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Friday, September 27, 2013

pregnancy update

well i am 39 weeks today!
one week left and i can't believe it. its still not real!

i have been off work for a week now. 
that is an adjustment all in itself. 
it has been really weird being off work, having brock leave each morning and having the day to fill with preparations for the baby. 
its got me in some sort of funk, but by the time baby comes i should feel more directed as my time will be filled with taking care of another person!

its just another transition in this big life changing even that is about to take place! 

I have been able to get some things done this week though so its been nice and pretty productive. 
i was able to make some of the essential oil blends that i will be using for the birth
i got some post partum stuff done (trying to prepare to take care of down there. uh um)
i think ill post a bunch of that stuff sometime so i can remember what i did and used for the next babies!
i got a couple last minute things ordered, the diaper pail and diaper sprayer. and some more diaper liners for the cloth diapers. 
i have gotten to sleep in a little and try to catch up on the sleep i dont get at night. slowly but surely. 
ill need all the sleep i can get with whats about to take place!

i was able to go shopping for all the ingredients i need to make some freezer meals. 
one down and a few left to go. 
thats what i will do today.

i was able to have a little pamper day this week. i got an hour prenatal massage that was so relaxing, and got my toes done. ill tell you what, im looking forward to being able to paint my own toes again! that and sleeping on my stomach again! CANT WAIT! my left hip is constantly killing me from sleeping on my left side all the time!

tomorrow i have another small shower and my MIL flies in. 
hopefully this little babe decides to get here while she is here! 

there are little random things i want to do like disinfect all the handles, door handles, blind pull thingys, cupboard handles, you know, the things we touch everyday! i have been wanting to do that since we moved into our place and sadly have not so thats going on the list of to do's for tomorrow.
plus brock has been sick the last few days so i need to get that place disinfected!

as far as the pregnancy goes, i found out a few weeks ago that my strep b test came back negative which i was soooooo thrilled about. 
but then at my next appointment they informed me that i was strep G positive!
what the?!
no one even knows what that is. its super super rare and of course i have it!
i was and still am pretty bummed about it because i will have to have an antibiotic administered during the birth witch means i will have to have a saline lock. im not too thrilled about that but it is what it is. 
my protein was a little low at my last appointment so i need to eat more meat and eggs i guess. 
other than that everything looks good. 
i measured at 40 weeks at my last 2 appointments so who knows when this babe will come!

sadly i dont have any new pics to add here so this will be a boring pictureless post, but i am determined to get more this week since this might be my last few days being pregnant! sad!!

off to get my protein!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

baby shower #1

last weekend I had my family shower. 
SADLY the second i got there my camera died =(

so i had to steal  borrow sadie's phone and only got a couple pics of me and my sisters.

krissie, kirsti, big prego lady, amber

molly, big prego lady, court, sadie

courtney did such a great job with the shower i'm sad i didn't get any pics of her cute decorations and yummy food! and the other guests!

later that day brock and i went shopping for the remainder of the things we need for this little babe.
buying things for a newborn can be so overwhelming! who would have thought!

im excited about the things we got though and the deals we got! 
we used kid to kid for a couple things and ksl and target of course! 
the rest (except diapers and a few other odds and ends that i still have to get) i ordered online so we will be getting packages in the mail for the next few days!
love that! its always fun coming home to a box sitting on the front porch. even though i know what it is, its like christmas!

brock emailed me the other day and was so cute. he said 
"i just ordered a few things for the baby that were not necessity but im excited about them!"
ha i cant wait to see what they are!

i will be 37 weeks on friday and have what seems to be a  never ending list of things to do.
most of them are things we should have done by the 37th week so the rest of this week is going to be busy!
we need to get the car seat in and take it in to have it checked for proper installation.
we need to get our birth bags packed
i need to finalize my birth plan for my midwives and my doula
still need to find a pediatrician!
thank you cards
and that is all while doing normal life things like achievement days today, doula appt and midewife appt tomorrow and the fair on friday! it will be a miracle if i get it all done!

and thats just this week. i have a whole other list of stuff to get done the week before the baby comes while i am off work (9 days and counting till my last day!)

that week will be fun stuff though. making last minute things like swaddling blankets, diaper bag, wipes, curtains for the nursery, get my oil  blends done that i plan on using for the birth, and i want to take a day to deep clean the house and make some freezer meals for our little fam for the first week or two. 
nesting much? 

oh and i have a gift card for a mani/pedi brock gave me for mothers day that i have been saving for that week and a gift card that my SIL gave me for my bday for a prenatal massage that i have been saving too!
pamper day!
 gotta get those scheduled!

then there are the things that i hope to get to but time is just not on my side, like watching happiest baby on the block again, reading Ina May's guide to childbirth, making a calming playlist for the birth/delivery,  
da da da. 

lots of stuff! 
its getting closer and closer and doesn't seem any more real!

I got all the baby clothes/towels/washcloths/blankets washed and they are all sitting out ready to be put away. even those tiny little things hanging around still doesn't make it seem real and i am still unable to comprehend what is about to happen lol. 
a baby!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Memorial Day

Aside from having a day off, I love summer holidays because it usually means family time!
Memorial Day is no different. Although it is sadly the close of summer, it is still a great holiday for things like tin foil dinners and smores! yuum!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

T-26 days!

35 weeks

Time is quickly dwindling before this baby will be here and I am a mixed bag of emotions. 
I am looking forward to meeting our little baby, but don't feel quite prepared!

I'm not ready to give up being pregnant quite yet!
(except all night while I toss and turn trying to get comfortable)
I feel like being pregnant is a part of me now and I am going to miss it.
 I have absolutely loved being pregnant.
Good thing this is our first and I have more pregnancies to come!

There is so much to do, and only 26 ish days to do it in! 
Luckily I leave work a week before the baby comes so hopefully I can fit it all in then. 
I have what seems to be an endless list of things to do to prepare for this little human. 

I am still trying to comprehend the fact that one day soon, we will be pulling into our driveway and entering our home with a new little person that will be an integral part of our family forever. 
That tiny little squeaks and tiny little socks and tiny little toys and little tiny toes and  will fill our home. 
That our thoughts will immediately turn from ourselves and be focused on our child. 
What a bazaar thing to try and wrap my head around!
Things are about to get real!