We had a monumental, "Grand" Canyon-esque time last week - because Grandma Patty and Grandpa John came out to
bring Violetta lots of gifts visit us. It was one of the most fun weeks we've had all pregnancy because we were able to share our happiness with so many family and friends. It was also the first time we saw our lil' angel smile!
Thirty-four years ago, my Mom and Dad learned they were having a baby boy the day I was born. It's amazing how much medical technology has advanced in the last three decades. Because of ultrasounds, we knew we were blessed with a baby girl less than 4 months into pregnancy, and we even got to watch little Violetta move around in Momma's belly. We wanted to surprise our parents by not only showing them their first ultrasound, but also getting one in 3D. Despite a large audience watching her every single movement on the ultrasound monitor, little Violetta was not shy at all and put on a show for all of us. We watched her smile, yawn, stick her tongue out at us, and even try to eat her umbilical cord - proving once again that she is definitely my little girl.
It's a good thing lil' V is so photogenic - because Daddy is going to do his best to wear out the memory cards on his camera.
3D Ultrasound - Clip 1
3D Ultrasound - Clip 2
The full 3D Ultrasound (12 minutes)
Back at home, we gave Grandma Patty and Grandpa John a tour of the nursery and then spent the next several hours going through all of Violetta's tiny and incredibly cute outfits. We also took turns feeling lil' Violetta bounce around in Momma's belly - I think she was extra excited after hearing the constant "Awwww, she'll look so beautiful in that lovely [onesie/dress/skirt/Tigger outfit]". Moving from the nursery to the car, Grandma Patty and I had a lot of fun getting the carseat installed. I can't wait to have my beautiful baby girl snugly and safely locked in place as we embark on fun, weekend road trips.
On top of all this, it was a weekend of two new firsts for Daddy: my first Baby Shower and first tea party. Both of which I hadn't ever really thought much about before the past week or so. And now, I'm thinking about tea parties a lot and how much fun I'll have with my daughter with what I'm sure will be a daily occurrence. I already know that the depth of her imagination will be beyond anything I can relate to. But thanks to Aunties Kimmie and Sara's planning and Grandpa John for throwing the party, I now have the perfect idea of what a proper tea party looks like. Instead of Daddy and a couple of stuffed animals sitting around a little, toy table with plastic tea cups, I've got this to think about - click the picture below to see some of the pictures from the Tea Party: