This is Bethany at 38 weeks! Jennifer took pix of her and Bob and the belly last Saturday (on a really beautiful afternoon) in Marblehead. She had some beautiful naked belly shots but I didn't think Bethany would appreciate me posting them for the world to see (even tho they are very tasteful and amazing!)so I chose a more discrete photo of Beth and her beautiful belly to post for you.
She and Bob have been photo-journaling her pregnancy all along by taking their own belly photos every week, but it really is a nice thing to have someone photograph you as a couple when the due date is approaching. Jenni took over 100 photos-many of Beth and Bob together, belly covered and uncovered, and some of Bethany alone. They really are beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone! Jenni got many of her ideas for poses from the internet-try Flickr.com.
So, Bethany will be 39 weeks on Monday! Woo hoo! I could be a grandma again any day now! I'll keep you posted!
Just thought I'd share yet one more way I found to re-cycle one of the grapevine wreathes from Jenni's bridal shower! Bought a spring of artificial forsythia from AC Moore for $3.99, stuck it on my wreathe, and here it is--my Easter/Spring wreathe!
So much to be grateful for this Easter! So different from last Easter. Last Easter was spent with my entire family gathered in my mom's hospital room--little did we know then that she had only two more days with us. I miss her dreadfully, and the spring certainly brings back all those painful and surreal days, but life has continued to give even as it has taken, and isn't that the true message of Easter?
Andrew just turned 6 months today, and such a little blessing he is! I can't express the joy he brings to me every moment we are together! It is like the world stops and nothing but he and I matter. And this one small moment--like when he looks into the face of his new Easter bunny with amazement, or sees red birds at the feeder for the first time, or notices a patch of buttery sunshine on the floor beside him that he just has to touch, or studies me with the greatest curiosity as I sip sparkling water from a plastic bottle. How a baby can bring one back to all that matters most in this life! I adore it--I adore him! And how lucky am I to have another baby boy due any day!
I wish my mom were here to share these grandbabies with me--but something I can't explain, that finds itself in every moment we share, tells me she is.
Happy Easter to anyone out there who even reads this mom-of-the-bride gone grandma blog anymore!
Here it is--the nursery! Baby B's room isn't very big, but I think we made the most of the space with things like a fresh coat of khaki paint, watercolor blue sheers, the hand-painted white tree over the crib, and the subtle classic pooh theme.
Classic Pooh in the nursery rocker-formerly my mother and father's rocker-soft blue cushion from Pier 1, matching striped sheer curtains from J.C. Penney.
"Hurry to bed, the moon is waking!" Classic Pooh bedding, all from Target.
Refurbished Dresser/Changing Table; Lamp from Ikea; Diaper Caddy from JJ Cole; Pooh collage art by me; and Pooh Hamper from Babies R Us.
Basket full of Baby B's First toys.
Baby's First Library; Books from all the shower guests-Thank you! Little Lamb from my mom.