my best pal is gonna big a big brother to a little brother. i am gonna be a momma of all boys (yes, we are done after this one:). we have started throwing around names (there are 2 standouts) and i have started thinking about baby #2's little room. at 5 months pregnant- i feel great. like myself really. this past week i started wearing maternity jeans (old navy skinny maternity jeans... in denim and white) and i love them. luke had his 2 year check up and he continues to be tall and big.
i find myself always asking you 'how did your daddy and i get so lucky to get you?' i find myself always reaching to hold your hand and tell you i love you. i've been told by some that i'm not the most affectionate person, but with you- all the love i feel in my heart spills out and it can't be helped. loving you, showing you i love you and telling you i love is the most natural thing to me. wherever we go you make friends. you are so social and love to wave and say hi to everyone and give hugs. you are kind and sweet. i never realized a 2 year old could be so kind, but you are. you have a heart of gold. you love your people and your animals more than anything. if ever you see a dog... you crouch down real low and clap your hands together softly and say 'hi doggo'. and every dog owner always say something like 'wow. he is so gentle. or wow. he is a dog person if i've ever seen one'. you love to ride your bike, go to the park and play for hours, climb on everything. take rebel for walks always holding the leash- of course. you want to be outside exploring- all day. rain or shine. you are funny and loud. you love helping me mow the lawn and pick up rebels dog poop. you even have your own shovel. you love dum dums and ask for one first thing in the morning. you love mickey mouse and can sing the hot dog hot dog hot diggity dog song. & you dance to it. you love to cuddle in our bed watching cartoons with your binky and blanket. and you always pet my hand when you cuddle. you call me mommy. and you say it alot. but my favorite is when you wake up and call for me. i love being the first thing out of your voice when you start your day. i'm not a routine person, but i love our routines. i love making breakfast with you (you stand on your red stool next to me in the kitchen) and help scramble the eggs. i love going to the park with you. you love the slide and climbing the most. i love watching you ride your bike around the driveway. and am amazed how much more you learn each day. i can't lie. there has been nothing hard about you. and i don't care how that sounds. it's the truth. from our very first night at the hospital when you slept through the night.... you have always just seemed to get it. you always just fit right in beside dad and me. you are our magic sweet boy.
last year i had 'pinned' a million ideas 3 months before luke's 1st birthday.
this year i pinned one thing. & not even doing it.
last year my mom didn't have to ask me what the plan for his birthday was.
this year... she keeps asking and i keep saying 'i'm not sure yet'.
last year i secured his party date with friends 3 months in advance so everyone could make it.
this year it's on a weekday so i don't have to worry about people having other plans.
last year i made the sweetest, cutest little cake.
this year i bought a mickey mouse cake mold from michael's...it's so cheesy. but he loves mickey!
last year i used a sewing machine for his invites and mailed them a month in advance.
this year i made them in 10 minutes on photoshop and sent them out via email. today. 7 days before his party. no printing. no postage. no envelopes. no stamping my address on anything. i just hit the 'send' button.
and i have to say... this year- i'm just as excited for his birthday to roll around.. minus all the stress and all the running around that this 2 year old wouldn't even notice. oh... and i'm not making food (ordering pizza) or handing out little gift bags (sorry little pals!). or decorating to the nines 3 days in advance. nope. i'm bringing it back old school. cake & icecream ya'll.
no, luke isn't holding a picture of an alien (or maybe he is)... it's baby #2. which really is so weird because it honestly feels like i was just pregnant with luke (insert tear). pretty cool that my best pal is going to be a big brother, right? i'm not the best pregnant person. i don't love it. i'm overly anxious to know the sex.... which isn't for another month. everyday it feels like i'm 9 months pregnant, but i'm only 15 weeks... that's 3.5 months for you non-mathematicians. but we've had 3 ultra sounds & so far things look good. if i had to guess, i'd say i'm having another boy. while i know the politically correct thing to say is i really don't care what the sex of the next baby is.. i really would love to have a girl. but yes, of course.. i'll be more than thrilled to have another boy. having this boy of mine here... has been the best thing to EVER happen to me, so to me.. boys are pretty awesome & sweet (my boy is a love bug) & loud, & funny & clever & physical & busy.. busy.. busy. but always so damn cute.
i don't know how much longer i'm going to keep this blog up, but am happy to share this news:)
I currently have only 3 sessions available in April, May, June & July (first come, first serve)
2 sessions (must be week day as all my weekends are booked) available in August and am FULLY booked in September (I have a cancellation list going so if you are hopeful for Sept, email me and you can get on the list).
I am booked for weddings til November 2013
If you have already contacted me for a session, or a newborn session- please know you are on my calendar and are not included in this note. 2013 is already off to a great start with me already almost being booked for the year. PLEASE EMAIL ME (DON'T POST A NOTE) at firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
i think i always goes through the blogging blues this time of year in seattle, but if the truth must be told... i'm pretty over all social media right now... facebook, instagram, blogs, pinterest, etc. when life gets as busy as it is.....the last thing on my mind is posting a picture of luke somewhere. i just feel like everything is starting to look the same. nothing, and i mean nothing is original. everyone is a copycat (me included). so, i'm taking a break in hopes to get a little perspective and to get some creative juices flowing. but mostly, to use the free time i get (which is scarce) to use on myself or the ones i love, rather than to connect to social media. i'm gonna plug in... to my life.