Monday, March 16, 2009
It has been way too long, but things have been super busy in the Tillema household. This past Saturday Jen & Micah flew in from Denver and Erin and Jen threw me the best baby shower anyone has ever seen. It was so much fun and we are truly moved by the generosity of all of our friends and family. Mem, Heit, Ilja and Magda were skyped in from Nederland, Elaine and Dylan drove in from Pittsburgh and many of our Cincinnati friends made it to our house for the party.
We played really fun games, Jen put out a gorgeous spread of food, and Erin loaded us all up with the most delicious cake I have ever had, there was one raspberry cake and one lemon cake. It was so good that everyone ended up eating a piece of both!
It was a whirlwind weekend that has left me totally and utterly exhausted, but I am so grateful to have had Jen and Erin plan and execute this shower and I am so happy that I got to spend time with them. I cannot wait until I can return the favor!!!
On Sunday, after the festivities, JM made us a lovely brunch and Jen took some very beautiful black and white pregnancy photos for us. One of them is posted above!
In terms of the pregnancy, I am feeling tired from the weekend, but I am still doing really great. I had my 32 week check up last week and everything is going great. Blood pressure in check, weight gain in check (up to 21 pounds now!!) which means that I am right on track for an average weight gain, only very minor swelling in my feet and only at the end of a long day, and the baby's heart is beating strong and he is super active. When we are in bed at night if my belly is touching JM's back he can feel the strong kicks and punches too!
There is definitely more to catch you up on, but this is all I have time for today. Enjoy the photos!!!
CBT, JMT & LT
Here is one of the full house on Saturday!!!