We have definitely been in the baby zone these last few weeks. Ever since we found out that we were having a girl, we have been moving full speed ahead! Reed and I were able to hit the stores and started to pick out things for Anna's room, along with all of the other necessities. While Emily was here, she was a able to help us too and give me some advice about what is needed and what is just a waste of money.
This Saturday is my last day at Macy's, which I am really excited about! It will be so nice to have weekends back with Reed. I have missed them so much! We only have a few short months left with just the two of us, before Anna is here. I will probably continue to substitute teach for as long as I can, in the coming weeks. There isn't a huge need yet for subs, since school just started last week, but I am guessing things will start to pick up by the end of the month.
Another project completed is our guest bedroom. My parents generously gave us some money to purchase a bed for the room, and the bed was delivered today! Now we'll have a place for people to sleep as they come to visit baby Anna.
I think we finally have the colors for Anna's room picked out, so we (and when I say that, I mean Reed) can start to paint. Little by little, we'll get it all done.
My first MOPS meeting was tonight at church. It is so nice to be able to connect with people who are talking the same language as us. I was amazed at how many women were there that I don't even know yet. I am excited to make some new connections and friends this year!
Anna seems to be doing great and getting bigger and stronger! Reed has finally been able to feel her kicking! I am starting to notice some routine in her awake times and feel her more and more. It is always reassuring to feel her move!
As I get bigger, I have had many more people ask me when I am due, and ask questions about little Anna. I love bragging about her already and about her wonderful daddy, that has been such a blessing and support to me! Watching Reed get excited about Anna has probably been the best part of this whole process. He's going to be a great dad!
21 wks, 6 days!