We had our baby shower on the first Saturday of February. It was amazing and fun and exactly like how I imagined it would be. A few of my friends planned and arranged the shower – it all came out so beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh, before I do, I should note that these pictures were taken by one of our friends who did so voluntarily for fun and they turned out amazing.
Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.
Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)
I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!
I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.
Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)
Let’s take a break from Blogmas and talk about how the baby is getting bigger in my belly and frankly, I’m freaking out. There’s only so many Youtube videos I can watch about birthing stories, recovery processes, proper cloth diapering, etc. before I start to get overwhelmed. It’s like no matter how much I try to prepare for this baby, I realize that I don’t know anything.
There are days when I want him here already because I feel him move in my belly and it warms my heart to know him this close. But then – then – I run into a birthing story and all the reminders about the pain, recovery process, sleepless nights comes back and I’m so scared. I don’t know how to do this!! I feel like such a first time mom, blah.
Part of me wants to stop researching because I figured no matter what, I won’t be prepared. But…but…I still want to read about what goes into a hospital bag. What am I supposed to pack and bring to the hospital when I go into labor?! And then I read about this thing called a padsicle and oh my god, I shouldn’t have gone there. Again, another reminder about pain and how your body will never be the same.
You know what? Point me back to this blog post when I’m holding my little boy when he turns a couple months old. I would like to see how far I’ve come.
This weekend was split evenly between doing a million things and doing nothing. See below.
Saturday, December 17
Saturday was filled with lots of baking. I think once the holidays pass, I’m going to take a sabbatical on baking. I’m all baked out.
If you’ve been keeping up on my blogmas posts, on Thursday I spent all day cooking/baking. I was able to rest on Friday but I was back at it on Saturday. It’s been getting colder where we live which means I want to bake more just so our gas oven will heat up our condo. So Saturday morning, for the first time ever I made homemade cinnamon rolls.