Friday, January 30, 2015

JDD Number Three

These last few weeks of pregnancy, I've been doing my best to finish my never-ending to-do list (I complete one thing, only to add two more!), but also prioritize so that I can listen to my body & give it the rest it needs.

I'm so thankful to be one of the crazy few who really love to be pregnant. I love the process of carrying my children. I even love the process of giving birth. That being said, I am getting antsy, humongous, & so ready to meet my baby boy.

While I love this life process, I also feel like I turn into another animal for a while. My sleep patterns change. I sleep 3-4 hours at night, which means I usually need a nap during the day, & this strange sleep pattern usually continues until my baby turns one. I'm so thankful my lifestyle allows this.

We've been busy finishing up any last minute things we may need to do before Jeb comes. Some of it has been important things-like gathering things Jeb will need when he arrives, & just sorting through the boys' old things to have them in place. My nesting has also kept us busy. We just "had" to repaint the guest bath, redecorate the boys' rooms, organize their clothes, while we were at it, organize the Master closet, redecorate the Master Bath, get the boys new sheets, get the carpets cleaned, scrub the baseboards...(these have been D's favorite things!) Then things I've been most busy with have been small things that aren't "musts," but are important to this Momma like having groceries mostly stocked so that I don't have to go to Walmart for a while after he's born, make Upward goodies for Jax's team (the season ends the weekend before Jeb comes), have small goodies for the boys to take to school to celebrate when Jeb is born, have their Valentines ready, have their teacher goodies ready, get some of Jeb's things monogrammed (how else will he know it's his?!), etc.

& then lately, we all have been doing our very best to stay well-just barely clinging to our health! As D fights off a sinus infection (thankful that's all it is!), we are taking our vitamins, washing our hands, & drinking our orange juice.

The past few weeks have been busy, but fun, & God has given us lots of love through our friends & family.

It all started one Girls' Night. We went to dinner at a super yummy restaurant, then went back to one of the friend's houses for dessert. As we're making dessert plates, my sweet friends bring out lots of fun presents!! What a fun, precious surprise!

5 days later, I go to a Girl's Night with my Bunco group (that doesn't play Bunco). Soon after I get there, I find out that they've gotten me lots of fun goodies too!!
This one was to give ME things that would pamper me. Soooo sweet & thoughtful!

Then, three days after that, our wonderful church gave us a fantastic shower!!

The adorable dessert table in the boys' room colors.

Cute, yummy cake.

John scoping out the goods.

The most adorable alligator made from pineapples. SO creative!!!

Some of the churchHospitality Team that made this beautiful celebration happen.

We were so blessed & spoiled, it was like I was having my first baby ever.

The insane of the hospitality hostesses followed us home & UNLOADED MY CAR!

Even Jax & John got a ton of gifts.

This is the present-opening I had to do AFTER the shower.

It took me all week to get everything organized & put away.

I'll probably have carpel-tunnel from writing all the Thank Yous. Just when I think I'm finished, we receive another gift! What a blessing!!! We have been blown away!

We are so excited for Jeb to get here & experience the love that people already have for him!

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