Awww crap! That's right, I will need another high chair too.
Holy car seat, by the way!
This is our first, but I don't know that we'll get a shower since we live far from our families. I do think our families will want to contribute, but I'm hoping they'll stick with homemade things (a couple of my sisters sew) and Amazon gift cards. Or maybe they'll help with a postpartum doula, especially if none of them can be here for the birth.
I just hosted a shower for my friend and her husband. It was a couple's party and had a generally "crunchy" feel:
The invite said:
Come celebrate A and L's upcoming arrival with a reduce-reuse-recycle shower.
A and L would appreciate lightly-used, handmade gifts or books for their little one.
We'll have tacos, fixings, margaritas, and beer. Families welcome!
I have to say...they got the coolest things from all our crafty friends. It really seemed to inspire people to have this kind of theme! I just gave her all of my hand-me-downs -- not thinking we'd have a third -- but lots of people found and made awesome things.
Just thought I'd check in - we're a bit ahead of y'all, so it's Christmas Eve here. It's been a really busy week and I'm pooped - had a Christmas party last night and woke up this morning with a cold. It's also my daughter's 2nd b-day today... and my husband is concertmaster of a concert tonight. So... it's too busy and we've been pretty stressed all day. I'm trying to go at the same speed as I normally would when not prego - and it's not working out for me. I'm queasy all day with this little one (very dif't - I used to be ok for much of the day with the others, from what I can remember). And top that off with a cold, and I feel done for.
Unfortunately, I MUST motivate now because I am taking my 4 year old to see his Dad play in this Christmas concert. I so want to be there to support my husband, and I can not miss it, so I'm going, but I think it's going to be just tough and something I have to make it through, rather than enjoy. Not quite how I imagined Christmas! Tomorrow, I HOPE, will be a bit more low speed, but then I'm back to work as usual on Monday and there's more coming at me than I can handle just now.
I'll keep moving forward, but this is HARD. DARN IT. I'm so grateful for this little one, but WOW.
My husband is basically a saint, but even he was reaching his limits today.
All that said, I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas if you celebrate and just a wonderful holiday season! :) May our babes give us a break and let us feel decent for a few hours! And may we keep it all in perspective!
ainh- I could def. go for a shower like that!
Lizbiz- Merry Christmas. I hope a little enjoyment seeped your way through the yuck feeling. I completely understand, well minus the bday and the concert. lol. But the general feeling of I just want to get through this.
I'm ready for it to be Xmas morning big time. My kids woke up this morning as if it was (xmas morning), but knowing it was only Xmas eve, tonight. Meaning they woke up so early, which is really nothing new, but their level of awakeness and excitement to start the day does not match mine at all. I also slept terrible last night. I will def. be napping today, prob. several times.
I have a bit of cleaning to do. Then family comes over at four. It will be nice, but I also know I'm not all that much in the mood for any of it. Just trying to get through it. I'm mostly looking forward to tomorrow, when the kids have their new stuff and nobody will be paying attention to me, so if i feel crappy, everyone will leave me alone to rest.
I don't feel so bad for feeling this way; 1.I'm pregnant, so give me a break and 2.this is the first Xmas in years I have not gone nuts about all of it. I deserve to have a chill Dec. sometimes don't I? I think I do.
Anyhow, I do wish you all a lovely day with family and friends or solo. Here's to all of us making it through our first trimester Holidays this year and onto the new Year!
My huz asked if would count if he organized a shower for us. I might let him, I"m sure he'd enlist the help of some local friends. I know some people might think that's tacky, but I was crying and crying because I didn't think I'd be getting a shower, like I didn't have a wedding shower. I am not being greedy, I am just afraid it means we are going to have a lack of support and lack of celebration for our little one. I hate comparing ourselves to others but I don't understand sometimes why some people seemingly have tons of support and others don't. I also think about how my friends and family have had family care for their infants when they go back to work when the baby is tiny and we're going to have to use childcare. Ugh. Okay, too depressing.
I love the "handmade, used, or books" idea!
I had hubby rub my back last night because it was sore and achy... he was rubbing near my tailbone and I about jumped out of my skin, he pushed my uterus up somehow and I could feel it hit the mattress through my belly. It was so unexpected! So now I know why I'm really not showing much and WHY my back is so achy-ish, I'm carrying this baby in my butt!