May 8, 2014

week 30

today i am officially 30 weeks pregnant!!

and i'm beginning to think i'm going to need a chauffeur because i can only scoot my seat so far back and still reach the pedals. 

whenever i hear someone is in their 30-something week i automatically think they're almost done!

and i'm certainly feeling "almost done" despite having 10 good weeks left

eating dinner is difficult - i should probably sit at the actual dining table, but when i get home i need to put my feet up; my ankles are the size of softballs!  leaning over my plate is out of the question as then i can't breath - so eating is often done in the reclined position with my belly sometimes acting as a table.

and i'm serious about my ankle situation

for whatever reason my left ankle is always worse than my right.  the swelling makes getting anything done in the evening near impossible since i feel like i'm waddling or limping to walk across our tiny space.

but i have been trying to do tiny tasks when i can or the mood strikes.  this past weekend bill and i decided to try and organize some items that had been shifted around while laying the new floor.  we had a few baby clothes that had been purchased at consignment sales and my job was to remove the BAJILLION safety pins and tags on the clothes and wash, fold and put them all away.

i also dusted off MY old rocking chair - which has been patiently waiting for my own little girl to rock in one day.

it's also a jenny lind (which matches the crib and cradle) - gah! i love the spindles!  and the little piggy was found over at bill's grandmother's - the whole room is turning into a sentimental collection (really all of my decor through the house is) - which makes walking into the room without crying difficult.

this little guy?  a doorstop i rescued from a yardsale my granny had.  i apparently was obsessed with the thing as a child and couldn't dare see it go - and it has since lived in the house in one spot or another.  it's actually functioning as a doostop now, and since the nursery seems to be a menagerie of animals (kittens on the wall, pig in the rocker, and now peacock on the floor) i thought, what the heck!

i can't wait to show the whole room - but there's still a table saw on the floor and an ottoman underneath the window and i'm lacking some art work.

my other big accomplishment

putting together the jogging stroller and car seat that arrived at our doorstep yesterday!  i was too impatient to let bill help me (he was at work) so i huffed and puffed and dumped everything in the floor.

surprisingly it all went together with a few clicks.  we went with the graco jogging stroller travel system since we knew we wanted a jogging stroller, but definitely didn't have the room to store more than one kind of larger stroller - so one that was compatible with a car seat was a win win.  the graco system had great reviews and was budget friendly - i kept looking at the BOB strollers and couldn't believe the ridiculous price + NONE of the accessories (cup holders, car seat adapters, etc) were included - all sold separately.  so if you invest in the stroller and then decide you want the accessories, you could easily have $700 in...A STROLLER.  i just couldn't.  i'm the least speedy runner anyways - lucy and i will be performing more of a trot once she's big enough to "run" with.

in other baby related news - my baby app is telling me that my digestive process is slowing down,  and i made the mistake of buying fiber one brownies.  i ate like 4 in one afternoon.  don't judge me.  they are 90 calories each and TINY.  great for a small indulgence when dieting - horrible when you're pregnant and eat 4 of them.  i sounded like the little engine that could the other night and was surprised bill didn't go sleep on the couch.  must be love.

Lucy is now the size of a cabbage (wasn't she just the size of a head of lettuce?  aren't those 2 things similar?)- about 15.7 inches long and weighs about 3 lbs.

i'm starting to think she knows when bill is around or can tell the difference when he's touching my belly or i am.  bill got off work early the other night and we were watching tv.  i had him place his hand on my belly and almost immediately she started kicking and thumping his hand - big kicks that moved my belly.  we joked that she knew it was her daddy - but i secretly think she did know - already a daddy's girl!

odds and ends:
  •  mother's day is this weekend, and i've reminded bill at least 6 times.  i expect at least a card.
  • my mom and aunt are coming in this weekend...they're looking forward to shopping for lucy, i'll just be along for the ride :)
  • dr's appointments are now every other week - which makes me excited since i will have something baby related on the calendar almost every week
  • i want to pick up some nursing bras but have been warned that things could change significantly.  so my question is when do i pick them up or should i go ahead and buy a couple?
  • my breast pump came in, and my heart began racing - another reminder that this is real...also, it looked so medical and weird. 
  • i've been knitting diligently as well as working on sewing cradle sheets - can't wait to show them off!
that's about it for the week.  to all the mommas and mommas-to-be  - happy early mother's day!


1 comment:

  1. Your boobs will get bigger when your milk comes in. Keep that in mind :)