Holy cow, I’ve hit the big 3 – Oh! It’s funny to think back just two years ago I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children. I find myself wondering about the why and the how of events. I’m a firm believer you never really know the “why” of an event, but that is the past and I am truly happy in the present. Like Master Oogway of Kung Fu Panda says:
“There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the ‘present.’”
So I’ll dwell on that no more.
We picked up a steal this week! Made a trip to the outlets to find me a much needed pair of oh-so-comfy preggo shorts (they really are!) and decided to stop at Pottery Barn. Lo and behold, we found this cute ceramic giraffe bank:
She has a little chip on her ear, which is no biggie really. A quick whisk of nail polish and no one would be the wiser.
Just in case, at checkout I asked if they had anymore. The manager said no, so I thought to myself, what the heck, might as well ask if they would discount more since it was the last one and it had a chip.
Would you believe we got lucky? She gave it to us half off AND gave us the 10% discount the store was running that day if we purchased it as a final sale. I would have bought it without the discount, so of course I was happy. We adore that little giraffe…chip or no chip.
With no rush for anything else this week, we decided to put the stencils on hold and went swimming…a lot! Picked up a floaty noodle for me and some goggles and dive sticks for Jason. Obviously, I’m not much up for diving, but I can still throw them for him. We also practice tons of waterbending. I’m sure the other adults just looked at us like we’re crazy, but it’s so much more fun in the water than out.
We were also able to secure a place for the baby shower. It’s a big relief for my friend Dee, as every place we checked was either not available or simply not returning our calls. Short notice emails have gone out. If you are expecting one and didn’t get it, let me know. I suspect the list I gave her was far from complete.
Oh…almost forgot…more animal cuteness. Our bedding and accessories finally came in:
And the stuffed animals we got for ourselves…er, I mean, baby girl are too adorable:
I have a wall project in mind for them. Very excited to share once I’m done.
Finally, we had our hospital tour. It was nice to see the facilities. I was a bit camera shy, so no photos, but the rooms are great and all private. That’s fantastic, since I wasn’t looking forward to sharing a room, but didn’t want to pay the difference insurance doesn’t cover. We also saw three itty bitty babies in the nursery when we walked by – all with black hair. So very sweet.
Jason is folliclely-challenged. I am clearly not. Maybe we should bet on how much hair baby girl has when born?