Thursday, May 21, 2009

Best Day

I bought a baby book for Ava when I first found out I was pregnant.  Every so often, I go and fill it out, writing details about my pregnancy.  It has sections where you can put pictures of the different months of pregnancy, the ultrasounds,  momentos, etc.  Well, when I was filling out the 5 month page yesterday, it asked me to describe my "Best Day".  I thought long and hard, trying to think of a day I could describe to Baby Ava.  Well, nothing came to mind. Sure, I've had good days. In fact, most days are good!  But nothing really stuck out as being my "best day".  So I closed the book and figured I'd just come back to it later.  
Well, today ended up being the "Best Day".  It didn't start out much different... I woke up around 6:15... fed the dogs and let them out.  Then I cooked Ken and I breakfast.  He left for work, so I picked up the house, watched a little TV and then ran some errands... nothing out of the ordinary. So what made it the best day?  Ken did.  He came home shortly after 5 with a dozen long stem roses... some of the most beautiful pink and red roses I've seen (and smelled!) in a long time.  We then went out on a date to one of my favorite places.  We finished up the evening with a long drive around the city... sun shining, windows down & 85 degrees.  
It was absolutely the Best Day :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

These are the kinds of showers I like!!

It's been a long standing joke within my family about how much I despise the process of getting ready... Starting with the shower, to the makeup, to the hair... the whole process just bores me and it takes so damn long.  I literally try to avoid the whole process as much as possible.  
Baby showers though.... I love!!  
I especially love baby showers when they're for my baby!  :)  Little Ava got showered with gifts at our first shower last Saturday.  Put on by my two friends, Cecily & Laura, it was a hit!  They had each of the girls, hard at work, designing tiny onesies for Ava... using plain white onesises and puffy paint.  We now have onesies that say "I got it from my Mama", "Sassy Pants", "Future Wine-O", etc.  We even have onesies with the Cubbies logo, Wonder Woman logo, and much more.  She is going to be one outspoken little girl when she comes out! 
I felt overwhelmed by the generosity of all the girls from work... especially considering I no longer work there (that's a whole different post that I've yet to write!).  I took home a hefty carload of things... everything from clothing, diapers, sheets, gear, bottles.. you name it, I got it!  It was also fun going back through all of the gifts with Ken, once we got home... explaining what each of the gadgets will do for Ava.  For now though, the items are in her closet, waiting until we get the furniture and other pieces so we can start organizing everything.  I'll admit... I keep sneaking in there though, to look at the little clothes and books, etc... so excited for everything to eventually have it's place.  In mid June, we will go to Quincy to get the baby furniture from my Sister.  She is giving us all of the items that she bought for Dulaney, but rarely used... I am so happy to have it!   We'll get her glider, crib, changing table... all white!
Below is a picture of the items we were given during the shower last Saturday.  Like I said.. The generosity was overwhelming!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nana is busy shopping

My sweet Mom sent me an email today, spilling the beans on some adorable gifts she's bought for Ava.  
She picked out a few things in Florida and then took them to this cute little shop (The Stitchery) to be embroidered. Apparently she designed them so well that the shop owner (that did the embroidery) has put them on her website.  
She was so excited that she sent me a pic of them.  Good thing I picked an easy name for her to spell! ;-)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Week 18- 21 Belly Pics

 Okay, you asked for it!!!  Here are some belly pics... from week 18, 19, 20 & 21. Now, before you go making fun of my stupid outfits and awful hair, keep in mind, we usually take these weekly pics around 6 AM, right after waking up.  And I'll be the first to admit, I am NO beauty queen before my morning coffee!   
We're having our first baby shower next weekend, hosted by my friend Cecily.  I can't wait!!  It will be so fun to start getting little gifts for Baby Ava!