It’s been a HUGE week! I no longer feel sick 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can’t really express in words how excited I am about this. It’s been a really rough 6 weeks and I’m so thankful to be feeling more normal these days. Aaron and I invited a bunch of friends over last weekend to hang out and we shared the news about the baby with them. It was really fun! We also started buying more normal foods at the grocery store, which means I can get back to eating full healthy meals and even start going to the gym more often. I went for a run last night and I can totally feel how out of shape I am. It will be nice to be a little more active.
We starting thinking more about what life will be like when the baby arrives. We decided that we need to clean out the apartment a bit to make some room so in the next couple of weekends we will be focusing more on that. We also started visiting daycare facilities. I found out that my work offers daycare but that it will be closing soon- totally depressing but we have found lots of options and I know for sure that something will work out. While touring the daycare infant room I noticed a huge book shelf that was filled with children’s books I didn’t recognize. I got really excited to read all these new books to our little one but I also started to think back on some of my favorite books from when I was little. I thought it would be fun to do a children’s book favorites post in honor of all the books that my poor mom and dad must have read to me about a million times. So here goes- I hope you enjoy this blast from my past!
#1 Tikki Tikki Tembo (Written by Arlene Mosel and Illustrated by Blair Lent) #2 Love You Forever (Written by Robert Munsch and Illustrated by Sheila McGraw) #3 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (Written by Jon Scieska and Illustrated by Lane Smith) #4 The Snowy Day (Written and Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats) #5 Caps for Sale (Written and Illustrated by Esphyr Slbodkina) #6 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Written by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and Illustrated by Lois Ehlert) #7 Annie Bananie (Written by Leah Komaiko and Illustrated by Laura Cornell)
These were some of my most favorite books. Writing this post makes me want to go buy them all and read them right now. Before I know it I will be reading these books to our little one. I may even start reading them sooner because I learned that baby will start to hear sounds at 18 weeks! It’s amazing. That’s also about the time we have our ultrasound scheduled to find out the gender. At that same visit we will check up on baby’s heart, kidneys and lungs. So many exciting moments coming up- I can’t wait!
Well that’s all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did- It stirred up a lot of good memories for me 🙂