Wednesday, August 1, 2012


July was a very busy and eventful month for us.  I started my maternity leave, finished the nursery (well the hubby did ) and had both my mother in law and mother in town to visit from NY.  We also had a wonderful baby shower with family and friends that was really just perfect.  We celebrated the anticipated arrival our son with the Crowley's Country Fair which was an adorable theme and just about the cutest thing I've seen.  Many thanks to my husband, family and friends for an amazing and memorable day. I'll do a separate post on the baby shower. 

At first I was hesitant to begin my maternity leave as I had visions of working until August 1st...something that I quickly realized was not going to be very practical.  I am really happy I took the time off as it gave me the rest I and baby needed due to developments and I feel I will be in a better place when he arrives.  It was truly what was best for us both and Im happy my husband and dr. insisted I follow their direction.  As my hubby always points out there really is nothing more important than our baby's health and well being right now. 

The time has gone by very quickly and I cannot believe that today is August 1st and our little one is due in a week from today!!!  It feels like just yesterday I was sharing the big news with my husband and we were starting on this journey.  

Having both of our moms out from NY to visit this past month has been great.  I cannot thank them enough for everything they did while here it truly made my last month so much more pleasant and enabled me to get things finished without completely wiping myself out.  It was also great to have a sounding board for all things pregnancy and support when our birth plan began to look like it was going to have to take a big change. They were fantastic even when I wasn't the most pleasant person to be around!!! 

My mom left last week when we found out baby wasn't coming as was a possibility so that the hubby and I could have some time together before our new addition joins us.  We know he can come any day now and waking up with a 50 / 50 chance of having a baby each day is absolutely crazy to me!!!  We're excited for him to join us but at the same time the nerves have begun to set in, at least for me.  Trying to take it day by day and enjoy the rest of my pregnancy as much as I can between the typical discomforts.  As much as some days I feel terrible and cranky being so big, sore and generally uncomfortable I will really miss being pregnant and having my little guy in my belly!!  Enjoying all his movements as he gets ready to make his big debut.  All in all as the days pass by we cannot wait to welcome him into our lives and pray that he and I will have a healthy and safe delivery!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Getting Started

I sit here contemplating how to get started on this new venture as sleep alludes me.  New ideas, my running to do list, questions, concerns, hopes, aspirations and many more things tend to permeate my consciousness at this early morning hour.  This isn't anything new, it's become common place to have a running conversation with myself in the middle of the night.  Welcome to pregnancy insomnia.  I cannot complain too much, I am certainly happy it's not heartburn and all this time to contemplate has finally pushed me to take a step forward and create this blog, something I've been thinking about and trying to develop in my mind for some time.

I've had several directions I've wanted to take it but never pulled the trigger and still don't know exactly what shape it will take.  However, I figured if I waited to figure out exactly what I wanted to accomplish here I might never take the jump.  So this will be a work in progress and I will see where it takes me.  I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride and the snapshot into our life.  We certainly have a lot too look forward to with our new addition just several weeks away.   I know there will be many changes, adaptations, trials and tribulations and lots of amazing moments and love as our family expands and Brian and I become parents.  It will also be interesting to see how our passions, pastimes, interests and lifestyle in general change and adapt with the addition of our little one.

I still see lots of epicurean delights, fantastic projects, and entertaining remaining a large part of our life but with a different twist and flair.  I am excited to see where this journey takes us and to welcome our little boy into our life!!