Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I've been showered

I've been feeling really overwhelmed lately. I'm tired, physically uncomfortable, not sleeping well, and anxious about the prospect of a new baby in the house in just a few weeks. Not to mention that I still have a big to-do list to complete before the baby comes, much of which I cannot physically fathom accomplishing with this belly. But this weekend really helped.

I really didn't need a baby shower. My friends and family were so generous when I had Katy that I really have everything that I need for the new baby. But my mom and sister planned a casual luncheon to celebrate the anticipated arrival of this baby boy with family and a few close friends. Really the best part was having these women who mean so much to me come together for a couple of hours and enjoy some time away. (Brian kept Katy and brought her for a visit at the end) Of course, because they are kind that way, they also brought some gifts for the little fellow. He will be a well dressed kid, for a full year at least.

So after this get-together, along with some extended visiting with my mom over the long weekend, I'm feeling a little better. Of course, the list is still there and I'm still huge, but I'm feeling a little more like everything's going to be ok. I have such a great support system. So thanks everyone, it really helps me to know that you are there. And I had such a really nice time this weekend. I sincerely feel showered (and I can't wait to schedule the massage certificate my mom gave me at the end of the weekend).

Katy is so lucky to have 3 grandmas: Grandma Sue, Grammy, and Oma

Cousin Gabe had a good ol' time...

A fun couple of ladies...Susan and Pam

Abigail, Beth, and my sister-in-law Kelly

Katy's jealous she didn't get to come for the whole party: no one said Brooklyn would be there!

My 2 Grandmas made the trip from Dayton. Katy loves her Greats.


Jen said...

I'm glad you had such a good time. Enjoy your last few weeks as a parent of just 1!

Mommy Daisy said...

So happy you had a nice shower. I'm sure all the gifts will be well used.

I tagged you for a meme on my blog if you're interested.