Wednesday, September 7, 2011

a look inside motherhood. not mine. sarah's.

a lot of my friends have babies by now...and i think they are all pretty incredible.  the moms, that is.  well, the babies are pretty great too.  but this little lady, sarah clark, is exceptionally wonderful.  she makes motherhood look so easy.  i know that it isn't and she would never claim it is either, but i love watching her in action.  i really admire her ability to multi-task.  she is a career woman and an A+ mom and wife.  

i don't know how she does it but i am hoping she can give me some lessons pretty soon because baby deRoo will be here any day now.

and this is her baby boy, jansen.  or baby j, as we like to call him.  and did i mention he is a little prince?  
he has the best temperament ever. love that kid!  
jansen is almost 14 months so sarah has a year under her belt by now.  
sounds like a good time to start mentoring a new mom like me!

italia: the experience.

here are some pictures from my amazing italian vacation with my amazing family-in-law.  (pictures are going on a year old by now..hard to believe...but they are still amazing.)  and no...this is not where baby deRoo was created, though that's none of your business anyway.  but since we get asked that a lot i thought i would go ahead and clear the air.  

italy was perfect.  i highly recommend it.  go there!

the past nine months.

ok, so no, i did not get stranded in italy as my abandoned blog may lead you to think.  i did, however, get quite distracted when i got home (some may call it lazy) and neglected this little blog of mine for quite some time...nine months , plus,  to be more exact.  what's my excuse?  well....

how's this for an excuse?

 you guessed it.  we've got a bun in the oven.  and not just a little bun's basically a full loaf by now.  yesterday was officially my due date.  although, i don't give a lot of credit to the actual "due date."  this baby will come when it's good and ready to come.  this picture was taken at 39 weeks.  i'm feeling great, not uncomfortable or overly anxious.  taylor and i don't mind if this baby takes it's time.  we figure it can have as many extra days as it needs to get cute and strong and smart!

so enough about is what we know about baby deRoo:  NOTHING.  that's right, we don't know if this precious little babe will be a girl or a boy.  most people are guessing girl...but i think guessing takes all the fun out of it so i am just patiently waiting to find out who this baby is when it's born.  it will be the sweetest surprise ever!

and here is the fun part...the nursery.  sorry for the dark pictures..they're from my camera phone.  (again, i blame laziness for not getting my real camera out to document anything these days..)  i do promise to take better pictures once the baby actually arrives.  i just can't promise that they will make it on my blog before the baby's first birthday!  obviously my credibility for timely posts has gone out the window. 

short and sweet.  that's all i can give you right now.  i am still hoping to get a few italy pictures posted before my water breaks.  :)