#1 - Babyland: All is good. I'm tired (surprise, surprise), hot (in an even-hot for Missouri summer? another surprise, I know), and feel rather large and cumbersome all around. I'm also still amazed by the fact that somehow my skin is still stretching and hasn't actually popped like an overly full balloon yet. Oh, and my darling husband has taken to calling me penguin. But baby is healthy and apparently happy. In fact, I think I could do with her being a little less happy as she'd perhaps feel a stronger urge to come meet her mummy.
#2 - On that topic, I am officially on maternity leave. I considered trying to work longer, but I'm glad I decided against it. Having some down time to just focus on, well, having a baby and all that is going to entail, is a relief. Besides, I'm technically still working some as my company graciously is letting me do some writing work while at home--which just happens to be my favorite part of my job.
#3 - About a month ago, a dear friend of mine threw me a baby shower. Definitely up there as one of the cutest showers I've ever attended, and yes, I know I'm biased, but I still hold to that statement! She did an Alice in Wonderland theme (because of our literary based nursery) complete with drinks in little bottles with labels on them saying "Drink Me" and cupcakes with icing saying "Eat me."
She also threw it at a local pottery place where you can go and paint pieces of pottery. Super cuteness! (I, naturally, painted a baby bowl).
Sadly, I only have a few pictures available as other people took most of the pictures and I haven't gotten copies yet. But here's a few...
It started with Chris finding a nest of baby bunnies in our back yard.
In the usual drama that follows my sister's life around, her call to my parents telling them the good news was accompanied by my mother being so excited to get the call that she tripped over a bag (she was sitting in a meeting) and managed to sprain both her ankles and hang up on my sister before Joy even got to tell her the news!