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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

graduate college: {check}

On May 18, 2013 I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. It was such a special day for me that seemed like it would never come. Looking back these past four years have flown by but while it was happening it felt like I would never finish. I am so lucky to have such a great support system that has helped me through this journey. My main supporter is my husband and he has been absolutely amazing. He has been nothing but encouraging, especially those times when I thought I couldn't do it anymore and just wanted to give up or when I had project upon project he would help with whatever he could.
I am so glad to be finishing this chapter in my life and opening a new one (even though I am not sure what that might be). Being due to have this little guy in August doesn't help a teacher get a job, but I believe everything happens for a reason and if I was meant to get a teaching job this year it will happen. If not then I guess I will have to take advantage of having extra cuddle time with my little man;)

best/worst idea EVER!! It was cute but took so long and burned to crap out of my fingers!

my momma

these two are the best!!

my "little" brother

kuddos to these 3 that drove an hour and a half to be there at 8 am for me!!! 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

fears of motherhood

Week 28 has brought out the emotional Malary. I have been pretty normal throughout the pregnancy hormone wise but this week it has hit me like a ton of bricks. Crying constantly for the silliest reasons... as in I couldn't figure out what I wanted for dinner, I lost the remote, James working late one day kind of silly. It is kind of embarrassing looking back but at the time I was devastated. I have also been really emotional for other reasons that seem a little more legit. One of them is being this little boy's momma. My entire life when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was a teacher and a mom. It is the one thing I knew I just had to be in life and now it is finally happening. I am carrying this little human being in my belly and in less than 12 weeks I will be completely responsible for him. I will need to keep him alive and lately I have started to get scared. What if I do something wrong, what if I am not a "natural", what if he cries all the time and I can't soothe him, what if he hates me. There are so many fears that have started to take over me. I know that I need to just continue to pray about it and trust God. He has a plan for me and wouldn't give me what I couldn't handle.

This morning I was reading something and came across a blog where this video was posted. It was crazy how this video kind of just fell into my lap the week I needed it (Thanks God). I cried the entire time watching this and realizing that I am not alone in feeling scared and incompetent put my heart as ease (a little).

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

28 week update

I seriously can not believe we have made it to the third trimester! These months are going by so fast and we are getting so close to meeting our little man. He already has a mind of his own and it kind of scares me for when he gets here!! Every time we go for an ultrasound he is either covering his face or turned around facing my back so we can't get a good face shot!! He is also moving like a crazy man in there. The ultrasound tech always comments on how active he is!! Silly boy is going to be such a handful once he gets here. It still seems so crazy to think about a little human being in my belly. I love him so much already and just cant wait to meet him (well we can wait a little longer, he needs to grow some more before making his grand entrance into the world)!!
How far along? 28 Weeks

Size of baby gautreaux? Baby Gautreaux is the size of a chinese cabbage 
Total weight gain/loss: +11
Maternity clothes? Still going back and forth but pretty much living in dresses and maxi skirts.
Stretch marks? Sadly I think the growth spurt ones on my sides might be growing. They are turning red! I have been lathering the belly butter on them but I think it might just be out of my control. UHHH
Sleep: It is so up and down. Some nights it is amazing and some nights I am up constantly. 
Best moment this week: Painting the nursery, starting the third trimester, and seeing his cute little self during our ultrasound!!! 
Have you told family and friends: Yes! 
Miss Anything? Still wanting ham sandwiches and a strawberry margarita!! 
Movement: Oh yes!! He is like the karate kid in there but I love it so much! I am going to miss this so much once he is here! 
Food cravings: Lately it has just been what sounds good that day. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Symptoms: Last week I had my first experience with Braxton Hicks. They didn't hurt but they were happening every 3 minutes so Hubby was freaking out!! He was ready to head to the hospital when I read that all is good unless they start to hurt so he calmed down after that!! All I could do was laugh. Otherwise I am starting to feel huge. I know it is only going to get worse but man my belly feels like it is about to bust!! It is crazy how your belly grows and grows while you are pregnant. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!! 
Have you started to show yet: Yep 
Gender: BOY!!!!! 
Labor Signs: No real labor signs just BH
Belly Button in or out? Still in!! I can't believe it has lasted this long but it is still hanging in there!!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to: Redoing the garage sale dresser we found to make his changing table and decorating the nursery!!

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