One Little Word: Learn and 32 Week Prego Update

One Little Word: Learn - Rae Gun Ramblings

I am a huge resolutions person. I’m a goal setter and list maker. I like to make plans but this year as I sit down to write my goals post I find that I’ve got a wiggly boy in my belly and all I know is that he’s going to be changing my life in so many ways. I find myself just excited to learn what’s next. So this year instead of a bunch of concrete goals I think I want to focus on learning. Learning what life is like as a mother, learning more sewing skills as I do my monthly Sew Our Stash projects, learning how I want the business to look with a kiddo of my own, learning how to improve my cooking, and general learning (like getting into a good Bible reading routine and reading a few non-fiction books).

Prego Update - Rae Gun Ramblings

Necklace from Delicate Industry on Etsy I love it SOOOO much!

It’s been a while so I thought I’d do a little pregnancy update. I am now 32 weeks. And I feel like it has completely flown by. This baby is going to be here SOON. We start our childbirth classes today. I’m a bit nervous. I’m normally a researcher but I have done minimal reading and looking things up (I think it’s a combo of being prego after loss and infertility as well as know so much of that material is fear mongering). Plus I’m older and have know a lot of people to give birth and have babies so I don’t feel completely ignorant about what’s in store but I know we’re going to get a lot of info and it’s going to become even more real. I think it’ll be fun to see how Daniel reacts to all the stuff ;)

I am…

  • feeling more tired. My energy is just lower in the last few weeks, which I hear is normal.
  • sleeping a lot more. I’m having a harder time getting to sleep and I think my quality of sleep is just a bit crummy so I’ve been “sleeping” a good 2-3 hours longer than I’m used to.
  • feeling huge. I don’t know why I did it but I weighed myself the other day. That was dumb. Yeah they weigh me at the doctors but they do it so fast and usually I’m not paying attention.
  • trying to get a bit more organized and make room for a new person.
  • excited for my baby showers (my friends and sister have one planned and my mom and MIL also are doing one together). Registering was a bit overwhelming PS thanks to all of you who gave awesome advice on the Rae Gun facebook page when I asked about what to register for.
  • thinking I want to do some pregnancy pictures but not sure where to do them in the middle of snowy winter here in SLC. Let me know if you have any ideas!
  • getting ready to go on “maternity leave” I have set a cut off date for all made to order items in my shop (that’s pretty much most of my shop). I hope to have some ready to ship stuff listed after that but I’m not going to kill myself and I’m definitely going to take my time to get back into things after he’s here. So, if you think you might want anything from my shop for this Spring (birthday parties, baby showers, etc.) please order before Jan. 24th.

Toasty is…

  • a moving machine.
  • he was doing some weird rhythmic thing that made be a bit nervous but my friends all thought it was probably hiccups which made sense.
  • he flipped out like flailing like a crazy person when I went through the car wash during an exceptionally loud portion of it.
  • just how he’s supposed to be according to the doctor.
  • already spoiled. He’s got a big old pile of fabric (not cheap mind you) and a good sized couple of gift cards to a super cute baby boutique.

That’s all I can think of for now. I do tend to post more prego related pics and tidbits on Instagram and Facebook if you’re curious. And if you have any questions let me know. I am now a firm believer in pregnancy brain since I obviously can’t think of anything.

Let’s connect! You can also find me hanging out here.


  1. Marissa you are too darn cute! And you look so tiny for 32 weeks! Can’t wait for the little mister to arrive!

  2. What a great necklace and sweater! ‘Totally digging the socks! You look beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. You look amazing!! I think I was one of the odd people who was really, really looking forward to actually giving birth! I had a very specific birth plan and an amazing doula who I could talk to about anything childbirth related, and I watched quite a few water birth videos, so I had a good idea of what I was gettin into as well. You’re gonna do great! And hopefully your husband will get some good tips for helping you stay calm and a little more comfortable :-)

  4. I love your word. I think it is absolutely perfect for you this year! I can’t wait to see that little baby.

  5. I am still so very excited for you! I love seeing your pregnancy update pictures – I weigh myself almost every day, but as I gain more I think I’m going to stop that because its hard seeing the scale say a bigger number than I’ve ever had before. Also, I love that your baby is called Toasty – we call ours Gnocchi. :)

  6. Great post. I think your attitude toward learning this year is great.

    As for pregnancy pics, I think a good photographer can do wonders in your own home, if you can’t think of anywhere to go. :)

  7. You are such a hottie! I love that word for you. :)

  8. I’m so glad that your pregnancy is going well. You’ll be surprised how quickly you adjust to having that baby around. I just hope you are able to get some sleep after he gets here. :) PS. Boys are fun!

  9. I want to rub your tummy and talk to little toasty so badly….why do I have to be so far away?!

  10. A baby changes everything, great word because you will learn a lot!!! It is so fun. Never let anyone tell you how to raise him. You are his mom and you know what is best. BTW-Toasty is going to be the best dressed baby around.

  11. I love hearing your pregnancy updates :)

    I’m willing to bet the rhythmic thing was definitely the hiccups! Seraphina got them all the time once I was 33 weeks or so. I felt them several times a day :) One time, while laying on my back, I noticed that my belly was moving to her heartbeat! Apparently, if they are flat up against the side of your uterus, that can happen. Freaky!

  12. I think the goal you made is wonderful! I have four kids and my youngest will be 2 in February. He was born a month premature and has had many many issues along the way of his short life. I have learned from my experience with him my life must be flexible. I decided this year I wanted to start writing my daily to do list and if something needed to be pushed off to the next day then oh well. Yesterday was my first day of my to do list and due to some power issues and a sick child I did not get anything on my list done. So time to rearrange my plans for the next few days and start over. :) I think pregnancy pictures would be an awesome idea. I had some done with my youngest and so glad I did. With my other pregnancies I felt like a beached whale (even though I wasn’t) and I refused to take any pictures.

  13. I can’t believe you are 32 weeks already! He is going to be here before you know it! I’m so excited for you to experience everything with him this year. It is going to change your life in so many ways – some hard, some not, but all of it so worth it and so amazing! You are going to be the best mommy. You look adorable!

  14. I love Fotofly. They do an amazing job at their studios in Draper and Thanksgiving point. They will also come to you. We did Olive’s 1st birthday and 2 rounds of Santa pics with them . They are amazing. You’re going to be such a great mom!

  15. Elizabeth R says:

    You look great, and tiny for 32 weeks!one thing I always tell my friends is that you will hear a million different birth stories and every horrific detail (people love to share those), but your birth story will be completely different!

  16. I think you are smart to realize that you will need to just accept whatever happens once your little guy arrives. The first few months are rough, but once you get a routine down it gets easier. And can I say you are one radiant little pregnant lady. Love seeing pics of you!

  17. I love your word for the year. I want to be more present in 2014… find a better balance between blogging/life. Taking it day by day whether we are learning or just being present is the key in 2014 to us! Yay for babies!

  18. I am so excited for you! You look so cute and I can’t believe you are already 32 weeks – can’t wait to meet Toasty!!

  19. I really love this word and the picture is so cute! Love your little baby bump too! Pregnancy is sooo fun! :)

  20. I think your word is perfect for this time in your life. Enjoy all the changes your family will be going through this year. It flies by so fast! You look darling by the way!

  21. Your word is perfect! I might need to copy. :) Good luck with your new bundle coming soon. You are darling. Love the socks!

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