I think that now that there is an official end to work in sight, days are easier. I am signing off at Thanksgiving break and taking a little breather before your arrival. I will savor every nap while I can and prepare our family's space. Your room is in scattered pieces right now but when it all comes together, it's going to be so fantastic.
Two very important ladies that have been dying to feel you kick finally got their chance this week. Ixtlani, who works at school, tries everyday and she seems to always just miss your parties. On Wednesday, you finally gave her a little tap and it made her very happy. And even though we see her a lot, Aunt Sass also always seemed to miss your parties. She came over with Olivia this afternoon to hang out and make us dinner and you started dancing. She put her hands on my belly and started saying such sweet things to you. Little Oli loved the way her mom was talking to you so much that she had to edge her way in between us and get in on the love, too. It was pretty great. Now we just need to make sure that we give Cookie a good party when she is in town this weekend.
Lucy loves having Olivia over. Everything about her fascinates Lucy. She showers her with kisses as much as she can until we ask her to stop and Olivia just cracks up. As Olivia cruises around on her hands and knees, Lucy follows her and when Olivia fusses because she needs something, Lucy makes sure that we are listening. She took a long, hard nap with her ear pressed against my belly on Tuesday night. I think she was trying to listen to you and get to know you. She really is going to be the best big sister.
It's amazing that this belly of mine manages to keep on popping. There was some definite growth in the last week. I love it.