Sunday, December 21, 2014

BB2 Month 8

I. Feel. Huge!

Those three words pretty much sum up the past month. I am to the point where my body feels done with this pregnancy, but my brain is yelling "YOU'RE NOT READY!" My guess is my body will win before my brain does : )

Around 33 weeks, BB2 dropped down lower, giving me more breathing room and less painful kicks to the ribs.

At 34 weeks, I had another ultrasound done to take a final peek at baby to check his position. Unfortunately, I haven't met with my doctor since, so I don't know much of the results and the technician couldn't tell me anything since it wasn't an ultrasound done at my doctors office. However, I did get a call from the nurse saying everything looked fine and I was cleared for Christmas travel. I guess I'll find out all the other details at my next appointment.

By 35 weeks, my face has really started to swell. Got to love those chipmunk cheeks : )


  • My acne does not seem as bad this time around. There is still a month to go, but so far it's been mild compared to last time. 
  • I am having a little bit more swelling in my hands and legs, but it seems to be normal.
  • My Braxton Hicks contractions haven't seemed to be as prominate this month compared to last month.
  • We travel to Knoxville for Christmas. This will be my last trip before baby arrives!
  • Nesting definitely set in this month. I have been checking things off my list left and right...I have also been adding to it, so my list still has a lot of marking off to go, but I feel much better about going into Christmas with all that I have accomplished to prepare for this baby's arrival.
  • Baby's crib and rocker have been bought. The baby's room is coming right along.
  • We still don't have a name picked out! Better come up with one fast.  
  • Jesse and I go on what we think is our "last" date night out with just one child. Thankfully our church had a parents-night-out and we were able to enjoy a nice dinner just the two (technically three) of us.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

O Christmas Tree, 2014

This is one of my most favorite traditions that Jesse introduced to me as a newly married couple, a real Christmas tree. I have nothing against fake trees, there is just something very fun about picking out your tree and how each year your tree looks a little different. The pine needles I could do without, but it's worth it.

                         The winner! Nothing like picking out a Christmas tree in 70 degree weather :)

                                                                Bringing "her" home.

                                                  Time to decorate it and make it ours.

I was really worried about Emerson wanting to destroy our tree and breaking ornaments, so we made sure to only put non-breakable ones on this year. But really, he has done well when we tell him not to touch it, so it hasn't been much of an issue. He loves to get real close and look at the lights : )  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fall Festivities, 2014

Tis the be very busy! And I love every minute of it. Especially knowing I get to lay my head down at the end of the day and sleep : )

We have had several fun fall festivities this year so I'll just start at the beginning:

1) Trip to Virgina for my college roommates wedding. This was a solo trip (probably last one I'll get to take for a long time), and I had such a good time catching up with old friends and of course watching the beautiful bride walk down the isle. Such a beautiful wedding.

                                                   With the roomies, Ashley and Lauren.

2) Trip to Tennessee for Jesse's high school friends wedding. We made this a family trip and Gramma and Pops graciously watched Emerson while Jesse and I enjoyed the rehearsal dinner and wedding, just the two of us. Again, it was another beautiful wedding with a very handsome couple.

                                                    Playing outside in the cold with Pops.

                         Our attempt at a family picture with Gramma and Pops. I think Emerson is laughing?

Best shot we could get at the wedding. I look (and felt) huge!

3) Thanksgiving with my family. It just wouldn't be a holiday at the Kirkpatrick's without four-wheeler riding, trampoline jumping and chicken chasing ; )

                                                       Cousins, cousins everywhere!

                                               Target trip and snack time with cousin Jack.

Chasing a chicken at Aunt Amy and Uncle Brent's house. He did this for about 45 minutes and laughed the whole time.

                                       He also loved "feeding" (throwing hay) the goats.

                                  Almost all the cousins in one picture. Baby Archer was napping.

                                                        Reading time with Granddad.

And now I rest...NOT. Now it's time for the Christmas season and all it's fun festivities. And then it's baby time! Oh my. 
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