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September 10, 2012
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We have been busy, busy, busy in the Hamberg House making room for Baby ‘Berg 2.0! To say that nesting has started early for me is an understatement. Ask my hubby, who I’m pretty sure was ready to move out of our house a few times in the past few weeks while I went on my cleaning rampage. Thankfully, our guest room is now (mostly) cleaned out and ready to be converted into a nursery. Or shall I say a shrine to baseball? 😉 The contents of our old guest room/storage room? Those are finding new homes and the few things lucky enough to stay are ending up in the garage. Sorry, Tahoe, I don’t think you’ll ever be parking in the garage. 🙁 When I built this house, I thought, “No basement? No big deal!” Never did I imagine I would be housing TWO children in it (plus the hubby and TWO dogs, of course!). We have officially maxed out all liveable space in this house. So if a #3 decides to come our way anytime soon, the house will immediately be put on the market! (But we’re not trying for a third any time soon…at least that’s what I say now…hehe).

I have majorly slacked this pregnancy. With Peyton I made sure to take belly pics every few weeks. I made her a whole book of my pregnancy, filled with pictures and letters to her before she was even born. This one? He’ll be lucky if he gets some belly pics mixed in with his first year book. Poor kid. I now believe what everyone says about the second. I’m hoping I get better once he’s here.

I saw some cute preggo pics on Pinterest before I was even pregnant again. You know, ones where the older child is holding up a chalkboard saying how old they are, while the preggo mama shows how many months pregnant she is with her fingers? I thought, “We are sooooo doing this!” I looked everywhere for the perfect chalkboard (They’re harder to find than you would think!). I made sure Peyton and I were both showered and had decent clothes on (again, harder than you would think!). I trained J on my new fancy camera so that he could take the pic. And what did we get? Well, here was our first try…

I thought THAT one was bad. Well, we totally missed month 5 of me being pregnant. And when we tried month 6, we got this lovely sequence….

And finally we decided to try one out without the cranky one year old. But then we were left with a frustrated mommy and a dad ready to give up his job as photographer. So this pic didn’t really turn out well either. Oh well…maybe we’ll get ONE good one before the baby gets here!

On a happier note, we have officially named the baby! We have been talking about names ever since we found out he was a HE, and I had my heart set on one pretty much from that day. Jason liked the name, but refused to officially agree to it. This drove me nuts, but I tried to be patient. (I began calling him this name anyway. There was no changing it as far as I was concerned!) Eventually I began freaking out because I NEEDED to know his name so I could order his stocking! Yes, I am a crazy person. But hear me out…

Last year I bought Jason, Peyton, and myself all matching Christmas stockings for our first Christmas as a family. They matched, they had our names on them, and they were PERFECT. Come to find out we’re having another baby (a CHRISTMAS baby, I might add!), and my thoughts go immediately to…we need another stocking! So I get online and watch the stocking I need slowly go out of stock. Um, can we say panic attack for this OCD, things MUST match kinda girl?! So I put the pressure on and made Jason commit. And then I ordered the matching stocking so I could sleep at night. 😉

So there you have it, folks…our lil’ boy will be named AIDEN! Aiden Michael Hamberg. Since BOTH of our dads are named Mike, the middle name was decided pretty much on our first date. Hehe. I think “Peyton and Aiden” has a pretty good ring to it, don’t ya think?! If not, too bad…his name is already on a stocking, so it’s a done deal! 😉

On a serious note, I can’t wait to meet this little boy that’s been growing in my belly for 6 months now. I love feeling him move inside me. I am trying to savor every second of being pregnant, even though at times it can be uncomfortable and make me a crazy person. But I know that I’ll miss being pregnant once he’s born. I did after Peyton, and I’m sure that’ll be the case again. Not all the pregnancy symptoms of course, but feeling another life growing and moving inside of you is pretty darn cool. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to begin this journey again with a new little one. There is absolutely nothing harder than being a parent, but also NOTHING better!

Aiden, I can’t wait to meet you and snuggle you. I also can’t wait to put you in your new stocking and take adorable pictures of you. 🙂 But mainly I can’t wait to see who you are and watch you grow. Just promise not to grow up too fast on me. Your sister isn’t listening, and it makes me sad! We already love you so so much, little guy, and are glad that you finally have your very own NAME!

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