I recently had my second baby shower and it was SO FUN! This one was in Charlotte and included all of my friends, former co-workers, and a few family members. Again, I was completely floored by the generosity extended to me! People gave such unique gifts too, which was a huge plus. My sweet sister-in-law gave me a swedish massage! My good friend Heather, the founder/owner of Sprouts Photography, gave me a gift certificate to Sprouts so I can get pictures made of Sage at different stages during this next year!! Those are just two examples, and they are wonderful luxuries I would not have been able to afford otherwise, so I am extremely grateful.
I also received a DVD I'm super excited about. It's one out of a series of DVDs called, "Praise Baby." As you've heard me mention before, one of the things I look forward to most about having kids is worshiping with them, singing God's praises together on a regular basis. I had no idea these DVDs existed so when Karla gave me the first one , "Born to Worship" I was thrilled!
I could go on and on about all the wonderful gifts, but I must digress . . .
I have to add that one of the hostesses of the party, my good friend Katie, made the cake. Can you believe how professional it looks? She could start a business!
Me with all of the sweet hostesses: Tiffany, Katie, Marti, and Lizzie.
I had my 37 week check up a few days ago and the doctor was shocked at how ready I am to deliver! She said Sage's head is already very low, my cervix is extremely soft, and I'm 3 cm dilated. After the appointment, reality set in that I'm going to have a baby VERY soon. So I rushed home and frantically started doing all the things I've been putting off; like washing her clothes, packing a hospital bag, etc. etc. The nursery isn't ready, but I think she'll survive without a completely decorated room :)
Just because my body is "ready" though doesn't mean I'm going to deliver tomorrow. I could stay this way for another 2 weeks. However, I sure would like for Sage to come sooner rather than later! The doctor doesn't think it's likely that I'll make it to my due date (March 11). I have my 38 week check up on Tuesday so we'll see if there's any progress! Exciting times!!