Friday, April 27, 2012

New Look to Sparkly Heels, yay or nay?

So, I got to playing around on the settings of the blog, and managed to accidentally change it so much that I couldn't figure out how to change it back! I like the new layout for the sole reason that pictures can be larger. When Hunter arrives there will no doubt be tons and tons snapshots of the newest love of my life, so it will be nice that they can be full size. I don't know if you have noticed that in the old lay-out they sidebar was so wide that each post picture had to be pretty narrow! I am just still trying to figure out how to navigate it all...

While I enjoy being able to post larger images, I used to LOVE being able to change the background to the blog! I had just found that cute brown, blue, and green one and now it is a gonner! It looks a little modern for my taste, but hopefully my old friend Google can lead me to someone who can teach me how to make this layout a little more colorful!

So, what do you think? Should I try to get back to the old look, or keep with the new?

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Burlap Bunting

I have been seeing a ton of really cute DIY crafty ideas using burlap ever since the fall, and I just HAD to jump on the bandwagon! The other bandwagon I had to jump on was the cute maternity photo with the parents holding up a banner (some people call it bunting...?)  with their babe-to-be's name written on it. So cute. Put the two together, and this is what I came up with!

Materials needed: 
  • burlap 
  • paper
  • fabric scraps
  • ribbon 
  • hot glue gun
First you need to decide how large you want each flag to be, and make a tracer template. I found a piece of paper that I liked the top width of, folded it in half to find the center, then made a little dot on the bottom. From there, I used a straight edge to connect the bottom center dot with each top corner to make a perfect triangle. 

Obviously, the next step is to cut the triangle out and trace however many flags you need onto the burlap. By the way, burlap is available at Hobby Lobby now! (I also recently stumbled upon pre-cut burlap triangular flags for a banner at Hobby Lobby in the chipboard/scrapbook section, but they are much smaller than what I wanted.) 
Also, once you know the size of your flags, you can find a font that you like and print them in that size. If you would rather free hand it, then go for it! I just didn't trust myself! Here are my letters:
Line up your flags on top of the paper and get to painting! Trust me, you CAN see the letters through the burlap.
 After I painted, I lifted the material off the paper, and just moved it. I am not sure if it would have stuck too badly, but as you can see, there was some bleed-through. 

Here is where the picture taking stopped. Ok, well, it didn't stop, but they were deleted because I thought they were already saved to my computer and I needed the space on my SD card. Boo. You can visualize it, though, because it's definitely not rocket science!

Choose a ribbon that you like, and that matches your color scheme, I chose brown. Basically, brown is part of all my color schemes... I'm pretty predictable!

I tied the ribbon across my kitchen cabinets onto the handles, and hot glued the flags on. I didn't glue them too close together because I wanted little fabric strips to hang in between. I cut thin (about an inch wide) strips of fabric that also matched my color scheme, and tied a couple in between each letter and a few the outside. After that, you're done!

I had quite a bit of burlap left, so I figured I would try another cute idea that I have seen. One of my friends got married, and I had seen this cute poster that said "Thank-you". I wasn't sure what it was for, but when I got her thank you card, it all made sense! They had taken an adorable picture of them holding the sign on their wedding day, and turned it into a notecard!

I followed the same routine, but made smaller flags since the word is longer than 'Hunter', and made a Thank-you banner! The only difference is that I free-handed the letters, which was honestly just as easy as trying to 'trace' the paper underneath. Then I googled, "postcard from photo", and snapfish pulled up exactly what I wanted.  I uploaded my photo, and was all ready to order my 99 cent per post card thank-you notes, and then thought I would try my luck with my good friend google again. This time, I tried 'snapfish coupon codes'. I found a 40% off coupon code, which saved me $10! I was pretty stoked! Here is the final product!

I have seen so many adorable burlap bunting signs on Pinterest, all you have to do is search!

Also, please keep in mind that husband did NOT want to participate in any of these photos being taken, much less have to run back and forth using the self timer on the camera. I hope it doesn't show in the pictures!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

35 weeks, 35 days to go!!

I mean, 35 days to go IF I make it that far! My doctor seems to seriously think that my return to work will make me go into labor before that.... and secretly, I hope she is right. Ok, maybe not so secretly! I am just so excited to meet Hunter! He kicks like nobody's business, hiccups like it is going out of style, and is just an all around wiggle worm. 

