gosh, i have been so bad at blogging lately.
i've had more running through my mind than ever in my whole life and yet i can't seem to get any of it down. i am not doing any better a job at journaling either. this pregnancy is passing by with quite unsatisfactory documentation. i guess i already tried to explain once why blogging about all this is hard. and it continues...
but here is an attempt at sharing (vomiting) some of the thoughts/happenings around the nelson home as we prepare for the small bambina to arrive.
-we enrolled in birth class really early. i mean, really early. it's a ten week class and the fall session kind of ran into our due date. so we took the summer session instead. and now we are almost done. and while the rest of the women in class are about ready to pop any day now...i'm still at that point where i wear tight things and try to blow it out to feel legit at birth class. so many good things about being prepared early, but it makes the waiting that much harder.
-adam and i watched the happiest baby dvd recently, hoping to master the 5 "s"s. afterward we practiced swaddling each other. with an enormous blanket. pictures exist, but i am not sure we are ready to share them with the world...
-i have had a few moments of weakness. less than i thought i'd have, but still...
luckily, everything i've purchased was on sale. starting this girl early on the importance of never (ok, rarely) paying full price.
|these were called "elise coveralls" so...|
now she owns them.
(which sounds a little self-absorbed when i put it that way. but i mean, they're adorable. so, whatever.)
|picture these with the "cheeky monkey" onesie (pictured below) = our favorite outfit of her life.|
|how could any daughter of adam's NOT...? exactly.|
|baby gap @ 30% off everything. yes please!|
-oh, so i traded my fun little sporty car, for a practical (bigger) "family" car. i miss that little car, but to be honest, it feels good to be back in an suv. i already look in the rear view mirror and picture her cute little face riding along back there. she is never crying when i picture this. always smiling. so it's pretty realistic.
-i adore feeling and seeing her move around in my belly. is it wrong to stare at your stomach all day long? cause it feels so right. i think she did her first somersault today. *proud mamma.*
-my sister is due in two weeks with my niece/daughter's future best friend for life. i can't wait to meet/hold her anytime now and start feeling my mamma juices flowing. or feel totally terrified. hoping for the former.
-we have narrowed it down to three names, maybe even one. but we are keeping it a secret from here on out...just in case we decide to change last minute!
-i try really hard to think of something sweeter than adam with our little girl in his arms,
and i just can't. i can't do it. there is nothing.
so there's a small piece of how things are progressing here. our hearts are so full these days. oh to be so in love with a child you don't even know yet. there is nothing like it. we still have a lot of logistics and questions to sort out before we are ready to welcome her into this world. but as for our hearts; they are about one-hundred and fifty percent ready.