Monday, June 25, 2012


Two weeks.
That is really soon.

(And three at the most, seeing as they will induce me a week after. Also very soon)!

Overall I actually am feeling great.
Sure my feet are swollen,
sleeping at night is turning into a joke,
and all it takes is a flight of stairs to get me winded and exhausted.

But I really do feel good. 
Which is a blessing, because it's enabled me to cross things off of my "to do" list! 
I would say we are basically ready for this little babe to join our family.

Or as ready as we'll ever be... :)

Here are some photos of my big belly today at 38 weeks.
This boy is definitely not petite! 
As long as he is healthy, he can be as big as he wants (within reason, son...)

And just be grateful you will stop seeing so many pictures of me and many more pictures of a cute, tiny baby. :)

 Really cute, Tys.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Best Job.

This brought tears to my eyes.
Now, that could be because I am nine months pregnant and extremely emotional...
But I like to believe it's because motherhood has already sunk into my bones.
I already feel like a mother and I'm already proud to have "the best job". 
If we could just get that boy here so we could make it official! :)

P.S.-- Every day that goes by, I have an added measure of gratitude towards mothers out there! Especially my own. 
Mom's are rock-stars!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

snow-cones and sleepless nights.

Currently loving:

Sales at the Baby Gap: they have my favorite baby boy clothes!
Snow-cones, milkshakes, slurpees, nugget ice-- anything COLD.
Bike rides with Ty Per.
Evenings at the ballpark watching the kiddos play.
Baby boy's nursery: it's really coming together and I am loving it!
To go along with that, the quilt I made for him. I love the way it turned out.
Fruit of any kind-- tastes so good.
The relationship I have been rekindling with my camera.
5:30 every day when I get to hang out with Tys.

Looking forward to:
July, duh. Baby month!
Finally being DONE with classes and college.
My favorite season of Fall.
Drives and walks with T and the babe.
A clear calendar with no plans and no tests/assignments. I love looking at September!
Wearing 95% of my wardrobe once again.
And just plain being a mama. 

Some days are long and I am tired and I know it's only the start of that feeling. :)
I know sleep will be deprived.
Showers will become a luxury.
And my time will be spent nursing and changing poopy diapers.

But I am still happy. And I still look forward to those days!
My baby will be here and that will be enough for me.
Plus I've got the best guy around to help me figure out our new life, together. :)

Bring it on, July. Bring on motherhood, sleepless nights and the happiest days of our lives.

Until then, I'll wait and let my baby cook a little longer while I enjoy a nice, cold snow-cone at the ballpark.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

twenty-three years old.

Last week I turned 23.

Tyson made the day extra special. 
Starting with my favorite breakfast in bed.
Leading to a little gift, such as my favorite magazine or candy, every hour on the :23.
Then he came home from work with flowers.
Not to mention presents that night: new toms, a Polaroid camera and a photography book (that boy knows me well).
I don't mean to brag-- but really? He outdid himself and made me one happy birthday girl!

I can't believe I have been on this earth 23 years.

I met T. Perkes when I was just 19.
I got married when I was 20.

And now I am 23, about to become a mother.

Spending the year with my best guys.

23-- be good to me. Because I think you're going to be my favorite year yet! 
baby & me on my day of birth.