Tuesday, October 4

Home Stretch

We finally got our Frog & Toad posters! They turned out great. Kevin is a Photoshop genius (as if this is news to anyone) and you can’t even see where the edits were made to make them look just like the book covers.

These additions just about complete the room. We also have just about all our equipment. We haven’t installed the car seats yet, but we at least have them. And they are so cool.

We have SO MANY BABY CLOTHES. All I did for about 6 days straight was loads of laundry, washing all the clothes that have been given to us so far. We have so many, I ran out of room in the dresser and there are piles sitting on top. Unfortunately, the cat likes to walk on them which defeats the purpose of the washing, so I’ll probably end up washing them again. They are mostly newborn to 6 months, but we’ve gotten quite a few 2T and 3T. I’m sure we’ll be hitting the D.I. for much of the 6 months to 2T clothes.

I had my first baby shower just over a week ago. My friend Megan put it together for me with the help of her sister in law. It turned out so awesome! I was impressed with her craftiness. I’ll post more about it later when she sends me the pictures.

We’ve hired my replacement at work. I’ve been getting her trained to take over once I’m out. Although it’s good to have everything in place before I go, it’s been somewhat stressful trying to find something for her to do. We have two people doing the job of one person which makes for some slow days.

I have my 31 week appointment tonight. I’m happy about the timing, because I haven’t been feeling Baby B very much the last few days. I’m sure he’s changed positions and just isn’t able to move as much as he did before, but it’s always reassuring to hear good news from the doctor that all is well. Plus I’m hopeful to get a good ultrasound picture. The ones we’ve been getting lately look like melted marshmallows and not much else.

Weekly Stats!

How far along: 30 weeks, 6 days
Weight gain/loss:  I don’t know, but I know I’m up 43 pounds overall. Ugh.
Maternity clothes:  Leggings are highly desirable these days. My belly actually seems to have shrunk a tad, so some of my smaller clothes are fitting again.
Stretch marks: None that I can see yet. Kevin did an inspection for me a few days ago and he couldn’t see any either. I do have some wryly dark hairs growing sporadically, though. I blame it on the boys.
Sleep: Not much of it to be had. Waking up a lot from heartburn during the night. I have frequent dreams of fire, drinking acid, swallowing pine needles and other horrific events that ultimately lead to me waking up and making my way to the bathroom in the dark to try and find the bottle of TUMS, then trying to chew, swallow and return to bed before falling asleep while standing up. I try to take advantage of the fact that I’m already up and make a quick pee trip, too. Sometimes I remember. But not always. Oh, and still having to check to make sure the fluffy seat cover isn’t down before plopping to tinkle. Kevin is a dear and always puts the seat down. But he also puts the lid down, so I have to pay attention.
Best moment this week:  The baby shower was super fun. I also really enjoyed getting the posters ready for the room. They turned out really cute.
Food cravings: Sugary crap. It seems to be the only thing I want to eat lately. I also have my usual fall cravings (nothing I wouldn’t have without pregnancy, though): Pumpkin pie, banana bread, almond poppyseed bread, pumpkin bread…basically anything with starch and sugar. No wonder I’ve gained 43 pounds.
Gender:  Same as last week...still boys
Belly button in or out?  In. And my belly ring piercing is gross. I’m going to take a picture and post it as a PSA for young ladies not to pierce their belly button if they plan to ever have kids, because it looks so gross. It’s all red, stretched out, and looks like I have a big lesion on my otherwise cute belly!
Movement:  Baby A is my little monster. He is so active. He changes positions on me constantly. Right now he is in a transverse position, or at least he was at the last appointment. I’m sure he’s moved multiple times since then, though. Baby B still seems to be the same as usual – vertex. He is head down, but I can actually feel where his skull is in my bump. It’s the creepiest feeling when he stretches out because it feels like an orange-sized tumor on my side. He hasn’t been moving much the last couple of days, or at least not that I can feel.
What I miss:  Weekend freedom. As thankful as I’ve been to have time to get many of my to do projects taken care of, I really miss the relaxation of hanging out with Kevin and the kids on the weekends. We constantly have more to do, and with every item we cross off, we add two more. The most unfortunate thing about this is it is only going to get worse. Goodbye, leisure time!
What I'm looking forward to: My appointment this evening
Milestones:  My belly shrunk! The nursery is now 97% complete. Clothes are all washed and put away.

1 comment:

Raquel said...

Wow, I feel so behind with everything I have to do when I read your posts! I'm happy for you though, almost done! Eww and I can relate to the belly ring scar...ugh mine is disgusting!