Week 30!!! Ten more to go. We have so many things to be thankful for in the midst of our challenges. She moves so much, I cannot help but think that's a good sign. Our doctors are still as great as ever and have promised to be there for us in whatever way we need. *I will speak on my overall opinion of EVMS at another date. It's a good for them they have pretty much cornered the market for high risk pregnancies....or else I'd be flying that coop.
I have to give myself a pat on the back. This past weekend, my heavy little belly and I completed two weddings. Thanks to my incredible assistants (one being my dear husband), each day was a success. You can read about them here and here, if you'd like. If you happened to read the review I wrote on my new Tieks, you'll know my footwear was of great concern to me. I managed to wear them for a little on Friday night, but stuck with my ballet flat Crocs all of Sunday. They're not the prettiest ever, but my legs thanked me. Who knew gaining this amount of weight would feel like a billion pounds.
I've pretty much decided what I have in my possession is what I'll wear for the rest of my pregnancy. I did get a cute, cheap dress online this week AND my dress for my maternity photo session came in. I'm pretty much in love with it.
My first shower is this weekend! I'm so excited I could burst. It will be so great to see everyone and I know my cousins and bff are going to do a magnificent job putting it all together.
I'm spending more time hugging them these days. Niles loves to cuddle right up under my neck, so I'll just hold him there like a little baby. I know it'll be tough for them once Miss gets here and I want to give them as much attention as possible. After all, they have done more for me than I ever imagined was possible.
You people and your "cravings"...I'm not so sure they exist. If they do, they have yet to arrive here. Trust me, I don't mind at all.
Things baby got to do this week:
-She discovered my ribs! Goodness gracious, have mercy! It doesn't hurt, she's still not that big, but it's a weird sensation. I was driving home one night this week and she literally kicked my ribs the entire drive. I kept trying to reposition myself, but when you're driving, you can only move so much. It made me laugh. Poor girl must have been uncomfortable. Or she was tap dancing to the classical music on the radio.
-She has become more of a night owl. I know, I know, "She's preparing you for after birth, keeping you up all night." But I kid you not, as soon as my head hits the pillow, this dancer goes to town.
-Her food highlight of the week was wedding cake. I mean, how could it not be? There was also a giant bowl of snap peas Cal grew in our church garden. Eating those was almost like having a dessert, they were so sweet.
-I started making the banner that will hang over her window. I'm not doing curtains. One, I have cats and any piece of long, flowing fabric is a temptation they cannot resist. And two, I didn't want a valance. I'm hoping to be done with that by next week...it's going to be so cute!
Last week, I mentioned not having a functioning ice maker in our house AND I couldn't find my hammer to hang things on my walls. My dear friend, Jennifer brought me ice trays. My bff, Kim brought me a bag of Sonic ice. Cal got me a new hammer. All is right in the world. Thank you, everyone!
From Dessert Song by Hillsong. We sang this in church this past Sunday.
These words have never been more real to me.
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship