We had so much fun in Austin seeing friends and family and eating tons and tons of Tex Mex. We got to meet two new babies - two of Jeremy's groomsmen have had little ones since we moved and they are both SO adorable. Royce's baby girl is six months old and Nick and Jenn just had a baby boy in November.
We both got practice holding the little ones, which was great!
Josh and Chandra threw us a super fun couples baby shower and we filled up their house!
So many people came and little Eliza got a TON of great stuff! We are so lucky to have so many friends and family who are as excited about this baby as we are. My mom very generously drove to Texas so that she could lug all of our stuff back with her and it was a good thing she did! In addition to all of the goodies we got at the shower, I also made an IKEA run to get a rug and a dresser for the nursery since the Denver store won't be opening until this fall.
Getting started on the presents
Jeremy - "Uhhh what the heck is this?"
Jeremy and I a tad overwhelmed by all of the gifts!
Granny loved the adorable Uglydoll that John and Mallory got for Eliza
My incredibly talented cousin Laura painted this for Eliza - it is getting framed for a place of honor in the nursery!
Mom handmade Eliza a super cozy quilt that I can't wait to use, as well as an adorable fluffy monster that Ginger is obsessed with. It's hiding in the closet right now but I don't know how we're going to keep it away from her - she loves fluffy things!
All of the adorable outfits that I can't wait to dress little miss up in!
I am 27 weeks today and baby has been very active the past couple of days. We had a birthday party for my mom last night and for the first time Eliza was showing off and gave kicks for almost every person there. She has also been getting the hiccups every couple days which is stinking cute! At six months, her eyes should be opening up for the first time as she masters the blink. Her lungs are also working, pumping through amniotic fluid constantly.
We start our birthing classes this week with the doula we chose to work with. I am very excited but disappointed because Jeremy will be in Jersey for the first class - very convenient! :-p Mom is going to stand in for him, though, so I shouldn't be alone. Tomorrow I also go to the doctor for the dreaded blood glucose test - wish me luck!