My mom came with me to my almost 35 week appointment, and she got to see another ultrasound! This one was pretty special, and immediately afterwards I was kicking myself for not asking her to grab my phone so I could video part of it and send it to Tim. It was just a growth ultrasound... he is 5 pounds by the way, and head down... but the ultrasound tech was being kind of rude! She never cracked a smile, and would answer my questions with one word answers. Usually, I ask what they are doing or measuring (even on the off chance that I already know what's going on) and after a couple of questions they kind of get the idea that I want to be informed and then they start just telling me what they are doing. Not. This. Time. Here is how it went down:

  • What are we listening to? (I could tell it obviously was NOT the heartbeat)
    • Cord.
  • What are you measuring right there? ( I was pretty sure it was the femur, because they always measure it)
    • Leg Bone.
  • Can you tell what position he is in?
    • Head down.
    • Mom and I get excited because we thought he was still breech...
    • Nothing. (from the tech)
I just felt weird because usually they are nice and friendly... or, I am by myself so I don't care too much because I am enamored with my baby. This time, though, my mom was there and I didn't want her to think the techs are always rude(ish). They also usually have warm jelly, and this was fah-reeeeezing! AND she kept digging the wand into my belly button even after I told her it was uncomfortable. I was even trying to suck in my belly to make it more obvious that it kind of hurt!!

All that aside, it was the COOLEST 2 minute ultrasound because when she did let us peek at his face we could see his eyes open. NO joking! We could also see him opening and closing his mouth, sticking out his tongue, and making sucking motions with his lips. See why I am almost crying now that I realize I don't have a video to share it with his daddy? Ugh. I have never seen a more clear 2-D ultrasound! Here is the evidence:

After the appointment, I was informed that there was going to be a blood draw. Fun. I seriously freak out. I am so embarrassed. If I have not said this before, I don't like it for the obvious reasons (needles and blood, eek!) and well as the fact that I am a super visualizing type of person. I am visualizing a needle in my vein and if I move or she moves or some freak accident happens that needle is going to poke right through. Plus, I am just visualizing a needle sucking blood out of me into all these test tubes. Yuck. I have said it before and I will say it again... it's all for Hunter, and I am glad to do it if it means we will be prepared for whatever comes up. 

As far as how the 35th week of pregnancy has gone.... it has been pretty uneventful! I am measuring at _____ inches around the belly and weigh _____. I think he may be dropping, but I am totally not sure. I am just noticing more of the I-feel-like-I've-been-on-a-bike-all-day feeling in the pubic bone and I am peeing more than usual. Not more liquid, more often. Sometimes I feel like I was going to pee my pants and a teaspoon of liquid comes out. I'm thinking he is either pressing on it so I feel like I have to go, or he is pressing on it so it can't all come out and that results in higher frequency. Either way, I am walking to and from the bathroom a ton! 

Heartburn is criz-zazy still. I finally succumbed to Tim's suggestion and started taking Prevacid. I like the Tums because it is pretty instant relief, but Prevacid takes a day or so to take effect. I finally started and have noticed that I still get heartburn, but it isn't killing me like before and it only takes one Tums to get rid of it. 

Last bit of important news is that I have been cleared to go back to work! I say that, but my doctor really did NOT want me to go. Tim heard her the first time back at 32 weeks and my mom heard her this time. If I can get at least one more GOOD week of work in before I go into labor, I will be happy!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

33 and 34 weeks!

Do you see the title? Only 6 more weeks until Hunter is due and I am in disbelief that the time has flown by so quickly! Of course, he can come early or late, I am selfishly hoping that he comes a little early because I am just so ready to meet our little man, but my very first prediction was that he is going to be super comfy in there and come late! 

My doctor thinks that he will come early if I choose to go back to work, and she is SHOCKED that I want to go back! I told her, "I am bored, so bored; want/need the paychecks; want to be able to say good-bye to my kids if I have to leave again; and if I can get one more good week in at work to clean out cabinets for the poor souls who are going to clean up my room for the summer, I'll be happy"..... She thinks that the activity is what put me into pre-term labor, so I have been thinking of little ways to be a tiny bit less active during the day. Teaching kindergarten is NOT sitting behind a desk. It is a day full of 15 minute increments; when the kids are working independently I am around the room checking on progress, up and down kneeling because my students are 3 feet tall, walking to various places around the school all day means a pretty good trek (kinder is in the very back of the school)... it is more physical that one may tend to think! Don't get me wrong, I know that I'm not stacking boxes, but I am definitely moving all day!!

