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It's starting to feel real

well, this baby thing is starting to finally feel real. We've toured the hospitals, selected a facility, finished our child birthing classes, found a day care, will be attending a breastfeeding workshop, scheduled our car seat inspection, selected a pediatrician, and wrote our birth plan. Our nursery is full of goodies. I have all the books and swaddle blankets and white noise makers a mommy-to-be could ask for. Some days I feel myself, some days I don't. Probably because I know I'm going to be a little different in 2014. I'm going to give birth, and breastfeed {what?!}, and take time off from work {me, not work?! And not be traveling with time off?!!}.  I'm going to have a baby. I'm going to be a mother. My mom even said it when I kissed her goodbye after my shower: "When I see you next you're going to be a mother", with tears in her eyes, then tears in my eyes. In that moment I panicked a little bit and realized how different things are going to be. Priorities are going to change. I'm going to change. It's scary, and overwhelming, and exciting, all at the same time. I'm 4 weeks away from meeting my next adventure. I wonder what he'll look like, this little thing growing inside me {and pushing down on my pelvis}. Will he be healthy? Will he have dimples? Will he be less than 9 lbs {I hope!!}? So, what are my goals for 2014? . .  to not lose myself and embrace motherhood with the same level of happiness and energy that I carry with me in everything I do. Boom. 2 simple, yet important goals I'm putting in front of myself for 2014.

{I went all around town in this Coors Light shirt with a loose flannel before I realized how white-trash 
I must have looked, pregnant and promoting Coors. hahahahaha}


  1. What an exciting adventure you are about to have! You will do amazing! Every mom is a natural! And you can't mess up! (At least not this early ;)! Can't wait to see your pics and hear his name! Xo! Happy new year!

  2. Cheryl, you look AMAZING! You'll do great and everything will "come to you", Sounds like you are as prepared as you can be! I'm so excited for the new adventures you will experience in 2014! Love you!!!


  3. Haha...LOVE the shirt!!! I'm so excited for you and Robby :) So crazy how things change! Cher - you will be an AMAZING mother :) Cheers to new to the future ahead and I just want you to have this baby already!?!?!? Ahhhhh

  4. You look adorable in anything & everything. :) Everything will change but definitely in a good way. You will make a wonderful mother and watching that little belly grow has been so exciting.

  5. Thanks ladies :) Your comments mean so much to me.