This week I celebrated my 28th birthday….the last of my birthdays before becoming a MOM! The celebration started over the weekend with a birthday date-night with Craig, followed by the next night with a mini-celebration over tacos & cheesecake with our best buds Cam & Scott who were in town visiting. My actual birthday was celebrated in Roanoke, as I had 2 jam-packed days of wedding planning for our bride getting married at the Center in the Square. Even though I was away from Craig (and my dogs!) on my birthday – I was able to celebrate it with my Dad & stepmom, Sheila!
I also managed to squeeze in a visit with 3 of my favorite Roanoke girls, all in 1 day! And I’m so excited that I can finally share that 1 of these ladies, Susan S., is also pregnant!!!! We’re due one week apart! AND my friend Lindsey M., here in Raleigh (but also from Roanoke), is ALSO pregnant and is due 2 weeks after me!! I always wanted to have a pregnant buddy, and it turns out that I have 2!!! So happy for both of these ladies!
On my way back from Virginia, I made a stop at the Tanger Outlets in Mebane, NC. I went a little crazy in the polo store with baby girl outfits, I just couldn’t resist. And as I checked out, the guy behind the counter commented, “I hope you got something for yourself too!” while he sorted through all of the baby girl clothes. I realized at that moment that even though ALL of the clothes were baby clothes, it felt JUST as if I were buying them for myself. I’m sure that if you are a mother, you understand what I mean. And with that, I smirked and responded “these are for my baby, which is better than buying something for myself!”
Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday this week & a special thank you for the MANY thoughtful “baby” related birthday gifts!
The week ended with my 16-week prenatal visit which included drinking an ultra-sugary concoction for my gestational diabetes testing, results will be back next week.
Our little avocado’s heart-beat is chugging along at 156 bpm.