Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Shower for Itty Bitty

It was quite an eventful weekend here. On Saturday my wonderful family and friends hosted a baby shower for me and Itty Bitty. It was so nice to have all my female friends and family together in one place to help welcome our son. Having all these ladies together at one time doesn't happen very often. I was overwhelmed by everyone's thoughtfulness and generosity. The theme was children's books so Itty Bitty has quite a library already setup thanks to everyone's contributions of books, in addition to lots of other wonderful gifts. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Cake made by my talented sister-in-law

My mom and me

My mom, me, my mother-in-law

Two of my oldest friends--I've known them since kindergarten!

Blanket made by my maternal grandmother

Quilt made by my mother-in-law

Handmade baby carrier made by my brother's mother-in-law

Blanket made by my friend Amy

All the hostesses went together to get the nursery bedding--Yeah!

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful baby shower! We are so blessed.

Monday, May 4, 2009

33 Weeks

Well, we're down to single digits now folks. Only about 7 more weeks to go (9 at the most). Here's a picture from this weekend and guess what, I'm not wearing black. I do look tired in this picture but I'm really not. I've still been feeling really good, except for an occasional less-than-comfortable night. I have added a little more decoration to the nursery, as you can see from the letters above the dresser. There's still a little more decorating to do, but it's coming together. 

Itty Bitty is still moving around a lot. Sometimes he kicks so hard my whole belly shakes! Some of you have probably been wondering about a name, since we know we can't call him Itty Bitty forever. Well, I think we have pretty much decided on a name, but we are keeping it a secret. We decided since we already found out the sex of the baby, it would be fun for the name to be a surprise.  

We've been busy the last few weeks taking childbirth classes and getting things ready around the house. I've been cooking like crazy to try to have quite a few meals frozen so we won't have to cook when baby arrives. One of my goals this week is to pack my bag for the hospital. At childbirth class they warned us to get our things ready early just in case baby decides to make an early arrival.  I have my next check up with the doctor tomorrow so let's hope everything is on track.