Sunday, January 10, 2010

34 weeks

The Bumblebee and her mama showing our Packer pride at 34 weeks, 1 day.

And yes, I'm still proud of the Pack, even if the ending of the game had me shouting some very unmotherly and unladylike words. Bleeping bleepers.

I know it's redundant for me to go on about this once more, but WHERE is time going? 34 weeks?! Today marks my 'no travel' date- I'm limited to a one hour radius of Austin because a BABY could come (but she won't, because she knows that is absolutely positively not allowed before February 12 and she's an obedient girl, my Miss B is). I see the nurse this week, start weekly appointments the next week, and from there, it's go time. It's no secret I've been feeling some anxiety about the changes about to happen around here. Then, last night around midnight as I waited for my antacid medication to kick in and allow me to go lay in bed, I came across these in my iPhoto files:
And suddenly, at the sight of that teeny tiny baby and the breathtaking memory of how overwhelmed I was with love and awe and gratitude as I held our son for the very first time that day, how our world irreversibly changed in the instant he took his first breath ... the anxiety melted away to giddy excitement. We get to meet our GIRL next month! Anderson's SISTER!

Mister's sister who has a chair! J spent an hour this afternoon assembling one thing I really wanted to have before Bumblebee came home- a big comfy rocking chair. We didn't get one of these when we had A, and I wish we would have. I was drooling (seriously, drooooling) over the PBK version, but since I couldn't fathom spending an amount scarily close to our mortgage payment on a chair (and one that will be spit up on and spilled on at that), I found a knockoff. It's the Dorel slipcover rocker. I was nervous, but the reviews were positive and now that we've got one, I highly recommend it! For about $340 (for the chair, ottoman, and slipcovers), it's got all the charm of the PBK splurge with none of the guilt (and no risk of homelessness, when you spend your mortgage payment on a chair). One catch- you'll have to brave WallyWorld to get one. Sorry, people. But I promise, it's worth the post-Walmart shower. See?

13 comments:

The Barron's said...

You look so adorable!!! ALL BELLY! The chair is so awesome. I love it. You are so close to having that baby girl in your arms. I am so happy and excited for you.

The Writer Chic said...

I can't believe you survived Anderman's infancy without a chair. You are going to LOVE having this for baby sister.

And as cute as you look in your picture, I have to admit, it scares me a little. You are 13w ahead of me...how is it that I'm going to get any bigger than I already am? I feel ginormous!!!!

Lisa said...

So cute! You, and the chair. I love our rocker, probably one of my top baby must haves!

Candice said...

You look great. AND next month? Yay! Blessed inded.

Sara said...

LOVE the chair! A-freaking-dorable. I wanted something like this, but my opinionated husband said "no." *sigh*

Oh, and is that the new bedroom? Pretty!

Anderson was so SMALL! Isn't it crazy how that feels like a million miles away but yesterday all at the same time?

Brandy said...

Aww such a cute bump! and you will love the cuddle chair!

Melissa said...

You look great! You will love love love your chair. My husband wants to keep ours when Ben is done with it. He loves to sit in it.

ajscd said...

LOVE your new chair. That is one item I for sure want with #2...never got one for baby 1 (just used an old slip covered squeaky rocking chair), would love to have something cute like that for #2 (esp. like the price!). Thanks for sharing! You look so cute w/ your 34 week bump!!

The Lunoff Adventures said...

You look fabulous!!! I love you Packer Bump. So cute.

Tara said...

Love the Baby Belly, Mandi! You look FANTASTIC! HOpe the last weeks of pregnancy go well for you!

Kristin said...

Wow, it's getting close! You look great and I hope all goes well for you in your last few weeks.

Kaden & Ellis said...

Lookin good mama! Super cute chair too!

Simply Complex said...

That chair is seriously a beauty. I am so excited that you are so close to meeting Miss B. Keep on truckin' girlie.