Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hooray for tinylove. Baby Garrett's "Tiny Love "mobile arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to go pick it up! I was introduced to this mobile at a local shop, and at first, when the salesperson showed it to me, I though she was crazy!!! She was asking me if I had picked out a mobile yet, and I had considered purchasing the mobile that coordinated w/our Cocalo "Bali" crib bedding, but had not made a decision yet. She had been a little pushy so far, so I wasn't that enthusiastic about the mobile to begin with. I looked at it, and thought, that is absolutely the ugliest thing that I have ever seen in my life, this lady is nuts! Why in the world would I want to hang that monstrosity about my angel's crib. But, a few days after visiting the shop, I got to thinking about the mobile, so I looked up the maker of the mobile on line, and discovered that although it is strange looking, it was one of the top rated mobiles for development. It helps children develop their senses, object permanence, fine motor skills, cognition, EQ, language and communication. Other moms, also gave it rave reviews! I thought, well, it's not the prettiest thing to look at it, but if it the best mobile for our little peanut, that is what I am going to above his/her crib. Diesel (our black lab) was very intrigued by it-don't know if that's good or bad. So, now it has it's rightful place in the baby room, and I can't wait to introduce Baby Garrett to the mobile. I hope he/she loves it. I have yet to determine what one of the "farm animals" is. It appears it is a goat or a yak or something-it's hilarious. My mother is worried that baby Garrett will be terrified of the thing!!!

Rave reviews for "Confessions of a Shopaholic"-based off the book by Sophie Kinsella. My mother and I went to see the movie last night, and absolutely loved it!!! It was adorable, and Isla Fisher did a fantastic job, and did 'Rebecca Bloomwood' justice. She was quite magnetic and captivating-you can't not like this girl. You will "fall in love" with her and the character. My mom and I are hoping they make more of Sophie's books into movies. We would love to see this one followed up by "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" and "Shopaholic and Baby" (obviously!). We also really loved "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" and "The Undomestic Goddes."

Baby Update:
The braxton hicks contractions are getting stronger, and this leads me to think that the baby is coming every time they start, and I get a little thrill, and a little anxious about delivery, then they subside. I am glad to have this time to share w/Josh, and know that baby Garrett will arrive when he/she is ready and/or God is willing. I've realized this is such a guessing game...I will never know when this little one is coming until he/she is really coming. I feel like there is still so much left to do to prepare/get ready (and we've covered all the bases), and not enough time left to do it in. I think with the arrival undetermined, and all this anticipation, I am just coming up with things that need to be done or redone for that matter. Kind of like planning a wedding, but there is a set date. With delivery, you never know when it's coming...Josh, family, and friends, have taken to contacting me around the clock to see how Baby Garrett and I are doing, or if there is any progress. I'm so lucky and blessed. But, I'm a little worried, I'm going to wear everyone out waiting for this little peanut!!! When are you coming little one, we are waiting...

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