24 Weeks

Baby Pep,

I'll be honest, this week has been a tough one for your old Mama Bear. For whatever reason the universe has not been kind to this hormonal mess of a preggo lady and I'm losing track of the number of times I've scared your Daddy half to death with a hysterically sobbing phone call. Nothing major, just trivial straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back type things. However, that isn't to say there haven't been some high highs, too.

Mommy and Daddy's Two-Year Date Night (with you in tow!)
Your Daddy and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary this past weekend in Cincinnati. We saw a movie, walked around Newport on the Levee, had a scrumptious dinner at the Moerlien Lager House and topped it off with a firework-filled evening. We also enjoyed a whole lot of lazy, cuddle time at home, which truthfully, was just as fun. Your Daddy is such a blessing little one, and while I may not be confident in my skills as a parent, I'm totally confident that you're going to welcomed into a family that is bursting at the seams with love. 

Your Mama also has some great people in her life- like a co-worker who has inundated us with even more of her baby boy's hand-me-downs. And a best friend who sent me a "just because" copy of Carry On, Warrior because she knew how much I loved it. I'm not proud to say that I've let my sad, self-pitying moments get the best of me at times, but believe me, there have been plenty of silver linings lately that I absolutely do not want to forget about.

As for you, well you're moving around more and more. Just when I start to get annoyed with your constant moving and shaking, you go a day without much at all and I wake up and realize- "Okay, baby- move all you want! Just be safe and healthy in there!" I've been continuously trying to get your Daddy to feel them when you kick and last night you delivered a big one! He was so excited! He's also loved rubbing Mama's belly down with coconut oil every night and whispering sweet nothings in your ear.

All in all, I still can't thank you enough for being so good to me. Not every day is easy, but there haven't been any days I would describe as difficult. It's becoming more and more real as maternity leave plans are made, my friends' flights are booked and baby stuff is bought, that you're really coming. Nearly 3 months away!

Love you Baby Pep,

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