Well, I am 25 weeks down & 15 more to go!! Whew! Somedays it feels like it is flying by, others feel like it is dragging on and on...Good News is that Lil Man Stice is now starting to gain some baby fat, develop some pinkish-ness to his skin (due to the new flowing blood). His eyes that were before fused shut are now beginning to open...etc, etc! It is truly an amazing experience.
Last Sunday, Mother's Day, was a great day for me. My almost-first Mother's Day. The Saturday night before, I got to go hang out with some of my closest girlfriends and they had bought me my very first Mother's Day card. It was full of encouragement and love! Very thoughtful.
Then, when I got home, my wonderful husband had me a great surprise of a very sweet card & gift from our little "no name" Baby Stice! :) I had been eyeing a Willow Tree statue (below) at a store & he took a good mental note & went back & bought it for me. It was soo sweet. It is a Mommy, Daddy, & new baby. They all have names/meanings & this one is called "Our Gift"...Very fitting, as this baby is the biggest, most requested blessing in our lives. I love it! I cried of course!
...And here is the muchly anticipated bedding that just arrived yesterday (Thursday). I was very skeptical about it, as I wasn't sure it was what I wanted. However, now that it's here, it is wonderful! I love it. I thought it would arrive yesterday, but Trey tried to trick me & say it didn't. I went in the baby's room & much to my surprise, he had put all the bedding out and hung the valance. It was a great treat. I have posted some pics below, but you have to see it in person to get the full effect. It is great. I didn't end up with a picture of the valance, but it matches the bedding of course! Let me know what you think... :)