So last night as I was laying in bed it hit me that in a short time I would be holding a new baby... that made me excited, then within the same thought, I remembered the whole process to get to baby.... then I started crying. I must say although I know when this little one is coming, the whole countdown is taking its toll and I am scared and worried. I get anxious and of course this time I know what to expect, so the whole 'unknown' element is very much missed this time around. I can't worry about something I haven't experienced, so you see my situation. Ken came to bed and held me for awhile as I cried. Personally its just the whole 'needle in my back' thing, it wasn't fun last time and I just pray it goes more smoothly this time.
Today is the last 'normal' day before everything starts to happen as well. Tuesday is filled with appointments at the hospital for blood work and meeting with my surgeon to go over details. Soooo, that leaves me to try and keep busy today to keep my mind off things. I have a few things planned, but I get tired and need to sit and that is when I usually start crying again. Bah on hormones!
Yesterday was far more fun and VERY distracting from things ahead. Megan and I held our Ethiopian shower for Dianne and Hana! It was a great success and so much fun. Lots of green, yellow and red (the Ethiopian flag colors), yummy food and friends.
Little cake welcoming Hana with some yellow roses...
... cupcakes, Ariel had her eyes on these from the moment I made them, haha.
More flowers and the invitation I made up. I framed the original larger painting for Hana to have in her room.
A closer look if its hard to see in the picture...
Megan's awesome flag fruit tray...
and veggie tray! Her dad also made a wonderful Ethiopian style dish for the party, soooo yummy, I ate lots of it. Haha.
Dianne and Hana cut the cake...
This doll belonged to Megan's mom. She cleaned it all up for Hana to have, and she seemed to like it, when she didn't think it was another baby stealing her mommy's attention, haha.
Ken and Ariel returned to help pack up and see Hana (Ken was eager to see her in person). Ariel finally got a chance to eat a cupcake, hee.
Dianne and I with our girls. I think she will have to eventually add a little boy down the road too, hee. Hint hint!
We got home and my feet were paying the price for all my fun. They were REALLY swollen and sore. So I got to bed and tried to sleep it off, only to be up in the night around 3am for an hour or so with general soreness all over. I am so ready to be up in the night with a hungry baby rather than pain. Blah!
Oh, late last week I finally did the finishing touches on the dedication outfit. It needs to be ironed, but I wanted to share and was too lazy to do it just for the picture. Haha.
I also got an email from our church last week saying they had some meals lined up for when we get home, yay! Its those practical things that are so nice and very appreciated.
Oh, last night before going to bed, I found out a friend from high school who had the same due date as me went in to labor and had her baby girl! Can I say how jealous I am that a) she has her baby already and b) that she had her so fast! She had been saying how she was envious that I was having ours this week and then low and behold she beat me! Haha, I couldn't believe it. Had she waited another few days we could have been in the hospital together. Ok, I need to get moving and wash some sheets. I will post one more time before we go in on Wednesday, and one last belly picture, because Jill asked so nicely. Ok... deep breath in... and out...