As I get ready to become a mother, the relationship I have with my own mom takes on a whole new meaning, and I find myself appreciating her more every day. She is generous, creative, funny, open, and I hope I can give my own daughter half of what my mom has given me. Happy Mother’s Day, Mimi! I love you!
This weekend three of my very best friends are hosting a baby shower tea for me, and I can’t wait! Especially once I realized the Cinco de Mayo evite they sent me was a joke and that they would not actually be serving margaritas out of baby bottles – really funny, girls. Although I have to say, at eight months pregnant, I have no idea what I’m going to wear (my uniform most days is maternity jeans, a tank top, and flip flops – not exactly afternoon tea attire). The rest of the weekend will involve continued nesting efforts and my last prenatal appointment with my doula. I know I say this every week, and it’s probably getting old, but I honestly can’t believe how fast time is flying by and how soon our little girl will be here. It’s overwhelming and awesome all at the same time (which is what I imagine motherhood will be like, too).
You guys, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your kind and supportive comments on my last post. I was sort of at my wits’ end when I wrote it (which you could probably tell), but taking a little break (and maybe a little ice cream) was just what I needed – so thank you! Tech gods willing, we’ll be back to normal posting next week, and we’re back to weekend links today…
And finally, thanks to everyone who participated in our 2013 Reader Survey and giveaway. Congratulations to Kristi, winner of $500 in custom letterpress from Kimberly FitzSimons! Kristi, you should have an email from us in your inbox.
I’m at that place in my pregnancy where when the baby moves I can actually see my belly move! How crazy is that?! I also recently discovered maxi dresses (don’t ask me what rock I’ve been under) and I’m pretty sure I’m going to start living in them. Anything that looks put together but feels like pajamas is aces in my book (pregnant or not). So that’s me these days – belly moves and maxi dresses. Not exactly the most exciting stuff (which I guess is good when you’re waiting around for a baby), so tell me about your exciting things! Wedding plans? Engagements? What’s new with you, dear readers?!
Somehow pregnancy brain got the better of me last week and I completely spaced on doing a Happy Weekend post… which means extra links for you today!
Ryan and I didn’t get our act together in time to plan a babymoon getaway, but we still wanted to do something nice together before little girl arrives, so this weekend we’re headed to Calistoga for a spa day. I’m definitely looking forward to a relaxing day with my honey!
PS – I want to apologize to anyone who had trouble accessing the site this week (or a couple of weeks ago for that matter). We’re working on upgrading our server, so hopefully that will resolve the technical issues that were causing the site to be down. Thanks so much for your patience as we figure things out!