Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Baby Stuff

Hey everybody! What's new with you? I've been working hard at growing this baby, so I haven't really been keeping up with my blog. Somebody told me that at the end of a woman's pregnancy, she's done the work equivalent of a mountain climber climbing Mount Everest. I don't know if that's true, but some days it definitely feels like it! And I'm only on week 18!

My husband is getting out of the Army in July, so we're not sure what's going to be happening or if we'll be moving or staying here, so I haven't really starting setting the nursery up, but we have started building a little stash of baby stuff. We've had several people give us things, including toys, a stroller, a car seat, a crib, a mattress, and a rocker. We've been so blessed and God has taken care of our needs, and a lot of our wants!

One of the biggest blessings has been our rocking chair. I'd been eyeing chairs like this one, but knew I couldn't justify shelling out almost $400 for it. A lot of the chairs I loved were even more! So, I'd been keeping my eye on Craigslist for a chair, but hadn't really found what I wanted. Then, someone offered to buy us a rocker and told us to spend whatever we wanted. Yay! But, I still couldn't find the "perfect" one. Plus, I think I've become a cheapskate... even with someone else's money, I couldn't bring myself to pay that much. Then finally, I found THE chair on Craiglist! It was  $140, and in beautiful shape! It was such a blessing and answer to prayer, and yet another reminder to trust God and wait on His timing.

I've been taking pictures every couple of weeks (well, I did miss several weeks, so I should say I've been TRYING to take pictures every couple of weeks) to document my pregnancy. I've been going back and forth about sharing them, just because I don't want it to be like I'm trying draw undue attention to my body... but then I thought maybe I'm overthinking it.... Anyway, I decided to go ahead and share them on here instead of Facebook, because this is at least a little more private.

In just a few more weeks, we'll find out if we're having a boy or a girl. I'm so excited!!


  1. You're so cute! Soooo happy for you! :)

  2. I am hoping boy :) Just because I have a neice already...but I will be satisfied either way. :) You are so cute pregnant.

  3. LOVE the pictures, Jessica! It's fun to see you blossom. You are glowing! I also love the chair you found. I know you said you weren't setting up a nursery due to a possible move, but do you have a theme or color scheme in mind?

  4. Great pictures, Jessica! My name is Heather and I was hoping you could answer a quick question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail.com:-)