29 weeks 3 days.
We didn’t just have the ultrasound last weekend. We also had “family” time. After the ultrasound we went down to the river jam. Mama Tighe came along too and we were happy to have her with us. It was really nice for her to meet my Aunt Karen and Uncle Gary finally. I say finally because she’s already met my Ryan (most of you know he’s my very best friend in this WORLD), and I’m always taking about his parents (my aunt and uncle) so it just seems right that they have finally met now. We also met up with some of my parents friends, who are total band groupies (Like myself of TRIPPFABULOUS and GYPSY WISDOM). So it was a lot of fun to sit around with our family and watch all the different bands perform and just… BE TOGETHER. The older I get the more and more I appreciate the relationship I have with my parents and family as an adult. I’m sure they still remember young child,
perfect bratty, Rachael very well though. Sometimes I wonder if they feel the same way, or do they miss me being little still? I wonder how I will feel in like 30 years when Remy is 30 and i’m like… older and stuff. I wonder if she will be thinking “I really love my adult relationship with my moms” and will I feel the same or will I be missing her being little? These are the types of things that float through my brain while I’m laying in bed trying to fall asleep. The other night I was thinking about what new parents always say “When you see your baby for the first time, it’s like a love you’ve never known,” My cousin Stacy said “Once that baby is born, your heart lives outside of your body”. All that sounds very wonderful! It also makes me feel like it can be a very vulnerable situation for like, oh i don’t know, THE REST OF MY LIFE. Like one day I’ll be giving Rem’s the keys to the car and letting her drive off… ALONE! That’s already very scary to me but parents do it everyday. I guess I’ve got about 17 years to get over it but for now… I’ll just freak out a little on the inside.
Sunday Megan and I had a day of “relaxation”. You see how I put that in quotes there? We pretended it was going to be “relaxing” since we were sitting by our pool. BUT!! the task we had in front of us was immense. It was time to write out all of our thank you cards for the first shower! We are very blessed that many people came to share Remy’s up coming arrival and showered us with gifts for her, but man did it take FOREVER to write out those cards (almost 3 hours). =) Of course I’m not complaining about that. Anyway… almost all of those cards made it into the mail today. We’re waiting to confirm around ten addresses still.
There’s no time for slowing down now! This coming weekend we have the shower that my mom is throwing us. This is the shower that most of our closest girlfriends will be at, and my side of the family. We can’t wait! It’s been a while since we’ve seen some of our friends and we feel really lucky that all of our favorite people are going to be in the same place at the same time. It’s going to be good for the soul!
Speaking of things good for the soul, we will eventually be getting back to the beach but not until July 1st week. I feel like summer is flying by. I am really going to savor this one because next summer after I drop Remy and Megan off at the beach entrance, I’m going to be dragging a thousand pound beach cart full of baby crap and Megan crap two blocks to the beach and then a hundred yards through the depths of the sand until I reach our spot. As my reward for doing all that, I can pitch a baby tent in the scalding sand, under the blazing sun, while sunscreen infused sweat drips down into my eyes blinding me. And I will thank the Gods for that very moment.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week! oxoxo