My sweet Mom hosted a baby shower at her house today with the help of my Aunt Sharon, Grandma, and friend Monika and it was more than I could have asked for. It was so fun celebrating with so many friends and it really reinforces how much our little guy is already loved. He will have a lot of "aunties!" I feel so spoiled and so blessed. Thank you to everyone who came!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Today marks 32 weeks! It's been 90+ degrees here and I have to admit, being pregnant in this heat isn't my forte. Russ and I hired a doula which is exciting. For those of you who might not know what that is, it's a certified labor coach. I'm planning on a natural birth and although I'm not making any promises, I really want to try. Hiring the doula has helped me feel more confident about it and she'll be a real help to Russ. We've learned a lot in our birth classes and that also helped lead me to that decision. Today we went on a tour of the hospital and the birthing suites. I was surprised how warm and "homey" the rooms were. I did feel a little anxious while we were there though. It's coming up so fast! Tomorrow night is our last birth class- newborn care. We even get to practice changing diapers on a doll. Should be pretty funny since Russ has never changed a diaper in his life. I have to say that Russ has been super supportive and great about all of this baby stuff. I'm really looking forward to seeing him as a dad.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Russ and I celebrated our 1st anniversary this weekend in Bellingham. I can't believe it's already been a year- it feels like we just had our wedding and left for our honeymoon cruise in Alaska. A lot has happened and now we only have 62 days until the due date of our baby!! We got a recommendation to stay at the Chrysalis in the old Fairhaven District of Bellingham and we loved it! It's beautiful and right on the water. It was great to spend a couple of days relaxing and recapping on our year. As a joint gift to ourselves we decided to buy a new Nikon D3000 and it was fun to try it out on our getaway. Here are some fun pictures of our trip.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
We went to my friend Liz's wedding this past weekend and they had a photobooth at the reception- such a fun idea!! We got to make one for their guest book and got to take one home for the fridge. Of course the baby bump had to make an appearance!