This Thanksgiving, we travelled to Branson with my parents and brother. A good time was had by all but, unfortunately, I forgot to take a camera so have no pictures to share!
Liam did great on the drive to Branson, but had a rough time headed home. By this point in our trip, he was teething (his final 2 canines on the bottom), had caught a cold (yes, another one), and was ready to be back in his own space. His favorite part of being in Branson was the drive we took through the Festival of Lights. It was fun to see him get so excited about it! However, he got very upset when Santa came to the window in an attempt to give him a candy cane. I think we’ll skip the mall trip to see Santa this year!
In other Liam news, with all the time we’ve spent away from our own house, we’ve bumped into a bit of a nighttime issue. He now wants us to lie down with him in our bed until he falls asleep. Now we have to figure out how to get him back into his own bed before the new baby arrives!
I also want to note that Liam has mastered getting both feet off the ground. He has been doing this for about a month now, but I haven’t yet documented it!
Last week, my work surprised another pregnant coworker and I with a shower! They surprised me with Liam, and I was absolutely not expecting anything this time around. I am grateful to work with some very generous and thoughtful people! I received clothes for baby girl and enough in gift cards/cash to purchase the Arm’s Reach Co-sleeper. This is something that, in retrospect, I really wish I’d had with Liam. So we decided to get it this time around.
Then, on Saturday, December 1, my dear friend Misty hosted a baby sprinkle for me! It took place at Moonlight Restaurant in Alton, IL, and was attended by several close friends and family members. We ate salad, fresh bread & butter, veggies & dip, fruit, cheese cubes, and chicken bites. We played a baby shower trivia game (my mother-in-law was the winner), and then I received lots of adorable things for our baby girl to wear! We also got some bottles, wipes, a couple plush baby blankets, 2 towels (so she won’t have to use all blue/green towels), and some wash cloths. We are very thankful for all that we received, all of which was unexpected, but will be put to good use!
Here are some pictures of the day:
On Sunday, December 2, we had a combination of maternity/family/Liam 2 year pics done. Liam was not in the mood to model – he mostly wanted to run around campus (they were taken at Wash U). However, our photographer was quick, and based on the sneak peek she gave us, I think we will be very satisfied with the results! We get them back in 2 weeks. Here is the picture she shared with us:
My final update is about my OB checkup today! It went well. I hadn’t gained as much as I thought I would have given our crazy schedules and all the eating out involved with that over the past month. My fundal height is measuring at 32-33 weeks, and I’m 31 weeks 4 days, so that’s not too bad (considering Liam always measured 2-3 weeks ahead). My blood pressure was 128/80, so right on target with what it has been the past few visits (and normal for pregnancy).
I have an ultrasound a week from today, and I’m on every-other-week OB appointments now, so I’ll be back for another checkup on 12/12!
And here is a bump pic, taken today!
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