So tomorrow I will be 34 weeks, which is technically eight and a half months along, but don't tell people that because then they think I am going to pop in the next two weeks! I still have 6 weeks, people!! By the time I am back at work, I will be 35 weeks, and just a couple weeks shy of full-term!

Things have started to change a little now that I have reached an all time high (weight-wise). Here is what is going on with Hunter and I:
  • I have not gained any weight these past two weeks, wahoo!! My belly also is STILL measuring 39 inches, but I know that it depends on his position. When the doctor measures the fundal height it is right on track every week. So far, I have only gained 16 pound with this pregnancy, and I am hoping to keep under 20 for the entire pregnancy. Cross your fingers!
  • I have heart burn pretty much all day. Straight up water gives me heartburn. No fun! I have gone through countless bottles of Tums, and need to have them with me at all times! I wish I could think of a better way to explain it, but it seems to be a volcanic eruption of heartburn when I have it. It literally shoots up my esophagus and will wake me up with a jolt!
  • I have to pee almost once every thirty minutes during the day, and about 3 times at night. The other night I woke up to go, by the time I got comfortable enough in bed to try to sleep, I had to go again.
  • Still no stretch marks.... another time I am going to ask you to cross your fingers for me that I can make it to the end! I have been using a variety of things on my belly, mostly just what I have laying around. At first, I was serious and bought MammaMio belly butter stuff specifically for pregnancy stretch marks, yada yada, then I ran out, but had just purchased Shea Butter from Bath Junkie and used that religiously every day until that ran out a few weeks ago. I had some Cocoa Butter, but truly cannot stand that smell so changed it up after a few days. Now I am using baby oil, and have been surprised to find that the itching is pretty much all gone, my skin doesn't seem so pink/irritated/stretched looking, and my skin doesn't feel oily all day like I predicted it would!
  • Sleeping is not really comparable to before.... I am on bed rest, so I get in at least one really good nap a day. I can also sleep in because I am not expected at work, so if I wake up for a while in the middle of the night, it doesn't bother me like it did before. Prior to bed rest, I would wake up, not be able to sleep, and then worry about it so much that I for sure couldn't sleep. Now, if I can't fall back asleep, I will try for about thirty minutes then get up and watch a recorded show, eat something, read, etc. and after a couple of hours I am ready for bed again!
  • My sense of smell is at an all time high, and along with that come waves of nausea. I haven't thrown up yet, but one night my husband, sister-in-law, and her husband decided to cook some crawfish. I don't eat them, think they are disgusting, and can't stand to look at them when people are eating them in large that night. I am allowed to do one 'thing' a day, so this day I chose to sit at my sister-in-law's house while they all ate crawfish. Before they were cooked, we walked over to the cooler and we all peered inside because apparently these were massive crawfish. As soon as the cooler lid was lifted, I got this overwhelming fish smell and almost fell over trying to get away from it. Everyone else? Sicking their head in the cooler to try to figure out what I was smelling.... and they still said that they couldn't smell a hint of fishiness. Watching them get eaten is what brought on the nausea...
  • Hunter should weigh about 5 pounds. Crazy. Some full term babies are born at that size! I got the steroid shots so his lungs would have been more mature if he had been born this week. Since he wasn't, I have heard that the shot only works for about a week, but now that we are close to 35 weeks, his lungs should be able to do what they need on their own if her were to be born. 
  • He doesn't like bed rest any more than I do. He rolls around all day long. Not kidding.... All. Day. Long. My belly looks like the ocean, with his movements making it roll around in waves of motion. I don't get many little kicks anymore, I get him sticking out his feet for about 10 seconds at a time and then you can slowly see that section sink back down. Last night at a dinner table with about 10 people, someone asked if he was kicking. I said, "Yes, actually he has been moving all night", all 20 eyes stared at my belly for about minute in awe of it rolling around. I like that they were able to see it because lots of times, Hunter will move and by the time I say something to someone who has been wanting to see/feel him kick, he will get settled in. They were surprised to hear that he does that ALL DAY. When was working, I think that he was getting rocked to sleep. Now that I am inactive pretty much all day, he is probably more bored! I also think that it is just one more way that he is like his dad.... impatient and incapable of sitting still!
I think that is pretty much it! I went to the doctor on Friday, we are doing weekly appointments since my pre-term labor scare, and everything is going as it should! The only thing left I have to be tested for is Group B Strep, which I originally thought was a blood test so I was NOT looking forward to that. Now that I know it is not a blood test and I know what really goes on.... I am looking forward to it even less. All for Hunter, right?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wasted Days

Ahhhhh, bed rest! Lounging in bed, watching movies all day, no work... sounds fun, yes? Not.

