final pictures. So until then I will be cleaning, washing his adorable little clothes and organizing until I pop. Speaking of, I'm 33 weeks tomorrow :) We have a doctors appointment in the morning and I will defintely post what the doctor says. Until I will leave you with what I have so far of my elephant mobile:

I'm in love with it already.
(If it's not already obvious, I'm obsessed with elephants for Elijah's room. There's just something catchy about Eli the elephant or maybe just the fact that they both start with an "E".)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hello Blog World

I have finally caved in and joined the blogging world. I've kept blogs for work and school, but never for personal use which is quite odd considering I love to write and journal. But as I enter into a whole new chapter of my life, I'd like to document all the blessings that I have received and continue to daily. Starting with my baby boy :)

Today I am 32 weeks pregnant. I can't believe how fast it has all gone by and yet these final eight weeks are going to be the craziest as we prepare for baby Elijah and I attempt to finish school. A little background on my pregnancy, I've always had an instinct feeling that I would be expecting my senior year in college. I don't know why, I just did. I guess it's God's way of testing my strength or more likely, my sanity. I'm a pretty determined person and dedicated to my studies so I am giving it my all to graduate this May. The challenge is Elijah is due early April and he is going to be a big baby (As of last week, he measured 4.5 lbs) so there is a chance he could come early. So the pressure is on and to top it off, I have nesting duties and raging, roller coaster pregnancy hormones. But despite it all, I couldn't be more excited for my little man to be here. He is so strong (his kicks speak for themselves) and has such a personality already. I know the world will all make sense once he is here.

Enough for one day, I will continue my maternal rantings for another day.