I am finally 16 weeks. Wow. I am a bit surprised at how fast this got here. In a week and a half I will be 4 months. It shocks me how fast time is going.
My niece is over a month old and my stepsister (Jessica) just had her baby boy yesterday. I can't believe how time is just FLYING! I was talking to my mom last night and she made the off-hand comment, "You're next!!" and it hit me that I AM next! As long as everything keeps going well, I will be the next in our family to have a baby. A part of me is a little nervous for the unknown, but MOST of me is so excited that I can't wait for him/her to be here already!
I bet you are wondering why there is a picture of yellow flowerish things on my blog. Well, I have been trying to find things to do since Carl is in the office studying all day and I decided to start planning my baby shower. My friend Lauren is going to help me with the one in Farmington, but she has 2 kids and I have SO MUCH free time. I know she is SO busy so I really hope she doesn't mind me being the one to plan it all. The biggest reason I have started planning it is because I am SO excited (and it is still like 3 months away from now. LOL. I am such a nerd). I decided to share a bit of what I have come up with (I haven't decided IF i want to tell anyone what ALL my plans are, but here is a hint). I have made my own flowers. I have scoured the blogging and internet world and have come up with a cool theme where I can save some money by making my own decorations! This is just a piece of what can keep me busy for the next few months.
I have really looked into ways I can save money by making my own decorations and this was one thing that I thought would look good but not cost much.... (my sister Shelbie did these and made them into beautiful flower balls that I LOVED!!!!! so I will prob make a few of those too... Thanks Shelb for having such a cute baby shower that I could
steal borrow ideas from).
Here is a close up of the flowers I have made.
Sorry it is not the BEST shot, but you get the idea.
Well, not much is new in the pregnancy department, other than I now TOTALLY look pregnant. I have moved from the "ate too many tacos" look to the "hmm.... I think she is pregnant" look.
Carl likes to rub my belly... it still is a little weird for me because I have never really liked him to touch my stomach... it just reminds me of how much I don't like that part of me. BUT I know it is different now. He thinks it is cute that the baby pokes out and I think it is nice for him to see a daily reminder that we are having a baby and everything is going so well.
To sum things up... I feel great (not feeling sick at all!), I finally look pregnant instead of fat, I'm planning my baby shower because I don't want to wait, and I'm an aunt now to TWO kids! Man.... what a busy time this is :)