Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Thoughts

I LOVE being pregnant. Even with all of the uncomfortable-ness that goes along with it. There's something about being part of a miracle that awes me every time I think about it. I love having a little buddy along with me all day. Baby Boy is big enough now that I can press on his foot/knee/hand/butt and have him press back. Gisèle gets to feel him move more often now, and he's even cooperating enough for Jamie to feel him quite a bit. We bought a little romper the other day and I can already picture his chubby little legs (I just know he'll have chubby legs) sticking out of it as he learns to pull up to standing in the spring/summer. I love being a mom!

My birthday is coming up, but I keep forgetting about it since I have so much else on my mind. The biggest thing occupying my brain is the dilemma of what to do with Gisèle when I go to the hospital to deliver Baby Boy. I can't seem to come up with a solution that makes me happy. Luckily, I should have at least 2, if not 3 more months before I have to have a plan in place. The other thing I can't stop thinking about is Baby Boy's name. I'm starting to feel like we'll never be able to come up with something we both like, and - this could just be pregnancy hormones - it makes me tear up when I think about the fact that he still doesn't have a name.

Fridays are fun work days. Almost all of the pastors are out of the office, so it's a lot quieter. The ladies of the staff have breakfast together every Friday, taking turns to bring something. (It was my week this week - quiche and Blueberry Crumb Bars.) We have a fun breakfast, taking time to catch up with each other, before getting to work. Even with the time out for breakfast, Friday is probably the most productive day of the week here.

When the Friday workday ends, it's time for the weekend! Jamie and I always have a lot to do, since we don't seem to have time for anything during the week, but we try to plan at least 1 thing each day that is just focused on Gisèle, whether it's a morning at the park before grocery shopping, or an afternoon at home doing nothing but playing with her. I feel like my real life happens on the weekend, since that's when I get to spend time with my family. about 4 more hours until real life begins. :)

Now It's time to grab something for lunch and get back to work. I'll put up the Cherry Brown Butter Bars recipe soon - finally uploaded the pictures.

I'll close with one of my favorite early pictures of Gisèle:


Mindy said...

I love being pregnant too! Especially after 14 weeks or so. :) I'm sorry you're feeling so unsettled as far as the plans for Gisele, and Baby Boy's name. I suppose people keep asking, too, which doesn't help. Names are just so exciting, I always think! I know you'll find the perfect name soon. In the meantime (((hugs))) and enjoy your weekend!

Andrea said...

It must be something in the family (and extended family), 'cause I LOVE being pregnant, too! It was just such an amazing feeling :) And all the morning sickness I had in the beginning wasn't enough to make me not enjoy my baby + belly :) It's sad, though - most other pregnant people I know don't enjoy it. Too bad for them - they're really missing out.

Brandi said...

If there's some way of knowing ahead of time when you're having baby boy, I can schedule time off to come take care of Gisele, and just stay in Augusta for Thanksgiving. No chance of a scheduled C-section, huh?

Mavis said...

I did love being pregnant also, even though I was sick for months at first. I always wanted to be a mother and was so blessed to be one. It is wonderful being part of a miracle.

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