I am well into my 3rd trimester and looking forward to the last of my pregnancy. In 2 months, I will be holding the little munchkin that has been communicating via kicks and hunger. September 26th cannot come soon enough! Aksel has been doing great! I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow just to check up and sign up at the hospital (yes, we were suppose to do that 2 weeks ago). Since those 2 weeks, Aksel has grown to almost 4 pounds and is about 16 inches long. At my last appointment, he was still breech, but my midwife told me it wasn’t a worry until about 37 weeks. Everything else has been smooth and perfect.
Now that Aksel is sleeping more in preparation for his due day, I am watching videos. I would really like to do an all-natural birth with no drugs, but man this makes me nervous. Youtube has been blown up with all kinds of tips for a drug-free childbirth, and I still don’t feel prepared or like I know what I am doing. I feel like experience is the only way to understand what it is like. But, how nerve-wracking to have to go in your first time without understanding!
Preparing for the Shower
The shower was planned so quickly! The past month, Rebecca had a birthday and everyone was getting ready for the new school year. Then, one day, we looked around and realized the shower was a week away. Man, did we throw together an awesome shower. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you have kept up on Facebook and Instagram, you have caught sneak-peeks at our adorable rubber ducky theme. But, even aside from decor, there is a lot that goes into any event. As our friends know, our events ALWAYS feature home-cooked foods. From the wedding to birthdays to showers, our family never fails to impress with top-notch dining. We have featured everything from lasagna to BBQ.
In addition to food, activities that your guests will enjoy is crucial. For us, a big hit was guessing how big around my belly was, with toilet paper! And they had to do it before I got there. My family and friends prided themselves (or hid in shame) at how close they were. As a prize, we gave out jars of baby dill pickles.
To help you keep things in order, I have created a basic checklist for baby showers. Download the PDF below to make sure you don’t miss a thing at your baby shower!