This month can just about slow down as far as I’m concerned. I can’t believe it’s July 20th already?! We’re on round 2 of having company this month and I’m certain that’s making the time fly all that much faster. Trying to soak in these days before our lives change completely.
Jesse’s youngest brother Scott is here! He arrived on Thursday night and will be here for the first half of this week.
Before he arrived on Thursday, I did some baby laundry for the first time. I nearly broke into tears as I was sitting on the floor of his room folding all of these tiny adorable outfits, socks, hats, washcloths, towels, burpcloths, and blankets. I have all of his newborn clothes washed (see below) and plan to wash all of the 0-3 months sized clothing once our dresser arrives and is assembled, which should be before the end of this week.
Jesse was able to take Friday off from work so we spent the day hanging out with Scott, mostly poolside, and then went to the Coliseum for the Oakland A’s vs. Minnesota Twins game. We won!
Saturday was a pretty similar day, ending with another baseball game, the Twins just didn’t quite pull off a win that night. (and let’s not even talk about how their game went on Sunday.)
(my energy level was awfully low by Saturday night – it was all a lot of fun though and completely worth it)
We attended church on Sunday morning (after two weeks of visiting, I think we may have found a keeper…answered prayer!) and then went out for crepes for lunch.
This is such a simple yet powerful way to explain salvation and Christianity, isn’t it? Sunday’s sermon was all about what it means to be a Christian, how to become a Christian, and how to explain to others what being a Christian means. Amazingly enough, I’ve never heard a sermon on this exact topic before, and I loved it.
We had our final meeting with our doula in the afternoon, and by that point I knew I just needed to rest for a bit. Jesse and Scott headed to San Francisco to do some fun touristy stuff, but I called it a day and stayed home. Quality brother time for them :)
Baby Watch Update:
I’ll be 38 weeks tomorrow…I’m having light menstrual-like cramps off and on throughout the day and some strong low pressure occasionally, but I don’t think any of this is labor, just my body preparing for labor. Those moments of cramps and/or pressure are really uncomfortable, but when I don’t have them I feel really good. My body just requires a lot of rest right now it seems, even though I (mentally) want to be going going going. So thankful for baby boy’s kicks and squirms. I’m still predicting he makes his arrival around the 41-week mark, so that means just a few weeks to go!
Do you have a prediction of when the baby will arrive?!
I’m honestly tempted to make a post solely dedicated to this for-fun prediction, offering a prize for whomever gets closest…would that be fun?