I feel guilty that I am not at work, not to mention that it will be at least ONE paycheck that I am missing. My days are so boring. If I was just at home, I could at least clean, do the laundry, dishes, vacuum, etc., but I have restrictions. I am not supposed to lift anything over 5 pounds, if I am at home I should be off my feet, preferably laying down, and bending and walking should be minimal.

I do feel lucky, though, because I am allowed to do some things. I can go to a movie, or out to dinner, but not both. I can do a load of laundry, but not laundry all day, you get the idea.

I think the worst part is that is probably the best month for weather here in Texas. It is warm and sunny, pools are just starting to be at a comfortable temperature. I feel like I am just wasting these gorgeous days!

I don't want to sound too, "poor, pitiful me". This is what is best for Hunter. Currently, we are 32 weeks and 5 days, and the doctor wants me to lay low until I get to at least 35 weeks. After that, she will consider letting me go back to work, which I am definitely going to push for! I would love to see the kids, I kind of just had to leave, and then wasn't allowed to come back! Luckily, at my last doctor's appointment I was given a steroid shot to help Hunter's lungs should he be born before then. They also gave me one so that I could get another shot 24 hours later, so my lovely nurse/ sister in law gave it to me the next day. Have I ever mentioned what a baby I am about shots? Oh my goodness! Five shots in five days?! No fun! Hopefully, the steroid shot was strictly a precaution and Hunter stays nestled inside for at lease another month. I had this feeling that he would be one of those 42 week babies, but my uterus seems to have other plans. A couple of different pre-term labor scares, and I will stay nestled in my humble abode for as long as need be :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Labor and Delivery, Bed Rest, and 3D ultrasound.... oh my!

So.... 32 weeks has been proving to be pretty interesting.

All week-end I had been having very mild cramps, and I was totally torn. On one hand, I remembered that the doctor told me that period-like cramps mean real contractions, and she told me to call her when it happens. On the other hand I already had an appointment scheduled for that Tuesday, and figured I would just mention it then.

Monday, I woke up with pretty bad cramps and as I worked that morning, they got worse and my lower back hurt pretty badly. I called the doctor's office and she wanted me to come in, so my amazing teaching partner took my class got them to large group in time... and then picked them up, did snack, and everything else in the afternoon! I went in and had an ultrasound, where it was determined that Hunter was in the breech position. Yup, his tiny booty is where his head should be, but there is still time for him to get the hang of it! She also took his measurements, and he is 4 pounds, and that sounds so tiny, yet so big at the same time! Then I saw the doctor, and after talking about what was happening, she did an internal exam to see if I was dilated at all..... I am not. Then she sent me to Labor and Delivery at the hospital. Yes, L & D.... it sounds so serious!

I drove over to my hospital of choice while my doctor called it in. They took me to triage, and hooked me up to two monitors, one for Hunter's heart rate, and one to monitor the contractions. After about an hour, it was determined that I was having them every 3-7 minutes, but I really don't think they were serious contractions! I am still wondering what would have happened if I would have never said anything and just rested when I got home from work that day... It's not like I was in labor, right?

The nurse called the doctor, and she ordered up to three shots of a muscle relaxer, one every twenty minutes if they did not stop or seriously slow down. The first one made me super, uncontrollably shaky and my heart felt like it was racing. They must not have stopped because twenty minutes later, they were back.... jabbing me in the other arm. And twenty minutes later they were back at the first arm. Fun stuff. Tim was there for the first one, but then had to go back to work, but luckily my parents showed up just after the last shot and kept me company. I felt bad with them just sitting there, they were so sweet to come rushing over!

After the last shot, they monitored me for an hour, and I only had one more contraction, so the nurse called the doctor and she made the call to let me go home, and start a prescription for the same med just in a pill form. She also put some limitations on me :( No work, very minimal walking, no lifting, no driving, etc.

I am going back on Thursday, I am sure that it would have been Friday, but that is a holiday so luckily that is one less day that I had to take off and one less day that I had to wait to see the doctor. Hunter and I have been laying very low here at the house for most of Tuesday and all of today (Wednesday). I did venture out of the house yesterday, my lovely sister in law drove me to school so that she could help me get some work ready for my students for the remainder of this week. 

