The belly bloomed and my lungs took a dive in quality, lol! This little man sure is making his presence known, he is SO active!
Mid July I was lucky enough to be able to travel across the country to attend his Mama’s baby shower, which was just an awesome experience. I am so blessed to have been able to be the one to share Cletus’s bumps and rolls with his Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, as well as his Aunt. I know his Mama would have been the best one to share him, so I am very aware how lucky I am to have been there to help her do so. This child is very lucky to be joining this family, that’s for sure.
It was a “Mad Hatter” tea party for the baby shower, and Mama Jaymee took the theme all the way! Daddy M was even represented in his own way, that mad hat Mama is wearing is the one Daddy wore for their wedding!
Sharing Cletus kicks with his Mama.
Grandma and Great-Grandma get in on the kicking action as Cletus proves, once again, that he likes him some FOOD!
Jaymee spent WEEKS before the shower sewing these fantastic aprons as chair covers and take home gifts for her guests. Of course I snagged several of the extras to take home, they are so cute!
The fantastic group of women that Cletus will soon be spoiled by.
Mama Jaymee and I.
It really was a great visit, I got to spend a lot of time with Cletus’ family and got to know them so much better than I had before. TOTALLY weird being at a baby shower that is not at all mine or for me or anything, and yet my belly is the one getting all the pats. I am just so glad Jaymee felt confident and comfortable enough to have me there!
So the last 10 mornings have looked a little something like this:
Some of you know the balance that was required to get this ridiculous picture. Pinch-poke-balance-shoot ( and shoot again. damn that over flash!) plunge. Luckily, carrying twins, albeit tiny ones, has left me with a nicely saggy pouch up front to do these AM Lupron shots, which have turned out to be a piece of cake. Super tiny needle, just a little bit of itch, no big deal. Except for the bitch. There is a whole lot of bitch in my house lately. I’ve said a lot of “because Mommy is Grumpy, and I don’t want to spank you” this week. It’s been fun.
But! Last night! We got a little bit of this!
Cooking the rump roast and warming the poke…………
With this fancy schmancy butt-cooker. Jaymee mailed me a FANTASTIC box stuffed full of feel-good-goodness, and this was one of the gifty-poos located inside. It’s a heat pack. I’ve also got a matching cool-pack and a gajillion home pregnancy tests ( and rainbow socks. Because they’re fancy. )
All of this in preparation for things like this:
The first of many dimple-place-pokes. We started Estrogen last night and am I giving a WHOOP now! I’m told the side effects of that F*^#ING awesome stuff we call Lupron will fall to the gutter now that I’ve started estrogen, and that makes me smile. A lot. Whereas before it was kind of a grimace from headache and general assholeish-ness. I’m excited. Transfer is set for the beginning of November.
I got to be the lucky lady that gave thesed little princesses their first baths! I was just tickled pink when he invited me over to help, so when P-Daddy decided to man the camera while I held the slippery little darlings I couldn’t have been more thrilled!