Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some Things I'm Looking Forward To

Well friends...its been a while! As you could probably guess, I have been one tired girl lately. I've been doing my best to try and relax as much as possible and take care of this little peanut in her last few weeks in my belly. Home stretch though...only 5 1/2 weeks left until her due date. I'm praying she comes a little bit early since I'm in a wedding on June 10th!

Anyway, I am still working almost full time for about 2 more weeks, so I am trying to conserve all my energy so I can make it through those last couple weeks. Other than work, I try not to do too much that I don't have to. Things are starting to get just a tad tight in there...and I'm jusssst about ready to get this little babe out of my belly and into my arms! I have been day-dreaming about things I am ready to enjoy again. Don't get me wrong, its worth all the things I've missed out on in the last 8 months. Here are just a few things I'm looking forward to after our Evy gets here.


Or exercising in general. More than just walking around the grocery store or on the treadmill at a speed of 2 for 20 minutes. Yes, 2.
I'm looking forward to having intentionally aching muscles and a sweaty face that isn't pregnancy induced. I'm excited about actually using my abdominal muscles for more than pulling myself out of bed :-)

Planting an herb garden.

Since I'll be home this summer, I'm planning on planting some yummy herbs to enjoy allll summer long. This one sure is cute...


I will be planting some of these too...and eating more.

Right now they give me the WORST heartburn, so I have to limit.


I have been cooking up a storm...but only because we have been trying to save our pennies, which means cutting lots of corners and having lots of the same things over and over. I'll be glad to be able to have a little more time in the kitchen.


Being able to see my toes again. True story.

Sushi :-)

I know I can still have sushi without raw fish, but I'm too scared to.

I don't want to risk getting any weird bacteria or anything. I don't know. I'm weird.

I haven't had any shellfish this whole 8 months.


I will not be one of those moms who sports her high heels to the grocery store or anything, but I do love a good leg-enhancing heel on date night :-)

Clothes with an actual waistline.

I am dying for a summer dress. Yes, it may take a while before I can rock something like this again, but please believe I will not be giving up femininity for motherhood. I miss my waist.


Regular coffee. I have been having only decaf on occassion, even though one cup a day is totally fine during pregnancy, I thought it would be better just to cut it out. When I'm nursing I'll probably be enjoying that ONE morning cup a whole lot.

And most of all...

I'm looking forward to actually SEEING my baby girl. I can't wait to hold her and kiss her and smell her and change her poopy butt and feed her and dress her up and look at her and tell her how cute and precious she is


  1. Those heels are super cute! And so is the baby picture =) Congrats on the baby girl! My daughter is almost 8 months old and it is a wonderful feeling being a mom. You will absolutely love it!

  2. you are darling and Evy is gonna be so cute! I remember looking forward to all those things too.... Right now I still do everything I did before :) including sushi... Pregnant women in Japan eat sushi every day! I too am already missing my waistline though...gosh is disappears too quick! I planned an october baby on purpose this time so I could have time to get my body back before the warm weather hits again! LOVE you and cannot wait to meet sweet Evelyn!

  3. You will be the cutest mom ever. So excited for you guys, enjoy every minute of these last weeks!

  4. Oh yeah you are back!!!!!!! Would you like us to cook your adorable family dinner??? we would love to! We can exchange recipes as well :) You are sooo stinkin' cute (in a "stinkin'" good way, like roses, or lavender).

    xoxo, Anna N

  5. aw, how sweet and exciting! so much to look forward too! congrats on being sooo close!

  6. That was about my list too. I still didn't bust out my heels until only a few months ago (Audrey = 10 months old). I started running at 3 or 4 weeks after. I couldn't wait until 6!

    You're almost there and you'll have the most amazing gift from God. She will change your world!



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