Thought I'd share about our crazy day filled with tons of baby-related events:
My day started out pretty relaxed by attending my first Le Leche League
(http://www.lalecheleague.org/) meeting at St. Mary's Catholic Church downtown. I was one of three first-time pregnant moms in attendance, so thankfully I wasn't the only newbie in the bunch. It was very informative since the topic was overcoming challenges in the early stages of breastfeeding. I'll definitely continue to attend as my schedule permits.
Then, I raced out north to make my 32-week OB appt. Nothing special, really- just a regular check up. My doctor believes the baby is still transverse, and will possibly perform and ultrasound at my next appt in two weeks to tell for sure. I have gained 2 lbs since my last appt two weeks ago, which I suppose is ok, since I recently read that you are supposed to gain a pound a week now, with 1/2 of each pound going towards the baby's overall weight. Yes- that's right- this little munchkin is possibly not so little- gaining half a pound per week from now until delivery!!!
After my appt, I stopped by Kevin's office and was "motioned" over to by his boss who said in a hushed voice, "Can you be here at 3:30 today? Don't ask questions, and don't tell Kevin." Confused, I agreed, but ran some errands and then returned at 3:30. One of the receptionists met me in the parking lot and hurried me inside to an empty conference room. After sitting in there- lights out, door closed- completely confused for about 5 minutes, they brought Kevin in- who was clearly shocked to see me- then lead us down the hall to about 40 of his colleagues in another conference room for a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER! We were both completely overwhelmed and touched- there was a darling cake that said "Welcome Baby Boy Erb" with ice cream and many gifts- including diapers, wipes, toys and clothes for the baby. It was truly a wonderful experience. Thank you so much to our Labov and Beyond family- you were so generous and we are very grateful to each of you!!!
Gearing up for my next shower this coming Sunday and continuing to put the finishing touches on the nursery... stay tuned for pictures of both!