I've briefly talked about having an insta-family (and them having me!) on the blog here. It's everything I have prayed about for a long time: finding the right person for life and starting a family. And it's happening!! One prayer right after the other is being answered. I wouldn't have it any other way, but I must remind myself when there are kinks in the road... they were bound to happen.
For all intents and purposes, Joel and I are newlyweds. Most couples relish this time to ease into life together as one unit. Most couples take that first year or two of marriage to find out their spouses secret quirks... Most couples- well, I guess we're just not most couples. We're going through this phase on top of also being parents to Huck and this little baby that will arrive very soon. We take as much time for our relationship as we possibly can, but, as we all know, time is limited. Joel is wonderful. One thing I need to remember? All this change isn't just happening to me. It's a huge transition for the male counterpart. I try to see things from his perspective (when I remember to do so!), and not just from my 8 and a half months pregnant perspective. And, not to be outdone, this is a transition for Huck.
Huck keeps asking when the baby will get here. Last night, he approached me and touched my belly.
"Can you take him out of your tummy tomorrow? I want him to come see me play soccer this weekend," he requested.
"No, sweetheart, he probably won't come tomorrow. But, he'll be here soon."
“Do you know there will be three penises in this house?” he said matter-of-factly, almost as a warning, then continued, “and only one vagina.”
I can only imagine how bringing a child into the world is a lot for any marriage, not to mention a new one. So, I'm trying to prepare for this newborn as best I can now in hopes of dodging some chaos once he arrives.
One thing I am trying to do beforehand to help the household run smoothly is get organized. I guess this is nothing new. Nesting is the age old concept. It comes instinctively at this stage of pregnancy, I would assume. I've never had a stronger urge to declutter and get organized. There is a good amount of baby gear coming in right now. What are your tips for preparation? And any sage advise for this transition? Luckily, I have a whole girl squad going through this stage of life, too, but love hearing a wide range of opinions.
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I know I'm posting baby pics a lot... but couldn't resist this one I just ran across. #fbf #santababy #haydenjh 🎄🎄
Our annual picture on set at @bigbangtheory_cbs Christmas party. 🎄Although Hayden looks underwhelmed here, his level of excitement rose quickly with his first ever bite of In and Out Burger (Next picture) Thank you @normancook for - just so much. 😘 @bricuoco @joelhenricks 🎄🎉🎄🎄
The babes finally meet!
#instantbesties #18monthsold Scroll for the #danceoff 😂
Oh the irony of us living so close for so long, then when we both have kids, we live in different time zones. 😭#justaplanerideaway #missyoualready @mccool517
#haydenjh @joelhenricks #fatherandson
Btw, nailed an early Christmas present for dad. The watch I showed you in the stories recently... #HeLovesIt #woodwatch
Ps: @jordwatches are still 25% off till Friday, December 15th. If you want the discount, the company will email you a code 👉🏻 copy/paste:
TONIGHT! Hope y'all watch #YouKilledMyMother with us on @lifetimemovies! @carlenabritch & I will be posting live. Join us! #lifetimemovienetwork #LMN
Y'all... get ready for a thrilling ride! YOU KILED MY MOTHER airs Friday night 8pm PT on @lifetimemovies! @carlenabritch you are awesome:)
Santa came to town! #SSW17
Swipe for last year's pic. 🎅 🎄 #haydenjh #18monthsold
Another year, another great Secret Santa Workshop. 🎄Thanks to @marquecomm @thebillhorn @scoutmasterson for #SSW17 benefiting @lafamilyhousing. The overwhelming spirit of Christmas shocked Hayden at first, but he quickly got his bearings!
How many times do we have to go over these lines, Mom! 😂 --- #scriptsupervisor #throwback to Hayden in Nebraska during filming of #12DaysOfChristmasMovie Thanks to everyone on East coast and central time that watched tonight!! West coast- airs at 8pm on @up_tv!! 🎄🎄 #haydenjh @joelhenricks #9monthsold
#12DaysOfGivingMovie is on now on east coast on @up_tv 🎄🎄I'm gonna be "live answering questions" in the comments section here starting now!! @david_blue #jaxconnolly #ChristmasMovies #Uptv #wegetchristmas @chrisjgoodman @borisisaac101
Just taking it all in... such a big world out there.
Thx for the photo, @bricuoco.
#haydenjh #18monthsold #viewfromthetop
Hayden had one more thing to say on your birthday @normancook before the clock strikes midnight... CONGRATULATIONS!!! KC + KC =💍. But scroll through to see the emotional roller coaster... Hayden was hoping you were holding out for him. Who can blame him?! He had a few words with @mrtankcook, 😂 but ultimately came around. Karl's a keeper!! In all seriousness, we couldn't be happier. Blessings and endless years of happiness for you two. 🎉💫💖
#kaleycuoco #karlcook #shesaidyes #tbt
Happy Birthday, Aunt K. Hope your day is filled with giggles and hugs. Oh and a little rosé. We love you tons! Cheers!! 🎉🎂🍷
Ps- I really don't know how to caption this hilarious picture. @normancook you'd do a better job!
#haydenjh #kaleycuoco 😘
Happy Golden Birthday to the girl that lights up every room. I love you❤️ @bricuoco. Have a fabulous last year of your twenties!!! #thebestisyettocome 💫⭐️
Hey y'all. Everyone knows it's #GivingTuesday. If you're still looking for a place to donate, help me support @stepupwomensnetwork, a confidence building non-profit for girls. I wanna congratulate and applaud the Step Up team for their 20 years of service. Our donations help more girls dream BIG, like Cynthia and Dayana pictured here. ♥️ https://www.suwn.org/donate/donate-20-years. #iStepUp #FundHerFuture #MentorshipMatters
Serious business. Cyber Monday. So much on sale.
Linking stuff on the blog right now...
Hayden turns 18 months today⭐️I thank God for you every day! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Christmas, here we come! 🎄@joelhenricks #haydenjh 📸: @day.artist @ographr
In the holiday spirit of giving, here's a little trailer of our film #12DaysOfGiving premiering Dec. 3rd on @up_tv starring the talented @david_blue. 🎄⭐️🎄Thank you @christineconradt for making a wonderfully fun movie the whole family can watch. #12daysofgivingmovie @prestonhillier #jaxconnolly
My little helper. He turns 18 months this week. Never been so grateful. Happy Early Thanksgiving y'all. 🦃
#hapdenjh Thx @ographr:) 📸
Morning with @oscarthehappy. Although his face looks a bit more like the other Oscar. The grouchy one.
#pugstgram #linkinprofile #newpostup