It’s Fall Y’all! This is my favorite season, hands-down. Lil’ Man and I went to the grocery store this morning and it’s safe to say, I was a victim to all of their Fall advertising.
We walked out with pumpkin themed Little Debbie cakes, caramel apples on sticks, and “discounted” decor for our kitchen table. If it was not nearing nap time you can bet we would have spent some time outside the store sorting through their mum & pumpkin selection. Not to worry, I see a “family date night” to Kroger in the near future.
This season change is a very vivid reminder that we are approaching the arrival of Callie! While she is not going to be a Fall baby, we are indeed one step closer!
We are past 24 weeks now, she is the length of an ear of corn, just over 12 inches. Her taste buds are developing this week…I wonder if she’s going to have a sweet tooth like her brother and momma or if she’ll have a bit more control like her daddy. As long as she can appreciate a slice of pumpkin pie and cool whip…(another item I almost purchased during our morning grocery run. Are you hungry yet?) everything will be fine.
While I don’t know about her taste preferences just yet, I do know she is going to be one active little girl. She seems to be constantly on the move! Her favorite spot to kick is my bladder. I think this must be some “second child syndrome” coming out, already making it a priority to make her presence known.
Colby is at a ridiculously sweet stage these days when it comes to baby Callie. He has learned that mommy has a baby in her belly. There are moments throughout the day when he comes up to me on his own and points to my belly and says, “Baabyy…” He then proceeds to kiss my stomach. (Y’all, I can’t even handle it…)
Our little man, large and in charge on the basketball court a few days ago.
Boy is he in for a shock when she finally does arrive. Then again, aren’t we all?
The whole “mom of two” thing has started to cause me to catch my breath a bit these days as well. My brain is not capable of thinking about how everything will unfold…grocery trips, bed times, travel, etc. It’s in these moments when I start to think, “Oh my word…” that I literally have to force myself to just, STOP IT. The Lords grace is enough for today, and well…that’s enough.
The reality of our family growing has also prompted me to begin collecting clothes (thanks to Aunt Selena & Callie’s cousins!), baby items, and other nursery decor. I cannot wait to begin to share pictures with y’all. All in due time.
We return to the doctor Friday morning to continue to check and see that all is well. Until then, we’ve got caramel apples to eat and some mum’s to buy.
Happy Fall Y’all!by