You forget so much, things that you think you never thought you would forget you do. Today, I got the joy of remembering how hard a 2 and half pound baby can kick! I remember feet in the ribs, but not these karate chops!
The past few months have had their fair share of ups and stresses. I wouldn't call them downs, but definitely stress! I had all kinds of plans for homemade Christmas gifts, but when push came to shove I just didn't have the time or energy... Oh well... Either way we had a fantastic holiday, filled with lots of family time, a sick kid (which always seems to happen), and a ton of presents for the boy!
We realized after the first of the year that we were soon going to be the parents of a boy and a girl! Luckily, my friend Amanda came to the rescue and provided us with girly hand me downs galore! We are so blessed and Grace is going to be one excellently dressed baby girl.
Before all of that, I was giving a new role at work. It's not quite a promotion, but it is more prominent and is a lot more stressful, but in a different way. I really have been enjoying it, I basically am 2nd in command handling finance issues for our Australian customers - of course there are only 2 of us, so that makes me last in command. :) The best part is that it keeps me really busy at work and everyday there is something new!
Recently, we found out that Jess was going to be losing hours at his work. AHHH!! That was not good news, but we will figure it out. He's been putting out feelers for something new, just in case. That would not be ideal, so now he is getting his CDL Certification to make him more valuable at his current job.
Earlier this week we had a little scare that landed me at the hospital - just to get checked out. I started having Braxton Hicks contractions that went on steadily all day and were getting more and more painful, luckily they really were BH and I was able to head home after a couple of hours on the monitor. We did get to hear Grace's heartbeat for the whole time, which was steady and strong, that was the absolute best part! I have been ordered to take it easier, stop carrying my 2 year old and to up my water intake - all of which I have been following!
Now that you are all a little more up to date, let's talk about why I decided to blog today... Well, things have been stressful and we are SO NOT READY for Grace to be here. By so not ready I mean like we have not even started Jake's big boy room or her room, but you know what I realized today that it really doesn't matter.
Ok, it does matter, or at least it does matter to me, but I have this strong little girl growing inside me and kicking the crud out of me and no matter what happens she is going to keep growing and gaining weight and then whether we are "ready" or not she will be here to rock our world all over again. I know it will all get done, it just will. The money/work/job stuff will work itself out, we have amazing families and friends who will be here to support us and in around 12 weeks life will change again.
Anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of hanging out with my toddler lately is missing out. That child is daily reminder of how amazing life just is. Considering he is turning 2 in just a couple of weeks I won't give you all the details, but he does wonderful silly things like count to 2 - over and over again - he will see something and start counting - "Won... Twooooo.... Won... two...". We've been trying to get him to go up to 3, but he's not interested at all.
We've got the big birthday party right around the corner, which is another thing that will get done.
I miss this blog, I haven't had the time/energy to update lately, but I intended on at least giving you guys some short updates more frequently. I also haven't been doing much in the photo dept, but I have a feeling that is about to change as well! I've been feeling the urge to dust off the ol' camera so hopefully I'll be posting so new pics on flickr! (I know Lollie - you are bored with all the old ones!)
In the mean time - here's a cutie for ya.