Sunday, June 22, 2014

Eddy's in ATL, Surprise shower & Father's Day weekend

Last weekend the whole Eddy family was back together again!  It was a fun, activity filled couple of days here in Atlanta.  My parents came on Thursday, and we went out to the usual Thai place for dinner that we like to go to when they are in town.  Last time I ate there was back in December with them, a day or so after I told them I was pregnant.  I will say my meal tasted much better now than it did back in the midst of my battle with morning sickness.

Friday Lisa and Michelle arrived, and we went to Stone Mountain that evening for the nightly free-with-parking laser show.  It was my first time to the laser show and their first time to Stone Mountain (Atlanta attraction/park with camping, hiking, events, and the main attraction being a carving of 3 confederate soldiers/generals in the side of the stone mountain).  Considering it was basically free and we had a nice picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn pre-show, all in all we had a good time.

On Saturday my mom and sisters surprised me with a baby shower luncheon.  Pretty table, cute decorations, delicious food and so much love for me+baby P- it was such a thoughtful, nice surprise.  Mom even got me a new dress to wear so I wouldn't have to worry about that!  Just a day or two before that I received a big babies-r-us delivery from none other than my wonderful Deltas :)   They surprised me with the pack and play we had been wanting/needing and a big box of fun bath time supplies, toys, towels and the cutest baby bathrobe.  Thank you to everyone who has shown us so much love last weekend- and throughout this whole 8+ month journey!

Some of the baby gifts made Rob pretty excited...

The baby already has signed Red Wings gear- thank you aunt Maureen!  Baby also got some U of Michigan onesies, which I'm sure Rob will dress him/her in whenever he gets the chance, but come football season I will be getting baby some PSU gear as well to balance things out!

Saturday evening we went to the Braves game vs the Angels.  Great seats, nice evening game so it wasn't too hot.  It was a really exciting game when the Braves tied it up in the 9th inning, but unfortunately the game went past midnight into the 13th inning and the Braves ended up losing.  

Sunday we celebrated Father's Day with a trip to the Sweetwater Brewing Co. for a tasting and tour.  Dads got a free souvenir pint glass, they gave you plenty of free beer, and everyone had a fun time.  Looking forward to going back once I can sample the beer as well!  We followed up our Sweetwater visit with a delicious early dinner at Murphy's in Virginia Highlands and Dairy Queen for dessert- Dad's favorite!  It was a great weekend having everyone together.  Next time this happens there will be a little one joining us :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lots of baby action

Photo: Baby bump bathroom shot- 33 weeks :)

This Saturday I'll be 34 weeks along.   I've said it before but I'll say it again, this pregnancy is flying by it seems!  The past few weeks have been filled with a lot of baby.

Baby is moving a lot- and while it is an amazing thing and reassurance that baby is doing ok in there- it is also a very strange feeling.  I actually rubbed my belly the other day where baby was kicking and asked him/her to please just chill out for a few minutes while I quickly finished grocery shopping.  I don't know why I literally said this out loud to baby when I know that grocery shopping will never be as easy for me as it is right now again.

Every week there seems to be a new symptom/side effect of pregnancy.  This past week it has been carpal tunnel like syndrome in my fingers/hand- some during the day, but mostly all night/morning.  This is from swelling (hence why I can't wear my rings anymore) that is pushing on nerves- especially when I lay down and fluids are redistributed to my hand/wrist area.  I'm going to try using a brace and see how that goes.

Rob and I completed our baby CPR/first aid class, Labor and Birth class, took a tour of the hospital and I completed a breast feeding class (did Rob a favor and signed up for the moms only class, instead of the couples class- which would have been entertaining but kind of unnecessary).  It was a lot of classes and info packed into a couple of weeks, but I do feel more prepared and mentally ready for what is ahead.  Even though most people will tell you that when it comes down to it your labor will be nothing like the videos and the breathing techniques you learned in class will go out the window, I still think the class was helpful overall for both of us and I feel better having taken it.

More and more super cute baby things are filling the house and the nursery is much closer to being done than it was 3 weeks ago.  We are more in the hanging things on the wall and installing a ceiling fan stage, than buying essentials stage, which is a good feeling.  Roxanne is getting a little more anxious and catching on that something is up the more we do to the nursery I think.  The other day, after taking a decorative sign up to the nursery, Roxanne followed me and would not leave my side.  She sat staring at me trying to get attention, putting her nose under my arm, circling me and getting me to pet her, trying to sit in my lap after I got down on the floor sitting indian style- but there was no room because my belly was in the way and she is too big to sit in my lap now as it is, and she actually pawed my belly and then wrapped her paw/leg around my arm and held it there like she didn't want to let go.  It was the weirdest thing.  So after that I definitely think she is having some jealousy issues/being overly protective.  Poor girl thinks all of the baby toys are for her and tries to get them.  So much of me just wants to give them to her too!

This weekend my whole family is coming to visit - yay!  By whole family I mean mom, dad, Lisa and Michelle.  Only one missing will be Rob because he will be out of town.  But it will be great to have everyone together again for the first time since Christmas.