Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bumpdate: 36 Weeks

The weeks really are flying by! I'm trying to do as much as I can to prepare for life after baby arrives - meal planning, reading books on baby, organizing, putting away things in baby's room... it's all so much fun! Although I loved teaching and totally miss the sweet teachers I worked with, I'm happy to have the extra time during the day right now. Sleep is currently not the greatest though, so I can get super tired especially by mid or end of the day. I'm still loving my prenatal yoga, and I'm trying to do more walks around the neighborhood to stay active as I have officially frozen my gym membership.

The Braxton Hicks have kicked up a notch and I get them now every day, several times a day. I've also experienced some back contractions! Baby has been pretty hungry this week - I was out and about running errands and shopping one day and had not just one but two lunches at different restaurants. Basically back to back. I'm at about +31 pounds right now from just listening to whatever baby wants to eat, so I'm hoping this will leave me at +35 by the end of pregnancy which is right on the tip top of the recommended weight gain. 

We had our very last pregnancy class this week. It was at the hospital where I'll deliver and it was all on breastfeeding. It was the first class that went over what to do when baby arrives instead of just focusing on labor and delivery so it was quite the switch! Max has been super amazing and has been there for all of our classes, which I am so thankful for (I know I would forget half the content without him, plus it's just so nice to have my partner there with me). Max has also become an expert at helping me stand up and sit down, which is super sweet and helpful as our honeydew sized lil' bean makes everything a bit more difficult these days - even reaching my tennis shoes! I had to contort all kinds of ways to tie them this week. 

Next week, I'm looking forward to making and freezing more meals, seeing my doctor and getting news of *hopefully* more labor progression, meeting our potential pediatrician, prenatal yoga, long walks in the desert sunshine, finishing packing my hospital bag, and enjoying these final days with my husband when it's still just us two :) 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Showered With Love: California Edition

While we were out in California for Christmas, my super thoughtful mom and sisters gave Baby Klein a wonderful luncheon shower at Il Fornaio restaurant at The Sainte Claire hotel in downtown San Jose: 

On my way to the shower!

The super cute invite: 

The table was beautiful! 

My mom even used the same florist that did our wedding flowers! So special! 

And my sister Michelle made the tasty party favor cookies. They were tiny baby onesies and so adorable! 

The yummy menu: 

Fun Baby Klein banner:

My amazing mom: 

And fantastic sisters: 

Rachel and I are buddies from grad school and our little buddies will be 10 weeks apart! 

High school friends who knew me when I just liked to pretend I was pregnant (I just always thought maternity clothes were soooo cute!)

Such sweet guests, and lovely delicious lunch!

Guess the belly game! 

Baby Klein's diaper cake! 

My sister got to practice being an auntie! 

Baby Klein was spoiled with presents...

We are so very blessed and thankful to everyone! 

And, the perfect ending to the fabulous shower... sooooo pretty and tasty!! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Showered With Love: Arizona Edition

Earlier this month, my sweet, sweet Arizona friends threw me an incredible "Mommy to Bee" shower. The fabulous and talented Alyssa from Cuteology Cakes hosted at her house and surprised me with a "bee-utiful" desserts table: 

And the cutest cake I've ever seen: 

Each treat was every bit as delicious as it looked! 

And every detail was incredible! 

Mommy to Bee with Grandmas to Bee! 

 Bee-utiful hosts...

Yummy lunch: 

Detail of the bee themed diaper cake! 

Hosts and wonderful guests: 

Fun party games!

Baby Klein was spoiled with gifts...

So happy our lovely moms were here to celebrate baby! 

And so happy the amazing Daddy to Bee played photographer at the beginning of the party and came back to help load the car with all of the presents. 

We are so very thankful for this day, and were completely overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone. Thank you for welcoming Baby Klein in such a special way! 

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