Last week, we celebrated you.
The shower was a garden theme, which seems pretty appropriate since you will spend a lot of time in the garden during your first Summer with us. Bunnies and flowers and beautiful linens and Beatrix Potter books all arranged and displayed about.
|Prizes for the games|
|Sharon Troyer made a beautiful ice ring |
with flowers made of fruit peels!
I took a quiz to see if we could figure out if you're a boy or a girl, but the results were inconclusive.
|The beautiful shower hostesses: |
Paula, Marlene, Janet and Autumn
You have received SO many gifts! I think you have enough clothes to last you until your first birthday. Boy or girl, I know you will look wonderful in whites, yellows and greens. Many gifts were handmade with you in mind: clothes, blankets, bibs, toys... You also were given books- a library, really! Afterward, your Dad and I went through them all, reading the messages and well wishes people wrote inside. I have already read some of the stories to you, but you will hear many more when you are here, cuddling with us.
|A crocheted baby blanket with a little Jonah|
that fits inside the whale, by Ruth Trembley
I just put in your first load of laundry this morning. I'm amazed at how many little outfits can fit in the wash at once. I'm looking forward to organizing your dresser and setting up all your little cloth diapers under the changing table.
Your bedroom is almost set up. Every time we open the door, your big, fur-brother, Alfie, runs in and sits by the window. (That's one of his favorite spots to look out from. I hope you two get along.)
I am so thankful to the ladies that hosted the shower for you: Paula, Marlene, Janet and Autumn. I am so thankful to all that were able to come to the shower and I am so thankful for everyone who has been praying with me for you, Little Mack.
Your Dad and I went to Lamaze the other day, to help us get ready for your big debut.
We watched some labor stories and that made your Dad a bit more nervous. I have watched so many already, each one empowering me and reassuring me that I was made to give birth and to endure labor for you. Whatever the circumstances and pain, you will be worth all the sweat and tears.
(Your Dad really wants to play Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss- the theme from 2001: Space Odyssey- as you're crowning... I don't know if I'll be up for that when the time comes.)
34 weeks down maybe 6 to go??!
I haven't been sleeping that great lately. An extra thirty pounds now, with you inside, doesn't make things very comfortable. Alfie naps with me, which is nice, plus, I know that this discomfort is temporary. You will be here soon, cuddling with us and not kicking me in the ribs. Cuddling will be way more comfortable.
I made a list of things we still need and there are some things I still want to make. If they don't get purchased and/or made, I know that we all make do with all that we have been blessed with already.
We will survive.
We will have each other. <3