Archive for June, 2010
Bedrest so far: 9 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8lbs total. Holy crap…I guess I was destined to gain some weight at some point.
Maternity clothes?: All maternity all the time. And now, I am needing new bras (again!).
Stretch marks? Yes…Im looking more and more zebra like every day.
Cervical Length?: No clue for this week(Since NewDoc chose not to check), but last week it was 2.1cm-2.5cm and cerclage intact.
Labor signs: I contract a couple times an hour, but they decided that its Non-labor contractions (BHC).
Medications?: Prenatals and zantac and lots and lots of tums!!
Sleep: Im too hot to sleep. Cant get comfortable. My hips are sore and I can barely roll over. I am back to peeing every half hour. And the thirst is ridiculous.
Best moment this week: Seeing my son move around in my belly, feeling him react when I talk to him.
Worst Moment this week: Tons of anxiety….and body aches.
Movement: The kid is a mover and shaker!
Food cravings/aversions: Bad foods, greasy foods, sweets, and Lucky Charms Ice cream.
Belly Button in or out?: Still an innie…with a hole as big as the moon!
Gender: All boy! But ive been dreaming that he’s a girl…..
What I miss: My husband, alot. And wine….I want a glass of red wine. And a quad shot latte….yummmmm
What I am looking forward to: 3D/4D ultrasound this week!!
Weekly Wisdom: Cankles are totally sexy…really, they are!
Milestones: 55 days until my cerclage removal and 56 days until “TERM” gestation. Buying the swing, and starting to set things up for the baby.
Symptoms: No appetite, feeling very very overheated all the time, grumpy and lots of heart burn.
The left is week 12, the right is week 28….see any change??
Seriously…sometimes I wonder what the freaking point is. Why would I be coming to a doctors appointment every week and having my cervix checked if there wasnt a reason for it? Why would every single OTHER high risk OB think that it is necessary to check my cervix weekly (especially since it is rapidly decreasing in size now) but NewDoc decides that its not needed?
Needless to say my appointment yesterday was less than fabulous. It took us longer to find parking then it did to see the doctor. I usually joke that my doctor is “always late, but worth the wait”, well this NewDoc was a pathetic waste of my time. Yes, that’s right….It wasted MY time. Im annoyed.
Last week Dr.Fabulous was concerned about the contractions I was having in conjunction with my newly shortened cervix (last week sitting around 2.1cm-2.5cm). We have checked my cervical length via ultrasound weekly for 10 weeks. Since Dr. Fabulous is on vacation I was forced to see NewDoc. He is a cocky bastard.
NewDoc explained that he didnt see a point to checking my cervical length because there was no intervention that they could do if it was shortened. His rationale is that there is no point to doing a test if there is no solution. WTF?? I understand that, but if Im contracting and have 0.5cm cervix left it would be nice to know so that if I suddenly start having sharp pain I know if I just ripped through my F*cking cervix.
And yet, I was so shocked that he was not going to do anything that I couldnt even find the words to express my discontent with this new change of my plan of care. I didnt ADVOCATE for myself. Shit. And I only have myself to blame.
He measured my bump, mumbled something about it being “right on”. Then commented about how he is very impressed with my lack of weight gain. Reminded me to repeat the dreaded 3 hour glucose test, again (This will be my third time this pregnancy, for those not keeping track) before the end of the week, and commented about my BP now being low (98/54).
He took out the doptone and listened for a heart beat for all of 2 seconds. I counted 5 beats before he turned it off. He didnt even wait to hear it accelerate or decelerate (which he SHOULD). He didnt verbalize a rate, and I dont see how he even got one, so if he documents one then it was fabricated (I will be asking for a copy of this visit summary, for sure).
And the most stunning part…he said that in 3 weeks (at week 32) he intends on releasing me from “couchrest” and allowing me to resume normal activity. Hmmmm….Im pretty sure that my conservative Dr.Fabulous is gonna have a fit about that statement. And since Dr.Fabulous has kept me pregnant thus far, I will be following his advice exclusively.
I have to see NewDoc yet again next week, and I have a feeling that the visit will go very very differently. In the mean time, I am trying to have faith and thinking that my cervix is still sitting at a comfortable 2cm at least.
Why do you love your doctor?
When its quiet with nothing to distract me, thats when I miss him the most. Bed feels like the size of Texas, house is too silent, there is too much time to think.
