Mr. C and I traveled home to spend a whole eight days with my family in Connecticut last week, which was just a slice of heaven. Being able to get away from the madness of the office, sleeping in with my baby-daddy, and eating like fat kings with my family is just what the doctor ordered. I didn’t realize how oppressive the humidity has been down here, until I stepped into 85 degrees and no humidity up there – I think there should be a law that all pregnant woman must be allowed a humidity free vacation.
My mom has the most darling group of girl friends (pictured below). They call themselves “the committee” which rumor has it, was named so their husbands thought they were doing something official and important when they got together… a “committee meeting.” These women are the most generous, and fun group of ladies, I was just delighted to have a baby shower hosted by the committee while I was home. I should take a page out of their book for party planning, the atmosphere was to die for, lunch was delicious, and lots of big belly laughs – it was a great day!
Have ya’ll seen The Help? We saw it on a rainy Sunday, and it was terrific. If you haven’t, take some personal time today, and just do it, you’ll laugh, cry – it’s a big deep breath for your heart strings. There are so many underlying themes in the movie, but I really walked away with the movie’s message about motherhood (I sure you’re not surprised). I don’t want to give anything away if you haven’t seen it, but the idea of what it takes to “mother” a child, and the idea that it doesn’t always have to come from the mother is profound. One thing I will definitely be doing since seeing the movie, is saying affirmations daily with Penelope. Which the clip below.. you’ll understand.
Although our trip was full of lots of activities, it was also great for some special quiet time with my mom. The two of us have always been close, and not in the type of way where she wanted to be the “cool mom” and be my friend in high school rather than the parent, but in the way where she has always offered me steady love, encouragement and support, and our relationship is rooted in deep respect for one another. I depend on her so much, I think more than she knows. Being home, and being very pregnant (here comes the hormones) has really overflowed my heart with all kinds of emotions. I’ve started to wonder how I can be a mama, when I still need my mom so much. I’m having a hard time defining these emotions, but the magnitude of a mother daughter relationship that I’m embarking on, coupled with the change in dynamics and needs in my own mother daughter relationship has my heart on overdrive. I know generations of mothers have mothered new-mothers, and if your lucky enough to have a mother in your life, this is a normal thing that happens. But when I start to think about what a huge milestone this is in all of our lives, I struggle to get my head around it all.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted… so here is 24, 25, and my cell phone Connecticut version of 26 weeks. Ladies, I’ve officially popped (and I’ve been seriously enjoying some seaside lobster and ice cream!)!