Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hold On, Holli...Don't Come Yet!

Dear Caitlin,
     With your false labor pains and stomach virus last week, you really put us in panic mode...especially your dad, who is desperately trying to finish painting the baby furniture!
                                            OOPS!  He got a little of that paint on his face.

If Holli will just work with me and give me to your 37th week, I think I will be finished up with everything I have to do here and be ready to head there to wait on our sweet baby girl with you.  Along with the furniture that Dad has been working on, I have also been finishing up some knitted items...and, of course, bought a few hair accessories!

                            Here's the sweet little hat I knitted her to wear in the hospital.
                               I'm working on the bootees too...hope I get them finished in time!
                 I have one edge left to knit on this little blanket; I can't wait to wrap her up in it!

I got online and checked out the yoga studios there so I can continue with my work-outs while I am there for over a  month; I think I've found one I like and actually spoke to them in an e-mail.  But you know what is really going to get me?  That COLD weather y'all are still having!  Most days it feels like spring here already.  The birds have come out in the morning and started singing and little green shoots of plants are peeking out of the ground.  I know I won't be able to bring my shorts...or even short sleeved shirts, but maybe if I bring my colored jeans it will make it feel like it's spring, if only to the eyes.

By the way, this is the longest we have ever been apart; I haven't seen you since you left here right after Christmas...and by the way, I don't like that!  Even when you were in college in Texas and when you studied that semester in D.C., I saw you more often.  You're just going to have to tell Kevin that after Holli arrives, y'all are going to have to visit me more...after all, she needs to get to know her Poppi and YaYa.  And, as you may or may not know, Poppi has really high expectations for her.  He is always saying, "Holli and Poppi are going to be really tight.  She's going to be my rocking baby...she's going to sleep in our bed with us"...and numerous other things!  Poor little Holli, she doesn't even know what she's in for yet!

Well, I must go now because I have a date with the gym this morning and then it's my day to drive Mam-Maw around, so it is going to be a very busy day for me.  I will, however, try to text or call you later.  I MISS YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!
                                                                                      Love, Hugs and Kisses,