Yesterday I was treated to a very special gathering of all the lovely ladies in my life to celebrate the upcoming little person currently being created in my belly! It was SO MUCH FUN! I could not have asked for more beautiful friends to host it for me, so a very special thank you to Brandee, Julie, Sascha & Constance!
It was really great to be surrounded by so many wonderful friends and family members, most of whom are Mom’s themselves and know that this time around I will be never far away from a “life line” should I have any questions or concerns. They are all full of wisdom and kindness, it really doesn’t get any better than that. I mean, seriously, if I have a question about breastfeeding (which I’m sure that I will) all I have to do is call one of them up and I know that they will have the sound advice I will need to be successful. Or if I am nervous at all about having a natural delivery (which I didn’t have the choice of the first time around unfortunately), or what cream to use if he gets a bad rash, or what to do if my breast pump isn’t working right, the list goes on and on. And it feels so good knowing that these wonderful people in my life will be there for us, every step of the way! It’s been awhile since Mark and I did the baby thing, so it will be an adventure for sure!
Brandee had the fun task of writing down who gifted us with what, and reading it later I was laughing at her additional notes. Such as:
Mom – she’d like to have a quilt that is forest theme, you know, the next time you need a project!
Sascha – that amazing knit cocoon that you made for me, yes Brandee would like me to re-gift it to her WHICH ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. But when she decides to have another baby, you can bet I’ll be ordering her up one! I wish I would’ve gotten pictures of it, but I didn’t. Although you’ll be seeing it when my friend Elena takes the newborn photos when Enzo is a week old. It’s definitely going to be used in those!
I can’t believe we only have 10 weeks and 3 days left until the due date. I’m feeling good and getting ready for the holidays. We went and got our Christmas tree today, I will have a post on that fun soon, don’t worry! We are planning to host Christmas Eve this year at our house for my side of the family, so we are thinking of creative ways to put 15+ people in our cozy little house. The girls are looking forward to holiday break and getting to reap the benefits of being a kid at Christmas time. Claire is busy with volleyball and Veda is busy with ballet. We have some holiday parties in the next couple weeks to look forward to. It’s a busy time of year!
Do you have big plans for tho holidays? Have you already gotten your Christmas tree?