This thread takes us into September!!!! Holy cr*p!!!
I just had my baby shower today. :-) Instead of birth beads, they did a big candle for me and small candles for each guest. Each guest tied a dif. colored thread around every candle. When I go into labor they will do a chain of calls or texts and all light their candle to send me strength. :-) Everyone also each brought a bag or basket of easy to cook foods and snack foods and drinks to have on hand for after baby comes. I thought that was so sweet. I asked for no gifts and just for people to sign up to bring meals - but I still got gifts from most moms - plus they are doing the meals. Yay!! It was just a very nice time to get together with my friends - most of whom have kids my daugher's age, but with no kiddos around to interupt our chatting. I also got lots of offers to babysit my 3 yr old. Not sure if I'll take them up on it or not - but she would be happy with any of them.
So that reminded me - someone had brought up doing a birth bead swap on here. Are we still up for that? If so, we need to get organized!
Question for the week: Are you planning any little indulgences for yourself for after baby comes?
My answer: My mom keeps telling me to make a little basket for myself with books and magazines, some nice teas and good chocolate, bath salts, etc. Little things I can do for myself when I am feeling hormonal or tired to perk myself up a little. My friends made me those great snack baskets, but I just bought a book I want to read that isn't in the library yet and plan to get a few more things I'm really excited to read when I'm stuck nursing. I also want to find a couple tv series to watch when I am up nursing all night (not that I plan to go downstairs to the tv every time I nurse - but maybe once/night).
Off to get a pedicure while DH still is out w/DD...