Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ready and waiting...

Well, it's been quite a long time since I've written anything, so I thought I should write a little something about my pregnancy and post some bump pictures to document the past 9 months, while I'm waiting for our baby boy to make his appearance.  Overall I've been really lucky and have had a pretty easy and healthy pregnancy, and for that I am very grateful.  I had some bad morning sickness, actually more like all day sickness, in the first trimester followed by several weeks of bad headaches in the second trimester.  The third trimester has been pretty good until the past few days - I'm starting to get pretty uncomfortable and the little guy is definitely running out of room.  Here is a picture documenting the first half of my pregnancy:

8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 20 weeks

I was able to get back to Texas in April for two wonderful baby showers!  The first thrown by some of my wonderful girlfriends in Houston and the second thrown by my aunts in Dallas.  It was so much fun to see everyone and have a long visit while I could still fly.  A couple photos from the Dallas baby shower:

My Aunts
With my mom
For Easter we went up to Richmond, VA to spend the holiday weekend with Charles' brother Paul and his family.  We had a wonderful time and got to enjoy some perfect spring weather during our nephew's first Easter egg hunts.

Easter in Richmond

One of the hardest things this pregnancy was that we had to move in May.  It was a bit stressful finding a place and making moving arrangements all while Charles was wrapping up the school year.  Luckily two of my aunts, Margie and Ellen, came from Texas to help with packing and moving the small items - we could not have done it without them!!!!  It was tough for me to not be able to lift boxes and help with loading cars, but I managed to get through it without "doing too much."  We hired movers to take care of the big furniture items and overall the unexpected move went pretty seamlessly.  The best part is that we are VERY happy in our new place and can't wait to become a family of three here.

Moving Day

After the move we decided to take one last getaway before Baby Watson arrives.  We spent Memorial Day in Florida with Charles' parents, Paul and Meredith, and Meredith's sister Claudia and her husband Brad.  We went to the beach, spent plenty of time in the pool, ate lots of good food, celebrated Paul's birthday, and overall had a great time just being with family!
Heading to dinner in Florida
We have spent June and July readying ourselves for parenthood and (of course) watching the World Cup.  Every day I wonder what he will look like and what kind of personality he will's hard to believe that 9 months have already passed and we will soon know!  A couple photos from the past few weeks:

4th of July
38 weeks

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