and then the food table was spectacular as well...
They know how much I love branches and trees! All of the branches are currently in my house, waiting for their final home. I couldn't decide which ones I wanted so I took them all. :) We were SO blessed with the love shown to us through this shower. Not just with the showering of gifts, but knowing that we have so many people that care about us is amazing. I was glad my mom got to come up and be here, too.
and here I am with my sweets!
On Monday night we went to Terry and Debbie's house for a blessing. The 'blessing' has become a tradition that originated with Angie but has been adopted by several people. Our family gives blessings for birthdays, weddings, babies, and basically any other major life event. People gather in the living room of a house and the person(s) with the life event happening receives advice, love, tips, etc. from people that love them. It started when Angie went to a funeral and everyone was saying nice things about the person that died... she thought, wouldn't it be nice to say nice things to people while they are alive! So blessings started. And they really are a great thing. It's wonderful to know that we have friends and family who love us and are there with us on this journey of parenthood. Most of them are the same people that were at the blessing for our marriage, and they are still in our lives today!
Monday night/Tuesday morning was miserable. I had major congestion and couldn't breathe, therefore I couldn't sleep, then I woke up with a temperature of 100.2 - and I freaked out a little. The past few weeks I don't know how many kids I've sent home with fevers (they had the flu) and I was terrified that I had gotten it! This was at 6am, and I was nervous to go to school with a fever. I remembered the doctor saying if I got a fever to call right away. Well their office didn't open until 8 so I called in a sub for the day and took the day off. The nurse called me back and said to drink lots of fluids and rest (it's hard to rest when you can't breathe) and to call back if the temperature doesn't go down. Thankfully it went down and I was able to go to school on Wednesday, drugged on Mucinex and Tylenol.
On Wednesday the ladies at school threw my baby shower- that was very nice of them! We had been waiting until after the showers to purchase anything for Mason so we did that on Thursday. The room is coming together and we have everything we need (and probably a few things we don't need!). We didn't go to baby class Thursday night because the roads were a little icy and we didn't want to risk it. Plus, we just didn't want to go :). Friday and Saturday was the first weekend where we didn't have ANYthing planned. We've just been enjoying each other's company, since it'll just be us 2 for a few more weeks!
I went to the doctor on Thursday. I gained 3 pounds between last week and this one! Baby is growing. I am 1/2 cm dilated and 50% effaced, so he could literally come any day now. I'm reminded of the scripture "for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape". Yikes... here we go!