After we finished up at school on Tuesday, she drove me to my 3D ultrasound! We have had this planned for about 2 months, and I was not about to miss it! He did not really cooperate last time, but he did this go around. I may be biased, but he is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen at 32 weeks :) I truly think he looks like his daddy with a cute nose and big ole lips. We got to spend 30 minutes looking at our little man sleep with his head resting on crossed arms. I know this sounds silly, but we even got to see his fingers move and a couple of 'dream smiles'. He is precious. We even found out that he has hair :) I can't believe that Tim and I made him all from scratch. I would say all by ourselves, but I truly believe that God plays the largest part in creating life, and I am not about to leave him out of this miracle. If one little thing would have gone differently on September 6th, 2011 (yes, I know the date...), my life would be going in a completely direction right now. If you remember, that was the month that I bought Phaedra, was going to start riding again, and stop trying to have a baby? God had other plans, and now I am growing a perfect little boy in my belly. See for yourself:

Daddy's lips, yes?

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Week 30, 31, and 32 update

Remember how I said that I just had so much to do in March? Turns out, I was right. I haven't even had time to simply write my weekly bump post, and have gotten three weeks behind! Again, in a way... I kinda like it. It means that for the past three weeks I have not been just sitting around waiting for days to pass like a 5 year old waits for Christmas.

Here is a catch up:

I have enjoyed being pregnant so much, partly because I have wanted it for so long, and partly because apparently my body just handles being pregnant pretty well. That being said, I am 8 months pregnant now, and although I have two more to go (can we as a people just start agreeing that pregnancy really is in fact TEN months and not NINE?), I am getting more and more uncomfortable and tired. I think that if I didn't have a job that required me to be up on my feet all day, either teaching, walking, or chasing down a rowdy friend.... I may not be such a grump about this one. I'm not delusional, I know that so many people are pregnant and work full time with no issues. But, I also know that many jobs also allow for a few minutes of  sneaking a 'foot rest' under your desk, or even a long enough lunch period to allow a tiny nap.

I have also been getting some killer insomnia. I think in the last two weeks I have only had 4 full nights of sleep. This makes my 7:30-4:30 days feel crazy long, and leaves me feeling quite zombie-like. I usually am unable to fall back to sleep after my nightly pee break at about 2:00, and then either toss and turn until about a half hour before my alarm goes off, or I try to be productive by taking a shower, which makes me hungry, so I eat, which makes me tired, so I go back to sleep, and then my alarm goes off as soon as my head hits the pillow (or so it feels like), which makes me think, well I already took a shower, let me snooze, which restarts the whole tossing and turning. I'm starting to feel like I'm living in a Laura Numeroff  book (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)... she could title it, "If a Pregnant Lady wakes up in the Middle of the Night..."

I have started to get some swelling. My wedding band fits fine, but my engagement ring is pretty tight in the mornings. As the day wears on, it loosens up, and I can wear both as usual. On the other hand, I have started to get the opposite problem with my feet! As the day goes on they get swollen, and I have to put them up for a while when I get home from work. I feel lucky that this just started as I hit 8 months!

Also, my Braxton Hicks are back to 'out of control' territory. I am getting them pretty much every time I stand up from a sitting position, if I walk too much, after I pee, etc., and I am also getting some cramping along with them. At our 30 week doctor visit, told her about my 'period-like' cramping, and she gets this serious look on her face, stops looking at her chart and says, "Are you having them now?".... I say, "No, I'm thinking it was just because we were walking around at the rodeo a lot the day before....." Then she informs me that period like cramping is the real thing and that if you have them a lot you NEED to call the doctor because you don't want to be in pre-term labor. Wow, seriously never thought I would be hearing that one! Every time I think it is something serious, it turns out to be totally ok, then then when I think it is not a big deal, turns out it could be huge! I am glad that I told Tim about them because then he could remember exactly which day I told him I was having them pretty badly. I am starting to tell him all of my symptoms so that if something comes up, I can say, "Remember when I told you ______? What day was that?"

