Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Because I Made A Promise :: VLog Link-Up with House Of Rose!

It's no lie that I can be a little Awkward Annie when it comes to video/Vlogs. As a matter of fact, you've only seen me in "real time" once before on this little blog but because I adore Mandy and made a promise to her that I would join her link up, I'm putting my awkward self up here on the blog again. Thankfully, I do not use the words "man meat" this time. 

Ever since returning from Blissdom, it's been on my heart to Find Balance. It's something that I continue to struggle with daily but it also helps explain why I've been a little MIA from ILYMTC these past few days and why I'm posting so late today. 

So, without further 'ado, here's what I'm thankful for this week. No laughing and try not to count the number of times I say "Um." My AP English teacher, Mrs. Sandt, would not be proud of me in the least!


So, what are you thankful for this week? What little somethin' somethin' has made you happy or put a little extra pep in your step? C'mon, link up with Mandy and share! You know you want to! You can even use the phrase "man meat" if you'd like!

Stop and Smell the Roses



25 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness you are too adorable! And you blew me a kiss?!! I ADORE YOU! More than you know! I agree, it's so hard to go from having one child to having to split your time between 2, but I promise you...it will be easier than you think! And Carter will be the best big brother ever! Thank you for linking up AP! I hope you link up more because I truly enjoy seeing your pretty face! LOVE YOU!

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  2. You're so stinkin' cute and you look amazing!

    I am very excited for you to be soaking up these last weeks with C as your only. He is so cute and will be the best big brother!

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  3. This made me cry! Bless. I know you're feelings about not just being you and Carter anymore. That's exactly the reason I don't have #2 yet....but momma, you are gonna do just fine! Carter is going to be such a good big brother, and a big helper to you! Soak up these next 14 weeks and ENJOY! But it's not the ending of an era...just the turning of a page. What song is that?!?!?!?! I can't remember. Oh well. Anyways, it'll be the 4 of you after M2 is born and you won't even remember what you did without him. Just like we think now about C & E. What in the world did we do without them! We must have had A LOT of free time! HA! Anyways, it's getting long....but it was so good to hear your voice and see that pretty face! Have a wonderful day and enjoy this great weather!

    OH....and TO THE HUSBY: You'll never know just how much that meant to AP that you got home from work early! Major brownie points for you M!

    Miss you! Love you! XOXOXOXOOXO

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  4. You are too cute!

    We are having some unseasonably warm temps right now too and I'm loving it. Too bad I'm stuck in a office all day. Glad you and Carter are able to enjoy it!

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  5. Hi AP! I'm visiting over from the House of Rose link-up! I completely relate to the feelings you're having about Carter not being the only child anymore. When we got pregnant with our second child it was a complete shock and I almost felt guilty because I knew it would take away one-on-one time from our oldest. I was so worried about how he would be affected. Almost three years later they are the best of friends and I couldn't imagine it any other way. I made sure to always let our oldest know he was important and apart of the process and he has been an amazing big brother just as I'm sure your Carter will be too! Soak up this time as a family of 3 because it is unique and special, but know many wonderful moments as a family of 4 are on their way! :)

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  6. I got a little teary, too! Enjoy these 14 weeks, sweetie :) I know it's hard...but eventually it'll be the way we remember our lives pre-baby - and even pre-marriage!

    Sure, I occasionally reminisce about how I used to spend my "grocery money" on manis and wine...usually when Kitty is screaming for a "BALLOOOOOOOON!" as I unload our cart & the cashier looks at me like "Can't you make her STOP?"

    But whatevs. Life is better now. I don't have less time or love for my husband because of her the way I thought I would. And Carter is going to LOVE having a baby brother to take care of and teach the Ways of the Wildebeests.

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  7. Okay, I loved this and just love you! It still hasn't hit me that our world (especially G's) will be ROCKED in July when Baby Dos arrives. I need to focus more on that one on one time too while he is my only one!

    Have fun with your boys at the zoo!

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  8. Hey, I'm a new fairly new blog reader and I know all too well about your feelings about Carter not being your only baby much longer. You just about made me cry. I struggled with alot of guilt about not letting my baby be my only child for a little longer and then I felt guilty because I hurt so bad at the end of my pregnancy that I wasn't always feeling 100% for him, so Mommy wasn't always nice and happy. I was cranky. It really hit me when I was in the hospital and had just delivered our second boy. Just soak it all up as much as possible because the rest of the pregnancy will fly by. Love your blog!

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  9. aww I got a little teary eyed. I hope you enjoy every little moment you have with C before M2 arrives.

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  10. Loved this! Melted my heart when u talked about spending these last weeks doing special things with C. Your one awesome momma!

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  11. I'm ugly crying right now... thinking about the days that I felt exactly like you are. I remember feeling guilt and sadness just before Tyler was born because James only got 6 months of being the only child. The thing I've realized though is that Tyler won't ever have those days... and his life isn't any less full or rich. :-) Carter is about to have something much more than a friend - he is about to have a brother for life. That's an amazing thing. Enjoy these moments, but be excited about the future too - it's going to be GREAT!

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  12. Such a sweet v-log. I love that you are making sure to soak up all this time with Carter before your next little one arrives! Once M2 arrives there will be even more love and fun times to go around for everyone (Carter included!).

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  13. Oh AP. I want to hug you. I remember these same thoughts so well, but now I KNOW that giving Manning a brother was the best gift we could've ever given him. I love, love having two boys, and I know you're going to love it so much too. I just love you girl.

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  14. Seriously?! You're even cuter and more awesome now that I actually have heard you speak. Loved your vlog!!!

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  15. You did great and I didn't even notice any 'um's ;)
    Enjoy your lovely weather! I'm anxiously waiting for the babies to stop being sick so we can get out and enjoy it as well.
    I managed to bypass the only child issue by having the twinsies but I often wonder how they/I will handle it if we have a 3rd...or 4th. :)

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  16. Love this, love you! I can so relate...late working hubby, soaking up sunshine, enjoying these last few moments with the only child..tear.

    I literally find myself back in the newborn phase where I want to cuddle..weird! hormones??

    Keep taking a little blog break if you need it..I'll miss you but be here waiting!

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  17. So glad to see you join the link-up at House of Rose!! I hope you will link up more often so we can get to see more of you!! You did a great job with this vlog & I think every mother that has gone from one child to two knows EXACTLY how you feel!! I remember feeling this way when I was pregnant with our youngest. I also remember thinking..."Am I going to be able to love this child as much as I love Parker?" I think these are all normal feelings & most of them come from just being anxious about making that adjustment, but I PROMISE you will adjust & so will Carter!!

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  18. How sweet! I love it! This next chapter in your life is going to be so spectacular! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Welp, you are one of my favorites. And you made a few tears stream down my face. I heart your face. That is all.

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  20. I think you should do more vlogs! You *seem* comfortable doing them ;) Sorry I haven't been much of a commenter lately, but I have been reading! Take lots and lots of picture over the next 14 (or less!) weeks. & I think The Hubs should take off time, too. you can't get those moments back, as we know too well. XO

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  21. Oh mama! You were amazing! You really should vlog more often. You made me a little teary eyes.there for a minute! I hope you guys have an amazing day today!
    XOXO

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  22. That almost made me cry! Reminds me of when I 1st started loving you when you did the accents vlog! I had been reading since the end of your pregnancy but that was a turning point for me!

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  23. I couldn't agree more...it is kind of bittersweet to know our little boys will not be alone anymore and will be big brothers. We've gotta take these little moments in! :)

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  24. I think this just maybe one of my favorite post yet! :)

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