35 Weeks: Serious Preparation Going on Over Here
The last few weeks have been consumed by significant Kumquat preparation. We moved into our house (2.5 weeks of home ownership FTW), I had a lovely baby shower, and we hit some major baby milestones including: Nursery Furniture: Kumquat's crib, dresser and glider h ave all arrived and we just have a few more items to get -- the nightstand and ottoman. Then I can focus on the fun decorating parts. I do feel like I need to get the drawers organized a bit -- the clothes are just so tiny! I heard the Ikea drawer organizers are the way to go.
Nursery Decor: My dad is coming back next week to help put up shelving and hang some pictures. We are going with a children's book theme so I have a few of Josh and my favorite books from growing up all set to go on the wall. We don't have any of the sheets yet...but she will likely be sleeping in our room for a bit so not sure that is entirely necessary right away.
Nursing Bra Fitting: That was an experience. I was sort of excited to hear that I haven't gotten wider around, but I am terrified about what those boobs are going to look like when the milk comes in. I got I've also got the Cake 'Rock Candy' Seamless and Nordstrom's Seamless. We are attending a breastfeeding class this week, that should be pretty interesting.
Packing the "Go Bag": I also got most of the items needed for the hospital bag packed. I can't find my compression socks from the move so need to track those down, but pretty much have everything in there that has been recommended. What are your thoughts on bringing something to put her footprints on? I know some people do it, but not sure I want to add another item to the list.
Car Seat Installation: We can totally take her home! Josh and I headed down to the Fire Station by Boynton Beach last week and learned how to put her in the car seat. I was scolded for all the "missiles" that are still in my car. I need to clean that out this weekend.
And now for your regular updates:
Baby Size: Kumquat is apparently the size of a honeydew or around 5 lbs, but I swear my back and legs feel like she is a watermelon.
Total Weight Gain: 22 lbs
Miss Anything: Being able to sit/lay down and get up without assistance. This whole roll to your side and hoist yourself up is kinda annoying.
Cravings: celery and peanut butter and the egg souffles from Panera
Symptoms: At this point, I can't have anything tomato based at all for fear of an acid reflux flare up. It's bad. Last Saturday it kept me up most of the night. I also suffered my first Charley Horse of the pregnancy this week. That was incredibly painful and I am still limping around a little.
Exercise: I am struggling with admitting that I do really have to slow down. At bootcamp last week, I got a little pink in the cheeks even though my stamina was fine. And I did 21 Day Fix Lower Body the other day, which may have contributed to said Charley Horse. I've cut running almost completely and am sticking to walking on an incline or just doing weight training.