Monday, July 21, 2008

Pregnant and Ready!

Well, I wasn't very good about writing anything down when I was pregnant with Callie, you know, experiences I had or how I was feeling. So, I am trying to do better this time around. I have eight and a half more weeks to go, ok, so I am getting a little anxious. I guess I have different concerns this time. Of course when I was pregnant with Callie I was nervous because I was a first time mom, so I really had no idea what to expect, but this time around I am more nervous about something going wrong and the baby not being healthy, or a number of things. And now I feel like the pressure is really on to be a good mom. It is scary, I don't think I ever appreciated my parents as much as I do now, however, I think that is true of most people. I just want to do the right things, teach Callie about life and about church and help her to be the best person she can be. And now I have another little girl to watch out for and protect. Wow, pressure is really on. I love being a mom, I wouldn't trade it for anything, there are days when it is completely and utterly overwhelming and I want to cry, but then Callie runs to be and wraps her arms around my neck and gives me a big kiss and I can't imagine my life being anything else. It is worth all the costs to have this little person or people come and bless your life and teach you what this life is all about.

Alright, now that I have the feelings written down, because when you are pregnant, yikes they are strong!!!!! Update on our lives. Baby girl is due in eight and half weeks, on September 17. She still has no name, but she will be born at Deaconess and I have a fabulous doctor for which I am soooooooo grateful. I am a lot more tired than I was with Callie, but that could have something to do with my little girl that I am chasing around, hmmmm. She kicks a lot and she is just like her mom, LOVES SUGAR, I can guarantee a response from her if I eat something sweet. I have gained a ton of weight which makes me kind of mad, but I have set a goal to run in the Salt Lake Marathon next year, probably just the half, but I want to do that, for myself. So, hopefully the weight will come off relatively quickly and I can get back into my clothes and rejoin my morning running friends because I miss all of you!!!! Callie is amazing, I can't believe how much she learns and grows everyday. The negative first, she is a screamer. I mean it. The kid can scream/shriek like no one I have ever heard, so we are working on that. I am not sure that there is any improvement yet, but she is a very independent girl, so it will take her some time, but I have hope. Other than that, she is finally starting to talk a little more, and I love it. She is so cute, she just started saying thank you and it is so cute. She loves to sing, her favorite songs are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree, Book of Mormon Stories, Twinkle Twinkle Little Start, Once There was a Snowman and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. She does the actions and she is so cute. She really likes nursery and is doing better than I thought she would without me. Thank you teachers!!!! She loves to play with my wallet, her daddy is very worried. I think she will be a shopper, but I just can't imagine who she gets that from. She loves to play outside, especially on her playset and to swing. She also loves to play in the car. She climbs all over and gets in and out, it is funny. She will go into the garage and I will start to follow and she pushes me back in the house. Her favorite foods are fruit snacks, pretzels, pasta, cheese and eggs.

Being the mother of Callie is amazing, and I am so excited to have another little one join our family. We are so excited for her to come and I surely hope that Callie will learn to love her as much as we already do.