OMG, as usual I can't believe how quickly time is flying & how close we are to meeting our little sweetie in person! We have been hard at work knocking out some of the major things on our Baby J to do list, so hopefully I'll have lots of updates to share on Wednesday about that. The official beginning of fall is just around the corner, although the weather around here is cooling down already! We were supposed to do our maternity pictures with my little sis this afternoon, but she wanted to do a bunch outside & it was rainy today, so we decided to wait until September 26th. Why two weeks?! Because our Baby J shower #1 is this weekend in the hubb's hometown! I am so excited! We spoke to his mom the other day & she told us about 20 people should be there - probably some we (or at least I) don't even know, but it'll be so much fun opening all her cute gifts & seeing everyone! We are leaving on Saturday since I have to work on Friday (& can't really use leave right now until the babe arrives or closer to my due date), and we'll come back early Sunday!
Speaking of his fam - we had a talk about how visiting would go when the baby arrives & he is going to ask his mom what her plans are this weekend. The problem is - we only have two bedrooms in our little townhouse - ours & the baby's. Dizz (our
In other news, my baby buying obsession has picked up again over the past couple of weeks. :o/ I couldn't help it! I just happened across lots of cute stuff @ great prices recently, so I got:
This cute little personalized pumpkin beanie (since she'll be a fall be beh) from Etsy Seller cherylengelstad. I found a tip about this cutie & her shop on Molly's great new blog - A Little Birdie Told Me. She looks for lots of great stuff (she has a theme for each post) on Etsy & posts the links to the seller's shops! Most of the stuff she finds is pretty affordable too. I love Etsy & I love great deals, so her blog is pure awesomeness to me...go check her out some time :)
A cute & very functional diaper caddy & Boppy cover from Target.They were both on my Target registry & I know it's bad to buy stuff of the registry before your shower(s), but they were both on sale for a great price (more than the discount will be for the completion of the registry) & both were online only items (thus less likely to be purchased as gifts), so I went for it!
This cute baby sling, leg warmers & bracelet gift set from Seven Everyday Slings (the makers of Udder Covers). IDK if I'll actually use the bracelet, but the sling & leg warmers are adorable! You can use the sling from infant to 6+ months & I got a one-time use coupon code for a FREE sling (a $39.99 value), so all I had to pay for was the difference between the sling alone & the gift set + shipping. You know I can't resist free stuff, so I went for it too!
That should be it for my buying stuff for awhile. I think her showers over the next couple of weeks will satisfy my fix for a bit, so I should be good until she arrives, minus the stuff we may still have to purchase that we need if we do not receive them as gifts.
According to The Bump, baby girl is the size of a squash & is about 3.75 lbs. & 16.7 inches. My ute is pushing up near my diaphragm & crowding my stomach, which can lead to shortness of breath & heartburn. All of which is definitely happening to me - it's not extremely unbearable, but not fun either. Baby Center says that I can help myself out with these symptoms by sleeping with pillows propped up & eating smaller meals more often, both of which I have been doing. I'm also normally pretty sore in my feet, legs, hips, sides & lower back by the end of most days & exhausted. The hubbs is pretty good about helping me out if I need it in the evenings & gives me frequent massages whenever I need them too. Love him. At my 32 week appointment this week, we met the newest Dr. at my OB practice & I actually really like her! I'm so happy I feel comfortable with all four of them, so whoever delivers her, I'll be happy with. I surprisingly have no preference at all. The appointment was pretty routine - peed in a cup, did a weight & blood pressure check & the Dr. met with us briefly & checked the baby's heartbeat with the doppler - a healthy 144 bpm & everything else was normal too. Baby J is in the head down position & getting plump & prepared for birth, which is just 5-8 weeks away now! She's moving away a lot still - more shifting than kicking, but she still kicks a lot too. Funny side note - this week, the hubbs & I were watching my tummy to see if we'd see her move & she pushed out against my stomach with her foot or elbow & Dennis was so weirded out! Hahaha, he said it was cool, just weird! But he kissed my tummy after & told her he loved her! :) Can't believe how close we are...and we can't wait to meet her!
And now on to my 31 & 32 week bump pics. I'm actually kinda happy we are waiting two more weeks for the maternity shots - perhaps the belleh will be a little larger? It's pretty big now, but I figure a bit of a bigger belly couldn't hurt for the pics, right?!