Baby Brian Is Arriving Soon – Where Did The Time Go!?

I found out I was pregnant on June 11, right as spring was about to turn to summer. The weather was warm, the days were long. When I was told my due date – February 10 – I thought that it sounded so far away. It would be winter by then! So cold! So dark!

Well, here we are in early January, just a little over 5 weeks from my due date. It’s winter now, and yes, it is definitely cold and dark. And add snowy to the mix, since we just had a snowstorm over the last two days.

I can’t believe it’s actually almost time for us to meet our little guy. As I think back over the last several months, some of the time has gone by quickly and some of it seems to have crawled along. The nausea, vomiting and migraines of the first few months (when I thought to myself, “I don’t know if I can ever go through this again”) seem like distant memories. The more exciting parts of pregnancy – like feeling the baby kick for the first time, finding out his gender, and cleaning out the guest room with my mom to start on the nursery – are the things I remember most vividly.

My baby shower is a week away and baby items have already started to fill the nursery. It’s becoming very real now… Brian and I are going to be parents – and our dogs are going to be big siblings – to a little human! I haven’t been good about updating my blog throughout my pregnancy, so here are some of my favorite preparing-for-Baby-Brian photos from the last few months!

22 weeks pregnant
22 weeks pregnant
27 weeks pregnant
27 weeks pregnant
33 weeks pregnant
33 weeks pregnant
Taken in late October - a chilly family walk!
Taken in late October – a chilly family walk!
Taken in mid-November - Jethro and Tansy helping me and my mom clear the nursery out!
Taken in mid-November – Jethro and Tansy helping me and my mom clear the nursery out!
The nursery all cleared out!
The nursery all cleared out!
The bassinet that my Nana bought nearly 70 years ago. My dad slept in it, as did I, my siblings and my nieces and nephews. Now it's ready for Baby Brian, thanks to my Mom and Dad's awesome and loving decorating skills!
The bassinet that my Nana bought nearly 70 years ago. My dad slept in it, as did I, my siblings and my nieces and nephews. Now it’s ready for Baby Brian, thanks to my Mom and Dad’s awesome and loving decorating skills!
Baby Brian Is Arriving Soon – Where Did The Time Go!? was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by Jane Couto Govednik
SHOWHIDE Comments (4)
  1. Time has flown, Janie! I am SO SO SO SO SO excited to meet this little guy Brian! I am SO excited for all the beauty and wonder and miracle of this Baby Boy coming to your family and coming to our big extended family! I cannot wait to hold Baby Brian, kiss him, hug him, watch him with all the love I have in my heart and then some! xoxox!

  2. I am so excited for you and Brian. Watching my daughter and son-in-law with their new baby girl is amazing. The time is going way too fast though. She’s already two months old. Maybe years down the road, we can fix Baby Brian and Baby Haley up on a blind date! xoxo

  3. Love the photo of you and the dogs clearing out the spare room. Best wishes for an easy last few weeks of pregnancy!

Baby Brian Is Arriving Soon – Where Did The Time Go!? was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by Jane Couto Govednik