Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Today we slept in late, enjoying the fact that it was a holiday and neither of us had to work. It's been so hot that we barely sleep through the night anymore, so it felt nice to finally catch up on some sleep. 
  We were invited to attend Martin's work BBQ at the retirement community so we headed over around lunch time to get our hotdogs and enjoy some of the festivities.  This is the first 4th of July that I haven't spent at home with my parents (remember last year's very memorable 4th?) was a little bittersweet seeing I missed out on one of my favorite family traditions of a big slice of homemade cherry pie. But Martin and I made the best of it meandering in and out of the elderly and excited grandchildren, finding our own quiet piece of shade to enjoy our lunch in.  A few women gave me the "Oh, you poor thing!" speech while gazing wide eyed at my belly.  I overheard one women say, "That poor girl looks so miserable..." Ummm, thanks?  
Everyday I wonder if today is the day our baby girl will join us. I've been having quite a few contractions, some are pretty painful, but so far it's just my body revving up for it's big moment. Hopefully soon. I'm not sure how much bigger I can get...yet everyday my body surprises me and I seem to grow even more. 
I know these last few days of just us are so precious, so I'm trying to keep my mind occupied with little projects and enjoy the quiet while it lasts :)

I hope everyone is having a fun 4th of July! 


  1. Missed you too. Now you'll have your own family traditions.

  2. Those last few days are so hard! I was 5 days late and it might as well have been 5 MONTHS! I was so exhausted and ready and anxious. But when our little peanut finally felt ready, he came and he was big, healthy, and beautiful.... just like your little doll will be. Hang in there Momma. She's almost here. And, I think you look gorgeous! At your point in the pregnancy, it was a good day if I actually showered and wore something cuter than my husband's sweats and t-shirts. Ha!

    1. Thank you Meghan! Haha I think this was the first time in a of couple weeks that I've actually done my's too hot to get out the blow dryer! :)

  3. I can't imagine how contractions must feel like! That's so crazy.

  4. LOve my nikon! what lens do you prefer for blogging? i feel i need to change up my are inspiring me :)