Nights seem to last forever. They drag on. Its been 100 days. 100 days since I kissed him, hugged him, saw his face. Its been a really long 100 days.
But the nights seem longer than that. I can replay all 100 days in the course
Of a night.
Only a few hours til sunrise…
I had all these grandiose plans for things to talk about today. I wanted to talk about Mass this weekend, how to cope as a military spouse, my quilting, and a few other odds and ends. But then I remembered that I have a doctors appointment this morning with a different doctor than usual. So now Im too worried to think about anything to write. So here is my default. Please pass it on!
1) What curse word do you use the most? I suppose I should be honest here….I say “F*ck” alot. Way more than I should. Im working on it. Really…..I sometimes swear like a sailor. But with little ears joining our family soon I am much more aware of things that are said. Someone come wash my mouth out with soap.
2) Do you own an iPod? I have an iPhone. No iPod though.
3)What person do you talk to on the phone most? Probably my Dad, or my best friend G. But for the most part I prefer text messaging.
4) Do you still remember the first person you kissed? Vaguely.
5) Do you remember where you were on 9/11/01? I was on my way to school. Sad and scary day. Interestingly enough we were just talking about this yesterday.
6) What was the last movie you watched? I actually went to the movies with friends yesterday, we saw Knight and Day. It was cute and so nice to get out. (This was done with permission. I have a short leash now that we are further along.)
7) Has anyone ever called you lazy? Yes. And I dont speak to that person. And I wont, he’s psycho. And was totally wrong.
8) Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep? Not really. I used to take benedryl once in awhile, but now I dont need anything.
9) Has anyone told you a secret this week? Yes. But I knew it already so it wasnt really a secret!
10) What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Smile and teeth.
11) What are you looking forward to? Friday’s big 3D/4D ultrasound!
12) Do you own any band t-shirts? Nope.
13) What will you be doing in one hour? Hopefully sleeping. If baby NoNo’s hiccups stop!
14) Is anyone in love with you? My Husband is! He tells me all the time!
15) Last time you cried? Two days ago. Hormones….meh…
16) Are you on a desktop or a laptop? Laptop. I dont even own a desktop computer.
17) Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos? Yes, tattoos. I love them, but it will be awhile before I can get another.
18) Would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos? I think tattoo’s are sexy, but Im married and I dont think my Hubby would like me dating some tattoo’d dude.
19) What were you doing before this? Commenting on blogs and reading my reader feed.
20) What is the last time you slept on the floor? Its been atleast a year.
21) How many hours of sleep do you need to function? Prior to pregnancy, about four. Now with baby, about 16-18 hours.
22) Do you eat breakfast daily? Prior to pregnancy, NO. I used to just drink some coffee and that was it. Now, I eat breakfast every day.
What about you?
Today there wont be a witty post. Nothing interesting or original. Im just taking a day to zen.
Today I am quilting, crafting, sleeping, and gestating my boy.
So from you my readers, I want to know….what do you do when you need to zen?
Since the beginning of this pregnancy people have asked me many questions. All are very typical and should be simple to answer, but they never are.
Example 1) is this your first baby?
Answer- well I could answer “yes” and leave it at that. But there is so much more involved. Sometimes I answer “no”, and then I say nothing else. But many times I answer “we are hoping this will be our first LIVE baby”. That answer leaves a huge awkward silence. But its the truth. Now that we’ve reached viability this question doesnt plague me as much.
Now we are hit with:
Question 2) when are you due?
Answer- well I was saying that my due date is September 15. Now I am incredibly aware of how optimistic it is that I will make it that long, and so Ive started saying “we are hoping no earlier than the end of August”. Again, people stare at me like Ive grown a second head.
Then there are the slew of other questions or comments that make me nuts. Most of the time I dont respond to these ones:
“wow, you’re huge!”
“you have ANOTHER doctors appointment?! I never saw the doctor that much.”
“You need to be working out or you wont survive labor”
“You are so big, I just know you will need a csection”
“I guess this will be your last baby”
“So you’re gonna get your tubes tied now, right?!”
And those are the comments from just this week. I could write an entire novel with the ones I’ve heard since becoming pregnant.
What are some of the stupid comments you hear/ have heard while pregnant?
