Monday, June 23, 2014

birthday and baby showers

Linking up with Kristin today!

It's just before 9:00pm and I am ready. to. crash. Luckily I've got a little adrenaline from the weekend left in me to pump out this blog post, because I want to share before I get busy (or lazy) and forget all the details.

This weekend was absolutely one for the books. My weekend technically started on Thursday night since I decided to take off Friday in honor of my 26th birthday. I had a busy week at work training the contractor we brought on to cover my maternity leave, so by Thursday at 5 I was more than ready to not thinking about work for a few days. Late that night my Mom and sisters got in, and that is of course when the fun really began. My Mom is a blast, and teenage girls sure don't lack in the energy department, so when we're together it's always a mile a minute.
Birthday flowers from Will. Not sure how roses become tie dye, but I'm a fan.
Friday we ran some errands, shopped, went to lunch, and just enjoyed the day together. When Will got home from work we went out for my birthday dinner. I chose a hibachi restaurant for the main course, and a DQ ice cream cake (my favorite) for  dessert. After running around all day and evening it was all I could do to crawl up to bed. It is 110% true that you really need to take it easy in the third trimester. I keep forgetting this, and I've paid for it.

Mom hosted a shower for me at my house on Saturday. We spent the morning getting ready for that, the afternoon enjoying the shower, and the entire evening eating leftover food. I swear I ate my weight in fruit, desserts, and dip this weekend. I don't regret a bite. I tried to put a few things away that evening (clutter = hate) but only made it about half way through before I had to hit the hay. Will was out at a bachelor party, so I didn't have him there to assist. You can see below that my temporary assistant wasn't really helpful. 

Texting selfies to Will. This is my concerned face about all the stuff crammed in to one weekend.
Sunday morning my family left, and I am a maniac who can't sleep in, so we were up and at em pretty early. Will and I opted for take out for breakfast, then I hurried to get ready for the day. I had a pregnancy massage (heaven) at noon, then headed straight to my sister in law's for my final baby shower with Will's Dad's side of the family.

Everything was beautiful, and we got wonderful presents. It was pretty surreal to be in a house full of little girls (that side of our family is full of them), and I can't wait to add ours to the mix. On of Will's cousins has a 3 month old daughter, so I'm glad Norah will have a built in little play mate at all our family gatherings to come.

All in all, it was an excellent weekend. All of the friends and family that went out of their way to buy such special gifts for Norah, spend their weekend with us, and pass along their advice is overwhelming in the best kind of way. I can't believe I'm another year older, and our little Norah-Belle (Mom and I both started randomly calling her that, so maybe it will be her nick name?) will be here in just  about two months. Time flys when you're having fun!
Erin LFF said...

What a fun, celebratory weekend! A birthday and two baby showers?! I love it all! :) So glad you got a massage too- I can't imagine how great that must be, especially in your 3rd trimester!

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