So first off, no, I have not had the baby yet! ....unfortunately. I'm officially uncomfortable and ready to be done though. I am pretty sure the agony of the last couple weeks of pregnancy is all part of mother nature's plan to get women ready for childbirth, because at this point I don't care if the baby is 10 lbs, no epidural, and 40 hours of labor....I just want to be done! :-P And go figure, since as of today I'm totally fine with Brielle arriving whenever I have pretty much not had a single contraction or sign of labor in about 3 days haha. This child is going to end up being just as stubborn as her big sister I think!
In an attempt to help things along I decided I didn't want to just sit around all day...walking can't hurt right? Lee had a funeral to attend this morning for a guy he worked with so Raya and I went into town to walk the mall. She was looking mighty stylin in her owl hat and brown boots, don't you think? :-)
....although as cute as she was for a shopping buddy, she was uncharacteristically naughty shopping today too! She wouldn't stay in her stroller and insisted on walking....at a snails pace...and basically prevented me from walking the baby out at all.
Even though she was naughty and didn't deserve anything at all, I did buy one thing. She needed some new tennis shoes since she's gone up a size, and I stumbled across a pair of light up skechers on super clearance...they only had one pair left and it just happened to be the exact size I needed! Normally these shoes would not be my style, as they are covered in jewels and they light up and are generally gaudy lol...but Miss Raya was so impressed! She walked a round the store staring at her feet lighting up and looked so darn cute that I just couldn't resist buying them for her :-)
These are the ones I got: http://www.skechers.com/style/10141/hot-lights-angelics-enchanted/wslb#Color=WSLB
Anything for my little diva!
Thankfully Missy Moe fell asleep on the car ride home...sleepy baby
After completing her nap at home we ended up going back into town again! Lee decided that Griffin needed a haircut (he did!) and for the first time ever we decided to get him professionally cut--we normally just shave him ourselves. However it's pretty much impossible for us to cut his legs and feet b/c he won't let us, and he typically ends up looking a little like a hack job. So we called Petsmart and got him an appointment. It took almost 3 hours! While we waited we had dinner at Carlos, ran some errands at Target, and Raya played at Barnes and Noble while Mama drank Starbucks :-) But in the end the $40 we paid Petsmart was sooooo worth it because Griffin looks AWESOME! They got his feet and legs so short, and the got his face really even and cute. And he's so fluffy and soft now too! I think we are officially professional grooming converts haha.
Look at how good his face looks!
Lee tried to get Raya and Griffin to pose together, but this is the best pic he could get--if that tells you anything about how the photoshoot went lol
So overall a very busy day...Miss Raya should sleep well tonight!
To end, here are a couple random pics.
First, here is our backyard this morning. It looked so pretty out with all the frosted trees!!! Must have been from the fog we had last night. Maybe we should have the realtor use this pic in our listing lol
And finally, this was Miss Raya's outfit for my mom's side xmas yesterday. I LOVE this dress. Ideally she wouldn't have to wear a red undershirt with it, but it was cold :-P
The dress looks big on her in these pics, but it actually fits her really well. And cousin Sawyer approved too. He was saying yesterday how he wanted a dress like that b/c it had some of his favorite colors, particularly pink hehe. Him and his love of pink....cracks me up :-)
That's all for tonight. Send some baby-having vibes my way please!! I mean, come on Brielle....I went 4 days overdue with your sister. I think I've earned myself a 38 weeker...or at least a 39 weeker! Here's your chance to become my favorite....pack up your things and head south! :-)