Over the years, I have heard about all the ways Mother Nature prepares us for a child. The women I worked with at Target Communication’s “baby making machine” provided me with more information on pregnancy, childbirth and babies than anyone. Plus with some close friends recently having babies, I have been able to use them as a resource. However, even after all these tutorials, I still didn’t know about the lack of sleep that comes right before the big day. At 40lbs over my normal weight and with limited lung capacity, I have trouble staying asleep for more than a few hours. To prevent myself from going mad, Todd and I took a drive to the beautiful
Shenandoah Valley yesterday to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
What a wonderful day! The humidity was low, the temperature hovered at 80 and the sun was high in the sky. We stopped at our favorite road-side-dinner, Spelunkers, for two delicious malts and a great burger. After Spelunkers we headed for the
Virginia State park in the Shenandoah Valley to find a swimming hole for and I. Cali
Autumn has already arrived in the Shenandoah. The leaves have started to change and the air is crisp and clean. We walked for about two miles on a nice path and then off the path several times to find the right swimming hole. Once we found it, it was beautiful.
played for hours and I simply sat in the water allowing the cool Shenandoah river to wash over all the aches and pains of carrying a 7.9lb baby. Little Cali Tortuga loved it too. As soon as my feet touched the water he/she went crazy kicking and punching away. He/she is going to be a swimmer!
Here are some pictures of our day out in the Shenandoah and of Todd with the dresser, which is corresponds to a previous posting.
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