I'm sure for a lot of people, this whole "bedrest" thing would be great, and if my doctor would have put me on it the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy, I would have loved it. However, this point in my pregnancy I'm wanting to clean, organize, get the baby stuff out and do all the fun stuff before baby comes so I'm not really digging having to be stuck at home....doing nothing. Last week, Gigi was a lifesaver! She picked up Cole from Jennifer's every day, took him back to her house and brought him home every evening. I certainly did miss playing with him in the afternoons and didn't like only seeing him a couple hours every day, but it's definitely what I needed!
Friday afternoon we had some crazy winds!!! It really was ridiculous! I let the dogs outside and heard them barking so I went out to see what was going on and this is what I saw. Awesome!!
Luckily it was the fence between ours and Ryan and Casey's house and Ryan was already planning on coming into town this weekend to fix other stuff around their house so I knew what him and Nick would be doing for some of the weekend!
Friday evening I drove into Nick's parents and we met them and some other relatives that are in town and we went out to dinner. Yes, I was sitting the entire time!
Saturday, Nick had a long list of things to do, most of which were things that I typically do but can't at the moment. First up, he and Cole went to Ikea to get our shelves for all the toys, a chalkboard easle and a couple other fun things for Cole. Nick put everything together while I sat and supervised, and he did a great job! :)
Next up, Nick got to experience a full-out grocery store trip, all by himself. Nick has gone to the grocery store many times for me, but not for the "we need everything restocked in our kitchen" trip. I made a simple, fool-proof list for him, everything separated into categories and even listed it from the front to the back of the store. Is it sad that I know the layout of the store that well?? Anyway, I think this was a life changing event for Nick. He called me about 3 times, giving me a play-by-play of how the trip was going, ha!
Now let me explain something, when I go grocery shopping, I'll usually spend roughly $150 and that will last us close to 2 weeks. So that's kinda what I was expecting Nick to spend. When he got home, he informed me that he spent $290!!!!! WHAAAAA!!!!! I then realized that he practically bought 2 of everything, which makes it tricky when trying to fit everything into our freezer/pantry/fridge. BUT, I can't complain, I was just so grateful that he went for me.
Sunday, Nick and Ryan fixed the fence, we hung out at Nick's parents for most of the day and then went to our Life Group at church. We had a great time and really got a chance to get to know the couples better. I'm really excited about this group and think we'll make some great friends.
When we got home, it was time to get Cole to bed. I kinda mentioned before that we've been getting baby stuff down from the attic and putting everything in the baby's room. I guess Cole took the liberty to go find the boppy pillow and stashed it in his bed. When I went to check on him before I went to bed, he was all snuggled up with it. What a goof!
My mom is flying into town this evening and will be here till Saturday. Since Nick's mom will be out of town this week, I needed help with Cole, so Mom Volk is coming to the rescue. It will be great to have her here and help us get things done. I'm sure Cole will be excited to have Mimi in town for awhile and spoil him!