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. ;)
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!