Friday, March 6, 2009

Baby Bump Update - 8 Months!!

32 Weeks I already 8 months pregnant???!!! And yet, I feel like I still have an eternity to go. I've become so much more uncomfortable these past several weeks. I have to take it really easy otherwise my lower back and hips ache and I'm pretty much out of commission for a couple days if I've overdone it. I didn't have that with Alexa...then again, I also didn't have a 30 lb toddler that I was carrying around while pregnant with her! Anyways, other than that, things are going great. Payton is a very active little girl, keeping me up most nights with her gymnastic routines and martial art moves, not to mention that it's extremely difficult to find a comfortable position these days. Thank goodness for my pregnancy pillow otherwise I don't think I'd get any relief! But I LOVE to feel her move. As uncomfortable as life can be lately, I know I am in partnership with my Heavenly Father in creating life and that He has entrusted me to take care of Payton during her life here on earth...what a great honor that is. I truly feel blessed to be able to experience the miracle of childbirth.

Well, only 8 weeks more to go! I'm going to have another baby NEXT month, isn't that crazy??!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Girls' Overnighter!!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to get a break from my wonderful mommy duties. It was just overnight, but it was so needed. I adore Alexa and absolutely love staying at home with her, but I haven't been apart from her since the day she was born and I was needing some ME time to rejuvenate...especially before Payton makes her arrival. So a group of fabulous ladies and I headed to the hills to this cute little cabin for some serious girl time. Thanks to Sarah's MIL for letting us use her was wonderful!! The highlights of the trip...yummy food, great conversation, good laughs and the knowledge that I have truly been blessed with some friendships here in Kentucky that I will treasure always. Here are a few pics from our getaway...
On the way to the cabin. We travelled in two vehicles. Here are Amber, Erin and Emily.
And then Waveney and I.
(Sorry to Brinn, Sarah, Melissa and Janelle who were in the other car - no picture!)
LOVER'S LANDING...that was the name of Sarah's MIL's cabin before she bought it. I love it!
And here's the cute little cabin. What a fun place to head off to!
And who can resist a bacteria-infested hot tub??!!!! Of course, being pregnant I could not partake...but I did dip my feet in for awhile so as not to miss out on the fun times.
And here's the big group of us on Saturday morning before heading off for some hiking before heading home.
(Left to Right: Me, Emily R., Janelle R., Melissa T., Brinn K., Sarah R., Erin W.,
Waveney T. and Amber W.)
Thanks ladies for your friendship and for a fun getaway!