Sunday, July 4, 2010

time... how it's flying

So much has been going on lately and time has just been flying.

Last week, husband and I celebrated 6 years of wedded happiness. Last year we did a grand trip to the Big Sur coastline to celebrate 5 years and as much as we had fun and celebrated us, we'd still both felt the nagging reminder of what was missing. This year, celebrating our anniversary was a poignant moment. Our last as solely the two of us, and we cherished that and also celebrated what was to come.

Last weekend also was my baby shower. My sister organized it and a big group of my girlfriends gathered for a fun afternoon. We played silly games, ate yummy Mediterranean tapas, and topped it off with a yummy chocolate cake with a pram on it. Fun. Lots of neccessary items for baby girl were gifted and it's sinking in... baby girl's on her way :)

We decided to spend this long weekend here in NY with few plans. Work has been absolutely insane for me with a huge deadline next week so some rest has been badly needed. Today, with termperatures threatening to hit 100F, we cancelled plans to attend a July 4th picnic, and instead had our own picnic indoors in the comfort of constant hydration, proximity to the loo and air conditioning. Not to mention, we put the crib together, emptied out alot of stuff from the guest/nursery room and it now looks closer to the room it should be. We still are waiting for the mattress/and need to do the "decor" but atleast the crib is up!

Also finally got around to reading the labor and delivery part of the baby books. So far I'd only gotten so far as following the weekly updates... Next: need to get some books on breast feeding. Any reccomendations?


Jill said...

Glad time is flying for you - even though you're one of those freak pregnant women who loves everything about pregnancy! We had to stay in for the 4th too. 106 is too hot! Take care and happy 4th!

Amber said...

I haven't read ANY books during pregnancy, so I definitely can't recommend any for you. But I'm really jealous that you're getting yourself prepared!

We are cancelling plans like crazy this summer because it's so hot in Oklahoma. My little internal furnace just won't allow me to be outside for any length of time! So exciting that the babies are coming so soon.

Courtney said...

Yes, time is flying! I'm glad it is with you too!

Lucky Jones said...

I wish I had some recommendations on bf books. I had such a hard time with it!

You have an award on my blog!

Elizabeth Dagostino said...

How amazing that you were able to celebrate your 6 year anniversary with such a special gift almost ready to join you! It's truly amazing - and especially after the journey (we did clomid treatments as well, and it's an experience).

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday as well. We spent ours in a family members pool and in the air conditioning. I am counting down the days (18 now!) until our Canadian vacation at our lake cottage! Oh, and until our 16 week scan - which we will have done in Buffalo, NY. Wooo hoo!

Stay cool and out of that city heat as best you can. I've vowed to not leave the house unless to take the dog out, go to the dr, or some other "emergency" lol, until the temp is less than 90!

Kelli said...

You're getting so close!! :)

Just wanted to chime in on the BFing book. The only one I have is by the La Leche League, "The Womanly Art of BFing". It's a little old school (and I may have an older is borrowed from a friend who used it with her 4 year old) but has lots of great info. Try websites like, too...great stuff there. Also, ask for the lactation consultant to come see you in the hospital before you give birth and see if you can arrange to have a LC there immediately after delivery to help you with the first feeding. Take advantage of having the LC at the hospital...don't be shy about asking them to come observe your nursing sessions, help out, etc.

Truly, BFing is a lot harder than I thought it would be but it is the most incredible thing I've ever done beyond giving birth. If you have any questions or there is anything specific that I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.

Glad to hear that you're still doing great and loving every minute of your pregnancy. Take care and stay out of the's a doozy!