Sunday, July 31, 2011

generation w

hi sweet boy - as i write this note to you, you and i are cozy inside listening to your daddy and grandpa hard at work just outside our bedroom window. i've been popping in and out to check on them as they team up and paint our shingles. (your daddy wants to make sure our house looks great for our baby shower next weekend!) as i listen to them, i can't help but think about what it will be like when there's a new generation on the scene. your daddy has learned so much from your grandpa and i know he can't wait to teach you too. you've got so many amazing men in your life little guy - so many strong examples to look up to.

 :: Daddy, hard at work - helmet and all ::
 
:: Grandpa, mannin' the lift! ::

you are going to fit in so well with these two guys - and i am so looking forward to the days when i can pop outside and see the three of you hard at work. i am so excited to see your little jobs grow into big jobs. someday you'll be hard at work with your dad on your own home. and you can bet he'll be the first one there helping you out - just like grandpa is the one right there for daddy.


our love for you continues to grow every day. hearts are going to burst out of us by the time you are here. get ready buddy.

love,
mama

:: Here we are little one - 25 week bump shot! ::

Monday, July 25, 2011

mama said...

the last two weeks have been jam packed - with good times, and not so good times. last weekend, i spent 3 glorious days in kansas city with the bowen's and had so much fun. i have to say, it was one of my most fun visits to see lindsay! i feel so fortunate to be able to take a few trips a year to see her and spend time with her family. this was just another one to write down in the history books. boy, was it H O T... which could be part of why my uneventful pregnancy took a turn on tuesday! i know i was good about drinking water, and if it wasn't for lindsay, i'd probably drink hardly anything!

on tuesday i ended up in the hospital with kidney stones. let me tell you - they weren't "kiddin" around. kidney stones and pregnancy aren't a good match. after three hours at the urgent care in woodinville (after ditching tarsi at purple!) with ty and annie, we ended up at the ER, where my mama met us. [i feel like there needs to be a separate post at some point just for the events that took place at the urgent care... i will just put it this way: it was just a glimpse into what the labor scene may be - complete with me snapping at ty as he nervously makes suggestions to help me "focus" on anything but the pain. love you honey.] after an ultrasound and several IVs, i ended up getting admitted at 2am into evergreen. (ironically, i was put in the room right next door to where annie had sweet ali girl just 11 months ago!). i was there until 5:30 or so on wednesday. i am so incredibly lucky - my mama stayed with me practically the entire time, and annie was an absolute god-send. she worked from the hospital while i napped. voni came a few times that day to check in as well. (ty had to hop a plane to new orleans on wednesday morning at 7am!) annie stayed with me the remainder of the week and my mom came and stayed the weekend here. it's been a rough few days, but i am feeling a lot better. despite the lack of actual "stone passing" at this point, i am just happy to have a break from the pain! until then, i will be straining my pee "like it's my religion" (as my urologist told me today) and hoping a stone passes so we can figure this thing out! (the disappointments that stemmed from this are also worth mentioning. i missed one of my oldest friends baby showers this weekend, which killed me -- and i wasn't able to go to cape cod for a business trip today...)

in other news, wyatt is growing like a weed (and i am two weeks behind on my notes to him! i will pick these back up this weekend!) and i am feeling him move like crazy. i love it. knowing he's there all the time is so incredibly comforting - and his little hello's are indescribable. life is good! ty is still gone for work and will be back wednesday night. i hate when he's gone. what's new. i keep thinking about his reaction when he sees my belly next! i know it's grown and he'll see a difference since last week.

we have made some progress on the nursery -- here are a few teaser shots! 


we ended up going with a different dresser - which will be here soon. i think it will really bring the room together. we obviously still have some work to do here, but it's been fun seeing all of the little things come together! stay tuned for more soon.

thanks again to everyone for all of your support last week. yet again, i am reminded that i have the most amazing people in my life!

