I woke up this morning to this wonderful homemade cake made by the sweetest husband in the world! And yes that means we did eat birthday cake for breakfast too ha :)
I was so happy to NOT have to work on my bday for a change and instead spent the day hanging out with friends. Christina, Jen and Amy- thanks for making this birthday girl feel special!
After JR got off work we headed to TGI Fridays, compliments of Momma Isham's bday gift card to me. Thank you.. it was DELICIOUS!
I definitely wont ever forget this birthday of turning 26- not only was I 8 months pregnant, but I was showered with love from all around! Between cards in the mail, a special gift from the best friend who always makes me feel special on my big day, tons of texts and phone calls, and of course about 100 facebook wall HAPPY BDAYS.... this girl is blessed :) Thank you everyone!!
On Sunday when we leave I will be heading back home with mom and Rachel for an entire week! That next weekend we will have 3 showers with our friends and families in Tennessee and I cant wait! It will be so nice, but so surreal... especially since the NEXT time I come back to TN after that.. I will be bringing my SON!!!! Wowzers :)
HAHA! Well that is really sweet of you to think so BUT I promise you can still get/make him homemade or crafty things! #1--- I dont have all the time in the world it would take to make him everything there is out there and #2---- I love receiving crafty/personalized things just as much as I love giving them :)
So there.. dont be worried ha! By all means.. make him something!
He also got the CUTEST pacifiers from Natalie!!! I had given her a hint that I loved these when I saw her little girl with hers... and now I am so excited that they can now match :)
Often times I forget how big God is and so I was thankful to be reminded again in Sunday School this past week. JR took our group to this great video of Louie Giglio's explanation of "How great is our God." I had seen it once before at a friend's house, however it still amazed me even the same to hear it again. I really encourage you to find about 45 minutes of your time to sit and watch these videos. They will drastically change your view of the big picture.... what life is truly about.. when you can begin to see truly how big God is. I really dont even get into science and astronomy all that much.. but this makes me want to learn more for sure!
As I have been going through this whole pregnancy process, I have began seeing God in a new light as the Creator. It amazes me every second that He is growing another human being INSIDE OF ME!!! And when I get caught up in the small mundane things that trouble me so much or seem SO big... I am reminded to stop and think about how small I am in comparison to the God who loves me. He is not only in control of every thing that happens to me, but He is able to see the bigger picture, that He created for His own glory.
This makes me stop stressing about all the small stuff :)
JR also ordered Griffin this wonderful storybook Bible. We read him his first story yesterday and I think he likes it! He was moving around a ton I know that... but that honestly could have been from the syrup I had just eaten with my waffles :) But either way, he will know this book all to well and we cant wait to share all of these wonderful stories with him. Thanks Daddy!
Well it turned out that the pillow was not enough for me, but that I just had to do more. I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into though when I came up with this wonderful idea that I would make him a blanket and put his name on it. Well I have done blankets in the past with the many different squares on one side and then a solid on the back (this time I used a red minky (extra soft) fabric). Anyways this time I had to cut out each fabric, then do the applique letters for his name.. yea that took about 20-30 minutes a letter, and then sew it all together, which took at least 30 minutes for each row.... Wowzers! 20+ hours later... this is what ya get
Brooke you are the sweetest for thinking of Griffin! He is going to be a stud in these for sure :)
I am still feeling good, besides the occasional heartburn. And continue to have great energy which I am so thankful for! My "to do before Griffin" list is getting some things checked off each day and all I can say is that I am SO GRATEFUL for this time home. This weekend I realized that instead of relaxing on the weekends with my sweetie, that I would be running around like a mad woman... especially since there are only 9 more Saturdays left and 5 of those I already have plans for ha!!!
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments on my last post about diapers. After my showers in a few weeks, we will definitely be stocking up :)
But as I was in the process, it hit me that we have no diapers yet! Everyone keeps asking me if we are all ready for him and I say that yes the nursery is done, but we still need the basics. Should I be buying a pack of diapers each time I go to the store? Is it normal that I dont have any 9 weeks out? And is it realistic to expect to get some at the showers?? I know every time I got to a shower the last thing I think to get are diapers... but maybe I am just not practical and most people are :)
Come on mom's out there.. help a sista out! Speak to me!
We continue to be thankful for our healthy baby boy and a wonderful pregnancy!
After 10 Valentine's Days together, give or take a few ha, they just keep getting better and better. Today we will go to our birthing class again, then go out to dinner and watch a movie. Plan and boring to some people, but simple yet all the better to us.
I love you my sweet honey dumplin. (Ok I dont really call him that but the mushiness of Vday was getting to me!)
Enjoy the maternity shots below....
We started our birthing classes this past Saturday and will have 2 more sessions the next 2 weeks. We learned a lot and it was definitely eye opening. I am very nervous about delivery as I have an extremely low pain tolerance. BUT... I have learned from the class and also just throughout the pregnancy, that God has already taught my body how to do it and it will be very natural. As we count down the next 10 weeks, I am sure my anxiety will be greater and greater. I will continue to rely on God's strength through it all and know that of course He is going to take care of me. I also will have a pretty good coach in there with me to support as well :)
the Isham brothers had a great time bringing back the old days when they used to spend WAY too much time at the skating rink ha!
Make sure to check out the video montage for all of the pictures. As soon as I figure out how to work our new video camera, I also have some great videos as well. I had such a blast and I thank everyone who came to my awesome 80's birthday party :)