In related news, we have almost finished the nursery, moved our spare bedroom into the office, took a tour of the hospital, and started our birthing classes! The nursery (which used to be our spare bedroom) is all painted, new moulding up, and basically just waiting for our furniture to arrive! It's so exciting to see it all coming together. I also have washed and hung up all of the clothes and blankets she's gotten so far, and I have to say, it is definitely surreal to see little baby clothes hanging in the closet!
We also converted our old office (which we moved into our basement) into our spare bedroom. So, we've been doing a lot of painting and moving! We really couldn't have gotten it all done without the help of my mom, so thank you mom! It's kinda funny though because I left my job a few weeks ago and I have to say I've been working way harder at home than at Blue Shield; but at least it's on fun stuff!
The tour of the hospital was fantastic because it relieved a lot of our fears. Mercy Folsom seems like they're pretty up to letting you do what you need to do as long as it's not anything that would put you or the baby in harm's way. This was really important to me because I would like to have a natural birth and if taking a thousand showers or rocking back and forth on my hands an knees is the way I'm going to accomplish it, then so be it. So, it was nice to see that they are up for that. The birth classes also started last week (they last for 6 weeks) and seem like they are going to be very beneficial I have to say, I think Kyle was the best husband in the group! He was answering questions from the instructor, getting into the exercises, and practicing the breathing with me (which helped me focus more) when all the other men looked dumbfounded. It was really sweet!
That pretty much wraps up what we've been up to. We were actually able to slip away to Pismo Beach for a few nights which was nice (pictures below). We are getting very excited and can't wait to welcome little Madison Danielle into the world! One last, quick update, for those of you keeping larry (Kyle's dad) in your prayers, we just found out that he is now at the top of the liver transplant list at the Mayo Clinic!! So thank you for your prayers!