Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Life Lately {life at 9 months pregnant}

Whew. Life at 9 months pregnant is definitely different than any other stage of life I've been in! I get out of breath just trying to stand up from the couch.

I've been meaning to update for awhile, but since getting our iPad (thanks Buddy!) I've neglected my computer all together until today, so I'm just going to do one big fatty post with everything since Thanksgiving.

My parents came down from Seattle which was such a blessing. My sister participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk for breast cancer, and my mom was here that weekend to cheer her on and support her, and Zach and I made it down 2 of the days to see her as well. It was so cool to support her. In 2005, my mom and I signed up for the 3-day because my grandma was fighting breast cancer. She had it previously, was in remission for 17 years, and had been fighting it again for about 3 years. The night before it started, she passed away. Needless to say, it was extremely emotional to walk the next morning. We ended up completing 1 1/2 days before heading north to be with family. In February of this year, we lost my other grandma to complications from Ovarian cancer, so my sister was walking for both of them. I loved getting to cheer her on and be at the closing ceremony with her. Even if I cried like a baby!

Me, mama and Sissy

Cara's flare :)

This is the only picture I could get, but he has pink handcuffs!

Was super cool to see the SD Police show so much support.

After the weekend, my parents headed up to our house, which is a little over an hour from SD. We spent the week doing lots of house projects and baby projects :) It was so helpful to have them here to get stuff done for us!

Mom finishing up the bedding.

Dad and Zach putting together the crib

A little preview :) I'll share more as it comes together!

Thanksgiving ended up just being my mom, dad, sister, and me because Zach went to Georgia to be with his family. His grandmother got really sick and was in the ICU, but thankfully she has recovered really well and is back home! 

Here is a picture of my little family.

Who do you think looks like who?

Me and my pretty mama.

My best friend got engaged on December 1st and I am SO EXCITED for her!!! I can't wait for her wedding in May :) And I'm already loving getting to help plan. Ahh wedding planning is so much more fun when it's not your own haha!
Is her ring not BEAUTIFUL?!

Countdown is on!

Zach and I have been just trying to enjoy eachother before Bennett comes and our world as we know it is competely rocked. We've had some 70 degree days and some snow.. interesting weather living on a mountain in San Diego county!

We got to see our little bear on Monday, I was surprised how well we could see his face since he is facing my butt. He is weighing in at 6lbs 9oz which this mama is very pleased with. 
I asked the sonographer if the picture is distorted or if his cheeks are really that big, she just smiled and said, "he's definitely got some cheeks!" I think he's pretty cute, but I could just be biased ;-)

Also, this little bear has been spoiled with some pretty sweet gifts lately! Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to send him a gift, everytime I go to the post office and there is a gift for him I am blown away by the thoughtfulness and generosity of you guys. Seriously, we are so thankful for each and every gift we've received.
B's super cute little hipster outfit from Julie :)

Aaaand I'll leave you with this belly pic collage, because no blog post at almost 39 weeks pregnant would be complete without a few belly shots!!
Lately, Bennett has been getting the hiccups atleast once a day, if not more, and generally when I'm on the phone with my mom. Something about Mima gives him the hiccups I guess! He is most active after lunch and especially from about 10-11:30pm which I don't appreciate when I'm trying to fall asleep. Zach usually falls asleep with his hand on my belly, which I am pretty sure I am going to miss once he's born! It's a sweet habit we've gotten into :) B definitely stays to the right, and gives me a lopsided tummy. He must know I'm talking about him because he just started moving a TON, like my stomach looks like a wave pool. This is cray cray.

I spend my days resting, trying to keep up with the house, and preparing for the little guy. Oh, and watching endless episodes of How I Met Your Mother :)

Until next time!



Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

I LOVE the nursery so far!!! The wall color, the crib, the's all perfect :) I can't wait to see it once it's finished!

And I had the best time with you last week, or whenever that was :) I can't wait to see Bennett in that sweet little outfit!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

We seriously are twins. I am all about HIMYM--granted we never watched any episodes until the beginning of the month, but I'm addicted!! You look soooo good. I know how you feel though; I am ready to hold baby! Glad to hear everything is coming together. I cannot wait to see him all decked out in those adorable clothes!!

Caity Garness said...

I was waiting and checking for a new post! Getting so close!

Katie said...

i'm glad you wrote an update! I can't wait to see a picture of your cute baby with those cheeks! :) you are getting so close! and still looking beautiful!!! glad you were able to spend some time with your family!