Hi guys! How are all of you? I am truly feeling wonderful. Have my pregnancy aches gone away? Well no. They are as strong as ever but my heart is full! This is such a special weekend for my family and we are all bursting with love!
As you might have read in one of my social posts, my in-laws arrived in town yesterday. We’re so excited that they’re here for multiple reasons. One, we just obviously love them and love spending time with them. Two, they’re so helpful with Molly which we definitely need right now with how pregnant I am. And three, if this baby comes while they’re here, they’ll not only get to see him right away but we’ll have built-in babysitters to help with Molly! Which is why I got a rental car for them through Silvercar – with a carseat – which I’ll get to in a minute.
I will say though, I really need this baby to hold off on coming until after Saturday. And that’s because I’m a bridesmaid in my brother-in-law’s wedding on Saturday! I feel honored to be standing next to my future sister-in-law while she marries Kevin’s brother and I certainly don’t want my water to break and ruin the moment while we’re standing up there. Ha! It’s also going to be quite the site to see me waddling down the aisle as a bridesmaid. I haven’t seen the venue yet so I’m not sure how long the aisle is, but I’m hoping not too long! I’ve already told Kevin that if I start getting contractions while I’m standing up there, I’m going to act like nothing is happening. I’m definitely going to be nervous all day hoping and praying that the baby holds off until at least Sunday.
Speaking of Sunday, that’s Mother’s Day! What a beautiful Mother’s Day gift that would be if he decided to come that day. I’m pretty excited that my mother-in-law will be in town and we can all celebrate together. I just wish my own mother were here too. But she will come out soon after the baby is born so I will see her very soon!
So as you can see, this is a very special weekend for our family. Yesterday when my in-laws arrived the first thing we had to do was get a rental car. We have so much family in town this weekend that we had to get another car so everybody can get to the venue. But of course we didn’t think about this until the night before. Luckily, I knew we could easily use the Silvercar app to rent a car. If you ever have to rent a car, you have to use this app! There are no lines when you go to pick up your car, no paperwork to fill out and each car comes complete with premium features at no extra cost. And you get to feel extra fancy because all of their cars are Audi’s.
Also, when we booked they give us the option to add a car seat to our reservation at no extra charge. At first I wasn’t going to have a car seat since we already have one in our cars for Molly, but then we realized that if we had to rush off to the hospital and Kevin’s parents take Molly, they’ll need it. So I was just blown away by the convenience of that. And not only was the car seat a premium seat, but it was also super clean. It honestly looks brand new! It really might be.
Anyway, I don’t think I’ll ever rent from another car company. Silvercar’s process is just so easy and convenient. I’ve legit waited in lines at car rental places for over an hour after a long flight and it’s just the worst. Plus, once we start flying with two kids, there is absolutely no way you’re going to catch me lugging two car seats onto an airplane. Lugging Molly‘s car seat to the airport is hard enough, so I really can’t imagine doing it with two of them. And if you guys want to try them out I have a code for you to use. Use my code ALILUVS to get 25% off your first rental! Which is a pretty sweet deal! Pass my code along to anyone you know traveling so they can use it!
OK OK, I’m way too excited about this rental company that I forgot to tell you what we did with the rest of our day yesterday. After we got the rental car, we came back to our house and showed off the early stages of our home design to Kevin’s parents. We still aren’t done with the house yet. But it was fun to show them the progress that we’ve made furnishing the place. Don’t worry, once it’s all done I’ll do a full house tour for all of you too!
After that, we actually did a little sightseeing! Since I’m officially on maternity leave it’s pretty fun to be able to do whatever we want during the day. We went to Universal and checked out some of the sets, we got ice cream and really we just watched Molly walk around the neighborhood and smell every flower she could find. Have you watched mine or Kevin‘s Instagram stories where Molly stops to smell every single flower she walks by? It’s the cutest thing ever!
So anyway, as you can see my time with family has already been so special and this weekend is going to be filled with so much love that my heart can barely take it! I know you guys know that my pregnancy hasn’t been easy up until now and I just feel extremely grateful that in my final days of pregnancy I get to be surrounded by so many of the people that I love.
What are you guys doing this Mother’s Day weekend?! How are you spoiling the moms in your life?! I’d love to hear all of your stories about your wonderful families and how you plan to spend this weekend!