Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Kindness Bandit and Pregnancy Update
Well, it has been a while since I've done a Kindness Bandit post. Lately Eric, the baby and I have been on the receiving end of so many kind words, thoughts and gifts. I can't help but feel like I should start to spread some of that around. People have given us so very very much to help as we settle into our new life with a baby.
Complete strangers have actually given us gifts. I can't even begin to express how touched we are at the absolute outpouring of generosity for our little girl! All of the gifts we have received are absolutely being put to good use and are treasured. We are so very thankful for all that has been given. However, I noticed recently that there were a few duplicate gifts and decided that instead of exchanging the gifts we would share them. So, I am packing a little bag of our extras and taking it with us when we finally head to labor and delivery. I am going to ask the staff nurses to pass the gifts out to mothers who look like they could really use them. Of course we are not giving away anything that isn't a duplicate, because the gifts were all chosen with such care and love. I just want to continue to spread the kindness.
Now for the pregnancy update...
Yesterday I brought my crew with me to the doctor's office and what will hopefully be my last check up. Eric and my Mom were there to hear the good news that something is FINALLY happening. The doctor said ANY DAY NOW (which of course could mean much longer, but we're optimistic)! Can you believe that!?!?! Then last night it seemed like any day now would be any second now, but things have since cooled off. Anyway, it feels as though things are starting to happen. I can't believe she'll be here ANY DAY NOW!
Also, we asked the doctor for a guess on her possible weight. He suggested between 5 and 15 pounds...so that wasn't particularly helpful.
Finally, Eric has taken one final pregnancy portrait if you care to see it you can click here.