Pregnancy thus far…35/35

Today marks the 35th week of pregnancy, which also means on paper I have 35 days left as well. We all know that is a fluke and Cecilia could make her debut whenever she feels like it. There have been several things different about this pregnancy than there were with my pregnancy with Emery.

  1. When I was pregnant with Emery I was sick for 3 months straight (morning, noon, and night). With this pregnancy, however, it wasn’t nearly as tough on me. I was still sick, but I had some medicine that seemed to help out a bit. 
  2. Last time I didn’t have a toddler to chase after all day long. After work I could just come home and put my feet up. Not so with this pregnancy, although I love it.
  3. My body has been MUCH more achy this pregnancy. I feel like an old lady and the pressure is HORRIBLE. 
  4. I feel much bigger this time around than I did with Emery (pretty sure it has something to do with all the biscuit and gravy cravings from McDonald’s…)
  5. My skin early on and even in the second trimester has been a lot worse this time. With Emery my skin was flawless…. Cecilia has taken that away from me this pregnancy. It’s much better now that we’re in the 3rd trimester though. 

I’m feeling much more prepared this go around knowing what to expect. It also helps to have our own place and not to be moving half-way across the country after this baby is born. *Sigh of relief.

Colby just accepted a new job within the Art Department right where he wants to be. I’m extremely happy for him and for our family because that means that we’ll get to stick around for quite awhile here with our families. It also means HOUSE HUNTING!

We’ve both been so excited looking online for a house, but its so scary at the same time!

Things are falling into place. 🙂

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Life.

Well, I’m officially 23! I’ve actually made it to my twenty third birthday, not that I wasn’t expecting to, its always nice to make it one more year. Some people think of getting old as such a sad thing. “Oh no! One more year has passed and I’m not where I feel like I should be in life..” There is only one way to fix that. Do something! I find every birthday better than the last. This has been my most favorite birthday yet!

Not because of gifts, but because of where I am in life. I never knew what would happen year after year, I knew what I wanted to happen. I do not think we’re floating aimlessly in life, you have to help to guide yourself. This year I feel like a grown up…sorta. I say sorta because I’m still a child at heart. I definitely giggle at the wrong times, and I am known to be immature on a few occasions.

Anyways, this year I feel like I’m a grown up. I’m working with small children who pretty much think I’m it. I mean every single day I have a small child walking up to me telling me that I’m going to make a great teacher, and that they love me. That means more to me than some adult walking up to me saying you’re doing good. I am a teacher at Wonders of Wildlife, and even though I thought I might puke when the bird hocked something up, I kept my composure and BS’d my way through it. I’m very close to finishing this semester and coming up on my last semester of student teaching. I’m also planning a wedding, and I’ll have to admit it makes me want to throw up. It is very stressful, and even though I’ve been thinking about this day since I can remember it doesn’t come close to actually sitting down and crunching numbers.

I feel very alive right now. I am the happiest I have ever been. I’m 23.

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