So far, so good on the stretch mark thing. I am religious about the lotion in my belly, even though I heard it has more to do with how your mom fared with them. To be totally honest, I just assumed she got them. I don't know why, it's not like I ever saw any on her belly. I just knew she had 4 babies, 4 C-sections, gained quite a bit of weight with a couple of us, and then 16 years after her last baby she got a tummy tuck. I also assumed that it was not something you really want to ask someone, because if the answer is yes, then they may feel uncomfortable telling you. I finally asked her, and she said that she was very lucky as well! This gives me a glimmer of hope for the remainder of this pregnancy!

Speaking of vain and selfish things, I happened to look through my photo book of our Hawaii vacation last summer, and I cannot believe how skinny I was! Don't get me wrong, I wasn't crazy skinny, but compared to the beach ball tummy I have now? The non-exercise is playing a role in my thighs and upper arms jellying up, and the general tendency of pregnancy is causing my picture taking to seriously dwindle because I don't really like seeing swollen face me! Which brings me to....

Thing I miss:
  • Sleeping on my stomach. It is so hard to sleep on strictly your left side every night!
  • Exercise. Not that I lived at the gym or worked out everyday, but if I wanted to go for a jog or get back into P90X or something, I totally could. I can't wait for Hunter to get here so I can take him on walks, just to get my legs used to exerting themselves again!
  • Having a regular 'sniffer'. My nose has gotten back into being on extreme overdrive since entering the third trimester and with that comes searching for the source of bad smells. I was seriously sniffing EVERY surface in our living room and kitchen the other day, and the only conclusion that I can come to is that possibly our sink disposal slightly smelled? Husband couldn't smell anything at all, and I could never figure out the source. It isn't fun when you can smell every little thing!
  • Sleeping through the night.
  • Occasional heartburn. I didn't mind having random bouts of heartburn, I mean, I don't like it but I can deal with it. Being pregnant is a whole new ball game! I get it after one bite of food, if I lean back past a straight upright position for longer than a few seconds, or if I lean forward too far for longer than a few seconds. One night, I woke up and it felt like it was shooting up my esophagus in a volcanic fashion. I swear it would have made it up my nose if I stayed laying down!
  • Being able to put on shoes, change my toe polish, etc, etc, etc.
  • Tanning. I still haven't heard whether or not self tanner is ok, so I haven't risked it. Not that I could rub it on my legs anyway.
  • My old body. There. I said it. Thin, toned thighs. Slim tummy. Slender arms. We'll get back there, until then, I have pictures....

There are also things that I like about being pregnant. The compliments.... oh, the compliments! I must hear 10 times a day, "Aren't you just so cute?!", "You are ALL belly, you can almost see the outline of his little body in there!", etc. I must admit, I like hearing it from co workers, but I love hearing it from strangers. I have also been getting the royal treatment from husband. He doesn't mind helping out around the house, picking up food on the way home from work, and letting me go to bed early. I also got a pedicure before my first baby shower (more on that later!), and I have never been able to enjoy one so much. The back massager was heaven, but it had NOTHING on the foot massage. Those may be a once a week type of thing from now on!

My belly is still growing nicely, and my weight hasn't totally frightened me over the past three weeks. You can check out the info in the tab at the top of the page, but in a nutshell:

30 weeks: +15 lbs (still!!)..... 38 1/4 inches
31 weeks: +16 lbs................. 39 inches
32 weeks: + 18 pounds.......... 39 inches

I think that just about covers everything! I am down to two months until estimated arrival, but have a lot to look forward to until then!
  • Finishing his nursery. We just need some wall decor and the glider.
  • Doctor's appointments. We have one scheduled in a couple days, I will write about that one because we get an ultrasound! We have been going every two weeks now that I am in the last trimester, but once April is over, we will be down to an appointment every week! So, 32 weeks, 34 weeks, 36 weeks, then every week after that. Crazy!
  • 3D ultrasound! We also have this scheduled for in a couple of days.
  • Breastfeeding class. I am so excited! This is the first 'official' thing that I will do for preparation of AFTER he gets here. 
  • Baby Shower #2!! We are having our 'big' shower near the end of April. I say 'big' just because everyone is invited, from my mom's friends, to my friends, to family, etc. Our last one was just co workers. I am really excited! This will be our last one, I love parties and cake and getting gifts and all else that goes with showers, but it is hard for me to be the center of attention! Having only two showers helps with that!
  • Easter!
  • Possible lake trip??? Husband knows that I have been having a craving for water. Not to drink it, but to be on it or in it. He told me that he is trying to get a lake trip planned for a week end coming up. The weather has been perfect for it!
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