Today was one of those days that by eveningtime I had completely surrendered any care of what my child did and she had free reign of the house. Of course, this is MY child that we're talking about, so you know that must call for some type of crafty project. She decided to COVER me and Izzie entirely in stickers. She actually used an entire sheet and I think there were about 30 stickers between the two of us. I will spare you a picture of my face that was covered as well since I had on no makeup (however it was truly her best work!).
Hey, this is a take-what-you-can-get kinda day with the camera so I am very well-aware that this is NOT a prize winning photo!
Today I decided that it might be a good idea to test out our old baby monitor since it will be put back to use very soon. We have an AngelCare monitor that detects breathing so your child won't have a SIDS episode. Since I don't want Bailey climbing in Max's crib, I secretly put Izzie in there to try it out. She was none too happy and it seems that the darn thing isn't working anymore! FYI- Putting up some maternity photos and a doctor's update on the family blog next if you're interested.
(A little break in the traditional format for the blog, as these are not current pictures.)
Today we celebrate the life of one of the sweetest and most genuine human beings I ever met, Melissa Maggio. Melissa was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside- one in a million. She was married to our dear friend Matt Faulkner and David, Bailey, and I all consider it an honor to be able to call her our friend. Sadly, Melissa lost her life on Sunday in a tragic car accident. She was only 24 years old. We, as well as many friends and family, are still in shock. David is attending the funeral today and it is with a very heavy heart that I'm stuck here in bed and cannot be there as well. We will never forget you, sweet Melissa!
WHOO-HOO!!! 35 weeks!!! Every day that passes is a success as far as Mr. Max goes. But every week down is a true celebration! David has limited me to one nightly plea of, "I don't know how much longer I can do this!" The contractions have gotten so painful and my back and pelvic bones could probably rival that of a 100 year old woman right now. Doctor's appointment on Thursday- I'll keep you posted!
Mucho excited to say that (as of today) we know for sure that our child will be born in the month of August!!! So that means I got to write in a little more on the canvas that will be part of little Max's hospital door decoration!
Today's post should be called Lack Of "Tummy Time"
Okay ladies (any any gentlemen who probably aren't reading this), there comes a point towards the end of your pregnancy when you feel just plain HUGE! I'm totally at that point right now. And, as cooky as it seems (and looks!) I sometimes stand halfway in the doorframe so that my belly doesn't show anymore and imagine what it's going to be like to look like that again! I know I'm weird, but somehow it helps! Just humor me!
Okay, so let's be honest: I did NOT take this picture today (I actually set up my tripod a few weeks ago and tried some maternity self-portraits; thank goodness for the self-timer!!!). So anyway, I didn't take this pic today, but I edited it today so that's got to count for something, right???