Happy 2017 đź’•

It’s so hard to believe it’s already 2017. Where has the time gone?! As crazy as it is, I’m happy that it’s here. There is one main reason I can’t wait for 2017–and that reason is that in a few short months our little lady will make her big arrival. 

Being pregnant has been a range of emotions. I still remember the feeling when 3 pregnancy tests revealed a positive result and the first person I called to freak out to…my sister. She was so excited and I was so flabbergasted, for lack of a better word. It was overwhelming but amazing and I’ve really enjoyed sharing this journey with her. Thankfully she has two little ones, so she has eased each and every bit of pain and fear I’ve had since I found out we are going to have a baby of our own. She has answered every question I’ve asked, which if you know me well, you know I have a lot. I’m so grateful to have her in my life to help me along this confusing process. 

My husband has also been my rock throughout these last few months. I felt really great in my first trimester, and was SO excited because I thought that if my first trimester was great my second will probably be too, after all everyone says the first trimester is the hardest. Boy, was I wrong! This second trimester has tested my strength and patience with my body. Some days I haven’t been able to stand up or walk due to round ligament pain, and some days my migraines have been so bad–I’ve spent 90% of the day in bed. It’s been challenging but thankfully my husband has assumed the new title of “my assistant” and he is constantly helping to find the heating pad, the Tylenol, going out and getting me a milkshake, maneuvering pillows for me, and so much more. I am thankful on a daily basis for his ability to always make me feel better, and always making me laugh. 

So many others have been so kind and accommodating to me during this sometimes crazy time in my life. I’m thankful for our puppy THOR, our parents, our extended family, our friends, my co-workers and my boss. Without my team—I’m not so sure I would get out of bed each morning!

In closing, I can’t wait for all that 2017 will bring. We were fortunate to ring in the New Year with 10 of our friends in the Poconos. We laughed a lot, they drank enough, and we made lasting memories that will stick with us forever. The last is what I cherish the most! One of my favorite parts of our New Year celebration was when we played a game called battle of the sexes and the boys were asked about diapers. They had to figure out what didn’t fit: loves, snuggies, huggies or swaddlers. They were thinking out loud as we listened and one of my husband’s friends said “I’m pretty sure swaddler is a made up word!” The girls team was holding back laughter so we didn’t help them win. Somehow they still managed to beat us…grrrr! But we all certainly had fun. 

Happy 2017! Make it a good one!

Food always tastes better when you share it with those you love ❤️  (side note: Sandy is missing from this photo because she took it, thanks for the great pic Sandy!!!)

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