week 5 and we're into february. it's amazing how a month goes so slowly and so fast at the same time. shooting got trickier this week, but i managed to capture a solid week of memories. big or little, they make up our days, and i'm thankful for these to look back on to see what we actually accomplished in the last month when my pregnancy brain has totally forgotten!
this past week, we had a second ultrasound to follow up on some findings from our first. all looks to be well, the baby is right on track and the girls are getting more excited! we also planned out a summer beach vacation with friends this week, spent lots of time on homework yet again, enjoyed an unseasonable warm-ish spring-like day and took advantage of the sunshine for a few minutes before dance class, had our weekly swim lesson for crosby, and set up mommy and daddy's new king bed. oh the extra room and our new mattress is amazing!! we read books in the new bed one night this week and all 4 of us fit comfortably without any overlap! looking forward to keeping my space when a particular 4-year-old girl just happens to inevitably crawl in with us in the middle of the night.
my favorite event of the week was the siblings class we took the girls to in order to help prep for the new baby. the class showed a very pg-rated version of how a baby is born via a puppet, we got to tour a delivery room, and there was a life-like newborn for the girls to practice unswaddling, undiapering, and holding. crosby wasn't interested at all, and harper was enamored in learning. but when it came time to actually hold the baby, well, we have a bit to work on when little one actually arrives. that memory and photo absolutely has me in stitches. it was completely unprompted.
my favorite memory from this week was when harper crawled up on the counter one morning before school, made her hot chocolate and then opened up about something at school that was bothering her. i flash forwarded to a moment many years from now when she's in high school, or college, or in her first job, and doing the same thing. she grew up for me in that moment. the way she held her cup like it was coffee, her back against the wall and her legs propped up, talking heart-to-heart with her mama whom she knows will always be there for her, to support her, to guide her and to help her make those tough decisions. i'm immensely grateful to have captured that moment.