Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pregnancy Update + Nursery Photos!

Hello All!
It's been a while...truthfully, I had 3 posts on here that were started but never finished. Oops. So, I will skip over the part where I apologize for not updating more and you will skip over the part where you pretend to care and we'll move on.


So, today marks the 5th day of the 32nd week of pregnancy. Yes, 32 weeks pregnant, almost 33.

There's a baby in there. 

Here are some fun facts about pregnancy thus far:

  1.  I have gained a TON of weight. I mean, I don't really look overly obese, but I've gained more than the "recommended" amount...which did bother me until I reminded myself that baby is healthy, my blood pressure is good, there is no protein/sugars in my urine, and breast feeding will just melt the weight off. (That last point may be just a dream, but it doesn't hurt to hold onto that glimmer of hope). Anyways, I feel healthy, baby is healthy...weight is just a number at this point.
  2. Cleaning the house is, like, impossible. Let me tell you a fun story. The other morning I woke up, excited for a day planned on the couch watching tv. I ate breakfast, everything is normal. Then, I notice the dogs being all weird by their food bowls. I get up to investigate and I see some ants. Then, some ants materialize into more ants. Then more ants turn into holy-shit-they-are-everywhere- ants. Soooo I immediately begin cleaning. I vacuum all the ants up, move everything out of the kitchen, and grab the mop and bucket. I stop to go to the bathroom and when I get back to the kitchen, the ants have freakin materialized from thin air. So basically the next 3 hours were spent buying chemical free ant killer, mopping, vacuuming, and mopping the 3 main living areas, cleaning and mopping both bathrooms, and vacuuming and mopping our master bedroom. At the end, my back was an absolute mess. I couldn't even sit comfortably, but I had a spotless house! 
  3. Sleeping is sometimes fantastic, sometimes a joke. Take last night for example, I couldn't fall asleep to save my life. First it was because I was too hot, then it was because of heart burn, then it was a panic attack due to thinking about my brother being at boot camp, then it was back to being hot. Not to mention that I have to pee every 10 minutes. However, some nights I fall right to sleep no issues. On a side note, is it like a death sentence to sleep on your back? There are points where I wake up on my back...I think it's because it takes such a physical toll to roll over from one side to the other that my body gives up half way. I don't ever feel sick and baby is still alive, so I mean, I must not be on my back that long. When I told my mom this, she immediately jumped down my throat. What am I supposed to do? I'm asleep when it happens...moms.
Swelling has been on and off, but I will tell you the heat is really getting to me. I didn't really think it would bother me, but I feel like my body can't cool itself off as efficiently as before.

 Despite all of this, I LOVE being pregnant, really. Even Joe is having fun with me being pregnant. He has been so great. 
I wonder if he feels this way haha
I think the thing that turned Joe's nervousness into excitement was getting the nursery set up. If you are my friend on FB, you know that we did a lot of the decorations ourselves. It was so fun getting to do that (I'm just glad everything turned out ok). 

Here is what the end result looks like:

Note: this pic was taken at a different time...the table didn't magically clean itself.

The only thing not pictured fully is her dresser, which is to the left of the changing table, under all the wall decorations with the owl picture frames on it. 

Yes pink + owls are probably over done for nurseries, but whatever. I love it. Joe loves it. Leia will love it. So everyone else can suck it. ;)

Did your significant other enjoy setting the nursery up with you? What was your favorite part about preparing for baby?