Monday, September 29, 2008

Counting Down...

Hey, out there! Long time, no post, aye?
I guess I unintentionally took a little "Hiatus" from the blogging world!
We are still alive, here at the Staker household... counting down to our new little guy!
Just ONE WEEK to go!

This one is for you, Janey...
Thanks to you (and Martha Stewart, 8 years ago), for the cah-yewt photo idea! I hope we did it justice!
And thanks to Alli for patiently and spontaneously taking our photo this afternoon...
(Baby Bronson and I are tough customers!)
Well, I thought I'd better post SOMEthing because I am getting daily e-mails from concerned friends who wonder why I've dropped off the face of the planet...
(Thanks by the way! I love you all, too!)
So for the record, I am great... (We all are, actually!)
...Just in the midst of my "Nesting Craze"!
I do this every time... Hibernate a little to prepare myself for the upcoming arrival.
(More on that in a future post, I promise!)
Baby Bronson will be here before we know it... Still lots to do, but I am glad.
I have strategically kept myself ridiculously busy...
It keeps my mind off of being uncomfortable and prevents me from starting to feel anxious.
It may sound crazy, but I actually really enjoy this part!
I just keep reminding myself, "Easier in than out!".
I can still sleep (another advantage to staying busy... if I am exhausted, I never have trouble sleeping!), use both hands to do things and go out to run errands on a moment's notice without packing a diaper bag!

So, sadly... I am just being REALLY selfish with my time!

(BUT I am feeling so productive!)
Just wait til you see what I've gotten done around here! LOTS of back-burner projects...
(You know, the ones I have been trying to get to forever!)
Don't worry though, I will definitely update everyone on what we've been up to...
I have taken a bi-jillion photos, of course!
Sufficeth to say, that mostly, we are just busy living "life" and enjoying all of our boys activities... (Such a fun, fun time! I wish I could just freeze our family right where we are!
I truly LOVE the stages each of our boys are in... They are just so much fun!)
Although, admittedly, it has just not left me with a whole lot of blogging-time!
BUT I decided I'd rather be busy "living" life with my family and friends,
rather than just sitting around "blogging" about it!
(I figure I can always catch it up later... before I print our blurb-book!)
So stay tuned...
One of these days (when I am sitting down long enough),
I will fill in the holes and then publish/post like 2 months worth of stuff! :)

Life is good~


Jessica said...

Good to hear from you again! Glad you are all doing well. It's pretty amazing that you are still able to sleep! Hands down, that is one of the biggest things I wished I could do when I was in the home stretch of pregnancy. Good job on getting those back burner projects done! Don't you just love the nesting phase? So much energy all of a sudden. Keep us posted on the birth of Bronson! Excited for you.

Jane said...

Thanks for the CAH-YEWT photo! hot momma! Can't wait to meet baby Bronson!!!

Mauri said...

Very cute picture. It won't be long now, so go live it up while you still can. :) Love ya!

Marianna said...

Love the picture! You are such an adorable pregnant mama!!! So fun!!! I can only imagine the projects you've been up too! :) Good luck with the delivery! I can't wait to see the little man!

Jesicca said...

So thrilled that you are doing well. I loved the nesting period! Nothing better than all of a sudden having some crAzY energy to get tasks completed. You look amazing! Keep us posted on the new little man, Bronson!


I didn't even remembered that you were pregnant.Good Luck with everything.

Shannon said...

You look SO Dang Cute! I LOVE NOT being Pregnant, i couldn't sleep at all towards the end.. Amazing that you can still.
I Am so glad that i do have the energy though, i was worried with 4 kids what life would be like, SO far...LOVIN It! Could be that it's just one baby.(and she's pretty easy) haha

Good Luck, i can't wait to meet the cute little guy!

The Haley Family said...

what a fun photo!!! I wish I looked like that at 39 weeks, wowza!!!

Our lives with our kids are similar! I agree...these ages are so much fun!! We can't get enough of all the activities and fun that is going on!

Can't wait to see pictures!!

Britney said...

So glad you are doing well. I can't wait to see pictures of little Bronson! You have been a busy bee - I wish I was as productive as you!!

The photo of you is fabulous!

Sherry Ward said...

CUTE pic! Your hair looks fabulous! The boys look great too!

meg said...

Such an awesome photo! I love it! Russ didn't think it was you until I pointed it out. Silly boy. Can't wait to meet this little man!

Sue said...

Yay! You're back! I'm hoping Bronson will make his debut a couple of days early because we're going down to visit my mom in AF for Conference Weekend. Send me a text (801-792-9911) when Baby B is born and if I'm still in town I would love to come see you at the hospital.

Elise said...

Holy cow--you are so beautiful even at 9+ months pregnant! That could be the cover of Baby Magazine. Good luck with the delivery! Lucky baby to come to your family! --Carrie

courtney said...

Good luck. I am so excited to see pictures!