Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I had a post mentally written about how I would not be able to blog this week because of my business trip to Florida. Then, they canceled my flight 12 hours in advance and I find myself working from home because of the weather and with some free time on my hands.
Boy, is time starting to fly. The big event this week was my baby shower on Saturday. It was awesome. I loved seeing everyone (my dear friend Amanda gets bonus points for coming up from Atlanta and lying to me about it so that I was totally shocked to see her there) and there were 4 babies, including my nephew Noah from Vermont. Steve's brother and sister in law created a lovely atmosphere and provided a great spread. I hope to have some pictures to post at some point, I did not take any but I know others did.
Of course, we received many lovely gifts. Everyone was so generous, and after dropping my sister off at the airport I spent Sunday organizing and installing things like the lamp and mobile while Steve painted the dresser and book shelves. My feet were killing me by dinner time. We also started working on the birth kit, which involved a trip to Wal-Mart, some internet shopping, and lots of laundry of sheets and towels. I figure if we do a little each weekend we will be done by 36 weeks.
How far along? 31 weeks.
Maternity clothes? Yep. I got out the tops that were too balloony in 2nd tri.
Stretch marks? Still keeping my eye on the same area as before. No developments, though.
Sleep? Still good, but if I wake up too early I have a hard time going back to sleep.
Food cravings: My milk craving seems to be popping up again.
Gender: Trying to get back to being neutral...
Belly button in or out? In. It's not even that shallow.
Movement? Yes, finally having some movement that can be felt from the outside!!! It is up near my right ribs. Steve got to feel some real rolling in that area this week and that was very cool. I often feel movement both up and down at the same time.
What I miss? Putting on my socks with ease.
What I'm looking forward to: Finishing our shopping and prepping.
Milestones: Baby shower. Again, it was awesome.