Our holidays were quiet and passed by without much fanfare. It took Momma B and I some time to fully get into the spirit, but eventually we did. We decided on a toned-down version of our typical gift-giving and celebrating. I had to work Christmas Eve night, but Christmas day was a perfect low-key, fun day. I headed straight from work to meet Momma B at her aunt and uncle's house for Christmas breakfast with her cousin and his two boys. Then we met our besties, J & N, for a gift exchange and got an awesome surprise when we found out they're having a baby boy! Then it was back home so I could nap while Momma B finished wrapping and started getting the house ready for her parents, who were driving up to spend the week with us. Momma B and I spent a quiet evening opening our presents to each other and then got our "Christmas morning" with her parents on Monday.
We had an OB appointment on Friday and brought the 'rents with us so they could meet Dr. Animated (aka Dr. G) and see babies, of course. We just love him! We got to see PB&J on screen again as they faced each other and looked like they were playing pat-a-cake - too cute! We were so hoping we'd be able to find out their genders, but they were definitely not in a good position that morning. Just in case, we had booked an appointment at a sonogram company for the afternoon. After the hour long wait in the tiniest of waiting rooms that was seriously over-crowded, we got to see them again, but unfortunately they were napping and still not in a good position. The tech had us walk around the building for ten minutes and I decided to give them a sugar boost with some chocolate while Momma B and I were power-walking. When we got back they were definitely awake, but only J had changed positions enough to see anything. Unfortunately the tech still wouldn't say anything though we're pretty positive we know J's gender! So since no determination was made our money was refunded and we have high hopes we'll be able to find out soon. Maybe this week?!
I ended up having to return all the maternity clothes I'd ordered online for my birthday because they were completely too big; no matter how huge my belly may grow, the rest of me would continue to swim in them! Yesterday we went to Motherhood Maternity and though their plus-size selection was limited I actually found quite a bit! All I can say is ahhhhh. No more squeezing poor PB&J with the increasingly tight waistband of my last pair of jeans. I am finally starting to actually feel pregnant!
I also received this awesome ornament pair from the awesome 1 In Vermillion. How cute are these? Seriously!
Unfortunately, I am a horrible craft exchange partner and did not finish/send mine in time. My deepest heartfelt apologies to Mina's Musings ... it's finally on it's way, but I can't apologize enough for missing the mark BIG time! =/
On that note, I am taking an idea from 2 Moms - It Can Be Done! and am choosing one word that will be my inspiration for the year. My word for 2012 is Organize. It is definitely something that I always aspire to, but fall far short. And with two little ones on the way, it is more imperative than ever that our lives become more harmonized and composed ... we will not have the luxury of procrastination any longer. This year organize will help direct my decisions. It's definitely time.
Hope the New Year finds happiness and joy for all of you!