I simply cannot believe I have made it to 30 weeks, and we get to meet our sweet baby in a matter of months. We still have so much to do, and the planner inside of me is going crazy because I just want everything to be done and perfect. Or at least done. We’ve been getting the baby space ready, but in the meantime, also trying to give our home a spruce with some new furniture and decor. Home decor is way down in the gutter when it comes to natural talents, so it is always a struggle for me to make decisions and decide what looks good.
Prepping for baby
We are going to have the baby share our room until we find a bigger home, so we’ve been figuring out how that is going to work and how to create a tranquil and relaxing environment for all. We’ve picked out our baby furniture, and I know it’ll all come together with time.
We have three more classes to take–baby care, infant CPR, and breastfeeding. That’ll all conclude by the end of September. I also have several books I want to read about baby sleeping, parenting, and what comes first–labor and birth! Eeek!
What I’m loving
It’s been so fun to feel him move inside of me, and I’m already getting weepy about the fact that he won’t be protected in there forever. I wonder what he is doing or thinking and hope that he is happy.
I’ve been keeping up with at home workouts and focusing on strengthening all the areas. Also doing lots of stretching to alleviate all the aches and pains that are happening.
It is very obvious that I am pregnant now, and everyone wants to talk about it. When I walk into a patient’s room to start a clinic visit, it is at least a 30-45 second conversation with almost every family. It’s funny because if I haven’t seen them in a while they get so excited, and if I’ve seen them in the last few months, they just marvel at how big I am, or they say they thought they saw something last time, but didn’t want to ask in case it wasn’t true. Overall, it’s so sweet and everyone has been so genuine. I work with kids, so I think everyone is doubly excited about babies.
What I’m Struggling With
I am working on this! I hope there is a great improvement in the next few weeks because I want to focus on more self care, meditation, and general wellness as I enter my final weeks before baby. I’m trying to pinpoint where my anxiety is coming from and working towards resolving it. A professional organizer, house keeper, and unlimited spa days are top on my wishlist these days!
My Big Oopsie
Last week, I put on heels that really did not fit great because of my swollen feet. A few days prior, I had accidentally fallen asleep upright in one of our living room chairs, and woke up with swelling in my feet. It didn’t really go down, and I had to get dressed up for a work lunch. Well, let me just tell you–squeezing your feet into heels that don’t fit made me have sausage feet, and sausage feet they still remain. They are not as bad as they were that day, but I don’t know how to make them go back down. I’m hoping at least my current tennis shoes and sandals will last me through the pregnancy.
My pregnancy uniform
On non work days, I basically put on a tank and shorts and call it a day. I’ve also been wearing loose dresses like no other! I’m going to have to start looking at some comfy joggers or other types of pants that will fit for when the weather gets cooler.
What I’m looking forward to
Seeing my brother today in Houston and my close girl friends and parents in Lake Charles this weekend! And also coming home to Yung after that because he is staying behind in Dallas this time.
Until next time!