Friday, January 1, 2010

welcome new year

2010 is going to be a big year for us. I can't believe it's actually here, to tell the truth. It seemed so far away last summer. But now, here we are. Or here I am.



Almost 33 weeks, with not much in the way of maternity clothes. Especially not the snow-friendly sort. May I present my best attempt at bundling up. It turns out that no matter how many layers of pre-pregnancy warm clothes you put on, they don't add up to a maternity snow jacket.

If I hit my due date exactly, I have 7 weeks to go. 7 weeks. Sometimes that feels like a reasonable amount of time. Sometimes it's terrifyingly close. We have a long list of boy and girl names narrowed down to 4 or 5 on either side. No clue what we're having. EVERYONE thinks it's a boy. Especially well-meaning strangers who can't control their urge to play oracle. Which means I've sort of convinced myself that we're having a boy too. But she could be a girl. The best part is baby already knows.

I was my mom's first and 4 weeks early, and I can't help wonder if he or she will come early too. It's all part of the mystery isn't it?

I'm just going to warn you all that this blog may start skewing more towards baby stuff temporarily. It's pretty consuming when you get this close, you know?

Happy 2010 you all. I hope it's a bright, inspired year for everyone.

24 comments:

jora said...

Bring on the baby posts! It's all you are going to be thinking about from here on out. :-) So excited for you...it is going to be so much fun!!

ellie said...

what a cute picture and what an exciting time : )

benson said...

such a magical time...enjoy!

Char said...

what a beautiful bump - and yes, baby knows... a happy, healthy baby is the thing.

how exciting

Caroline said...

Happy 2010.... 7 weeks to go.. wow, how exciting!! Enjoy every moment!! xo

Holly said...

holy heck that is one cute photo. congrats!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

How exciting!! What are your name choices? I love names and figuring out why people choose them:)

mercie ghimire said...

ahhh, such a cute photo. you look great! can't wait for the baby posts!

everythinggardens said...

that is the cutest photo! congratulations on your exciting year to come... :)

Peacock Feathers and Diamond Rings said...

what a sweet photo. happy new yea, looking forward to the baby posts!

Rockin Chicks said...

so cute!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Skew away! I'm looking forward to it...

thislovelycity said...

7 weeks?! How exciting!

[and that is the most darling photo]

XO.

Tanita said...

How exciting!! As for you, 2010 will also have my baby! but it is only in July.
I wish you all the best in the world! everything goes well!

kristina said...

good news: that picture is adorable. i'm sure whatever is cooking up inside is also adorable. if only i could tell what kind of camera you have by that camera strap...

Heather / Lush Designs said...

You look great! Enjoy every minute & rest up for the journey ahead!

Rachel said...

The belly is so sweet. And really, buying a maternity snow jacket would be such a pain. Because then you would either have to get rid of it in a month or you'd have to store it and it would take up a ton of room.

jones said...

love the layers. do you have any suggestions for maternity clothing - starting to need to search for shirts and am dreading it.

Katie Carter said...

What a cute baby belly, and what an exciting time!!! Can't wait to hear more about all the planning and decorating!! Happy 2010! : )

bigBANG studio said...

absolutely adorable. there's a BABY in there! does the miraculous shock of that fact ever wear off? just amazing.

happy new year. savor, rest.

nicole said...

That's one stylin' baby bump!

thoughtful day said...

oh my, you are adorable!

what does everyone think you are having?

i carried the same way, and everyone thought we were having a boy....wrong!

Jen said...

happy new year to you! i can't believe you only have 7 weeks left! So so exciting. Can't wait till he/she is here :)

Joanna Goddard said...

you look beautiful!