I can count the number of weeks left on one hand or one very swollen foot. It's gosh darn ridiculous. I'll just put it out there that my hands and toes have completely turned into sausages and are none too attractive despite the pretty pedicure and manicure that I had done last week. Thankfully, I visited an Orthotic clinic with some old colleagues and they hooked me up with some lovely compression stockings - watch out Bea Arthur.
So, this past weekend, I had the joy of hosting some of my very dear, dear friends here in Phoenix and they were so gracious to throw me a baby shower. Now, I must confess - I've only been to one baby shower in my life, and it happened to be my own. Just so you all know, I am in the process of sending thank you's (well, writing them out) and they should be in the mail shortly. If I were seriously motivated and had full range of motion in my hands, I'd try and make them myself, but since I can't barely make a fist, pre-fab cards it is. It makes me sad since I love card making, but it will have to do. I had a truly wonderful time and I can't thank my friends and family enough for such a wonderful weekend. I miss them already and can't believe that the next time they see me, my life will have completely changed.
At the baby shower, my wonderful co-host, Stephanie, came up with the brilliant idea to perform some of the OWTs to help me out with my blog. For those of you that were there, you saw them in person, but I'll be recapping them, two at a time for the next three or four weeks and then thanks to Mindy (who recently had little baby Benjamin and is flourishing in motherhood) - I have a special blog treat for the last 10 or so days of the blog.
So, the first of the two tales, Stephanie had me pick up a flat tissue off of the table. The OWT states that if the Mother grabs the edge of the tissue, she will have a GIRL and if she grabs one of the corners, she will have a BOY. Well, I grabbed it right on the nearest corner, which means that I will be having a BOY.
The second of the two, Stephanie made me pick up a key, which I grabbed by the base as any normal person would do so (honestly, who grabs by the teeth?). The OWT states that if the Mother grabs it by the teeth, she will have a GIRL and if she grabs it by the base, she will have a BOY.
They're gaining on us...
Girl - 18
Boy - 15
Thanks again for a wonderful time on Saturday, to all that came. We can't wait for you all to see Baby Scheider!