Dearest little bean,
Mama’s writing has been off this week! I’ve been having some pain for about a week now thanks to my re-aligning hips and my sciatic nerve. It’s been hard to focus on much else with that happening, so even my weekly update is late! I went to the chiropractor on Wednesday and he helped mama a lot! But it’s not an overnight fix and will likely be bothersome until you’re born. But it’s all worth it. I just may have to employ dad for toenail painting at some point…
You’ve been an active little one this week. I lovingly referred to you as my bucking bronco after an excessively active morning where I thought your kitty brother had jumped onto my belly, twice, while I was trying to fall back asleep, only to discover he was laying next to me, asleep. It was you! Biggest kicks I’ve felt yet. Sometimes the kicks can make me feel sick to my stomach for a minute, I think just from the extra movement, but again, it’s all worth it for our tiny girl.
We had our first (unofficial) Mother’s Day this week and I was so emotional about everything! Since Brennan’s been with us, he and your dad take the time to acknowledge me, and this year was no different. Plus I have the added bonus of feeling so thankful that I get to be your mama! I loved the card from you and dad. It made me cry, of course. And he did a great job picking out some cute stuff for your nest. We are just in love with you already.
We went to a birthday party yesterday for our friends’ son who turned 3. Your first (unofficial) birthday party. And mama finally got her chocolate cake with chocolate frosting she’s been craving. It was fantastic.
Your brother had a few games last week, but I only made it to Friday’s, since some were much further away. The season is coming to a close this week and they’ve done very well! I can’t believe school is almost out and he will be a sophomore by the time you are born! Time flies…
Mama’s work is also organizing a baby shower in your honor in July! So exciting and so thoughtful. Dad is going to come with. Brennan will be away at his mom’s for the summer, but he will be there in spirit.
We’re all just here, patiently (mostly) awaiting your arrival and mama is enjoying her time with you while you’re growing in her belly. I already get sentimental about it being over, but so excited to actually have you outside of my belly.
Love you to the moon.