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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Monthly Moments | December 2017

It's the end of the year. This whole month I've been thinking about the coming year and planning who I want to be. Really it's been a contemplative and dreaming kind of month. I'm not sure if I'm "nesting" or not, but I've probably planned and replanned how to organize and rearrange our apartment about a hundred times. 





-My bump finally popped out! I'm pretty sure that I haven't gotten much bigger since this photo, even though it was taken 3 weeks ago.

-I finally read Jane Eyre. People have been recommending this book to me for years, but when my visiting teacher recommended it to me, I finally took the plunge (and loved it).

-I could have taken a million pictures of the fog frosted plants and trees. If I hadn't had to get to work on time, I probably would have taken more.

-I started hand lettering at church on Sundays and I love it! It keeps me engaged and helps me feel like I'm working on my talents.

-White hot chocolate has been my favorite drink lately, especially in this little Mickey Mouse teacup. It's just the right amount without being too much sweetness at once.

-This somewhat blurry picture of Brian and I came from when we were building our candy house. I'm so excited to make memories like this with our babies in the years to come.

-Our tiny Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve right before we went to sleep. We slept with it on all night, which probably made me sleep worse, but hey, I never sleep well on Christmas Eve. There's something magical about sleeping under the lights of the tree.

-Yesterday we went Ice skating. I'm usually pretty good at ice skating, or at least I can go smoothly and I don't fall down. Not yesterday though. Yesterday I only avoided falling down most of the time I was on the ice. I had a REALLY close call once, but Brian saved me. Turns out your center of gravity is totally different when you're pregnant.



So much life has happened this last month. Since the last Monthly Moments, Brian and I went to the hospital once to have the baby checked, and went to all of our birthing classes. We just did the third-trimester birthing class, and while terrifying at times, I'm glad that we went. Although, I'm pretty sure I could have lived my whole life and never seen a pair of forceps and been a happy girl. 

We're getting so excited for our little one to come. As much as we love being just the two of us, the anticipation keeps building, especially as our friends around us who are pregnant keep having their babies. Especially as the baby is getting bigger and pushing on my ribs all the time, I'm getting ready to just hold her and love her and be completely exhausted. 



Goals/To-Dos for January: 

-Finish up getting essentials for Everly
-Organize everything so that we can find it when we need it for the baby
-Pack hospital bags
-Exercise 3 times a week (even if it's just walking) until the baby is born
-Read the Sleep training book before Everly is born
-Finish sending out Thank You notes
-Spend as much time with Brian as possible
-Try some new recipes
-Journal 3 times a week
-Clean the apartment



Currently Read:

The Chemist By Stephenie Meyer
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte



Something to Take Away:

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
-Martin Luther King



Its been a really good month and I'm looking forward to starting the New Year! 

Thanks for reading! I have good plans for this blog in the coming year, hopefully having a baby doesn't throw them completely off (although I expect that could happen!). What are you looking forward to most in the New Year?


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