Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week Thirty-Five

Week thirty-five, wow, what a week! The week brought everything from a baby shower, to the culmination of six months of planning at our Careers in Management Event and somewhere in between we managed to get some maternity photos taken. The week started with the generosity of my colleagues who threw me a delightful baby shower on campus, it was a great afternoon filled with great food, delicious cake and some great advice from some very loving parents. Everyone was so kind and spoiled us with wonderful gifts and the ability to go out and purchase all the odds and ends that we still may need. Matt and I are looking forward to that trip, however I was just too tired this week to make it happen. Instead, I focused my energy on our Careers in Management Event which I have been helping to plan for the last six months. The event focused on 20ish corporate partners, a discussion panel, private reception and keynote speaker ... who knew my prior involvement in conference planning would come in handy again. The event was the first of its kind and we worked extra hard to make it a success and we were so happy to see that our hard work paid off. We ended up with three times more students that we had originally planned on and our corporate partners are already interested in participating next year. Outside of all the hard work to make the event a success it has been extra fun to plan with my friend Teresa who also is pregnant, very quickly our meetings moved to the lunch hour and ALWAYS involved lots of food. Our last major event of the week involved Matt and I getting some maternity photos taken. We had originally planned this for later in April, but with Lilly getting so excited to join us we felt the need to push the date up several weeks. Although we had hoped to have pictures with spring blooming all around us we actually got really lucky and had a sunny, balmy day. It will take about two weeks to get the proofs online and we are very excited to see how they turn out.

35 weeks: Baby weighs as much as a honeydew melon
Your baby, now as hefty as a honeydew melon at 5 1/4 pounds, doesn't have much room to maneuver in your belly. (Length: more than 18 inches, head
to heel.)