Thursday, August 27, 2009

14 weeks

I am pretty sure we are at the beginning of my 2nd trimester.  I can't believe it actually.  Worth and I were just talking about how fast this has gone by and we can't imagine how fast the next 6 months will go.  I would not mind if it actually slowed down!  I know I will get there mentally about having a newborn but at the moment the thought terrifies me.  It helps seeing several of my friends bring home there 2nd baby and how it just seems so natural and that life just goes on.  I hope it is not as boat rocking and earth shattering as bringing home the 1st newborn!  There are not many updates to give you with this pregnancy, no use in telling you all the symptoms of pregnancy, they are what they are.  We are trying to tell BellaRose about what is happening but I am not sure she will fully know until I have a big ole belly and actually something to point at.  It is hard for me to understand that there is a baby in there, I can't imagine what a 2 year old thinks!
We head to our annual Outer Banks trip next weekend.  I am so excited!  We are going to a new spot this year, Buxton to be exact.  I  think it will be a little more secluded then Kill Devil Hills which suits me just fine.  It is such a wonderful time to go, barring there are no hurricanes.  So far so good.  The weather is just perfect, not too hot and certainly not too cold.  You can even wear jeans at night which after a long day on the beach is so very nice!
BellaRose also starts preschool next week for 2 days a week.  I am excited but also stunned that she is starting.  I really believe she is going to thrive.  I got her a precious little lunch bag which she is already so excited about carrying.  She has already filled it with tomatoes and handed them out to Worth, Bill and me.  I hope this shows signs of sharing in preschool, I know that is a bit of wishful thinking!
So I have not gotten to the reasons we do live in a great house, but the pictures below show BellaRose in our backyard which is a great thing about this house.  You can see BellaRose walking to the garden and sand/water table and her sand box.  It is nice that I can open the screen door and she can go outside and I can work in the kitchen without fear of her getting hit by a car.  The only annoyance is Rainy barking at her to throw the tennis ball and BellaRose does not seem to care it only bothers me I guess.  
Boy this is a long post, huh.  I have not written in awhile and I thought I would not have much to say.  I would love for you to check out my photo blog here of the lovely Hannah and a sneak peek at her bridals.  I LOVE THEM!  You will be able to see more in October after the wedding.
You will be happy to know that I did finally order some pictures of Sweet B-Rosey.  It only took me a year!  I am also thinking about having my blog made into a book.  A few blog friends have talked about it and this blog has pretty much been a baby book for BellaRose filled with my favorite pictures.  I think it will be worth it if I can find the time to go through 2 years of blog posts!


Courtney said...

I can't believe it's been 14 weeks since you told us! Course maybe you didn't tell us right away, but time is flying. I hope it isn't too crazy when you bring the 2nd home either.. I'll be praying for a smooth transition.
Have fun at the beach! You do have a great back yard and back deck! Lots of good times back there!

JTP said...

BR only gets more beautiful each time you photograph her!!!!! Have a wonderful trip to the beach!!!!

Becky Swann said...

time really is flying! BellaRose is going to PRESCHOOL!! didn't you just have her? your second trimester did come fast too! You are going to do great with a newborn! You did great with BellaRose! God's going to give you what you need for this new baby too I believe it sister!!

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Adam and Annie said...

I can't believe you're entering the 2nd trimester! Adam was just asking when your OBX trip was. I think he keeps hoping we can go with you guys again... Remember the last one we went on you were pregnant with BR but didn't know it and then Adam blew off a week of school so we could stay the whole time? That was a good week. Okay, back to the the diaper and cowgirl boots? them! I love your backyard.

LisserCoates said...

I didnt know you could turn your blog into a book! Very Cool. Also,I cant belive BR is going to school!

Annie Singletary said...

this unbelievable, where did the 14 weeks go, it really has gone by so fast. you will be a great mother of 2, i very glad that we can all see you conquer it with flying colors.
hey, we know those boots, i can't believe they still fit her, aren't they 18 month boots? she's so cute. can't wait to hear how she likes montreat, she's going to love it.

Byerly said...

How do you get your blog made into a book? That sounds like a wonderful idea. Especially, since I'm not the scrapbooking type:o) -- BR is going to be such a great big sister. You always say that she loves to help you...I bet, it will be the same when Baby Grant #2 arrives!! Hope to see you next week!

Niki said...

Oh I love those pictures of BellaRose! She is so funny and it is so hard to believe that she is big enough for preschool! That happened so fast.
It will be neat watch as God prepares you for this new little one and turns BellaRose into a sweet big sister.

Your blog would be so wonderful to have as a keepsake. You should definitely do that.