As some of you may have noticed, the pictures Ive been posting are from Christmas time. I found an entire flash drive full of photos that I never posted. So to brighten up the scenery around here, I thought I would post some oldies but goodies! (And since my current situation doesnt leave much to photograph, these are what Im left with!)
Anyhow, I wanted to thank everyone for the incredibly supportive comments that were left for me yesterday. I really needed some support and you guys really came through. Basically between hormones, boredom, worry and exhaustion I was at the end of my limited sanity.
I cant cure the hormones, boredom or worry, so I decided to focus on the exhaustion. I slept all day yesterday, literally. I was awake for less than 6 total hours. And damn does it feel good. I feel a little more like my “normal” self, and a little more prepared to face the task at hand…growing baby.
That wonderful amount of sleeping brings me to these pictures. We were at our nephews house for Christmas and I was exhausted from all the driving we did to get there (19 hours!!) and after rough housing with the boys for a couple hours, I sat down to check my email and…BAM…next thing I know I am waking up.
Even more fun, I look at the flash drive some 7 months later and my lovely husband took photos of my little cat nap.
Where is the most embarassing place you have fallen asleep??
The pattern starts with a delayed doctors appointment. I am usually seen on Mondays and this week there were no appointments available until Wednesday. Monday was a horrible day, I cried, I was grumpy, I was nervous about the baby. Then Tuesday, I was even more nervous, even more anxious. Tuesday night I barely slept because I was having a few painful contractions an hour. None of them were close enough together to get excited about, and I never got more than 2 an hour. But I still spent the entire night worried. Then we get to yesterday, the day of my appointment, and I feel like a wreck.
Luckily my blood pressure was amazing, (118/54), I have no clue how that happened since I was so incredibly nervous. I briefly talked to the doctor, and explained the contractions then we proceeded to my ultrasound. Cervical length is a tad shorter at 2.1cm, with quite a bit of funneling. My cerclage is intact and was incredibly visible on the ultrasound. I felt a little relieved.
Then the doctor drops the bomb shell. He says “It looks like the contractions are causing some shortening and eventually it will cause you to go into labor. I still think we are going to have a preterm delivery here.” I stopped breathing. I was just starting to feel so hopeful that maybe, just maybe I would get my chunky baby. Then he reminds me that every day is valuable and that although if Nolan was born he would have a greater than 90% chance of survival, I would still be looking at a 2 month NICU stay.
Those words…”preterm” and “NICU” scare the shit out of me. I thought for a stupid second that we were past worrying too much about that because everything has gone so well (comparatively) for the last 8 weeks. It was a stupid, slap in the face reality check. And it came at a bad time.
I was already feeling lost, missing my husband and starting to feel like I was drowning in my “new” life, and then I get hit again with the reality of how abnormal this pregnancy is. And I just want a normal, uncomfortable, no Ultrasound, “I wonder if its a boy or a girl”, hopeful pregnancy. Is that too much to ask?
And I miss this. Missing this just makes it a little harder. I hear his voice and I am relaxed. I feel his touch and I am centered and feel like we can do anything. And it has been 3 months since I’ve seen him, kissed him, hugged him…I miss him. And somedays I really wonder how I am gonna be able to do this.
Realistically, I know I will. I know that he is here supporting me, even if he isnt here in person. I know that I have so much family and friend support. I know that I am blessed to be 7 months pregnant with this amazing little prince, I know all that. But for now, my heart hurts for all the “could have beens” and all the “Might be’s”. For now, I am lonely with people surrounding me. I am surrounded by noise and love and feel alone. Its a pattern.
Somethings make no sense to me. Hormones adding to the general stress of the complications that could occur with Nolan are a horrible combination. And that makes me miss him even more. It just seems to be a pattern.
Happy Thoughts anyone?
How far along? 28 weeks
Bedrest so far: 8 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: No clue for this week, but I have an appointment this afternoon, so I will update then.
Maternity clothes?: All maternity all the time.
Stretch marks? Yes…And I now have an arsenal of Mama BEE balm and lotion to try and head off the rest of them.
Cervical Length?: Not sure…appointment this afternoon and will update then
Labor signs: Some BHC, and lots of pelvic pressure, but hopefully this is normal for this stage of pregnancy.
Medications?: Prenatals and zantac.
Sleep: Im too hot to sleep. Cant get comfortable. And NoNo’s feet are up in my ribs so I just cant breathe.
