33 Weeks…and counting

Even though 33 weeks sounds like I’m cruising towards the end of this pregnancy…I feel like I’ve been at 33 weeks, for months. Every time I check that pregnancy tracker and it says “33 weeks! 7 to go!” I think maybe it’s stuck.

I have been quite busy lately which have made the last 5 weeks since I updated you, fly by. My bestie, Emily came down to Columbus and threw a baby shower for BBD inviting my family and close Columbus girlfriends. I couldn’t believe how gorgeous and perfect the day was. My great girlfriend Jenny of Jenny Barnes Photography was there and took a few photos. I love to open presents and she nailed my facial expressions. Hilarious. Go see! And leave her some love in the comment section.

My favorite gift was from my mother. She made this sweet mobile for her first grandbaby.

If your reaction is similar to mine…then you may be squealing in awe and delight right now. I knew she was making this, because we both saw something similar on a blog that we both follow. (Of course to purchase something like this from that blog was over $300, so my mom said “I’ll just make you one!” and abra cadabra, here it is.) I love, love, love it.

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I love the camera in my hand and the guitar in Drew’s. Of course Beauy and Sauce are also included in this adorbs-fest mobile. I think BBD will love it.

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We got so many beautiful things at my Columbus shower. I can’t wait to start putting things together! I’m a sucker for Burt’s Bees products and was elated when our Baby Bee supplies started rolling in.

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I’ve even been taking notes and jotting a few thoughts down that I wanted to include in this update. Some thoughts are deep and soulful. Others are not…including this list: Things That Push My Emotions Over The Edge

I’ve never been able to cry at the drop of a hat. Emotional and sensitive at times, yes. But insane? Not until now. Here is my list of Top 7 things that have not just made me tear up…I’m talking boo-hoo sob.

  1. Country Music – What? I don’t even listen to country music. But I grew up on it. I grew up listening to the classic country, the great stuff…like Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Randy Travis. (Should Garth Brooks even fit in that list?) So if I hear a song that reminds me of riding in the car with my mom or making the drive home to visit our grandparents, the tears start rolling and they are hard to stop.
  2. Folgers Commercials – I don’t think I need to elaborate on this. They are touching. They get me every time.
  3. Feet Aches – Not tooth aches, my feet. Ache. Bad. To the point where I just sit down and cry. Drew diagnosed me with plantar fascitis (it’s not a wart. I thought it was and I was very grossed out and didn’t want to listen to him anymore.) He taped up my foot and it finally heeled (pun intended) !!
  4. Pure Michigan Radio Commercials – If you’re from Michigan and you love it as much as I do (especially if you are living far from home now) these commercials will bring you to a stand still at a green light. The first time I heard the Michigan Snow Day commercial this year, I did a shoulder shaking sob. It brought back so many memories as a kid and what it felt like when my mom woke Troy Boy and I up to tell us it was a snow day (they don’t happen as often as you think. This state is prepared.) She’d be just as excited as we were. She’d say we could go back to sleep. But how on Earth do you go back to sleep when you have FEET of untouched snow waiting for you to play in it. We spent those days on the golf course…coming in only for new toe warmers and lunch. As we got older we went to the Ski Bowl where I learned and fell in-love with skiing. It’s a part of my childhood that I will be forever grateful to my dad for taking the Rutherford’s to the Great Lake state where we could grow up with snow days.
  5. Lady Gaga’s song Born This Way – mock me if you must. But I freaking love this song. Always have. And I want it to be our birthing song and play it as our cute little baby comes into this world. Because God makes no mistakes. (Hey, hey, heeeey. This song sounds best when played very loud and even better if you sing along to, loudly.)
  6. The Taste – soooooo dumb. But I found myself crying for the people who didn’t make it!!! Especially if they had a great story. I cancelled the series on our DVR. I have to draw the line somewhere.
  7. End of Watch – Have you seen this movie? (Mommy…you can NOT watch this.) Maybe it had more of an impact on me because my baby brother (who is by far not a baby) is a police officer in West Virginia. I watched the majority of this movie on my couch under a blanket. And sobbed…I mean, sobbed at the end. Drew was watching it with me and normally if someone is around to witness my uncontrollable crying, I try to keep it together. There was no chance of that happening this time. To all the police officers protecting and serving us, we thank you. Especially you Troy Boy. 😉

Our 33 week appointment has come and gone. We saw this squishy little baby on the screen and for the first time, he wasn’t sucking his thumb. He was sleeping!! What a lazy lump! His cheeks are outta control cute and chubby and his lips…those lips!! Did you used to watch Nip Tuck? All I can think of is Kimber’s daughter with the “thin villainous lips.” That is a problem this kid won’t have.

