Thursday, August 20, 2009

Look What You Made Me Do

There are leaders and followers. I am trying to figure out which I am right now.

I like to think I am a leader (I decorated for fall today. I did it before anyone else I know. Before anyone in the neighborhood. I was the first.) in the fact that I do things, and then other people follow. But at the same time, I was going to hold out until September 1 before I pulled out the decor. I mentioned that in an earlier post and due to the encouragement (aka peer pressure) of many of you, I gave in. So does that make me a leader or a follower? Maybe I am a leader who follows... nah, that doesn't make any sense.

But, I have to say just walking in my living room makes me smile. Quite literally. I don't know what it is, but as I was vacuuming the floor, I just had huge smiles. If I could keep this decor up year round I think I would.

I do have to say, I haven't pulled out the big guns yet. I still have a few things up my sleeves. I am going to turn my chair into a ghost, have a witch and cauldron in my window, creepy bats flying all over the walls and mirror, a cascade of leaves in the doorway, and tin can luminaries... and I am going to make all of these things myself! Yay for learning new crafting skills! When they are done, I will put up pictures. Also, in honor of the season that is beginning I have added my spooky playlist! Get in the mood.

I got to go in for a check up today. Evidently my baby is now 2 lbs! Such a big kid! Well, really, I don't know, but it sounds big. My belly sure is getting big, that is for sure. I can't imagine (or remember) getting any bigger than this, but... I do have a bit of time left. It is just starting to feel real now. I mean aside from the kidney punches and dancing on my bladder that she is so fond of.
When they say the camera makes you gain 10 lbs, they are not talking about pregnant people. I think it takes it off, because I am really a lot bigger than these pictures portray... at least I feel a lot bigger.

On another note, Jeffrey got home tonight and immediately began studying. This is what his study session looked like:

This is also why he doesn't get much studying done while Keith is up. The joys of being in school while having a family. I really admire his dedication to both his family and his school work. What a great Daddy he is!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Kisses,

10 comments:

mub said...

Those pictures of Keith and Jeffrey are sooo sooo cute!

When are you due again? I swear everyone I know is having a baby in the next few months and I can't keep everything straight *L*

Lee said...

You don't even look pregnant! I put on 50 pounds with each kid. You are very very lucky to have such a wonderful loving and caring husband and father. What's that like??

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I experienced the same phenomenon when I took pictures of my belly! Nick was told yesterday that he should go back to school for his masters soon because it only gets harder when kids are older. It looks like that is true!

Tawni said...

I like your decorations! And your belly looks teeny!

Tawni said...

I like your decorations! And your belly looks teeny!

Megs said...

cute preggo pics!!! and your husbands studying is awesome!!! :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I LOVE this. You've put me in the Halloween mood! Your belly looks beautiful.

Andrea said...

When I saw all the fall decorations at the craft store today I thought of you--you must definitely be a leader! :) I love the pics of your cute preggo belly and poor Jeffrey trying to study.

Megan said...

*gasp!* I LOVE your fall decor! Fall is my all time favorite season and it's NEVER too early to decorate :)

PS
Belly? What belly?

Em said...

yay for fall. i can't wait for you crisp winds:-) and lovely smells in the air.