Best moment this week: No trips to L&D, feeling my son move, making it to the third trimester.
Worst Moment this week: More anxiety and just general body aches and pains.
Movement: THe movement is a lot stronger and I can “force” him to move by poking at him. The movement is becoming more painful for me though!
Food cravings/aversions: Pickles. Really want a HUGE pickle. And suddenly wanting slurpee’s again.
Belly Button in or out?: Still an innie…but stretched to the limit!
Gender: All boy!
What I miss: Just being able to leave the house for an activity, swimming and taking long hot baths. Mostly I miss my husband.
What I am looking forward to: Continuing to grow this amazing human being! And also going to my 3D/4D ultrasound appointment at the begining of July. And talking to the doctor this afternoon.
Weekly Wisdom: Do not try to shave your girly parts if you cant see them. There is no way to make it look “nice”.
Milestones: THIRD TRIMESTER!!! And beginning of lung maturity. 90% survival rate at this point!!
Symptoms: No appetite, feeling very very overheated all the time, grumpy and lots of heart burn.
So yesterday I totally forgot to post my intro for ICLW. Here’s about me:
Im a 26 year old Navy wife. I am currently starting week 8 of bedrest “couch rest” due to an incompetent cervix and irritable uterus. I am almost 28 weeks pregnant with a beautiful little boy named Nolan. I have a McDonald cerclage that was placed when my cervix was less than 1cm in length.
Two weeks ago I was in a car that was rear ended and was taken to L&D where they discovered that Baby Nolan was having decelarations of his heart rate due to stress. Since then I have been fighting some elevated blood pressure.
But…we are holding strong!! I am so blessed to have such great support since my husband is out to sea.
Stop by and leave a little note!! Cant wait to get to know you!!
And I dont mean orgasms, you smut minds! I am on pelvic rest afterall!
I mean attitude. I woke up aroubd 4am and was feeling very positive. My entire out look was grand at 4am. I went on the obligatory 4am potty break (not to be confused with the 2,3, or 5am potty breaks), and fell back into a slumber.
When I dragged my pregnant double wide ass out of bed for the day I was suddenly overcome by feeling of anger, grumpiness and general annoyance. Nothing triggered it, no one caused it. But I feel myself feeling hostile towards everyone around me. It seems my positivity crash landed somewhere between grumpy and hormonal.
And now Im faking it. Faking the good mood and silently fighting back the urge to either cry or scream. (Hormones, I hate you.)
I knew that at points in pregnancy there are these hormone surges and mood swings, but this has been the most profound. I miss the good mood from 4am.
And now all I want to do is curl up (snicker, haha, yeah right I cant even attempt that position) and lay in bed and save humanity from my mood. I want to wallow (much like the warthog that I feel like) in my own misery and complain about my circumstances.
But….I wont. Im gonna keep faking it. Maybe by the time I am out of energy from all the forced Positivity, my actual good mood will return. Otherwise I will be emotionally drained and try again tomorrow.
How often do you have to “fake” it?
On Saturday night I went to Mass (with permission from my Doc!). I hadnt been in a few weeks and I missed going.
The service offered a special blessing for all the Father’s and then gave a sermon on suffering, hope and joy.
The priest talked about suffering first. And how depending on what goves you hope, you may feel like you suffer more (or less) than someone else in your same situation.
My friend and I talked about it after, and she confessed that she believes that I have suffered. She feels that my losses, and the sturggles with Nolan’s pregnancy constitutes suffering. I on the other hand feel that I have been through alot but I wouldnt consider it suffering.
The priest then asked us if we suffer. And what from? I dont suffer except from impatience, and that is of my own creation.
He proceeded to ask about hope. What gives us hope? What keeps us going? Currently I am given Hope by every little kick and nudge, by every positive sign that Nolan is alive and well, and by every day that we get closer to our due date. Those things bring me hope. But I also gain hope from prayer, and from recieving blessings and prayers from others.
The last question was about Joy. What brings you joy in life? And what do you do in life that brings God joy?
Those are harder to answer. My family brings me joy. Being with them, loving them and being loved by them brings me joy.
But the second part of that question plagues me, I dont know what I do in life that brings God joy. I never really thought of trying to live my life in a way that would bring Him joy.
So what about you? How would you answer those questions?
