Baby Shower! 26 Weeks

This weekend was pretty amazing. Not only did we hit the 6 month mark on Saturday, but it was also the day of our long-awaited baby shower. There were a few stressful moments when we thought everything was going to be a disaster (it was 80 degrees out and the remote for the air conditioning was LOCKED UP!) but luckily everything worked out and came together beautifully at the end (a neighbor had the key to unlock the remote for the air conditioning! YAY!). Our decorations were wonderful and really spruced the place up. The food was great and we had plenty of it to give away to the moms and us and Betti (J’s cousin who helped with the shower!). The games weren’t too bad and everyone really seemed to get along and have a great time. I know that J and I did and it was a lot of hard work that was well worth it.

We got so many awesome gifts! We felt so loved and cherished, and know that our little boy will be well taken care of now with all of our new goodies. We got some gift cards so we could order the bedding we wanted online and just about everything else was gifted! We have a few spare things to pick up, but overall it was an extremely successful shower and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. 🙂

In pregnancy news, Saturday was 26 WEEKS! That means we only have about 14 left! I can’t believe it. The grand total, as of today, is 97 days left until our due date. I am just so amazed and how far we have come and while it seems like it has taken forever, now the time is really starting to speed up. Once we put all of the baby stuff away from the shower, we looked at each other and said…WOW this is for real. We’re having a baby! Something about having all the things we need and filling up the nursery just made it feel so tangible.

Of course we are nervous about becoming parents, but I know and am so thankful for our wonderful support system and even though it seems daunting, I know that we are not in this alone. This is truly a wonderful feeling, to know that we have such love and support from our family and friends.

Wednesday we go back to Dr. Morales for our high-resolution ultrasound to check on the positioning of the placenta. As long as it has moved up and away from J’s cervix, we will be happy! She dreads the thought of having to go on bedrest, especially with 3 months left to go! We are just hoping for the best and (im)patiently waiting for Wednesday to find out. On the plus side, we get to see Jax again which is ALWAYS a happy occasion. 🙂

I will post some pictures of the baby shower once I get them from everyone, and of course I will keep you posted on how the doctor’s visit goes on Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed for a good-positioned placenta and no bedrest!

Jaxson is almost 15 inches long and weighs nearly 2 pounds! His ears are well-developed and he can hear both of his mommies singing, laughing, and talking to him now. If they haven’t already, Jax’s eyes may start opening this week, although he won’t be able to see much in the darkness. He is also giving his lungs a workout by breathing in amniotic fluid and he is already taking in J’s antibodies in order to boost his immune system.

I wonder if he thinks we are crazy now that he can hear us loud and clear!

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