It seems like we have waited so long to finally meet this little girl of ours...and it looks like we won't be waiting much longer! I'm scheduled to be induced in the morning. We are due at the hospital at 7:30am. All your pain-free thoughts and prayers are very welcome! ;o)
Here are some recent pictures of our family in the last few weeks...waiting for the newest, and sure to be just as spunky as we make 'em, Wieber female.
It was really important to me to have a day just hanging out alone with each of the girls. So I planned 2 days last week....just to spend time with each one of them individually. It was a huge blessing to me, and I think to them as well. The morning I took Liv out for our day together, she screeched with excitement and bounded out of bed. She showered and bathed and asked to use my smell-good Aveda shampoo. After putting on her favorite dress, she came into the bathroom to watch me get ready. Noticing my flat iron, she asked if I was flattening my hair and wanted hers done as well. It was so fun to do our hair together. Then she noticed that I put mine back in a ponytail and asked if she could also have hers in a ponytail. Then she combed her bangs just like mine. Smiling, she looked in the mirror and said, "Mom! We look just the same!" It was such a sweet little moment.
Then we hopped in the car and had lunch at the Spaghetti Factory where Liv just can't get enough of Mizithra Pasta.
Then, off to the fountain to throw pennies. We also window shopped and had fun just people-watching downtown. It was a very special day. When I asked her what else she'd like to do on our fun day together, she replied, "Mom, I really had a lot of fun with you today, but now I'd like to get home so I can work on some projects." She really is so funny.
Holland NEEDS time one-on-one with me or Brian at least once every couple of weeks. Once she gets time alone with either of us, she becomes more content and restful. We constantly need to remind us of this fact. The thing is is that it doesn't need to be fancy. We can take her grocery shopping by herself and she is happy as a clam. But Holland also has a side of her that appreciates the finer things in life. Right before we left for our day together, she looked at Liv and said, "I'm going to miss you, Liv. I'm really happy to have a sister like you." Liv repeated the sentiment. My heart melted.
I took her to a great mosaic studio here in town. It was the perfect day for a creative, indoor activity as we had the biggest thunderstorms that day. We sat for 2-1/2 hours placing our pieces just right and then glueing them on. I made a little cluster of mushrooms to go with a fawn for Reese's room, while Holland made a modern little design called a splat.
We get to pick them up later this week after they have been grouted. It was such a restful day with her. After, I told her I was taking her to lunch somewhere nice and she said, "Ok, mom, but not McDonald's, okay?" (like I said, she does appreciate the finer things in life :o). Then she asked if Liv was going to be there. When I reminded her that it was a day for just the two of us, she squealed. Then sighed. "I miss Liv". I love seeing the sisterly love grow and I'm so happy to have another little girl to add to this fun mix!
Brian and I have gotten to have some date nights this Summer, thanks to Gramma Jan being here. Here we are right before the Shakespeare Festival, examining my growing belly.
I really love how antsy Brian gets to meet our children. He has been asking me for the last 2 months what's taking me so long to have Reese.
Our next post may contain pictures of our sweet Georgia Reese. Stay tuned!!!