whoooa! helllooo baby bump. it just appeared one day. last sunday to be exact. totally crazy.
20 weeks already? i feel like we've hit a major milestone we're half way there... now this whole thing needs to sloooow dooown! we've got lots to do in the next 20 weeks - like learn how to raise a child. that's not scary, right?
i'm so thankful to be feeling great these days. i started feeling some little kicks and flips this week! is there anything better than that? it's amazing. it's sorta, kinda, slightly starting to feel real now with the kicks and the belly. but not really.
we're still totally amazed that this is all happening. excited doesn't even begin to describe it - like shout-it-from-the-rooftops giddy excited. this is such a fun time in life right now and we're trying to soak up every minute.
but it would still be ok with me if the next 20 weeks went by a little bit slower.
i love the saturday market with flowers and veggies and crafts.
i love the most perfect sized library - not too small but not too big. plus you can check out magazines :)
i love the several ice cream stores downtown
and old buildings
and even the sound of the trains coming through.
i love the rows of little shops and restuarants
and brick roads.
i love the old post office 1 block over and that there's a church on every corner, because it makes us Bible-belters feel more at home.
i love living close to the train station so we can ride the train into the city. and i love, love, love fall because it's absolutely amazing.
but most of all, i love that all of this is in walking distance. our apt is a bit dated (to say the very least) but it's worth it to get to walk down to the library or post office or ice cream or the hardware store. because if we're going to live a 1,000 miles from all our favorite people, then we might as well live somewhere interesting and different and fun. and for now, that's worth a dated apartment.
i stayed up 2 hours past my bedtime and hit snooze as many times as possible.
got dressed in the dark and put my shirt on inside-out (for the 2nd day in a row)
ran out of time to pack a lunch and had to risk it with cafeteria lunch (scary).
my eyes wouldn't open all the way even after being awake for almost 2 hours.
my maternity pants wouldn't stay up and my non-maternity shirt wouldn't stay down.
and then i remember - 4 minutes before kids arrive - that i left all my copies in the copy room.
so i ran / waddled down to the copy room, while holding my shirt down and pants up, grabbed my copies and noticed a package. and then i took a double look because that handwriting looked so familiar and it made me miss home. and then - oh my goodness -i know that handwriting! i got a package at school!
really, what's more exciting than this? on a wednesday morning?
tons of my favorite bonne bell, footie pajamas to die for, teeny tinsy little socks, and sweet notes that make me smile
have i mentioned i have the best sister-in-laws ever? ever. they're amazing.
hey ya'll! so glad you stopped by! james and i live in chicagoland while james is getting his psyd at wheaton college. our first little boy, covington, was born at the end of february and we're having a blast trying to figure this whole thing out. we're so thankful for all the Lord has blessed us with. thanks for following us in this crazy little adventure of ours!