This past Sunday Jeff and I finally got Astrid's big girl bed painted and put together in her bedroom. I'm still getting used to seeing her tiny frame in that big twin bed when I check in on her before I go to bed at night. Last night when I checked on her it looked as if she had a little smile on her face as she slept....collapsed from a good night of no dinner to speak of and a HUGE piece of her friend's birthday cake! It was awesome!
Here are the past few photos I've taken for my project including some notes below. It is 4:30pm today and I still don't have any idea what my photo should be. Hmmmm...
I post my daily photos on my Facebook Business Page. I post here, generally, so my Mother can see them - she still has dial up and is not on FB!
Day 54 -> 37.7. We just put Astrid's big
girl bed together and it is a pretty big deal around our house. When we
said our nightly prayers last night she made sure to add that she was
SO thankful for her big girl bed.
This is us reading a book
just before her nap this afternoon. She is currently sleeping as I
upload this photo...but NOT in this bed...She climbed up and snuggled
into her old bed which has been converted back into a crib for Baby. It sits opposite her bed in their shared bedroom.
You know I was a bellyaching fool this morning looking through all
these photos I have taken so far. It was overwhelming, really. Astrid
didn't know what to do with me...She was very concerned and gave me so
many kisses. She couldn't tell whether I was happy or sad. Maybe I
couldn't decide either.
I must be close to delivery... I'm so
emotional and really just feeling so very very lucky in life. I know
everything is going to change around the corner, and mostly I'm excited,
but there are parts of me that are clinging to THIS happiness I have
right now with Astrid. Life is so BIG and WIDE and WONDERFUL with her
I had a funny thought this morning that my photo
album should include a shot of me grabbing desperately for that Pepcid
Complete bottle, again, or running to the bathroom for the umpteenth
time, or struggling to put my socks on in the morning....but alas, no. I
think I'll stick to the more positive parts of pregnancy...
Day 55 -> 38 wks. NATURE: I am at home
here in the cottonwoods, ponderosa pines, and surrounded by wildflowers
in the Spring. Outside is my favorite place to be. Mountain biking,
running, kayaking, skiing, pondering...being. My entire pregnancy with
Astrid up until two days before I gave birth I was tramping to the top
(or NEAR the top) of Mt Sentinel.
I hear a lot of things while I'm outside.
The obvious - bird songs, leaves falling, my dog having fun in the
river... And not so obvious...the ones you really REALLY have to listen
for... The sound of the trees whispering a secret, stories of loved
ones who have passed, the wind's embrace... the sound of your own
Astrid is our outdoor girl, and I can only
hope that this next one shares our family's passion for wild places and
getting out and being part of nature.
Day 56 -> 38.2. We had to go back up to my
friend's house to find my camera remote this afternoon. I have been
scouring my camera bag, pocketbook, just everywhere for it. I obviously
can do the job without it - I've been using my intervalometer most of
the time....The remote just makes life a little easier. As I suspected
it was wedged between the seat and backrest of the Henry J I posed in last week.
I was glad to have a reason to go up for a visit since I wanted to get a shot of us next to this beautiful green Ford pickup.
Hmmmmmm, I wonder if anyone can tell I photoshopped the hole in my
jeans to try to fool you into thinking that I don't wear these jeans
every single day of my life!!!! he he he he! Seriously, I DOOOOO wear
these jeans almost every single day of my current life!!! I try to wash
them every once in a while, though.
I better think of something for today pretty QUICK! Oh, inspirational muses come to me, now!!!!!