Monday, May 13, 2013

Mom's the Word

Happy Monday afternoon, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was pretty calm (with the exception of a runaway dog for a short time).  My mom spends Mother's Day with her mother every year and since my nana lives a couple of hours away, I'm not usually able to join them (dog issues again.) So, I'm used to just hanging out by myself on Mother's Day. That will change next year though! Audrey will take me out to a fabulous brunch, I'm sure of it. ;)

Speaking of Mother's Day, I didn't really do an MD post last week, so I thought I would do one today!

Several years ago my mom gave me a diary that she had kept during her pregnancy with me. At the time, I glanced through it and found it sweet, but other than there wasn't too much of an emotional connection to it. But once I became pregnant with Audrey, I found myself suddenly drawn back to it. She starts writing even before she knows that she's pregnant and it continues a year or two past my birth. I've had such fun going back and seeing where she was in comparison to my pregnancy; reading about her experiencing some of the same things that I am and also some things that I have not experienced (she had horrible heartburn, I have been blessed to have none.)  Last night I decided to see if she had written anything when she was exactly as far along as I am (with precisely 5 weeks to go.) She had.

Saturday, November 9, 1985

"Didn't sleep well last night. Felt like "little bit" was crossways across my stomach. I could only lay on my back. (P.S.) Picked up curtains for my nursery."

FYI, I was known as "little bit" or "little one" up until I was born because they didn't want to find out what they were having until then. I am so happy my mom saved this for me. It's been great fun looking back and imagining her in my shoes. 

Next, I know you're all probably sick of baby shower pictures by now, but bear with me through one more post and I will try my best to stop. :) 

I think I've mentioned it before, but in case I haven't, I am a Pinterest fanatic. And even since before I became pregnant with Audrey, I've had a baby board. Well, awhile back I saw a pin that I fell in love with. It was a saying/sign that read "The only thing better than having you for a mother, is my children having you for a grandmother."  Loved. Pinned. Done.  Well, upon learning I was pregnant, I started going back through the board to look at things that I had pinned and to see what I might actually use. I used some of the poses I had pinned for my maternity pics, some tips on shopping etc. During my search, I came across that saying and decided that it would be the perfect gift to give my mom. I then strategically set out to find out what she wanted to be called. That took a lot longer than expected (you can read about her journey to her "grand name" here) and I was beginning to wonder if I would ever be able to get the sign printed!! I had in my mind that I wanted to present it to her at my shower and in order to have it custom made, I needed some time. Finally she settled on "nonni" and I went to work hunting down the right print type, backing material, etc. via Etsy. Several of the places that made the sign wouldn't customize the wording, but after a hunt I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. Luckily it came in time for my shower and I was able to give it to her. I think she likes it.  ;)

Well,. there you have it! A post-Mother's Day post about my mother (aka nonni.) I sure do love her bunches and can't wait to share my sweet baby girl with her!!

P.S. No news on the baby front. Still pregnant, no signs of labor, 5 weeks to go until my due date, 2 weeks until the we enter the "safe" zone. And yes, I will be trying home remedies for inducing labor. Ready to meet my little miss!   


  1. Nonni enjoyed this post. Journalers hope someone will care about their words one day. I'm glad you're enjoying mine. :-) It was fun writing it.