We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our little girl... she could technically come any day now! Of course, I'm impatient and I am starting to feel like I will be pregnant forever.
Everything is ready- the car seat is installed, the bassinet is waiting by our bed, and her closet is stocked with adorable, girly outfits.
Everyone is remarking that the baby has "dropped"- and she definitely has! Bathroom breaks come a lot more frequently now, but I can finally eat a real meal again! It's funny to see how her changing positions affect the way my body functions so much. Here's a lovely photo taken in our messy closet, I look super crabby because, well, I was super crabby. It's like 90 degrees here every day, and my feet have swelled up like flotation devices! Everyone loves a cranky pregnant lady, right?
I'm not working anymore, so my days are filled with house cleaning, hospital bag packing, and some Netflix thrown in for good measure. My mother-in-law came to visit last week and brought a wonderful surprise for the baby; she made this gorgeous baby blanket! She had seen my blog post here where I had put up a picture of a similar blanket (but really had no hope for ever owning, since I can't crochet!), and decided to make one using our colors instead. Isn't she amazing! I smile every time I see it.
I also had a sweet surprise from one of my former voice students and her family- they went up to Grand Marais (where Josh and I honeymooned 3 years ago) for a family vacation and brought back my favorite pie in the whole world, Bumbleberry Pie from Betty's Pies. It's like a 6 hour drive there, so needless to say I haven't had a slice for over 3 years. It was heavenly!
So even though the waiting is hard, there are lots of things to be thankful for. Soon enough I will be able to hold this little one, and life will be plunged into beautiful chaos. So for now I will keep my feet up, and my spirits lifted in anticipation!