I tried to make this post much, much more interesting by uploading pics to give you mental images.. but blogger is not cooperating today.. sorry!
I feel like since I've last been on here that my life has been one big whirlwind of chaos. I didn't think I'd be doing a post until we actually got to our new home, but here I sit, waiting for the movers, with nothing to entertain me except interenet.. sooooo...
My vacation home was everything I expected it to be. I soaked up every.single.minute I could with my family. I was especially clingy to my mum, which we chalked up to me being on my way to becoming a mummy. We were able to spend so much quality time together, but for me, the whole time it was a little bittersweet. I tried to enjoy every moment and really, I did... but it got more and more hard towards the end. All I could think about was the fact that the next time I see my parents, I'm going to have a BABY. I'm going to be a parent myself. I was scared, honestly and feeling a little more than vulnerable. The weather was beautiful the entire week. I spent an endless amount of time on their beautiful and infamous deck. (seriously.. the only thing that could make it better would be a beach next to it with waves crashing lightly onto our feet). Got to see four of my little brother's baseball games, two or three of which he pitched in. Got pedi's and mani's with the girls. Had dinner one night with some great girlfriends of mine. And really.. just spent a lot of down time with the fam.
The shower... it was perfect! They put so much work into throwing this for us and I feel extremely lucky to have these people in our lives. I can't wait for Andrew to meet all of these people that love him so much already. One room in my parents house is fully covered with baby stuff ready to be shipped to us!
The only things I can complain about are:
1. small planes aren't fun for pregnant bellies. Holy cold sweat and queasiness. Just sayin..
2. I was extremely emotional the entire time. Like cried just about every day, emotional.
3. I now miss my family even more so..
4. It's hard to see everyone you want to see when you only have a limited amount of time with your family. I know my time with them is limited now, and honestly.. when I am home.. I can't be pried away from their presense. I may have upset some people, but hopefully they understand.
But we will see them soon when they fly out to El Paso to see baby Drew <3>
Sidenote: packers are here and same as last time.. kinda awkward
Remember those birds I've been complaining about for like the past month? The awful, squaking at all hours, severely annoying birds? I feel horrible now. I walked to my car yesterday and saw their babies dead on the sidewalk. The strong winds must of knocked them down and it was the saddest and slightly grossest thing I've seen in a while.
I can't wait to get to El Paso! I'm ready for a change, even if I am a tad bit nervous and a little scared. It'll be nice to be able to "settle" in somewhere. I know it'll only be for a couple of years, but compared to this move where we knew it would only be a couple of months... I'd call it settling :)