I haven't seen my family on my father's side for 5 years, so I was really looking forward to traveling down to Texas. I was also looking forward to introducing everyone to Yaheli. My dad was the only one who has ever met her or Herman.
Yaheli is generally very receptive of people. She warms up to people very fast and is very confident in relationships. She warmed up to my dad and grandmother right away. My grandmother is 86 years old, loves children and is very good with Yaheli. She plays with her, encourages her and is very affectionate with her. Some of my best memories are of my times with my grandmother, so I am really glad that Yaheli gets to have a relationship with her also.
The baby has been settling down into my pelvis and this has really become apparent this week. It's so painful when they move around down there. I feel pressure on my cervix, pressure on my hips and lots of stretching. The baby is so big now that it is getting hard to sit comfortably. It seems like anyway I move I am running into the baby somehow.
My first day in Texas I got a huge surprise. A huge box came to the door for me. We were all running around to open it up and find out what it is. When we opened it up we found a shiatsu massage pad that hooks on to a chair. It was a gift from Herman. He was so upset about my back going out when I first got to Montana and not being able to do anything about it that he found a massage chair pad on the internet and had it sent to my dad's house. I felt so loved in the moment that I opened up the box and realized that it was from him. It was so thoughtful and my back has felt so much better since I started using it.