Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mother of all posts

So sorry for my lack of posting. Craziness!!! In order to appease my massive readership (hahah), here's a picture update of our lives.

Last Saturday my friends through me a wonderful shower. Here are the girls that drove in from GR- thank you girls!!!!!

Michele, Wendy, Suz, Chaeli, Lacey

No need to adjust your screens, this is really how massive I am right now!! And I was SO hot during this shower, my face is red in all the photos!

Michele- running the games (and no one could believe she just had a baby!)

The wonderful desserts.

The girls that threw the shower know me so well. I'm not a big "baby" person and I hate pastels. . so they did a hour dourves and mocktails theme with no pastel colors to be seen and it was great! Totally what I would have picked out!

On Thursday, I had the worst day of my life at work. It was horrible. Horrible. I came home for lunch and went to the bathroom (of course, I'm 9 months pregnant) and saw this on the mirror:

Jon had written out on about 20 post it notes all the things he loved about me. It must have been the Lord because He knows I needed it that day! I cried on his shoulder for a good 15 minutes after this. It was the good cry combined with the sad cry combined with the hormonal cry, hahah.

Friday night we babysat for our neighbors and watched "Happiest Baby on the Block" which came highly recommended to us. I'm glad they had a DVD because there was no way I was going to get Jon to read a book like that. :)

Saturday we celebrated Valentines Day. I kicked Jon out of the house for about two hours in the morning and surprised him with this:

A cheesecake!! My first ever! Jon loooves cheesecake and asks for it for his birthday every year. You can't really buy good ones at the grocery store and the bakeries around here don't carry them. So thank you to ERIN who totally walked me through the entire process (and this is her recipe)! I had a slight ordeal with the oreo crust, but I persevered. :)

Later, after the Saturday night service, we did our Valentine day tradition of getting Bravo to go and renting a movie. Here's our dinner (with FRE, alcohol free wine I recommend for those craving it!):

Another tradition of ours is to pull the mattress off the bed and watch the movie from there:

We watched Fireproof, which was actually really good. Neither of us had very high expectations for a low budget Christian film (about the worst combination you can get), but it was very moving and well done. I recommend it!

So, that's been our lives! I'm officially 38 weeks tomorrow!!!!


Erin Morgan said...

What a nice update, Chaeli!! Ok, so for the pregnancy details... Are you dilated at all?? Feeling contractions yet? Anything? I wasn't at your stage in the game, so no worries! Hope you're enjoying your last few weeks with Jon! These times are so precious, as are those first weeks with your bundle. Great idea for the shower! LOVE IT!!

Erin Zubert said...

First of all, I'm so proud of you and your masterpiece. It looked perfect and no crack even! Secondly, I love that you are still wearing your "hottie" boots. Thirdly, I feel much relief that you posted because I've been checking numerous times a day for, ahem, a while now.

Carrie Feitl said...

Wow! What an update! Glad to hear you're hanging in there and you look beautiful! Thanks for the baby gift! You didn't have to do that...I love the Natural Beauty Onesies though. Can't believe you're 38 weeks. My water broke at 38 weeks and 1 day...so have a fun next few weeks!

Chaeli said...

Erin M- I'm dialated 1cm and I'm 50% effaced. I definitely am getting braxton hicks contractions- pretty much all day long. When the dr. checked the baby's heartbeat, it sped way up because I was getting one!

Erin Z- I just bought those boots- I needed an updated pair :)

Carrie F- I WISH!

Meaghan said...

love the pictures! glad you invested in some new boots, thats all i'll say ;) hope you survive your braxton hicks- sounds horrible. did i ever mention how glad I am you're the older sister? think of all the advice you'll have for me. love you!

Chaeli said...

what was so wrong about the old boots?!