The overwhelming theme of this week is stress. Thankfully not stress about the baby, but stress about our move. We finally got our orders last Friday so things can really get started. So far we’ve been able to schedule our movers, schedule our stay in TLF (temporary lodging facility), book our appointment to drop Will’s car off to be shipped overseas, submitted our housing application, got my no fee passport, almost completed the paperwork for my visa, and received our flight itinerary for the actual move – which is unfortunately where the lion’s share of the stress came from.
One of the first questions Will asked me after we confirmed there was a peanut in my tummy, was when the baby would be able to hear. His sister had played music through little headphones to our nephew when he was in the womb and Will loved the idea. After some research I told him at 16 weeks babies start to hear. So Will patiently waited for week 16 to arrive, and as soon as it did the Mozart (Will’s favorite) began. Every night when we get into bed Will puts Mozart on the iPad and baby gets a personal symphony for a little bit until we are ready to go to sleep. Maybe we will raise a musical genius 🙂
A Shower for Three
There is a serious baby boom going on this year. It seems like EVERYONE I know is pregnant. When it came to getting engaged I wanted to be the only one getting married that year, as selfish as that sounds, but with this pregnancy I’m realizing how much fun it is to be a part of this unofficial club of mothers-to-be. When Will’s boss’ wife called asking my help in planning a shower for two of the other JAG spouses I almost felt bad telling her that we were also pregnant. It was still too early to spill the news yet, but I wanted her to know for planning. So, we had a shower for all three of us which was a lot of fun.
Baby J was completely spoiled with adorable outfits, fun bath time accessories and toys, a sleep sheep, and a few gadgets and items I had never even heard of but am SO happy to have now! Thank you again to all you girls that made it such a wonderful day!