Sunday, December 21, 2008

'Tis the season to be Merry!

Proud parents-to-be! Christmas 2008

Well today, December 21st, I am 32 weeks pregnant and it's getting so close! Tomorrow we have a Dr's appointment at 3:30pm. We will be scheduling my c-section sometime for the 39th week, which leaves only 7 weeks to go! Last night we had dinner with the fam at the Coulliette/Pike house. (Mark and Caitlin have their own apartment in Caitlin's parent's basement and it is huge!) We got to spend time staring at London, our niece, and we just giggled and awed over her. I've never seen Josh's face the way it lit up last night...I can only imagine him as a daddy. Sigh.....tear. It's going to be precious, amazing, wonderful...... and I'm looking forward to it!
I found out about a week ago that my "circle of happiness" would be broken. My "circle" was comprised of: Hubby & baby, place to live, and steady income. The piece that will be missing is MY JOB! After Hudson is born I will have to look for another nanny job where I can bring him with me. I cried for a couple of days after finding this out, but I'm ok now. Everything happens for a reason and I will have 6 weeks after he's born to figure something out. I really do understand where Jennifer and Anthony are coming from; they would prefer to have someone focus on their little girl completely. They have been a great family to work for since the beginning and I appreciate them.

Caitlin and Mark are sooooo good with their little girl! I am so proud of them for doing such a great job and for being the best parents they can to her. Yay!!! Caitlin is doing well with breastfeeding...she gave me some good tips last night. =)

It makes me smile every time our little guy is kicking or rolling around inside me. He is what always makes me smile, no matter what. He's kicking or hiccuping right now. I can't tell a difference because it's such a steady beat. He doesn't have as much room as he used to in there, so his movements aren't as abrupt, but they are starting to hurt sometimes. I'm still loving being pregnant! Not to the point yet where I'm saying....ok are you ready to get out of there?! It is getting harder to be comfortable while sleeping at night. Naps come in handy.

Christmas is just a few days away! Josh and I don't exchange gifts. We just say that our love is all the gift we need. I know, aren't we sappy and cheap?! lol. We're actually not getting anyone anything this year. It's just a rough time for everyone and Christmas isn't about getting presents. It's about baby Jesus. I do love the spirit of Christmas that everyone gets. The love for family, the kindness of strangers, cards, cookies and food. Ahhh. Don't forget the music! Love it! When else does our country get so giddy and positive for one reason? 'Tis the season! We use words like: grace and jolly and merry and noel. What great words. I am not a religious person, but the word blessed comes to mind as well. I feel so very blessed in my life, it just makes me happy all the time!

Our friends Kim and Jordan are expecting their baby girl on the 31st! I'm sure you will all see pictures after her arrival! Kim is having an au natural birth at home, so please hope/pray that goes smoothly with no complications. Don't you love my hope/pray phrase? I do. It reaches out to everyone-we all have the right to our own beliefs. That's all I have to say about that.
Even though we haven't even had our first son, I have been thinking about names for the next! I came up with Lio. Give him an "N" middle name, and viola! Lio N. Pike! lol. I think it's pretty bad ass. What kid wouldn't want that name? But, Josh doesn't like the name Leo, with an E or an I. We'll see. Haha. I'm so clever. Kristin likes it!
Well even though I'm having so much fun typing between all these pictures, I think I'm about done.
Have a Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year.

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1 comment:

Kristin said...

I love all the pictures! You all look great. :) :) :)