I know Ive said it before but I will say it again, I am a very lucky lady. I am blessed to have two fabulous men in my life.
My Dad was my first love. Honestly. If I think back far enough I can remember thinking that I wanted to marry a man just like my Dad. He has really stepped up during these last months and helped while my Hubby has been gone. He has been my life long best friend, and the greatest Dad any girl could ever have. Im lucky. I know.
And then I got my wish and married a man so loving and so good that he mimivs my Dad that way. He completes me, calms me down and is my perfect opposite, soul mate, and partner. I think I would miss him forever, even if we never met. Then you add in what a great Dad he is, and he is the perfect package deal.
I wish that Big Boy had more opportunity to know his Dad. One day. I know that one day he will get to experience all that his Dad has to offer.
And NoNo is so lucky to get both a Papa and a Daddy that are fabulous. They are both such loving men and such good examples for our children.
To all the Dads, I hope that today brings you much Joy and love. I hope that you are able to be surrounded by the loving embrace of your children. And for the would be, could be, or soon to ve Dads of heavenly babies, earthly babies and fur babies, I wish you the happiest day ever.
Thank you all for all you do! Happy Daddy’s day!
And I know he loves me, but I think that in this picture he is clearly telling me to stop clicking pictures of him.
It seems to be the standard operating procedure that when he is home, I shoot WAAAAAAY too many pictures of him. And I know it starts to make him crazy, but gosh he’s cute!!
Happy Father’s Day Honey! (Its a day ahead where he is) Thank you for being such an awesome Daddy to your boys!
I love you!
This is Bear. Bear was purchased by my Mom when I was in the hospital getting my cerclage. Bear also coincidentally wears premie sized clothing.
My attempt at dressing Bear was a complete failure. It took about five minutes and I wound up mal-aligning the snaps. Oh…and I forgot to out a diaper on him. Total failure.
It suddenly occured to me that it has been about 5 years since a wee one was in my care to dress. Im way out of practice.
Does this come naturally to some people?
Another phenomena this week….I suddenly feel like everything HAS to be done NOW. Clothing needs to be washed, gear assembled, everything. Why the sudden urgency? I still intend on being pregnant for another 9.5 weeks at minimum.
Is this nesting? When did you start nesting?
Last year on this date I posted here about my Meyah passing away. I cant believe its been one year. I have missed her every day and we frequently talk about the Lil Devil.
Bedrest has made me miss her even more. She would have loved me sitting around and snuggling all day. I reread all the posts surrounding her death, and cried even harder then I did last year. It was and is still the most painful thing I have ever had to do.
God I miss her.
“Im gonna have a baby.”
Perhaps this is an optimistic phraise because I am well aware of how many things can go wrong from here, but still…. Im gonna have a little boy depending on me. He’s eventually gonna have to come out.
Who the hell decided that I get to be a parent? I didnt take any classes, there was no application process, And I surely wasnt given any type of learners permit.
How did I go from last weeks complete niavety about parenting to my sudden fear? Well, thats simple. My doctor this week explained that if NoNo was born this week he would have a greater than 80% survival chance. He said that there is no reason as of now for me to not be preparing to bring home a real
With that in mind, we started assembling his gear. I took tags off of clothing. I organized his dresser. I bought some baby lotion. And then it hit me….all this focus on getting pregnant and staying pregnant kept me busy and afraid to explore the parenting part of having a baby.
Which brings me back to… Im gonna have a baby. I dont know how to do that. And labor, well…I never really dared to think about it. Ive thought about D&C’s and such, because Ive been there. But the concept of going into labor seems so foreign. As if you wanted me to explore mentally the idea of allowing an alien to pop out of my chest, my brain just isnt wrapping around the idea.
Ive seen labor, Ive witnessed the miracle of birth. I understand what happens. I just cant seem to imagine that I GET to do that. My brain shuts off when I get to that point.
Its like there is a big black hole. Everything except staying pregnant is unknown territory. I cant even fathom wanting him out of my womb when I have spent the last almost seven months trying to keep the Lil Bug in!
Cant I just keep him in until he’s 18?
How did/do you deal with this? Suggestions?
Ok, so Im organizing all Baby Nolan’s gear and essentials and Im lost. I need help!!
What shampoo, creams (nipple and or butt), or any other gear is essential?
I realize that I only have a few more weeks to get this done, and hopefully he doesnt come sooner.
