Easter weekend 2011 is finally here, and this year is special. We're packing up tonight, and leaving early tomorrow morning for my sister's house. Tomorrow evening, I will attend the Easter Vigil where my very good friend will be baptized, confirmed, and receive the Eucharist for the first time. I am one of her sponsors, and I couldn't possibly be prouder or more excited. It'll be a long day with all the driving, but it'll be worth it.
Easter Sunday will bring morning Mass, and then a total day of relaxation and visiting with family. It's going to be a wonderful holiday this year. Hank is SO excited about the trip and seeing his cousins. He's got his Thomas the Tank Engine suitcase out and all ready to be packed tonight. I do so love traveling by car these days. You can come and go at whatever time you want, eat what you want, stop when you want, pack as much as you want, all without someone pawing through your bag and frisking you. Good stuff.
In other news, I've actually slept better the past few nights, and although we're still all a bit pathetic and weak with our colds, we're on the upsurge.
Baby CL is getting so big that whenever he or she moves around, it kind of hurts. :) If s/he decide to cross their feet or something, my belly takes on a lopsided, freakish look. He or she will be full term in just over a week. A WEEK. That is *insane*. I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy has flown by.
I was just marveling at my metamorphosis on TheBump.com's message boards. In the first trimester, everyone was talking about their early symptoms, fretting about miscarriage, and obsessing over early ultrasounds. In the second trimester, the big news was buying maternity clothes and the big 20 week ultrasound complete with gender reveal. The third trimester, started off innocently enough with gestational diabetes screens and baby showers, but quickly morphed into the "I'm so massive and uncomfortable" zone. I think we've about peaked through the Group B Strep issue, and have moved insidiously enough onto mucus plugs, worries about personal body functions during labor, and episiotomies. Anybody who isn't certain what a few of those words mean will be *very* grateful that I'm not going to define them for you now. Trust me on this one.
At any rate, both Baby CL and I are hanging in there just fine. I wish you all a *very* blessed Easter. I won't be blogging on Monday due to travel, but will report in on Tuesday with a full report.