Sunday, January 24, 2016

36 Week Update

I'm a little late and closer to 37 weeks than 36 but at this point I'm just so.....over it!

The weather has been so wonderful this week that we went to the beach twice and Linus is in Heaven!

How Far Along? 36 Weeks 4 days

Size of Baby: According to my app she is about the size of a Cabbage Patch Doll and probably about 6lbs/ 19in.

Symptoms: I've been sooo sleepy! It takes all I have to get up off the couch these days. I finally got rid of that dreaded cold and I've been laying low for the last week with small outings when cabin fever sets in. I feel like every time I stand up or walk I get some pain that I'm assuming are Braxton Hicks. 

Total Weight Gain: I've been avoiding this question in past surveys but I'm actually pretty pleased with my weight gain! I'm holding steady at 20 lbs and I know I can totally attribute that to the gestational diabetes or else who knows how much I would weigh right now!

Food Cravings: Nothing! I dread figuring out what to eat lately.

Labor Signs: At my appointment last week I wasn't dilated at all but she said her head is engaged which is a good thing. From here on out I'll have my weekly appointment as well as two visits a week to Labor and Delivery for fetal monitoring. As annoying as all the appointments will be, it will be nice to keep a close eye on baby and get to know the nurses and hospital.

Mood: My mood fluctuates between anxious, nervous, excited, beyond ready, and get this baby out of me!

Looking Forward To: At this point I can officially say, having this little girl in my arms!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

34 Weeks and Our Nursery

I'm so excited that we finally finished the nursery! She can come any day now....well, not really, but if she did we would be prepared!

How far along? 34 Weeks...Only 6 weeks left!!

How big is baby? About 19 in and close to 5 lbs. The size of a Pineapple or a Basket Ball Hoop depending on which app you look at!

Symptoms: Oh boy! Where do I start?! I think I have officially hit a wall. I'm sure this is partly due to the cold I caught which is 10 times worse when you are pregnant and can't take much to help with the symptoms. I'm just getting bigger and bigger so it's harder to get up and down. She is insanely active lately and is running out of room so those cute little blips I used to feel are now full on hip checks! She serves as our nightly entertainment and I can watch her roll and contort my stomach in to weird shapes forever. 

Best moment this week: Honestly, this week has been kind of lame with not feeling well. We did go to our first Childbirth Prep Class and I've decided that I would rather not know whats going to happen and just let my body do its thing. I totally could've made it through the pregnancy without watching a woman deliver her baby while standing up. I mean, the baby just fell out of her! 

Miss anything? Just being able to move around freely without bumping things with my belly or huffing and puffing! Also, sleeping....I guess I'll get that back in a couple of years.

Food Cravings: Not really any cravings. In fact I haven't had much of an appetite and when I do eat I just get full quickly.

Looking forward to? I think I'm officially to the point where I'm looking forward to meeting her. That changes from day to day. Last night I decided that she's better off where she is and had a melt down worrying about who would take care of Linus while we are at the hospital, but today I'm ready to see her and hold her and smell that sweet baby smell.

As for our nursery...I didn't really go with a theme and since we don't know how much longer we will be here, we decided to keep it simple.

(Please excuse the awkward stickers that hide baby girls initial...that's a surprise)

I've always wanted to make a rag tie banner and when I saw these cute fabrics I knew I had to do it!
This is what we did New Years Eve....Party!!

We had this little dresser but it was beat up and had broken, old knobs. Tim painted and installed new insides to make the drawers slide easier. The cute arrow knobs are from Hobby Lobby.

I think I had the most fun organizing all of the little tiny things like washcloths and socks.
These soft drawer organizers from Ikea worked perfectly. And yes, I'm fully aware they will probably never be this organized again.

Not gonna lie, I probably smell these tiny diapers once a day.

She already has quite the wardrobe! That basket in the bottom is filled with hats and headbands! I'm kind of obsessed.