Holy buckets this is CRAZY!!! I am now in the single digits for weeks until my due date - only 9 left to go, folks! Obviously I am completely aware that baby could come before then or after then, but either way the countdown is getting much smaller! (As I type this little one is kicking up a storm - I think he or she knows who the topic of my typing is!)
The progress of the nursery has stalled for the time being, but Jake had an incredibly hectic work schedule over past week (he worked 7/8 nights with each shift being 12 hours long - yep that's a lot!) I don't hold it against him for a minute! I think his plan is to get the painting and furniture assembly done in the next couple weeks so it will all be done by the time of my first baby shower on October 11th - then whatever baby is blessed with I'll be able to wash and put away! The thought of the nursery being put together and holding baby's belongings just makes me smile :) I can't wait until nursery holds baby, too!
With our intention being to cloth diaper once Nugget is out of newborn sizes, I started preparing for that this past week. I had previously purchased some BumGenius Elemental All-in-One diapers, and the care instructions specify to pre-wash them at least 6 times before baby is in them so they are fully absorbent. So I started on that project! I've been using Charlie's Soap Laundry Powder after reading several reviews that recommended it - I'll let you know how we like it after baby is here!
Last weekend I spent Saturday exploring different events and sales in the area and it was a lot of fun with a couple great friends! Jake and I decided to not decorate the nursery in a farm/John Deere/cow or Harry Potter/Paris theme because all of these things pretty much run rampant in our house - we wanted to do something that was special for baby. (Really, if I'm being honest, I decided these things and Jake went along with me - he would've been okay with anything I chose!) While shopping I found a couple things that will be used in baby's room - I'll share pictures once they're up!
For the time being, I'll share a different picture: a baby bump! Here I am at 31 weeks:
|I'm feeling HUGE lately!|
Weight: I have no idea, though I continue to feel huge!
Sickness: Sickness has stayed away and I had energy this week - it was lovely!
Food Aversions: Nope!
Clothing fittings: I feel like lately I'm realizing how much I should have gone shopping after losing the 65 pounds before getting pregnant. All my shirts from pre-pregnancy are still fitting me well (and, honestly, some are fitting me better than they were before) and with such a large belly this is proof positive that I was wearing over-sized clothes before! I think this mama-to-be may treat herself to a mini shopping splurge once I've lost the majority of baby weight!
Sleep: I have still been able to sleep well so I am definitely happy about that! I had a couple early nights last week because I was pretty tuckered out, but I suppose that comes with the territory :)
Movement: Nugget keeps kicking and it makes me smile every time!
Emotions: I might have had one mini breakdown this past week, but I can't remember what it was about or if it was in a dream. So I'll call it a half win!
Workouts: Every day I get more and more excited to get back to my workouts and to try out the new programs Beachbody has been mentioning! Although I continue to workout, I haven't stuck to one complete program and I'm pumped to get back into it!