This past weekend was very exciting and fun-filled for Jesse and me (and Zeke). Saturday, our friend Molly was getting married in Columbus, so we drove to Zanesville Friday evening to spend the night at Jesse's parents. On the drive there, I got to talk to my friend Tiffany who was at the hospital with our other friend, Lindsey, who was in labor! It was really exciting to be kind of in the loop, even though I couldn't be there, and to hear about everything from someone who was there and got to see everything firsthand. Congrats to Lindsey and Jared on their precious little baby girl! Hearing all about the delivery and seeing pictures of how absolutely adorable their daughter is made me incredibly excited for when it's my turn..except I don't really think I'm looking forward to the labor part. Talking to Tiff, I realized how very little I know about the whole labor/delivery part of pregnancy (I know, sad..). And as I was relaying the events to Jesse (who was a bit unsympathetic about Lindsey's exhaustion and hunger) I told him if he was going to be such a Tin-man with no heart when I was in labor, he could just stay at home and I'd call him when it was all over :P Fortunately, after we talked some more about it, he decided that he would be sympathetic and is now allowed back in the delivery room at the end of September.
Saturday was Molly's wedding, but also Zeke's very first birthday! I greatly appreciate my sister and husband putting up with my apparent ridiculousness and wanting to get a "family picture" on the birthday puppy's day (who had no idea what was going on, he just wanted to eat the hats. Which he did this morning, by the way).
Molly's wedding was beautiful, and it was great to see everyone and catch up a little bit with some of our friends from college. I had some great pictures, but my camera decided it couldn't handle all the awesomeness of a picture and crashed, wiping my memory card :( I was pretty perturbed, but life goes on and hopefully Jess will be sending me the pictures she got :) And, I officially decided I really like my new Droid phone when I was able to get updates during Molly's wedding on the USA vs England World Cup game that was going on..
Sunday after church, Jesse, the parentals and I took the dogs and went to find some geocahces in Zanesville. We had a lot of fun tramping through the woods and poking around trying to find the hiding spots. Zeke adores being in the woods, especially when it's secluded enough that he can be off his leash and just go running about.
Jesse is holding up the cache he just found, hidden in the hole in the tree. Sorry if you want to go geocaching in this area and I just ruined where it was :P
Zeke is pretty good at posing for the camera for me. This was before he decided to leap down a hill and wipe out at the bottom..so graceful. I think we need to check his depth perception, because later, he ran into a tree.
This week looks kind of busy for me/us, but I will hopefully be posting again Thursday ish after my midwife appointment. This is the one-hr glucose test, plus other blood work and another ultrasound. I'll be flying solo at this appointment, as Jesse can't take that much time off work, so this should be fun. I will for sure be taking a good book..
ha- the whole reason I was going to post this morning was to announce that Jesse and I have decided on a name for our little girl! And then I almost forgot to mention it (yay pregnancy brain). After being asked several times on Saturday what we were going to name her and not having an answer beyond "we don't know yet", Jesse decided enough was enough and we were going to decide on something. So..as of right now, her name will be *drumroll* Lily Anne Hildebrand. This is what we're hoping to stick to, but considering the whole hormones thing I guess it could change, but I don't see that happening. Anne is in honor of my great-grandmother (who would have been Lily's great-great-grandmother for those who lost track) who passed away in 2000 (I think?) so even if we change the first name, Anne is sticking around for the middle.
Ok, that's it for now :)