I realized I haven't officially announced something to the blog world.
This March Steven and I will be bringing in to the world...baby McDowell!
We could not be happier and I still have to pinch myself to see if it's real.
I haven't bought anything baby, so I wanted to at least get something.
Having this baby is going to be such a celebration and according to my 3 year old niece, every party has to have balloons. So I thought it was perfect!
Though I am marveling at how quickly this baby is developing daily and I'm fascinated at how much is already complete even at almost 12 weeks along. But I have to say I am definitely looking forward to a belly more like...
Even with all the foretold discomfort and everything else that comes with it.
Because as of now, if I don't remind myself that I really am only months away from holding my first born, I'm left with this:
My baby "bump" looks more like when I would simply eat too much spaghetti for dinner. I'm discovering new hairstyles that work with grease because no matter how much sleep I get, I'm simply too exhausted to wash my hair in the mornings. Oh, and my jeans are now fastened with rubber bands.
So until I get to feel the kicks and wiggles going on inside of me, I will focus on our to do list.
1. FIND A NEW HOME FOR THE 4 1/2 FOOT BALL PYTHON CURRENTLY RESIDING IN THE FUTURE NURSERY.
2. Close in the screen porch, which hasn't had any screens for over a year, so that we can
turn that into the office, so that the current office (the one containing the snake)
can become the nursery.
3. Teach our 3 precious dogs how to actually be dogs, since that human/dog line has been
pretty blurred over the last 3 years.
That's about it for now. I'm trying to keep this list short and attainable and only focus on a few things at a time.