Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April Showers Bring May Flowers

We are officially back after a month long hiatus from blogging. Since I seem to be person updating the Adventures of Ben and Sarah (I meaning Sarah), I am going to start writing in the first person. I just officially went on my year long vacation... ahem... I mean maternity leave from work, so I will have more time to indulge in things such as upkeeping our blog.

For the past month we have been plugging away at work and looking forward to meeting Lily Joy. Ben is busy purchasing goods and outfitting the new Watoto store here in Victoria. The Watoto store is a great place to check out if you have an urge to purchase fair trade chocolate or perhaps a lovely new African mask or drum for your home. I was sad to say farewell to everyone at my company last week. I have had an amazing 2.5 years there but I am ready for a new life challenge.

Last weekend my mom (Lily's future Nona) came up to Victoria to attend my Victoria baby shower and exercise her artistic expertise in the nursery. Ben and I basically ditched her to go out with friends one night and we came back to a newly created 'Enchanted Forest.' You can check out the pictures below. There are still a few finishing touches that need to be made to the room, but overall if baby came right now we would be reasonably prepared.

My thoughtful sister-in-law Renee, hosted a Canadian baby shower for me this past weekend. We played games, stuffed our faces with pink cupcakes and I opened a load of gifts. Our child already has 8 pairs of shoes all of which she will need to wear before she is even able to walk. Thank you so much to everyone who came! We have been truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that our friends and family have shown us since learning we were going to be parents.

That pretty much sums up the last month for us. I am currently 35 weeks pregnant (but measuring about a week ahead) so who knows when this baby is going to make her debut! We are not 100% sure if Lily is in the correct birth position yet, so that could change some of our plans. I will find out next week for sure.

Lily's stylish wardrobe. This kid is going to be wearing a lot of pink.

My 35 week front view. I look like there is a lopsided watermelon in there. Lily tends to only hang out on the left side of my stomach.

35 week side view.

The new crib set from Nona and Grandpa (we think? Dad you need to choose your name)

The enchanted forest artwork along with Lily's special new rocking chair from Grandma and FarFar. You have to see it in person to appreciated how truly 'enchanting' the room really is.


bebooth said...

Hey B&S the room look sweet. I love the walls and that is the most stylish rocker I've ever seen, I guess I shouldn't be surprised because the rest of your house is so chic.

The Deringer said...

The room looks adorable! Great work your mom did! She's not just a great person and a pretty face, huh?