Monday, January 28, 2008

For Dot!

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity and special memories. It is dawning on us that this little baby is really going to arrive!

The amazing weekend began on Friday when Eileen's coworkers threw her a shower. It was overwhelming to have a beautiful party thrown in one's honor ( and overwhelming to both Micah and the man of the house to see so many crazy women in one place!).

The meaningful festivities continued Saturday when our church threw us a shower that began with a hymn sing and dinner. Family and dear friends traveled from Lancaster and even Maine to join with our local friends and church family to celebrate the expected arrival of our little one.

Eileen was thrilled to discover all of the special details that went into the planning of each shower (As this can take some time, co-workers were actually warned to stick to 'bags and tags' lest the admiring of wrapping paper and cards force the party into the wee hours! Eileen was let in on the joke earlier in the day while rescuing some wrapping paper from certain peril).

We are humbled by everyone's generosity and care for us. Yup, we are having a baby -- and we have all the gear to prove it!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL!

The weekend ended on Monday when Eileen's mom drove down with us to attend our check-up appointment to see what the Birth Center was like. Afterward, we took her to Ikea where we bought her Swedish meatballs for lunch, and she bought us a changing table -- THANKS, MOM HOLM. Eileen and Mom spent the afternoon admiring tiny outfits while Micah assembled the drawers to put them in. Micah was overheard exclaiming, "This is like playing with LEGO's!"

In other baby news:

  1. We have now hit the point of "Full Term." Even though our due date is February 24, our little one is considered ready to go and could come anytime.
  2. We will now go to The Birth Center for check-ups every week until the baby arrives.
  3. The midwife did a lot of poking and prodding today and estimates that Baby Bickford is right on track, weighing about 6 lbs.
Now Dot, we have done our part -- now it is time for you to do yours -- LEAVE A COMMENT, PLEASE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's about time you posted something new!!!(LOL)
Great pic of the cake "Becky stayed up all night decorating."
Being on of the women at the shower Friday night, I could take offense by being called "Crazy" but since I work with these women I understand.
Now that the baby is due in less than 30 days reality is setting in.
You guys are wonderful people and will raise your child with the same great values you both have.
Thanks for the nod!
Dot

Rachel said...

Wow... the time is almost here! I just got on today to read your blog... haven't read it in a while. Hope all is going well and Baby Bickford is continuing to grow healthy and strong. Can't wait to hear when this little one arrives!!!!! Praying for you!