January 13, 2013

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post. The holidays have come and gone, and we’re 13 days into this new year. This year, Hubby and I were able to spend time with his side of the family for Christmas and New Year’s. It was really nice to be out of the City and with family. We also got to meet our niece, Stella and hang out with her parents who live in Colorado. Super fun. FYI – She’s absolutely adorable and it makes me even more excited for our little dude’s arrival.

This past weekend, Hubby and I took our first “baby” class – a breast feeding class. It was awesome. I learned a ton, and feel really encouraged. I’m also keeping an open mind about my expectations {especially the length of time that I’d like to be able to breastfeed}. Heading back to work after 12 weeks is going to be difficult and one of the things I was really worried about was figuring out a pumping schedule. Now, I have a bunch of resources about setting up a realistic schedule prior to my return to work and tips about adjusting baby to bottle feeds. Overall, I’m pumped {pun intended}. Later this month we’re taking our two-day birthing class via Mother Me, Inc. I’m really excited!

One of my favorite things about having a kiddo a little later than our friends is their incredible generosity of passing on hand-me-downs for little dude. Seriously! Maternity clothes {thanks, B!}, clothes, toys, bottles, and accessories for this mama has saved us literally hundreds of dollars. I’m so thankful and grateful for the support of our friends. I haven’t purchased more than $40 worth of clothes, and this little dude is set for at least his 6 months. Though there are still a million more things it feels like we should have — we can now afford to purchase the items that we really want because of the support {like our stroller}.

Here are the last two pregnancy update photos …

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xoxo,

PJ

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