Thursday, February 12, 2015

Baby Special: 33 Weeks

Weeks:  33 weeks!   Hallelujah!!

Baby's Size:  Baby Special is four pounds and 17 inches – my precious little pineapple! 

Trimester: THIRD!

Cravings: Still non existent!

How I'm Feeling: Feeling great, but more pregnant by the day.  Scott tied my shoe for the first time on Monday night because bending over isn't the most pleasant experience right now.  I’m still walking 4-5 miles per day, drinking gallons of water each day, and wearing heels (when I’m not in slippers J).  I feel really fabulous.  I've said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: I truly believe that much of my feeling good is a self fulfilling prophecy – the more I focus on how good I feel, the more effort I put in to behavior that will keep me feeling good and staying healthy, which means the better I feel and healthier I stay!  Not super scientific, but it makes sense to me.

Movement: Yes!  I can detect clear waking and sleeping cycles now which is also fun.

My thoughts:  Another great week is in the history books.  I had my first baby shower, hosted by my in-laws.  A separate post to come (hopefully!), but it was a really great afternoon spent celebrating the baby that Scott and I are about to bring in to the world.  I was gifted so generously, and it made it seem so real.  Another exciting thing happened this week – my nursery is now set up!  My parents and Scott knew how excited I was to get it set up, so while Scott and I were at work on Friday, my parents rushed to finalize the first bedroom on the lower level (painting, etc)  – and when Scott got home, the three of them moved the guest furniture downstairs, and set up the crib, glider and new carpet in the nursery!  It was the best surprise.  As a design/fashion enthusiast, I have a very clear vision of how I want the nursery to shape up – I have a pretty carpet, white furniture (crib, dresser, changing table), a beautiful grey glider thanks to my parents, and I have selected items for the walls.  It’s going to be classy and simple, mostly grays and whites.  A room that is perfect for a little one, but also fits with the rest of our house. 

In related news, we also took two interesting baby classes this week – Labor, Birth & Postpartum Part 1 (of 3) and Low Intervention Support.  They were three-hours each!!  The classes were very interesting - and with our due date only 7 weeks away, they were timely :)  Scott put together the changing table on Tuesday night.  I have a few things I want to do this weekend: packing my diaper bag, further nursery organization, hanging the nursery shelves, etc.  I’m feeling dang good about the progress that we've made over the past few weeks especially, and so excited to the fun ahead.    We are so excited for you baby, and we love you so much!

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