The Weekend: Baby Showers and LOTS of Shopping!

The weekend was awesome. The ladies from my chorus threw a baby shower on Saturday, and little girl made out like a bandit. The highlight of the gifts was our travel system, the Graco Quattro Travel System. We also got quite a bit in Babies R Us giftcards, and some in Target gift cards also. That night we had a Christmas party at my brother-in-law’s house with all of our friends, which we do annually.

On Sunday, it was a shopping day. We decided to go use our gift cards. We bought a baby monitor, a breathable bumper, a rug for her room, a sleep positioner, and a Boppy! WOO HOO! I didn’t get a cutesy slipcover for it because we would have run out of gift card, so I just got the plain white one and figured I’d get a pretty one later if I wanted to. After that, we packed up a TON of books we had and headed to McKay’s Used Book Store here in town and got about $60.00 in store credit. We spent about $30 of it and got some things to read. I bought a breastfeeding book by Dr. Sears and got the 1st two books in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I have to say, I’m hooked. I’ve already seen the first season of True Blood (the HBO show that is based on the Stackhouse novels) and I’m really digging the book so far.
Last night, I had the most amazing dream. It was about Nellie. I had a dream that I was in the house in which I grew up in Chicago, and Nellie came early. Right there in my living room. I was holding her and was so scared first, because she was small. And I’m not talking typical newborn baby small, I mean she was about the size of a baby bird, or something. Josh got on the phone with the doctor to see if we needed to bring her to the hospital. They got her cleaned up, and cut her cord and brought her back to me and she was still so tiny. I was terrified. Josh got off the phone with the doctor and said that since everything was fine with her, the doctor said there was no need to bring her in. I protested, stating how tiny she was and Josh said, “Honey, look at her. She’s perfect.”
I looked down at the baby in my arms and she had magically grown; and looked like a normal full-grown infant. Better than normal, actually, she was FAT. I mean I had a chunky, CHUNKY baby on my hands. Her legs had little rolls all over them and her belly was so round and plump. She was beautiful. She looked exactly like her daddy in the face, and had my dark hair. She was naked, and I immediately cradled her and began breastfeeding. I remember she tried to latch on improperly the first few attempts but then she finally got it right and nursed like a pro. It was the most serene, peaceful feeling I’ve ever had from a dream. I didn’t want to wake up, but my bladder had other plans for me and I lost the dream of my fat little baby girl.
So that, in a nutshell, was my weekend. Every day that passes is another day closer to meeting my little lady!!!

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  1. I'm glad you had a great baby shower. I have the same travel system (different design); can't wait to hear if you like it.It's incredible how vivid dreams can be during pregnancy. I remember having a similar dream while pregnant with my daughter; she was the size you described & I remember being so scared. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  2. I'm really interested on what you think of Dr. Sear's breatfeeding book. I've been tempted to read it but scared I wouldn't stop breatfeeding til Maddie was like 12 or something. :) He just really encourages breastfeeding past 12 months. So, again, I look forward to your reviews.Also, have you gotten that car seat in yet? I think it's around 36 weeks or so when they – the people that seem to know best – say to get it all in and ready.Wow, you are so close to meeting your baby girl! Enjoy! Oh, and what about birthing? Did you do a class or just wingin' it? :)

  3. @Toni Haven't gotten the car seat in yet, but we probably will very soon. It's so new and shiny and I can't wait to use it.Really, the only reason I picked up Sears' BF book is because it was the most recently published one I could find, and I recognized his name. And it was like, $3.00. I'm totally not into the EBF thing; my plans are to start weening when baby girl can start biting, hehe. I'm almost definitely not going to BF past 12 months. I picked it up mostly for a little bit of guidance on latches, how to increase supply, what to do if baby won't latch, etc. And as for birthing, we didn't do a class.. I know a LOT of people who took classes and said they didn't really help much. I think I'm just going to go with my instincts and let what happens, happen!

  4. Sounds like an awesome shower…love the travel system :)

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