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.
and PS- We are compiling a list of funny tidbits during pregnancy: things I never knew. We have quite a few already, but if you have something to add, your comment could be featured in a post (with a picture, if you choose!). Email on the contact page or leave a comment below! If you wish not to be included, that's fine! Leave a comment anyway and let us know not to feature. xx website team
Mother’s Day came early this year for my mom! I had Hayden hand deliver a @mixbook photo book to her in Texas! Pretty sure he nailed it;) more in my stories today... and much more on the blog! Check it out for mother’s day deals or swipe up in my instastory! #bestgiftever #mixbook #mothersdaydeals #Digitalscrapbooking #cuetearsofjoy #linkinbio #memorybook
Seems like old times... so proud of you @mccool517! Love seeing #Ursula back with the #SuperTroopers (who can’t wait to see this?)! And more importantly, love seeing you. #whatwouldidowithoutyou
#ST2 #newpostup about the event on the blog! #linkinbio #marisacoughlan
How is it already Wednesday!? Take me back to the beach.... lovely sprinkle celebrating Baby Boy Manno. Congrats @alifedotowsky & @kevinmanno! 😘❤️😍 A bit more on the blog... like our #summerstripes @wfordinteriors! 😉 #linkinbio http://liketk.it/2vkYO
You know you’ve had a great weekend when you have so many memories to share. I’ll start with this shot at the beach of these awesome ladies. Thank you @karaholdendevlin for giving us a reason to get together. I need to see you again soon, my sweet friend! @theerincahill @sleepinthegardn ps- Huck is still talking about your son, Kara! 📸: @ryandevlintbsl
My little “helper” got into boxes I’m organizing and decided to do a little light reading this morning. Appropriate material (not for him😂), but for #FBF and #boldandbeautiful 31st anniversary. Here’s to many more years of drama, @boldandbeautifulcbs. 🌟
If you have family in your town, I hope you get to enjoy them! Missing family in Texas (Hayden has the best grandparents & Auntie! @jlove_____ ), but v happy to be home with Huck and Joel now! 😍
More about the trip traveling with a toddler, blended families and other stuff on the blog. Would love your thoughts, too!
#liketkit http://liketk.it/2vgEE @liketoknow.it.family
View through the windshield never gets old. 🌴🌴🌴 #beverlyhills #overthehill #californiaadventure
Happy Monday. Hope y’all had a great Easter weekend! Love from Texas. 🐇
Always a good day when we get to be with Aunt Jordy. We ❤️ you, @jlove_____ 🌟⭐️ #loveyoumore
So @bricuoco & I had a bit of fun last night... all in the name of charity...#hilarityforcharity, actually. Thank you @lacroixwater for sponsoring such a worthy cause. A cause close to my heart (and family). We were honored to be a part of your evening! Thanks @sethrogen @laurenmillerrogen for bringing awareness and funds to #endAlzheimers. @HilarityForCharity comes to @netflixisajoke April 6th. Join us here: donateHFC.org #HFC2018
📸: @kouryangelo thanks for capturing the palms in the background! #Hollywood 😘 @goodcarmastudio thx!
So last week was @mccool517’s birthday and today is @abrownlow’s day! We have been friends longer than some of you have been alive. (Kinda not kidding)! I’ve been looking for recent pictures of us, but not the easiest... we now take pictures of our kids when we’re finally in the same place! So- #fbf to Austin! Love you all ❤️❤️ so much. @amyqaragholi #family
#tbt to last week at the @funmomdinnermovie event @amy_davidson and I attended. Look who I ran into! @iamjessicahall and I both wore our @tinytags necklaces. ❤️ Thanks @momdotme for the festive night. And of course, @ographr - the best 📸😘👍🏻
@oscarthehappy ❤️ I obviously didn’t take this picture today. It’s raining in LA (and snowing on my friends in NY). But I am thinking of spring (it is the first day!) and heat and loving the online sales going on now. Perfect indoor activity! Lol #firstdayofspring
Link in profile;) 📸: @ographr
#pugstar #pugsofinstagram #furbaby
At the tail end of #internationaldayofhappiness and very beginning of #humpday, here’s to them all being #HappyDays. #haydenjh #myhappybaby #myhappyplace
Happy Saturday. And Happy Irish Day... 🍀🍀 😘
#FBF circa 1981? I’d wear those jeans now if I could. #jordache #texasgirl
I was hoping if I stood next to Molly Shannon long enough, some of her funny might rub off on me.
@Katieaselton and @theofficialsuperstar are fabulous and lovely. ♥️❤️#FunMomDinner was FUN. Check stories for more. 📸: @day.artist / @ographr
Great night with amazing friends supporting @pawworks! Thanks to @normancook @bradgoreski and everyone behind the scenes at #pawworks. @Joelhenricks and I didn’t bring another dog home this time, but loved watching those that did adopt a new family member. #adoptdontshop @pwchad 😘 ps- check my stories for more from the night. @katharinemcphee sang one of my favorite songs like an angel.
Ladies Man! Hayden’s #wcw @bricuoco and @normancook —this was your 💍💍day ❤️😘 Little man has changed so much in just a couple months.
#haydenjh #bricuoco #kaleycuoco