Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts

1. My parents are coming today! I cannot wait to celebrate Christmas with them. Unfortunately, this year we were not able to get up to Dallas to celebrate with my whole family. I don't have any vacation time yet with my new job and since Christmas fell on a Saturday it would have been hard to make a drive up there after the Christmas Eve service (which John had to be at) and get back for church Sunday. It's about a 7 hour drive and with Baby Woods we have to make quite a few stops.

2. You may have already noticed (or not) but have combined my food blog with this blog. I've been thinking about it for a while. I love sharing new recipes I have found and love as well as the old tried and true family recipes. However, it's been since September since I posted anything there. 2011 is going to be about streamlining and making things more simple for me.

3. I am so excited about the new year.'s the year of BABY WOODS! And in a little over a month we will find out if we are having a sweet girl or a wild boy!

4. On Christmas day we watched Marley and Me. John and I saw it with my family when it first came out in theaters and we all cried but John. He did not grow up with a dog and didn't get it. Since we've had Oliver I have wanted him to see it again. Let's just say he was on the verge of tears at the end. So sweet. And, it really made us appreciate Oliver could be so much worse!

5. We are loving Oliver so much. He is so fun to have around and we are both smitten with him. He is spoiled and I can only imagine what it will be like when we actually have a baby!

6. I have yet to take a single bump picture. BP (before preggers) I always thought I would do weekly pics and be so great about it. Well, it's hard to remember and tomorrow I will be 16 weeks. Oh well. I am keeping my own little pregnancy journal with weekly things that are going on. Maybe a bump picture will come soon. I can't promise.

7. I'm working on my resolution list for 2011. I want it to be simple and realistic. After all, I will be in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and then with a baby. Obviously simplifying things will be my biggest resolution.

8. Beginning in January (so next week I guess) my first and biggest project will be to start cleaning out the baby's room and closet. Currently it is the junk/catch all room. The closet is my overflow closet and soon it will be full of all baby stuff.

9. If you are in google over to see my new design thanks to a giveaway I won from The Design Girl. It goes along with my simple theme for 2011. I love it!


  1. If I could go back and do one thing differently when I was preggo, it would be to slowly stock pile groceries (even just the really common stuff) and cook meals early in pregnancy to freeze for later. I worked up until the day before I went into labor, we were trying to scrounge and get things to eat because we were both exhausted-then after baby, it was SO hard to get meals together, especially if I had to go grocery shopping. I didn't realize it would be as hard as it was.It wasn't impossible, just really inconvenient. But, with nursing every 2 hours (from the START of the last feeding time) and a baby that took 45 minutes to feed (at first, it was so frustrating) I had ZERO time for those chores. Oh, and don't forget to re-org your kitchen to make way for bottles, pump parts, pacis, and kiddo dishes! I was doing that last minute. You are going to have SO MUCH FUN! Can't wait to know if you are having a boy or girl! Any hunches??

  2. Loved reading your thoughts!! We are in such similar places right now!! And I'm so glad I clicked to comment, I read the first person's comment and loved the idea of having some freezer meals made! Def going to do that!

    can't wait to see your bump pics, I haven't been very good about it either so don't feel bad!


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