November 23, 2015

Showering Baby GRIKI #2 with Love!

The day after Marley's second birthday party, Caroline hosted a baby shower for me!  It was so fun to get together with family and close friends to celebrate baby GRIKI #2.  He is so loved already and we can't wait for him to be here.  Caroline went all out with the blue candies and decor.  Mom ordered my favorite cake from Le Gateau and had it decorated to match the shower invitation! Can't believe I was 29 weeks at this point.  Everyone was so generous--we have everything we need for baby! So fun to wash and fold all of his little bitty clothes.  Hoping we'll appreciate it just a little bit more the second time around since we know how quickly it passes!




























baby griki 2 update: weeks 26, 27, 28, 29






















Week 26 (baby was size of a turnip) kicked off with a prenatal massage and Marley's BIG GIRL BED!  I was too uncomfortable reading to her in her toddler bed and she was running out of room for all of her animals in her tiny bed.  Thankfully, a queen size mattress leaves plenty of room for mommy snuggles before bed and the fifty animals she mothers.  She also pays no attention to the crib in baby brother's room!  Work was busy but nothing out of the ordinary.  Lots of tachycardia this week accompanied by low blood pressure at night.  Another doctor's appointment to check on baby.  Healthy boy, great heart rate! Always nice to check in with the doctors and review the plan.

Week 27 (baby was size of a eggplant) started off with a fun Halloween party at a coworker's house.  Marley loved getting to play in a new backyard but seemed a little out of sorts.  That night she woke up three times and by Sunday morning she had officially come down with a terrible cold.  The whole week was crazy because we replaced all the doors in the house.  Poor Marley (and Grandma) had to suffer through a long week of short (or non existent) naps followed by even longer days of men working in our house.  Thankfully we all survived and our house is SO much quieter with the new doors!

Week 28 (baby was size of a cucumber) was Uncle Gordie's birthday week.  Marley always loves with Gordon or Caroline are over to play! We celebrated his birthday with dinner at our house!  On Halloween Marley and Grant dressed up as Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat.  They were the cutest ever! We had fun at a playgroup party seeing all the kiddos dressed up.  But my body was DONE by the end of the night.  Later in the week Marley got to attend her first cheer practice! She loved it so much! Another doctor's appointment to check in.  Always love hearing baby's heartbeat.  Felt pretty good this week--just so so tired.

Week 29 (baby was size of a head of cauliflower) was supposed to be maternity photos but the weather had other plans.  So GRANT suggested we decorate for Christmas.  Marley was beyond thrilled to wake up from her nap with the house filled with holiday cheer and Christmas music.  We spent the afternoon making Christmas cookies and she had the most wonderful time.  The week felt like a whirlwind with Veteran's day off in the middle of the week.  However, a facial mid week was a nice treat! Overall, feeling ok this week--just continue to be exhausted!

Can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is passing by.  Thankful that the POTS is still something we can manage.  Nights continue to be rough when my body is the most tired so it's lots of early to bed and extra salt!

Sibling photos to return once baby boy is actually here! :)
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