-This week, while sipping raspberry leaf tea, sitting on my birthing ball in front of my computer, watching THIS video, my husband walked into our room, shook his head at me and said, "In a few more weeks, I can finally have my wife back!" Then he started watching the video along with me, eyes glued to the screen and just as the baby was delivered, I see him wipe away a tear as he walked out of the room disgruntled at the effect these videos are having on him, & shouted, "Damn these birth videos! Damn them!" I Love him. I love that he has the same heart as I do about this topic and doesn't think I'm totally crazy.
-This week, I felt like a kid again as I watched my 2 year old son marvel at the magic and beauty of seeing fire works for the very first time. It was well worth letting him stay up past his bed time. He kept saying, "BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! POP!" It was all too adorable.
-This week my husband made chocolate chip cookies, twice. The second batch was baked at 10:00 at night right after the first batch was consumed.
-This week, I shot these photos of my friend April who is just a week behind me in her pregnancy. She is hoping to have a water birth, unmediated in a hospital! Go April! I'm so excited for her birth!
-This week, I finally feel like we could have this baby today and I would totally be ready! (sort of). I dug out all of Conrad's "gender neutral" new born clothes and washed them, the baby's room is painted, crib is still being sanded and everything is starting to feel really "real". I didn't wash any of my girl clothes though. I don't want to get my hopes up or anything. I kind of feel like I'm SUCH a boy Mom too. Like, even though we're trying to be as gender neutral about the nursery as possible, It still looks way more boy-ish than anything AND (just in case it's a girl.....) I purchased a cute peacock blue head band from Etsy for when she is first born. Not pink, but blue. Go figure.
-This week, I loved reading this article quoting a Vegas midwife who helped deliver my friends baby during her home birth which I had the privilege to photograph! Go natural birth community! Go Sherri!
-This week, I found an adorable necklace and I just have to show you!
Hope you're all having a wonderful, short work week!