iPhone week 1: so much to be thankful for

4:19:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

Our Thanksgiving was amazing.... days of laughing, sharing, relaxing, and celebrating with those we love most in our favorite place... home in NC.  Our bellies stayed full and our hearts grew with each passing moment with our family and friends.  We don't get to visit often, but each trip is nothing short of magical.

2 Thanksgiving meals, 2 baby showers, 4 days with our favorite people... Thanksgiving week was a success.

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30 weeks

5:15:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

The last few weeks with Logan have been nothing short of incredible.  I wish more than anything I could stop time for just a little while, just long enough to cherish every moment we have together before I am forced to share him with the world.  Recently I find myself constantly distracted by him, unable to focus on anything other than every movement and feeling of him safe inside of me.  He is a part of me now, a part of me that I will never let go of for as long as I live.  We are bonded in a way I have never felt before, and my love for him is truly amazing and life changing.

Nick and I treated ourselves to another elective 3D ultrasound yesterday to sneak a peek at our handsome little bundle.  Of course he was stubborn and refused to move his hands from his face more than a few seconds at a time, but watching him move around in live time was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  He slept through most of it, but was sure to show off a little thumb sucking and yawning before we left.  He is absolutely adorable (but I'm a little bias).  We're still arguing over whose nose he has... I guess time will tell.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures:

I also had another prenatal appointment this week, and all is well so far!  Both Logan and I are happy and healthy.  All of my blood work looks great, which was my biggest concern so far.  

We will be traveling back home to NC for Thanksgiving in a few short days, and I couldn't be more excited.  Our days will be busy with the people that we love most, stuffing our faces and celebrating my favorite of all holidays.  We will return just in time for my 28th birthday... my golden year!  No big plans this year, but I always enjoy a day to relax and celebrate.  This time of year always flies by, which scares me a little knowing that Logan will be here as soon as the chaos of the holidays is over.  I can't wait to meet our little miracle, but I'll also feel a little better about it once we have the nursery complete and everything around the house ready for his arrival.

Safe and happy travels to all!  Happy Thanksgiving!


hello 3rd trimester!

9:20:00 AM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

that's right... the third trimester is here!  I can't believe how fast the last 7 months have flown by.  For so long it felt as if time was standing still, and I still remember every negative pregnancy test I took in the years leading up to our miracle.  Now that the countdown is on I'm becoming overwhelmed with everything left to do.  I am more than excited, just feeling a little unprepared for what is to come.

I'm making an effort to slow down and appreciate the moments that Logan and I have together.  It amazes me to just sit and watch him wiggle and squirm under my skin.  I know the time I have him all to myself is limited, so I'm trying to enjoy every minute we have together despite the aches and pains that are overwhelming by body right now.

I'm also itching to get our nursery done started.  Despite having cleared the room out months ago for Logan, nothing has really been added to it.  I know what I want, we just haven't had the time or money to make it happen.  Between Nick's ridiculous hours at work 7 days a week and monthly drills in Clarksville, just finding a day to paint has been impossible.  We have walls to paint, furniture to buy, and so much decorating to do!  I cannot wait to watch everything come together.

Last weekend I celebrated my first baby shower, and it was incredible!  More than I could have ever hoped for.  I have another baby shower scheduled in December with my coworkers.  I have never felt more love for myself and Logan.

My appointments are now every 2 weeks, which only makes everything seem all the more real.  So far Logan seems to be growing right on schedule, and luckily I haven't quite turned into a house yet.  Oh, but I know that time will come!

29 weeks down, 11 left to go!


frogs & snails, & puppy dog tails!

9:06:00 AM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

I have the greatest group of friends in Nashville.  I may have only known them for a few years now, but it seems as if they've been in my life forever.  We are bonded by so many great memories, our annual trips to Gatlinburg (and here), and more recently growing babies together!

This weekend we had a triple baby boy shower in honor of a little boy already here (a little early), my best friend's baby due just 7 days after me, and of course Logan.  It was so nice to share such an amazing time in our lives together.

It is incredible to see how our lives have changed in just a few short years.  From new relationships, new houses, weddings, and now babies, it has been so much fun to share these changes and celebrations with each other.

These little boys have no idea what the future holds!  I'm already daydreaming of play dates, summer afternoons out on the farm, and birthday parties.  I never imagined my little boy would have a best friend long before he was even born.  2012 is going to be an amazing year!