Monday, July 8, 2013

4 days on the 4th

Today feels like the first day of school and the end of an awesome summer. For some reason, being off for 4 straight days felt like a mini summer vacation and I'm sad to see the holiday weekend go! I hope that once the baby comes I get better about taking pictures but I managed to snap some with my phone in between swimming, eating, and relaxing. 

The 4th of July we spent a solid 12 hours at my parents house with family and friends in the pool, playing games, and of course eating. We were hoping baby Hart may declare his independence from my belly on Thursday but that didn't happen so floating in the pool for 8 hours was fine with me. (no lie, my belly looks 3x bigger this morning than in this picture)


Wednesday night we had seen fireworks in our neighborhood so we weren't too bummed that we didn't see many on Thursday. I think next year will be so cute with our little man running around!! But for now, our furry little man had fun at the pool and trying to teach his 9 month old cousin to throw his ball.


I'm sad I didn't get many pics of Embry but she had fun in the pool and made a few wardrobe changes of course. 

Stole this from my sis!


This is what 12 hours at Mimi and Papa's fun house will do to ya!

Friday we worked at and around the house a bit and headed back to my parents house. We are so lucky they live so close and that my siblings and I love hanging out and really enjoy each other's company. 

Dinner out with the family...blue for boy!
(I realized I own a LOT of horizontal striped maternity clothes haha and this dress is officially retired, it's too darn tight)

We spent the rest of the weekend with friends from out of town, running errands, doing chores, and finishing the nursery!!!!!!!!!! I plan on taking pictures this week of the finished product and have the pictures ready to post when he is born and we announce his name. I can't believe it is done, y'all it is precious. His mimi got him a Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair that we put together on Saturday. Of course Ernie thought it was his and helped himself to cuddling and sitting in it. His head is blocking baby's name and I loved reading your name guesses on Instagram! The only hint I will give is that no one got it right :) (Ernie also loved sniffing and licking every inch of the activity mat I put together this weekend)


Saturday night we attended the gorgeous wedding of one of my longest friends. Jamie and I have known each other for almost 20 years and I still get teary eyed thinking of her singing "Heavenly Day" at our wedding 2.5 years ago. It was such a great night catching up with high school friends and my parents went too so that was really fun. 



I woke up Sunday SORE from dancing 1.5 songs the night before!!! Okay it may have been due to the fact I am 9 months pregnant and wore heels the whole night but man I was feeling it. Jon and I attempted a slow song but the belly got in the way so we were rocking the middle school slow dance position.... and later in the night I got convinced to wobble. 


The wedding was late so as we were driving home after midnight, I had my first real pregnancy emotional breakdown... but it was a GOOD one. I knew the date of Jamie's wedding before we got pregnant so when we found out our due date, I kept saying "okay baby can come after July 6th because I really want to go to this wedding!". Well now that the wedding was over, it was all sinking in. I gulped back monster tears and just kept telling Jon I cannot believe we will have a baby in mere days. Honestly my life is so much better than I could have ever imagined or ever felt I deserved and I feel so blessed to be living it with my husband. I think the next couple of weeks will continue to be a mess of emotions as we prepare for the sweetest gift of our son. 

We'll be headed to our 36 week appointment this afternoon and we are really anxious/excited to see if I have made any progress towards labor. Be back tomorrow for a prego update. I am 9 months pregnant folks!!!!!!!!!!!



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21 comments:

Candice Williams said...

Can't wait for when you update that baby is here! But hang in there- you're almost there. And these last few weeks should be relaxing and fun for you :) you look so gorgeous and I'm glad you had a nice long holiday weekend!!

Erin @ Sugar Magnolia said...

You seriously are the cutest preggo I've ever seen!! And love that cute little Ernie!!

Carolyn said...

What a fun long weekend!! :) Baby bump is looking adorable as always! Can't wait for the nursery reveal, the name reveal and the BABY REVEAL!! :) :) :)

Carly said...

You wore heels the whole night? Now that's impressive! I can't wait to find out the name! Rest up my friend, the time is almost here!

Carly
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Alyson McMahon said...

Yay for 9 months! That's exciting. He'll be here before you know it. And, heels? All night? While pregnant. You're amazing. haha! Can't wait to see the nursery reveal and find out the little guys name. Hope this week is as great as your weekend was.

jessi bridges said...

I am glad baby Hart didn't make his appearance this week. You still have a few weeks to go! You can do it!! But seriously, cannot imagine being that pregnant in the heat. You're a rock star.

Holly Perkins said...

I'm so happy you had such a fun weekend! My best friend visited us this weekend from Chicago and we had a blast as well! She loved Texas! Lol. I can't wait for baby Hart to arrive!! Soooo excited for you and Jon in the days to come!! :)

michelle said...

you wore heels the whole night?! i can't even do that and i'm not pregnant! you look amazing! baby hart is going to have a hot mom! and i hope he makes his debut soon because ernie needs a brother to play with and love.

smk053078 said...

You are one active little momma....glad you are having some last minute fun and being such a trooper! I cannot wait to the the nursery, know his name and see his sweet face!! And that sweet Ernie...that picture cracked me up! Good luck at your appointment!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Girl, I am so glad you are enjoying yourself these last few weeks. I did that, and am so happy I did. And ugh Ernie, move!!! lol, I wanna know that sweet boy's name! I need to go to the IG pic and make a guess :)

Glad you enjoyed all the festivities!!

Sarah Tucker said...

I was hoping you would dance that little guy out, but I guess we can wait a little longer :) Can't wait to know his name!

Brianne Bracco said...

I am with Sarah..I thought some belly dances would have made him want to just dance right on outta there! Can't wait to see what name Ernie's rump was covering! Glad you had a great 4th weekend girl. It's always a nice little "summer break" ;)

Barbara said...

You look fabulous at 9 months pregnant! I know the last month or so is tough, but don't wish him out too early! Babies need those last weeks to finish up lung development and to grow bigger and stronger. My first baby came at 35 weeks and because of being early, spent 3 weeks in the hospital :( Only another week until you're full-term!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I loved all your IG pics of Ernie and your belly!! hopefully your wait is over and you get meet your lil man soon!!

Marsha Walter said...

I also can't believe you wore heels, I was at a wedding when I was 34 weeks my heels stayed on for an hour then they came off, I also went into labor at that same wedding. Also take a picture daily, as you will want it for your memory. I wish i would have.

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Floating all day sounds fabulous! Looks like you had a great weekend! I can't wait for the nursery reveal! And heels at 9 months pregnant? You go girl!

Brandi Barrera said...

You are by far the most super fit pregnant girly I have ever seen! Wow, you look awesome Ruthie... y'all are almost there!! yay :-)

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

i am getting so anxious for baby boys debut! both of them!! AHHHH!!!!!!!! cant wait to hear your update mama!!!!! so close!

Becca Moss said...

I'm so excited to finally hear baby Hart's name be revealed! We didn't tell anyone Wyatt's name until he was born, it's nice to keep something just between you and your husband. So excited for you momma! xo!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

So excited for you girl....I hope everything goes super smoothly in the next days/weeks. You are definitely at the top of my list of cutest pregnant ladies EVER. xo, K

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

This post made me want to cry! So sweet!!

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