It was early in the morning on Sunday, April 14th, and I had given my mom lots of warnings throughout the night that I was planning my big debut that day. My dad had spent his spring break getting ready for me to come home, so they were ready for this moment. Their bags were packed and they were excited about meeting me face to face!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Last week, two of my sweet co-workers hosted a baby shower at work for me. Fatima scheduled the shower, sent out the invitations, and ordered cake and drinks. Athena designed the beautiful invitation below and helped with the decorating and setting up that day. Since the shower date was just before I hit 38 weeks of pregnancy, they were a little nervous I wouldn't make it to my own party! But baby girl and I held out and made it through our last pregnancy-related milestone!
Cute decorations and delicious desserts in our conference room
Since Dan was still on Spring Break, he came to the shower, too!
We got so many fun gifts! Most of the gift bags were full of those irresistable baby girl clothes. If she has to wear the same outfit twice in her first 6 months of life, I'll be shocked! :)
A photo with the hostesses, Fatima (left) and Athena
Everyone expected that my maternity leave would begin right after the baby shower, so I feel like a celebrity when I walk into work every day now. :) As long as I'm still feeling well, I plan to work through next Friday, two days prior to my due date. I haven't had many pre-labor symptoms yet, so I'm mentally preparing myself for her to arrive late. But of course things could change in a moment, and I've got strict instructions to go straight to Fatima for assistance if labor starts while I'm at work. My boss, Ralph, and co-worker, Doug, say they will only frantically run around in circles the way men are supposed to if you believe the movies. Ha!
Since Dan was on Spring Break, we took advantage of it and spent time with several friends. He also spent a large part of his time off moving furniture and putting our storage boxes up in the attic to make more space in our rental house for the baby and all her stuff. Everyone's been asking me if the "nesting urge" has hit me yet. It hasn't, but I think it's because Dan's got it covered! :)
Some last "baby-free" date nights: We spent the afternoon at Disneyland last Saturday and met our friends Chris and Adessa for dinner afterwards.
Our friends from Colorado, Michael and Jennifer, visited San Diego this week with their kids, Audrey and Austin. We've really missed them and had so much fun catching up and getting to know their kids better!