I have been off work this week and last week. It’s given me much needed time to do some things for the baby (that will be here before we know it.) Today I spent the whole day painting a new tree in the nursery. Mark painted over the old one last night. We liked the one from before, but it wasn’t the kind we wanted. We went from scary winter tree to a more modern childlike tree. I love this one so much more.
Also, today I bought Dreft to start washing the baby’s things. I have clothes hanging in the closet. (One of which is a onesie with an owl sewed on that I finally finished the other day…I’ll post a picture.) And for under the window Dad is going to make a bookshelf that’s a good height to be a changing table at first. Things are coming together.
Lori was in town yesterday and she & her family had a little ‘baby shower’ at lunch for me. It was really sweet. Lori, Cindy, Taylor, her mom and gramma were there…I love these ladies. They have been my special girls for so long. I’m glad I got to share a little pregnant time with them.
What else? I have been feeling good and enjoying all things baby…like feeling all it’s movements throughout the day (and night.) It is truly an amazing journey, I feel blessed everyday. Count down is less than three months to baby Perry. Oh my!
mark and i had the most fun today. we relaxed at home during the morning, went a got a new cell phone for mark for christmas, had lunch together, drove around in the country and then decided to take some maternity photos. it was such fun! we used our go-to tripod method for lots and mark took some too. i am really excited about the way they turned out. who needs to hire a photographer? we’ll put that money in savings for baby perry. check out some shots if you’d like…
love, mark, bethany and baby perry 2009
Saturday I got to spend a good bit of time with the Radcliffs. We took some pictures for Christmas despite the cold & gray weather out and then went back to their house. I always love to spend time with the boys but more than ever they were sweet and snuggley while I was there. They took a little nap and when they woke up I got lots of hugs and loves. (One of my favorite things is a baby after a nap.)
Kelley told Coleman to be careful of the baby in my tummy one time and so I showed him the belly ( I had a big sweater on that made it hard to tell there was a bump under there.) He rubbed my belly to touch the baby. Then later he was sitting in my lap and hiding his face in the top of my sweater. After a few minutes of playing this way he moved the bottom of my sweater and asked “Can we open up the baby?” It was the sweetest thing.
This is Frida. And the blanket I just finished knitting for the baby. But there has been a change of plans. Now the blanket is for the dog because who could take it away when she loves it so much.