Friday began with the shear reality of "your life will never be the same."
I am so ready for it to never be the same, yet I'm morning my old life just a little bit.
My ob check-up that afternoon helped bring everything back to perspective though.
Hearing your unborn childs perfect heartbeat will do that to ya!
That night Bryan and I had dinner at Dresslers and then met up with some friends at a local wine bar.
And considering how I can't drink, I proceeded to request my water in a wine glass. Duh!
7 weeks til my due date and I'm at a wine bar until around midnight? Go me!
Saturday was go go go!
We woke up early to our neighborhood garage sale, sold some crap and made a good $75.00.
Then we jetted off to our "Preparing to Parent Newborns" class at the hospital.
I spent that evening at Concord Mills with Anna, who is in town for the next 2 weeks.
Needless to say, come nightfall I was pooped and was in bed at 9:00pm.
Mothers-to be-Day was more than I could have asked for.
Personally, I think it's silly to celebrate Mother's Day before you're technically a mom.
Lucky for me, I have a lot of people in my life who feel otherwise!
Bryan gave a me a sweet card with even sweeter words written in it.
My mother-in-law sent me a card that included a check... for me to do something for only myself with, which is extremely rare these days. She suggested a pedicure - and that's just what I'll get!
And Beth. Oh sweet Beth... She is the most thoughful friend.
Beth mailed me a handwritten note that brought me to tears, as well as the book "Love You Forever."
Yesterday we headed to our neighborhood Starbucks in Birkdale Village to people watch with Cali.
As I neared the front of the line, the guy in front of me asked me what I was going to order.
I told him a smoothie and he expressed to the barrista that he was buying my smoothie.
Then he wished me a Happy Mother's Day.
I thanked him profusely, walked outside to Bryan and Cali and started to cry.
What a kind and generous gesture from a complete stranger.
I mean, I'm not even techinically a mom yet.
Just when you question mankind and what this world is coming to, you run into people like him.
Makes me so grateful to have the opportunity to raise a little boy into a kind and generous man.
* 33 weeks