What a busy weekend!
On Saturday, my mom came by to visit and to preview some more of her projects for Harbor William. She has been on a sewing kick and has been making some of the cutest things. She found a pattern for some really sweet bibs and has been using a lot of fun fabric. I am excited about how much she has had monogrammed! She also had a really fun blanket monogrammed. Thanks, mom. I love them all and can't wait for Harbor to try them out. : )
Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., David and I attended our first "couples" childbirth class. We loved it!!! We met a couple who knew us from our blog, which we thought was great. Blogging makes it such a small world. I was afraid we would be the couple laughing the entire time, but David was so serious. There was a couple who was laughing during the breathing exercises, but it wasn't us. David was like a drill Sargent. He took it all very seriously, which I am secretly grateful for. I want to go as natural as possible, Lord willing, and I know without his support, I will wimp out (which I will probably do anyway, so don't start placing your bets yet! Ha!) Mom and dad babysat Bichon for us, and mom took a few quick pictures as we were walking out of their house.
Mom's nursery is really coming along. She gave my old t.v. room a new coat of coffee colored paint, and a fresh coat of that color in a few shades lighter on the ceiling. My old bathroom got the same coffee color on the walls and a lime on the ceiling. She chose two shades of blue to work with also- one color of paint happens to be called "Harbor Mist", which we all thought was pretty funny!
When my parents built this house when I was in 7th grade, they built two back bedrooms jack-and-jill style, with a private connecting bathroom. Since I was an only child, one was my t.v. room and a place where I had a little office setup for homework, and of course, the other was my bedroom. Now, it has really turned into a great room for Harbor.
David and I visited their house on Sunday, where David painted some stripes on her walls. She wanted three colors, but didn't want them at a chair rail height. David still needs to touch up certain places, but they turned out fun.
While David painted, mom hung clothes in his back pockets. When they are together, they are so silly! : )
(29 weeks pregnant)
While David painted, I did what any teacher does on the weekend- grades papers, unfortunately. It was nice to grade at my parent's house on the couch with my dad though.
Sunday afternoon, before the painting began, we celebrated Rachel's, Alicia's, and my birthday at Ruby Tuesday.
I loved all of my presents, though I do feel old to still be getting gifts. I got a lot of great jewelry, the 5th season of 90210, and from my parents, a picture of a tufted leather ottoman for our living room. My parents and I were recently discussing how every kid seems to have a horrible coffee-table forehead scar, and so I was thrilled to see they had purchased an ottoman! Wow! Thanks, mom and dad.
Today was also my doctor's appointment. I am at 30 weeks and have gained a total of 19 lbs. I am measuring three weeks ahead of schedule (yikes!). Dr. Reiter guessed today that if Harbor keeps growing the way he is, he could end up being between 8 and 9 pounds. Double yikes! My blood pressure was great and I have not had any swelling at this point, which is a total miracle since I am still wearing heels and teaching all day.
So, moms, tell me. How many of you were told you would have big babies and actually did? Anyone? I'm thinking he could be wrong, but then again, I am definitely getting big and it is all baby. What do you think?