So Asa, I intended on writing more "journal" like posts here, so that one day perhaps-you could look back on what it was like when I was pregnant with you. As you can see, a public place is probably not the best/easiest place to share this info and I have been less than good at keeping up over here.
So how about I sum up the past several weeks for you?
So you and I flew to California to be in my sister's wedding. That's us in the top photo. It was the wedding of your Aunt Cassie and Uncle Eddie. I was a bit worried about flying together-but it was actually pretty much ok. I think I flew at the perfect time. I really can't imagine flying with you now-you are far too big! You and I were in the wedding and it was beautiful. I'm so glad we were able to make it!
While in California we got to see many aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandma and many of your cousins. Your Aunt Allison threw us a book themed baby shower at your Grandma Powell's. It was great-see those blondies up there? Yeah, they were delicious...and you were kicking like crazy after I ate some. You've been almost non-stop moving ever since! Your Great Grandma Thompson gave us some really special books she had saved from when your Dad was a baby. Isn't that neat? We were very lucky and got a lot of sweet gifts from everyone.
When we got back from California, your Dad had put together the crib. I love it! I'm hoping you will, too. We also found a cosleeper bassinet for you to sleep in for the first few months. In the following weeks we put up all of the shelving, curtains and furniture in your room. See those bookshelves? They are filled with books from your shower :) (in case anyone is interested-those shelves are really $4 spice racks from ikea-original idea found here)
We've been slowly gathering clothing, toys and other gear for you. We bought your first little soft toy and hope you'll love it! I'm a bit eager for your arrival so everything is already washed and put away for you.
We started taking a natural birthing class. It's been interesting -it's very nice to have time set aside to think all about you and how you'll be getting here. So far we've already had a couple of trial runs at false labor-my body is just preparing to help get you out, that's all. But I am hoping you'll stay put at least another three weeks. See those photos of me up there? The one where I'm wearing black was taken around 28 or 29 weeks and the other was taken at 33 weeks. Isn't that crazy? It almost looks like you shrunk! But I think you just dropped down further in my torso. I feel lucky to be pretty tall and long so you've got a lot of room to move around down there.
That last photo there is a picture of your baby shower invite for the one we'll have here in Texas. I feel lucky that we've only been here a short while but our friends want to celebrate your coming! Your Dad is also having a shower with his work friends. I think that is pretty sweet. His coworkers are some of the nicest people around, I'm sure you'll meet some of them and their kids.
It's been one of the hottest, driest summers around but luckily we have a pool at our apartment. You do love it when we swim...I hope that endures when you are out of the womb.
I guess that's pretty much it, not much else to report.
Ok buddy, we'll see you in about 3-7 weeks, huh?