I truly believe that Shawn and I are two very lucky people. During this very long journey, we have been very lucky to meet some of the most fantastic people. Our friends have made this entire process much easier to deal with.
This weekend I was able to spend a lot of time with my new friends and what a blast we had. On Friday, I met Michelle and Nicole at Yorkdale. We did a bit of window shopping while we waited for everyone else arrived for all the other waiting mommies. Once again it was a blast! What a great group of ladies, so full of support, patience and understanding, and the way they make me laugh!
We had a gift exchange as well, the theme was summer baby. I don't know who's gift I got but I would like to say thank you very much! We got some beach toys and some swimmers. Very cute stuff.
Paula's mom made these little knit bears for everyone, I thought they were adorable. I wish I could knit.
I really like this picture of Nicole and me. Thank you Catherine for taking this picture, it actually proves that we know each other.
On Saturday, Michelle came over early in the morning and we headed over to this store to find all the grand opening sales. I bought stuff. I bought a lot of stuff. Good thing Shawn was still sleeping and he wasn't around when we went.
Our buggy when we left the store.
I couldn't help it, they were on sale for $1.50 a pack. I had to stock up. It was an offer I just couldn't refuse. They had a limit of 10 per purchase, so I went back in the afternoon with Shawn and made him get some for me too. Now I'll never have to buy another pack for a very long time.
The side view.
I also picked up some stickers (half price), funny shaped scissors (on sale 2 for $1.00), photo boxes (3 for $5.00), ribbon (2 for $1.00). My it was a lot of fun.
On Sunday I invited some of our friends over for a scrapbooking party. Rhonda, Cari, Nicole, Michelle, Suzanne and Laurie and her husband Austin came over for the day. We had all levels of expertise, our resident experts were Nicole and Cari and thank goodness they were there. We were able to learn an awful lot from them as to how to place pictures, what tools to use, paper to buy, embellishments etc. I couldn't believe how much stuff Nicole and Cari had! I never would of thought of how to use any of it if it weren't for both of them. Thank you ladies!
Rhonda also came with a gift for me/peanut. It's one of the charm bracelets we had both been looking for! We both wanted a bracelet that would commemorate our wait for our girls. I thought I was out of luck regarding the bracelet as most jewelers kept saying they didn't have anymore. Well Rhonda managed to find one and got one for me. Thank you very much! You don't know how much I appreciate it. Right now, the bracelet is naked, I have to find some charms that are meaningful to both Shawn and I.
Then last night at approximately 3 am I woke up to the sound of beeps, they wouldn't stop and they wouldn't let me sleep. So I got up to try and find the source of the beeps. It wasn't on the main level and I deduced that it was coming from the basement. This really surprised me as we don't have anything down there. Turned out that it was the carbon monoxide detector beeping. Not good. I went back upstairs and Shawn of course was still passed out. I woke him up to tell him that the detector was going off in the basement. He suggested that we plug in the detector from the main level to the basement to see if it would still go off. We plugged it in and it didn't beep so the good news is we weren't being poisoned. I just wish that detector had gone off at 3 in the afternoon instead of 3 in the morning. Needless to say, I'm very tired right now. Sleep does not come easy to me, once I wake up it's hard for me to get back to sleep. I think I fell asleep close to the time I had to wake up. At least I'll be in bed soon and hopefully the new detector will work properly.