some of life

I’ve been telling Chris that I had a feeling this baby was going to be bigger than Eli, and that I have a feeling he will be coming early.

We found out today that baby boy Isaac is already measuring 5lb 7oz. That means that more than half of the weight I have gained are literally all baby. At 33 weeks, his head and belly are measuring at least 35 weeks, but his legs are measuring right on time. My belly is also measuring right on time, still… which explains why my poor boy is moving constantly – he has no room!

Oh, did I mention that my awesome, wonderful husband threw a surprise birthday party for me? :)

His parents, people from our current cell group and last, Chris’ best friend since sixth grade and his wife (they drove more than 2 hours!), and a college friend whom we’ve only seen maybe twice since our wedding came. I was seriously floored. I’ve never been so surprised or felt so loved by so many people!

And my brothers came for the weekend.

And somehow that is the only picture I got of that! And it’s blurry.

And now, since my only-wants-daddy, very fussy, tantrum-throwing toddler is screaming at me for the 10th unknown reason today, I’m going to go!


Miscellany Monday

This weekend I bought two pints of Ben & Jerry’s at the grocery store. Strawberry Cheesecake for my husband and Chunky Monkey for me. Have I ever told you how much I love banana flavored ice cream??? LOVE it! And with chocolate? Mmmm… When we lived on campus, we lived in the same dorm (building, not room, ha!), and there was a convenience store next door. They had Ben & Jerry’s pints. And we ate it too often.

Eli is literally saying a new word every single day. Yesterday it was “yes” … before that it was “pickle,” “popcorn,” “shoe,” “car,” “hello,” “up” (he finally says “up” instead of “down” when he wants to be picked up or held), “kiss” and “Micah” (one of his best friends).

He has pretend conversations on the phone. The other day it went like this “‘Ello? Frita? Ya! Ya! Bye! Bye.” I have no idea who Frita is. I think he might have actually been speaking German. And he always says “bye” twice :)

I’m going to be meeting up with a dear, dear friend this week. She and I went through our first pregnancies at the same time, but states away. Her son Raph was born a month after Eli. We haven’t seen each other since our first semester of our Senior years of college (before I moved with my husband and did student teaching long-distance), and even though I’ve never met her son, I love him as if he were a child of my heart. There couldn’t be another friend to replace her.

I suddenly only want to drink water out of straws…

Which means I share my water a lot… because someone loves straws…

He’s rocking the shorts and a jacket look today, because the sun outside was deceiving, and it was much chillier out this morning than I expected, but I was too lazy to change his entire outfit…

And yes, I put Christmas lights on the railing of our deck AFTER Christmas. We had people over to roast marshmallows, and, I dunno… I just love lights… :)

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Oh, and just in case you want to know something random about me, yesterday was my 12-year re-birthday :) 12 years from the day that I realized that God was in love with me, and wanted me to fall in love with Him, too…

Miscellany Monday

Joining miscellany monday for the first time this morning

This happened last week :)

My baby’s got rhythm :)

We painted our bedroom this color and bought a down comforter and white duvet cover… now even though the room is still a post-painting mess, leaving that room in the morning is even harder.

(P.S. that color looks dark, but it is a perfect warm-toned gray and with enough lighting, I love it).

I heard this song on the radio last night as I went to buy 2 frostys and a large fry (dinner didn’t turn out how I wanted)… I think I love it.

Blackberry yogurt and granola. Mmm.

my best friend

To my best friend…

remember when we were in high school and two states away and you were my best friend… and then in college and in the same state and you were my best friend… and then I got married and you were my maid of honor and my best friend… and then I had a baby and we don’t talk as much as I want to but you are still my best friend…and …yet again we live in different states and you are still my best friend… and over all that time we discover not only are we friends but also sisters, in fact so much so that you accidentally called me instead of your real sister :)
I love you.