I need your help! Tell me what I need please!!
Bedrest makes me forget the day of the week! But still an awesome picture!
How far along? 27 weeks
Bedrest so far: 7 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Lost 2 lbs since last week, for a total gain this pregnancy of 3lbs so far. The doctors are requesting me to eat every two hours for awhile to keep my weight up.
Maternity clothes?: All maternity all the time.
Stretch marks? Yes….its sad and there are more appearing all the time. With all the stripes Ive got, I out rank my husband.
Cervical Length?: 2.76cm-3.0cm, cerclage intact
Labor signs: None thankfully. But my BP was elevated this week.
Medications?: Prenatals and zantac.
Sleep: I need way more sleep now then ever before. It feels like the first trimester all over again. Im taking like two naps a day.
Best moment this week: Seeing my son take practice breaths. Having my baby shower! Nolan’s AbueIsa feeling his kicks.
Worst Moment this week: Anxiety that something is wrong. Having alot of scary moments.
Movement: Less movement this week then ever before. This prompted an extra ultrasound and a biophysical profile. Everything is fine and it turns out that baby is facing my back, thats why Im feeling less.
Food cravings/aversions: Crab dip and olives. Watermelon is once again cravable. Still not too thrilled about most meats.
Belly Button in or out?: Still an innie…but stretched to the limit!
Gender: All boy! And he’s not shy about it! Every ultrasound he has his legs spread eagle and is showing off the goods.
What I miss: Being able to drive, holding a conversation without being out of breath, getting up outta bed without needing assistance.
What I am looking forward to: Continuing to grow this amazing human being! And also going to my 3D/4D ultrasound appointment at the begining of July.
Weekly Wisdom: You need to tell the doctors about both the physical complaints and the psychological ones. They can validate them and help you out.
Milestones: My son is learning to breathe! He is still a thumb sucker and according to the doctor he estimates him to weigh about 2.6lbs!
Symptoms: Yucky stomach, very sensitive gag reflex, tired, back ache, and some abdominal pain, and itchy skin.
I had a decent appointment yesterday with the chief of the high risk OB department. After all the crap that happened last week I was really looking forward to seeing the doctor and getting some clarification on the variable decels I had last week.
I found out that I lost some weight. How thats possible, especially after the baby shower, I dont know but the doctor put me on an eating schedule of every two hours.
My Blood pressure was high, like 158/98. They rechecked it and my diastolic still stayed above 90 so I have to go back todoay and get it rechecked. Joy.
I had a biophysical profile done on Nolan. (an ultrasound that checks vital function) we saw the sweetest thing…he has started taking practice breaths! That is so cool to watch! Im always gonna ve proud of my kid but I feel like I should celebrate this huge accomplishment!!
Otherwise all is good. Cervix is still sitting at about 2.76cm with little funneling. And the cerclage appears to be intact.
Now today Im heading in to check out my BP and talk to the MFM (maternal fetal medicine doctor).
What was the first accomplishment your child made that you celebrated?
My cake and cupcakes have a special story. When I was a teenager one of my best friends, M and I were inseparable. We double dated with our boyfriends all through high school and for three years we attended almost every dance as a foursome. After high school our lives took different directions and we all lost touch.
Then about a year ago we reconnected through the power of Facebook and have been keeping in touch that way. After scanning her photo albums I saw that she had taken up cake decorating as a hobby, and was incredibly talented. So, when I asked her if she would make my baby shower cake and she agreed, I was OVER the moon!
She and her husband E, stopped by and brought the cake and cupcakes and I was awestruck! They were seriously, the most gorgeous creations I had ever seen. I was actually afraid to let people eat them! But oh…when we ate that cake it was so moist and delicious I was in pregnant cake heaven!
So if you are in the Seattle area and looking for a cake decorator, email me I know someone fabulous!
Thank you M and E for making my baby shower so perfect!
The party was beautiful. To respect my guests, Im not going to post the pictures from the party itself for their privacy. But Here is the house before all the craziness hit. It was so much fun. All the decorations were made by my Mom and myself using the Cricuit paper machine. It was amazing!
As I was looking through the pictures that my sister took at the baby shower last night, I came across this beauty.
I was going to post all about the shower at once, but now I think that I am going to separate it into a post about the decorations and another about the gifts. So those will be posted over the next couple days!