Saturday, July 30, 2011

Grant Holden's nursery

Here are a few pictures of the nursery. I love it! It is so warm and comfortable. I still am working on hanging picture frames and adding some decorating touches, but here is what we have so far....

34 and 35 week preggo pics

Here I am at 34 weeks pregnant and feeling great! I am really blessed to have felt so wonderful this entire pregnancy (at least most days).  I am beginning to become overwhelmed with all types of mixed emotions; I am anxious to meet my sweet son, over joyed with his upcoming arrival, excited to see Brad hold his baby for the first time, worried about my furry, brown baby being sad about the new addition, and a little sad that the pregnancy will be over. Don't get me wrong, I will probably love having ankles again, being able to sleep on my stomach, tie my shoes with ease, and go for a run with my Bob stroller; however, I know I will miss feeling Grant move around inside my growing belly.  It is such a special gift from God that He allows us to fully experience the miracle growing inside us; I will never take this experience for granted and will always remember what a blessing the past 9 months have been. The bond that a mother has with her child even before he/she is born is truly a gift and I praise God for allowing me to become a mother! 
34 weeks pregnant (ignore the

Here  I am at 35 weeks pregnant in the nursery!
 Notice I have switched to only long skirts to avoid looking at the growing ankles and feet!

Friday, July 15, 2011

33 weeks


Well, I am trying to keep my promise of blogging each week until Grant's big arrival. This week has been an exciting week because I had another shower with wonderful family and friends.  I can't explain how blessed I feel to be loved and surrounded by such wonderful people who already love and pray for my sweet boy and family.  At the shower, I got great gifts, got to see so many wonderful friends that I don't get to see enough, and got to spend time with all the special women that I have grown up admiring and loving! Here are a few pictures from the shower:

Friday, July 8, 2011

32 weeks...8 months

I can't believe I am 32 weeks now! In so many ways I feel like I have been pregnant for a lifetime. I can't remember what it feels like not to have a belly, what it feels like not to have him doing flips, jumps, and somersaults in my belly, how to go out for a long jog, what my ankles look like (lol) etc.  On the other hand, this precious time in my life is going way to quickly!!! I will miss my belly (a little), but most of all I will miss feeling him inside me. What a special gift from God! Everyday, the roller coasters in my belly make me laugh out loud, tear up with joy, and fill my soul with excitement and anticipation! I am so in love already and proud to be his mom! It will be such an amazing day when I finally get to meet Grant face to face, see who he looks like (I hope his dad), and introduce him to Brad.  Here are a few pics from 32 weeks....

Since I have been out of school for the summer and the baby's due date is quickly approaching, my nesting has kicked into full gear!!! I can't clean enough, organize enough, or seem to 100% complete anything! The nursery is coming along; however, we are still waiting on the crib and bedding. I have the dresser and hutch in the room and have began organizing the closet.  The clothes are getting washed and against Brad's better judgement, the pack n' play is up in our room.  (Brad did not understand why the pack n' play, that takes 2 minutes to assemble, had to be up 2 months early, and placed in front of his dresser...ha ha!)

I am going to try and post weekly until little Grant Holden's birthday; hopefully I can stay on top of this.  I am feeling so blessed and want to document the exciting next couple of weeks. God is great and has blessed me beyond what I deserve!