We had a great valentines day. Jason took both the girls to dinner and the daddy-daughter v-day dance, and I got to spend a nice quiet evening (doing homework, but not complaining!). The girls had so much fun, they could hardly contain their excitement.Before the Dance.
After the dance (and some ice cream--daddy's treat)
I have great friends here who threw me a huge surprise baby shower. It's great to have friends that feel like family when you have no real family around. Because it was a surprise, I didn't have my camera darn it!
We made an overnight trip down to Bangor to get some baby stuff and just get out of the house. It was really fun to shop for 10 hours with 2 little kids being 8 1/2 months prego. No, it really was! We don't go down to Bangor--- to all the real stores ---very often so I was determined not to let anything ruin my time there.
As for a baby update: I have progressed at a normal rate and am now down to less than two weeks to my due date (March 3rd). I've been feeling pretty good actually and have been so busy with my kids, school, and church stuff that the time has been flying by. Yesterday my doctor told me that they now offer epidurals so I now have that option. Whether I choose to that route or not is still up in the air. I'm very torn about it and will be thinking about it for the next week. Also on my mind is what to name this baby. Jason has made it clear that he won't budge on the name Zenna so we have been trying to formulate a list together.
So far our list is: Halle, Aida, Alana, Alyssa, and Kylie. I am leaning towards Halle. Which do you like best? or do you have another suggestion for us? Oddly, this is proving to be the most stressful part of having this baby.
It's finally hitting me that I will soon have THREE children and my little family isn't really that little anymore. I have been realizing lately how precious time is. As I watch Mckenna and Kayla growing up I just can't figure out where the time has gone and how they got so old and smart. I know I am having another one, but McKenna, and Kayla will never be their cute little baby selfs again and that's hard for a mom to accept. I'm excited to meet my new baby girl and watch how she develops and grows. I just wish the growing didn't happen so fast.
If I'm lucky I'll find time for a couple more posts before the baby comes, but if I don't--I won't feel bad and I'll report post pregnancy! YAY!