Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Well folks the time has come... There is an end in site (even is baby boy decides not to come on his due date.) I think the thing I am looking forward to most is my mom coming on Tuesday! Baby boy and I have a deal that he just has to wait till my mom is here then he will come! Lets see if he actually listens though. ;)
I got a new calling in church last week as the new Primary Presidency Secretary. Can I just say HOLY FLIP?! There is so many little things to remember and do, I just hope I can do it all. It's kind of overwhelming right now because I don't know what I am supposed to be doing and what I need to save for the others to do while I am occupied having a baby! haha I think I will get the hang of it sooner than later but trying to learn every kids name to take roll is kind of overwhelming! Good thing mormons have big families which means lots of siblings, so chances are if one is there they all are!
Posted by Brielle at 2:29 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014
I am so thankful everyday for the chance to be pregnant and for our little dude growing and healthy, with that being said... I will also be SO thankful when I can wake up in the morning without feeling sick, throwing up, and having to take my pills just to feel alive.
I started a list of things to do before we leave for the hospital and everything is almost checked off, or at least the things that can be. It's so crazy to think that everyday is one day closer to having our little boy to hold. Everyday Babe goes to work he makes sure I am not in labor and that I know what to do if something happens while he is not here!
My mom gets here in 11 days!!! That is the fist thing I am looking forward to, then hopefully little dude will get here right on time, we are hoping for the 23 or 24 so Babe doesn't have to miss a lot of class or work. So if you want to join me in crossing all your toes and fingers it would be greatly appreciated!
While I was home my brother n law asked me if I was ready to have a baby or if it still scares me to think about the whole labor part. I told him I wasn't really sure, he said that that means I am still not ready and that when I am ready I will know it because it doesn't matter what kind of pain I'll be in it's worth it to have him out. Well Mike, I'm there! Sure the whole labor thing scares me but it's more of the unknown that scares me. I am so thankful that my mom will be there to help me, well and my sweet husband but he is also new at this whole thing... ;)
Things I'll miss about being pregnant:
Watching my stomach move all over, and feeling him roll around
Eating whatever I want and not being judged to much about it ;)
Not having to lift anything (selfish, maybe but Babe is really protective and won't let me do anything to intense, even if I think I can handle it)
Reading about what I happening inside me each week as the baby grows
Being fat and having people complement me about it ;)
Things I could live without:
Heartburn (I have never had it before this pregnancy and boy does it suck!)
Being sick all the time
Lack of energy
Maternity pants (I know so many people love them but I guess I never found the right brand or something but they never fit me right...)
Constipation (gross? Maybe... but so true!)
Excessive amount of bathroom breaks
There is so much more I could add to those lists but another thing with pregnancy come the lack of remember things, so that will have to do for now! Less than 15 days to go (hopefully!!) and then we get to finally hold our little one in our arms and enjoy him even more than when he was on the inside! :) Come on little man, we are so excited for you to get here!
Posted by Brielle at 12:25 PM
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
^^Helping for my cousins wedding reception, unintentionally planned black and stripes!^^
^^Traditional Craven Christmas party nativity. This year Babe was John and I was Elizabeth (Mary's cousin) Yeah we kind of go all out for nativities around here!^^
^^I love looking out of my parents front window and seeing this view!^^
^^ Making Christmas cookies is another tradition and being pregnant this year I didn't even start to count how many I ate...yummmmmy!^^
^^ I couldn't get enough of this little boy, our little man might even be born on his 1st birthday this year!^^
^^We went and saw the MOTAB Christmas concert! It was before Babe came out so I got to spend a lot of one on one time with my parents-just what I needed! ^^
^^ I love going home because Jillisa fixes my much needed hair, she dyed it and trimmed it! THANKS!!^^
^^Celebrated Auklins birthday!^^
^^ My dad is a perfectionist when it comes to his lights, he can't have a bulb out or it will drive him crazy. Even if the roof is full of snow!^^
Posted by Brielle at 11:25 AM
For New Years we always make Chinese food, this year we talked our family into doing it a day early so we could be there as well. We totally have it down to a science and have our favorites all picked out. This year Babe and I were in charge of drinks and fortune cookies. I don't know how many of you like fortune cookies but I personally think they are a waste of money, and not to mention tasteless. I really only break them open for the fortune. So instead of buying those I made Chocolate chip cookies (because lets be honest those are wayyyy better!) and we made up our own fortune to go with each- I think thats how we will do it from now on!
Sam, Amanda, and Babe- such cute sibling!
For Christmas we all got gift cards to Red Robin from my parents and decided it was more fun going all together rather than by ourselves. So we planned a last minute lunch date before Babe and I flew home.
Boy am I thankful for this crazy, amazing family of mine. I hate being so far away from them but times like this make me extra grateful for them and the time we get to spend together.
We celebrated New Years at 10:00 Vegas time in the air, which was really midnight Kansas time. We watched some awkward older people stand up and make out in the middle of the aisles for a while-seriously people!? We didn't make it home to till after 2:30 but it sure was worth it! Babe even had the house sparkling clean when we got home, which made it that much easier to be there.
We are excited for this new year and for the soon to be addition to our little family. 2013 was so good to use but I have a feeling 2014 will be a year we will never forget!
Posted by Brielle at 11:06 AM
I LOVE Christmas and the spirit it brings. There isn't a feeling quite like it. It is different for me being married now and trying to start our own Christmas traditions but still wanting everything to be like when I was growing up. This year was a little different for us. We didn't all sleep in the same room like we used to, our older siblings had their own Christmas at their houses before coming over also. Lucky for us Jillisa and Austin are living with my parents right now until they can find a house so at least we had some of the family there! Jillisa started calling us at 6:40 to come upstair so we could open our presents, I thought we would get to sleep in a little since we are all adults but the excitement was just to much I guess!
Sorry about the poor picture taking on my part, I was lacking in that department this year!
Later on all the rest of the family came, we had some yummy breakfast and waited for Kyron to skype call us from Fresno! This was probably the highlight of my Christmas. There were lots of tears shed, and lot of laughs, it was so fun to have the whole family together for those short 40 minutes-boy did that fly by!
Babe being the genius he is made it possible for Kyron to see all of us by hooking up his computer to our TV. I sure do miss this brother of mine!
What was your favorite part of Christmas?
Any traditions you just can't live without?
Posted by Brielle at 10:12 AM