Yes, We Are Alive

I am sure you faithful readers and lurkers are wondering why the pause between posts? Well, this pregnant girl has too much to say, not enough time to say it and can’t get her thoughts organized enough to express herself sensibly most of the time.
My sister is busy homeschooling, working a little part-time job, doing laundry, cooking, teaching at church and vacationing for a full 7 days this week (lucky girl, she is). So, that is why you are not seeing as much of us as you have in the past. Life has happened and that is good somedays… and crappy on other days! ha.

So, you have got to be wondering what is going on with this 26 week pregnant mama to be:
Well, it is pretty well all about Henry…..

1. I sailed through my 3.5 hour GTT yesterday with a good reading. No diabetes for me!
I had a false reading at the doctor’s office and had to sit through the 3.5 misery at the lab. I got a great result back from the doctor today and will eat my birthday cake and shower cake this weekend with a smile!

2. Henry’s bedding is finished!
I am anxious to get it all from my sweet mother-in-law and get it on his bed. I can’t wait to see it all together in his room. It will be most cute.

3. Henry’s mural is in the making!
Our dear family friend Genia is hard at work getting little Henry painted. He is going to be swinging on a rope in overalls. Curly hair. Barn in the distance. Trees. Baseball bat and ball. etc. I can’t wait to post a pic on here when it is up and on display in his room.

4. Henry’s showers are beginning!
We are headed to the Fort this weekend for my first shower. My BFF, Melissa and my cousins Sarah & Staci are hosting this shower for me at Melissa’s house. My super talented cousin Sarah is making the cake. I can’t wait to see what she makes. She let me pick two flavors for my cake. I chose strawberry and chocolate. Should taste yummy. I can’t wait to see all my family and old girlfriends. Pure Bliss!
Next weekend I will head to Memfrica for a shower my Aunt Babs and cousin Hollye are hosting for me. I will get to see my Daddy, other family and all my midsouth peeps. Should be most fun times!
I have 2 other showers in the month of October and am overwhelmed by the love people are showing us at this special time. I am almost embarrassed by it. I am a giver and not a good taker…if you know me, you know how thankful I get over the simplest things. This is rocking my world!

5. I am feeling fat!
Yep, I am not feeling like the sassy pregnant lady much anymore. People tell me how cute I am and that I am all baby but I am seeing myself naked and trust me…it is a scary sight! I never knew my little body could do such things. I sometimes wonder how on earth skin could stretch so much, so fast. No bad stretch marks yet…crossing my fingers and lathering up on the lotions.

6. This Sunday will be my last birthday without a child.
I know that sounds silly, but the thought of having my child make me a card, kiss me, bring me a frog (I am hoping my little Henry Patton is not Dennis the Mennis like, but I do fear it in a large way), buy me something from the dollar store, make me breakfast in bed, make me a craft, etc on my birthday makes my heart swell with excitement.

7. The swine flu scare is making me feel like Bill Murray in What About Bob, the movie.
I am suppose to go to a 75th reunion reception/dinner this weekend with close to 600 people for the church where I grew up. I have been so excited about it for months and now I am terrified of someone coughing on me, hugging me, shaking my hand or kissing me…Yikes. I asked our education nurse here and she says it is pretty well a crap shoot (my paraphrase…no hers). She said staying out of crowded spaces is encouraged but I could also get it from my small office. So, what is a pregnant paranoid girl to do?! Heaven help me get to December and get this baby out of me before I get the pig flu!

I am sure I could go on and on all day, but there is no need. As my sister reminds me often, women who have been pregnant usually have no sympathy for those who are pregnant. She tries to make my skin thick. It doesn’t work, but she never gives up. Bless her. Since most of you have children, you are probably ready to move on to another site. Maybe my sister is wrong though. Who knows!

Stay tuned for pictures from my shower this coming weekend…..and hopefully Julie will actually post pictures of her family from her vacation this week. We will miss her at my shower, truly!


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

One thought on “Yes, We Are Alive

  1. You will have so much fun this weekend! Take lots of pictures to post. I am scared of the swine flu too. I have over 800 students in 2 grades. I see all of them. I try to be so careful. I have a 3 year old and sure don't want her to get sick.


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