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Germany road trip - part 1

We have traveled all over while we have lived here, but haven't really seen Germany. So we decided that a road trip would be easier with one than with two. So, we rented a car and drove all over Germany. I was a little bit worried considering that we were within 7 weeks of my delivery date when we started, but everything worked out great

Our first stop was Hamburg

Of course, if you know us, you know that we stopped at a few soccer games. Here we are at Hamburg Europa League game. Simon finally saw his favorite player of all time, Van Nisterooyl. It only took him 4 times and 3 different teams.

It is now a little city, but it was once home to the Hanseatic League, which is a huge trading alliance during medieval times.

Schloss Schwerin You can't tell from this picture because of our cute Auburn, but it surrounded by water and just takes your breathe away when you first see it.

Cologne This is the enormous Cologne Dom in the downtown. It is the largest church in Germany.

Our littl…

preparing for baby

I guess I had forgotten all of the things that need to be done to prepare for a new baby. We have also been trying to prepare Auburn for the the baby as well. Auburn now refers to herself as "big girl" (she also calls herself Auby). We took her "bink" away a few months ago. She was only using it for sleep. The first night she was furious, but then that was it. She asked for it at naptime for the next few weeks and then, nothing, no more bink. She started sleeping in her big girl bed last week. There has been no problems with that transition either. Simon asked her the other day if she wanted to sleep in the crib of the bed and she said "big girl bed". I know that there will be some jealousy, but so far so good. I started buying newborn diapers, washing all of his clothes, moved the crib up to newborn and put boy sheets on and packed my bag for the hospital. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. We are only 3 weeks away.... This is the best …