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Then he gave us his profile shot….annnnnnnd blew kisses. No joke.

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And to round out this update, here is a photomontage of the past five weeks. I have one more update to go before he gets here. Oh. Em. Geeeeeeee!!!

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Hope your upcoming heart day is full of love and cocktails!!! Mine will be missing the latter, but not the love. 😉

February 10, 2013 - 9:54 pm

JennyBZ - NIP/TUCK!!! U didn’t know you we’re a NT fan!! Yay! So after bbd comes and we’re hanging on the couch we can alternate between SATC and N/T DVDs! Love this update!! Can’t believe he’ll be here so soon!!

February 10, 2013 - 9:54 pm

JennyBZ - NIP/TUCK!!! U didn’t know you we’re a NT fan!! Yay! So after bbd comes and we’re hanging on the couch we can alternate between SATC and N/T DVDs! Love this update!! Can’t believe he’ll be here so soon!!

February 10, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Elizabeth L. - Um, I sob at Pure Michigan commercials all. the. time. and I am not even pregnant. Those are the best commercials ever for Michigan ex-pats.

February 10, 2013 - 10:27 pm

Elizabeth L. - Um, I sob at Pure Michigan commercials all. the. time. and I am not even pregnant. Those are the best commercials ever for Michigan ex-pats.

February 11, 2013 - 1:20 am

Abby Davis - I love the mobile!! It is so awesome. I may be hiring your mom in the future (not so near future though just to be clear) 😉 Congrats on getting closer..hope the last portion of your pregnancy flies by 🙂

February 11, 2013 - 1:20 am

Abby Davis - I love the mobile!! It is so awesome. I may be hiring your mom in the future (not so near future though just to be clear) 😉 Congrats on getting closer..hope the last portion of your pregnancy flies by 🙂

February 11, 2013 - 2:18 am

Mary Ann - Loved the picture of BBD!!! Soon we will snuggle him for real!!

February 11, 2013 - 2:18 am

Mary Ann - Loved the picture of BBD!!! Soon we will snuggle him for real!!

February 11, 2013 - 8:47 am

Jo Lynn Danser - Thanks for the update. This really lifted mt spirits! You look fab and of course the pictures of bbd and the one of Drew with his arms wrapped around his little family! The mobile your mother made was the most incredible thing I have ever seen! The showe that Emily gave you was wonderfyl and I loved watching you open all those fab gifts from everyone! Daddy and I are so excited and like Mary Ann, we can’t wait to hold him!

February 11, 2013 - 8:47 am

Jo Lynn Danser - Thanks for the update. This really lifted mt spirits! You look fab and of course the pictures of bbd and the one of Drew with his arms wrapped around his little family! The mobile your mother made was the most incredible thing I have ever seen! The showe that Emily gave you was wonderfyl and I loved watching you open all those fab gifts from everyone! Daddy and I are so excited and like Mary Ann, we can’t wait to hold him!

March 6, 2013 - 4:56 am

Sara - Can you believe it?? It’s sooo close! We are thinking about you, and hope everything from now until you hold that sweet babe in your hands goes exactly how you hope. Your baby bump is the cutest I’ve ever seen! And once again, tell your Mom to start a diy blog 🙂

March 6, 2013 - 4:56 am

Sara - Can you believe it?? It’s sooo close! We are thinking about you, and hope everything from now until you hold that sweet babe in your hands goes exactly how you hope. Your baby bump is the cutest I’ve ever seen! And once again, tell your Mom to start a diy blog 🙂