This post has been a long time coming. My first baby shower was July 17. Yes, as in a month ago. I am so disappointed in my blogging lately and I really hope I get back into the groove before little miss Eden makes her debut. Let me tell you, I think it is worth the wait because...well, I will let you make that judgment call after seeing the photos.
My wonderful friend Ruby is the one who planned the event in its entirety. All she asked was for a little inspiration (she knows me so well that she knew I would already have something in mind). What was my inspiration? Lemonade. The fact that the baby shower was being held in July instantly made me think of an outdoor BBQ or picnic complete with glass bottles full of lemonade. Well, she took that inspiration and ran with it. Honestly, I was stunned. Here are a few photos full of eye candy...
Oh yeah, I know, she is gorgeous. That and she makes me look like a giant whale. Thanks Ruby, thanks a lot. This reminds me why I should not have beautiful friends...they make me look bad and I cannot be having that. Okay fine, I'll get over it. Seriously though, my friends really are fabulous.
The decor was put together with items that I could use later. I loved this concept! Absolutely nothing went to waste. Ruby purchased items right off of our registries in order to ensure that we could put each item to use. There were some amazing paper flowers that she put together which you will see making another appearance in Eden's room. It was so fun to be able to see each item be put to use again and not feel like a bunch of decor went to waste. I love this girls thinking!
When this week hit I started getting anxious. My to-do list (which seems to grow daily) is looming over my head, but not much seems to be getting checked off. However, I am pretty sure I am going into full crazed mommy mode because linen closets are getting organized, baby album is getting put together, clothes are getting organized, kitchen cabinets are getting rearranged, every item that is made of fabric or is even somewhat washable has now seen the inside of the washer....yep, there is a baby on the way for sure! Oh and I am going to admit that I have even packed most of the hospital bag. Yes, I realize that most likely I will have plenty of time to pack while I am in the first stage of labor, but why not have it ready now so I can just focus on getting through the pain? What can I say, I just prefer to be over prepared.
Our doctor's appointment went quite well today. For our appointments we see our doctor on a rotating basis (she shares her appointments with a nurse practitioner). We LOVE our doctor and love the weeks that we get to see her. Thankfully today was a doctor day so we were thrilled. Anyway I got a "perfect" for weight gain (even though I must admit that I gained FOUR pounds in two weeks...better cut back on the junk food). Eden's little heart was beating away just as strong as ever which makes us feel so great every time. I am still measuring behind, but our doctor put our minds at rest and said she is 100% confident that all is well and is happy with it. I am definitely getting contractions whenever I am walking or on my feet for too long, but thankfully they are just practice for the real thing.
One amazing feat that we accomplished last week was passing our childbirth classes! Yes, our instructor actually thinks we will be good parents. Scary I know. I would have pictures except they asked that pictures not be taken so just visualize Josh and I with our cap and gown holding a perfectly swaddled fake baby. Four weeks of classes which were three hours long was quite daunting, but definitely worth the few rear end aches that we received from all the sitting.
Well, time to wrap up another week. We are getting closer and closer to the date where she is safe to come (and we are so okay with her coming before the 40 week mark...hear that little girl?!).