Speaking of how fast time goes by Maddie, my adorable niece, is ONE! My goodness. I still remember getting the call that Dan was going to be induced and getting all my stuff ready to head to Kentucky with mom. The first time I held that little girl, I knew what true unconditional love was. I never knew love could be so instantaneous. My heart just swells with joy everytime I see her. I know I am a little bias but she is the cutest and smartest child I have ever met in my life. I can't wait for her and Carter to grow up together and to see how they interact.
Last weekend, Ryan and I had plans to finish up things in Carter's room by getting curtains and shelves hung. Saturday we were going to enjoy a night with friends at Steve's surprise birthday party. Then on Sunday we were going to have maternity pictures taken by my mom and enjoy the beautiful weather. Well, the dreaded stomach bug decided that those plans were not important. It hit about 5 am on Saturday and kept me down and out all day Sunday. Luckily, I had my dear Ryan there to take care of me. He made several trips to the store at my request and rubbed my back when I was trying to get to sleep. I had an OB appointment on Valentine's day and the damage was clear. I lost about 6lbs, was dehydrated and my blood pressure was low. Carter's heartbeat was strong and he has been moving around quite a bit. He probably enjoyed all the extra room in my belly since my stomach was empty. I didn't lose any weight in my belly and I was still measuring right at 34 weeks! I was ordered home to rest on Monday. I am finally feeling like myself again!
So now all of our Carter related plans have been moved to this weekend! The piece of furniture that my Dad's friend is making for us is going to be ready in two weeks. Once we get that, his room will be complete! We can hang up the rest of the decorations on the wall and get the rest of his stuff stored away where is actually belongs. Below is a picture of Carter's bedding and the piece of furniture that Jerry is working on! It still needs to be finished and stained but I am in love with it already!!
Ryan and I are also on the hunt for a new car. I love my good old Accord but the 2 doors won't work well with putting a new baby in and out. We are planning on going next weekend to look and perhaps buy. We went and test drove some cars right around when I first found out I was pregnant but we decided to put it off until it got closer. I'm worried that I am going to have a hard time giving up the Accord because of all the memories attached to it. My Dad went through a lot to find me the perfect car back in high school and everytime I drive it, I think of him. I am excited about getting a new car though because I have had mine for 7 years! Wow. Time flies.