Monday, August 4, 2014

a letter to my baby girl

written april 7, 2014 by mama to my baby k…

13 weeks tomorrow!
my 12 week ultrasound was last thursday. the happiness i experienced during that appointment, i hadn't felt that happy in a long time. or maybe, it wasn't a type of happiness i had ever felt before.
you were moving all over the place! you looked so cute! you were throwing your arms up like i do when i sleep at night. you stuck your tongue out, much like your daddy does :) and you were turning and spinning all around. all over the place. i cried, of course, very happy tears.
creation of life is such a miracle. you never quite understand until you create a life of your own inside of your very body.
i had been worried and very anxious up until that appointment because there are so many unknowns when you are pregnant, especially for the first time. i had hit a point in this pregnancy with you where i wasn't feeling nauseous anymore, and it began to make me feel like i wasn't pregnant anymore. which, i guess is a feeling a lot o women get as they get closer to the second trimester when you (well, some women) start to feel better again. plus the fact that my belly wasn't really showing yet, and had only just started to "pop" a tiny but this past week. my little bun just looks a bit hard, not like if it were just a pouchy tummy. so that also makes me feel better, because i know you're in there growing!
i was also very happy that you measured a little farther along than at my eight week ultrasound which had you measured at just 7 weeks and 6 days. ok, yes, it's almost 8 weeks, but i'm anxious and every little day counts to me! that first sonogram put your due date back to october 17th- the 12 week moved your due date to october 15thm but since i told them what the first estimated date of arrival was, they moved it to the 16th. i'm keeping your due date at october 15th selfishly since the doctor really first estimated your due date the 9th-11th of october! and because i want you to get here! october 15 just sounds better to me. haha. you can imagine how disappointed i was when i went from the 9th all the way to the 17th!
i'm so excited about your impending arrival! i'm also nervous because once you start to tell people about something like this, the unsolicited advice begins-- something i guess i will just have to deal with like all expectant mamas.
you daddy told EVERYONE you were coming just days after i told him! you had only been known about for a little over a week! i guess he was excited! your king family is very excited to meet you! it brings tears to mamas eyes, it's so nice to have people excited for you and wish you the best!
i just love you so much already and can't wait to find out if you are a boy or a girl in a few weeks ;)
xoxo, mama

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A night in the stands

Every now and then I get to be spontaneous. And Troy agrees. 

It's a win-win.

It's not often we feel enough energy after work to do anything other than finally sit down for the day and relax together. But yesterday I asked him if he wanted to go see our local minor league baseball team play.

The day was hot and the evening was wonderful to go watch our local team.

I felt like I spent half of our time last night standing in the concession line, but it was worth it to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of some good ole baseball.

Stand selfie.

I can't remember the last time I've been to one of their games, it was fun and crowded and I longed (a little) for a brewski... until next year I suppose, when we can carry on the tradition and bring our little girl.

I'm about to get emotional now.
Darn pregnancy hormones!

Over and out!

xo- k

Monday, June 30, 2014

My day, Monday.

Monday is my day.

I'm fortunate to work Tuesday-Saturday, so that leaves me one weekend day off, Sunday- for my man and me and sometimes family and Monday- that's just for me. I also refer to it as my wife day. I try to do all my "wifely things" on Monday too.

My T goes to work early early, like before 5 am, early! So I get most of Monday to myself, somedays I do sleep in a little, but there's something deliciously lovely about a quiet house on a Monday morning.

So lately, I can't get to back to sleep after he's left for work anyway, I try, but the baby moves in my tummy and then the phone usually comes out as I lay there and finally decide to get up around 6am or so to start my Monday rituals.

Monday usually begins with me driving to starbucks to get a breakfast sandwich because I'm starving at this point and haven't done my grocery shopping for the week yet. I get my favorite brewed pike place coffee with white mocha (I know, super healthy!), I let myself have that little treat most every monday, it's just a little thing that makes me happy, so I don't feel bad about it.

Monday is always filled with a big to-do list for me...

Clean the house...
Vacuum, mop, catch up on dishes and clean off surfaces that get cluttered over the week. Change or wash the sheets. And laundry. Time to catch up with it all.

Work on the nursery a little.

Return things that didn't work to target or wherever.

Grocery shop for the week.

If I'm lucky I'll have time to stop at goodwill to see what they have for cute or vintage baby clothes and always check out the furniture and mirrors and art to see if there's anything worth bringing home (it's usually already picked over).

If I'm really lucky, I schedule a massage early in the day (like today, yay!) or right before T comes home for work.

I have lots going on these days, I feel like I can never get all I want done on my to-do list, but I try. 

Today includes getting my new license with my married name and working on the garden too since our annual 4th of July party is this week too.

Then I try to work on some Poppie Darling shop items, but I'm sad to say it's not on the top of my priorities list lately with all we have going on. Hopefully after the baby arrives and we get into a groove, I will figure out a schedule that works to dedicate more time to my beloved etsy shop ;)

Lots to do.

when it's time for dinner. I do try and have something ready for us when the hubs gets home from work, a lot of times I have something yummy in the crockpot so I don't have to think too much about it since my day is already busy enough. but nice days like these, I like to barbecue on our traeger grill, but not too much prep is required for that either, thankfully.

I like having my day. 

My wife day. My me day. My Monday.

Do you have a special day that may be full, but feels like a day just for you?

Happy Monday!