signing off,
one lucky knocked up chick.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

dear little one,

hi sweet baby. another week has gone by and i will tell you - it was pretty eventful. last weekend we celebrated the 4th of july and had such a fun time. you gave little hello kicks to daddy, gramma, uncle trev and uncle cam! such a fun day. (you actually said hello to your daddy a week before... which was so cute! you gave me two big one's so i yelled for daddy to come up stairs and when he got up there in 2 miliseconds his heart was beating so fast. when i asked him if he felt it he said, "i think so... but my heart is beating out of my hand right now!" so sweet! when your gramma felt you her eyes lit up instantly and she started talking to you and telling you how much she loves you. i loved hearing her talk to you.) your mama over did it that day though. you've been such an amazing baby this trimester - i often forget that i need to take it easy and slow down because it's been such an easy past few months. i love having my energy back, but i do need to remember that long days aren't a good idea anymore. either way, we had a fantastic time celebrating!


we spent the day on tuesday basking in the sun with uncle trev, uncle cam, and auntie tiff! just what we needed after a long monday! wednesday was when the week took a turn. what i thought were allergies ended up being a really exhausting cold - hence the day delay on today's post! (i literally spent the entire day yesterday in bed!) i am finally feeling somewhat back to normal today! phew!

daddy also got his "daddy car" on friday! we said good bye to skidatdat... and hello to....


daddy is starting his next summer project today - your dresser. wish us luck! we have some really good ideas for this dresser and our fingers are crossed that we can execute accordingly. and by we, i mean your papa. should it not go as planned, not that i think it won't, we do have a back up plan! we found a nice kids dresser at costco today that would be just fine in your room - not as much personality, but it would do the job!

well kiddo - the days are starting to fly by! we are getting more and more excited for you, we can hardly stand it! we booked a birth photographer last weekend (http://onetreephotography.com/details/birth-photography/) and are so so so excited. jessica is a perfect fit for us and we know she is going to capture those moments perfectly for us! she'll even come a few days after you're here to get your new born shots! what a little munchkin you'll be!

we love love love you! so much already. what are we in for when you're actually here, wyatt!?

Friday, July 1, 2011

oh hey baby,

this is what your gramma got us for our anniversary this year. this poem is very special to us. your auntie lindsay read this poem at our wedding and since then it has carried special meaning for us. we are going to put it in your nursery. i love having your little picture in there. the thing i love most about it is seeing your little heart. sweet baby, i carry your heart with me. wherever i go, you go. the poem means even more to us now.

your chair came and who knew a piece of furniture would bring me so much entertainment and joy. i am so happy to walk up stairs and see it in there. 1. it makes your room look one step closer to being complete and 2. i can now sit in there for hours dreaming about you and who you'll be, what it will be like to have you in my arms as i rock you, what you'll smell like. i like to take the blanket off the back of the chair and wrap myself up in it and talk to you and tell you stories about the day.


we continue to have big dreams for you buddy. as you know, or will know, your daddy is amazing. carrying on from last week, i wanted to tell you about some of the things about your daddy that i hope you learn from him some day. i can promise you one thing, you'll score one cool chick if you do! (yes, i wrote that.)

1. he knows how to work a grill, a cocktail shaker, a leaf blower, and a rototiller. there isn't anything your daddy won't try and when he does, he masters it!

2. he opens the door for me wherever we go. the only time he doesn't do it is in when i tell him it's ok not to.

3. he always checks in on his way home from work to see if i need him to stop at the store.

4. he knows when to be a kid. and when not to be.

5. he never, ever, ever, ever tells me if he thinks another woman is attractive. he magically knows how to always keep it about me. for example, this week i said something about how pretty jessica alba was pregnant. his response? "your way prettier, babe." keep in mind, i  had his sweats on, his sweatshirt on, no makeup, dirty hair, and corn stuck in my teeth. sure babe. but i'll take it.

6. on days i work from home, he goes to starbucks and picks me up a (now decaf) coffee to get my day going right.

7. instead of flowers, he'll buy me an us weekly when he's sorry about something. that's how well he knows me.

8. every weekend he'll ask two questions: 1. anything you have your heart set on doing this weekend? and 2. anything you need me to get done around here this weekend?

9. he enjoys the moment. (i appreciate this more and more about him every day.)

10. his family comes first.

there are so many more things.

i keep imagining what it will be like when you two lock eyes for the first time. that moment, where he looks down at you and it hits him - you're his. he created you and the love he feels for you is so intense he can't find words (he gets this from your grandpa). i can't wait to see a look on his face that i've never seen before - a look saved up just for you - a look of unconditional love and pride.

we're a team and we can't wait for you to join us.

jensen, party of three. yes, please.
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