So here are a few things that have been happening in the past few weeks:
April 3rd: I had my first baby shower. My aunts/cousin/best friend threw me a shower at my home church in Owasso. It was really fun, but also slightly awkward. As I wrote about in a previous post, I am not good with showing my excitement. Therefore, I often fear that people will think I don't like their gift or I'm unappreciative. Neither of those is true! But oh well, I try to just
The following weekend (April 9th): I had a second baby shower! This one was hosted by my sister in law, Launi, and my husband's cousin, Katie. This baby shower was in Bixby and was more of a "family/close friends" shower. It was fun too! I think all of Lee's family was able to attend that day. My grandma and cousin came too. I was also really excited that my close girl friends from college all piled in a car and came! Once again, we got lots and lots of cute clothes!! Thankfully, we were also given the rest of the "big" stuff that Baby girl needs (i.e. car seat/stroller, pack~n~play, bathtub, high chair, etc. You get the picture!) We have been so blessed to have such sweet and gracious and giving friends and family! One thing that I received at the shower was a baby book. I had not picked one of these up yet! Katie bought it for me! It's so cute too! I'm still really excited about this present in particular because I haven't started filling anything out yet, but I can't wait too! This baby book is so detailed compared to some that I've seen in the past! It also continues all the way until the baby's first day of kindergarden. As many times as my friends told me to journal during pregnancy...I didn't! I'm hoping now that I remember enough and jotted down enough here and there to fill the baby book with plenty of details.
***I've GOT to remember
Baby "Bump-Date" (stolen from Erin because I thought it was cute!)
*Also with help from my "What to Expect" app*
~How far along: 33 wks and 3 days, as of today. (8 mo., 1 week, 3 days...right? I think so???)
~Weeks remaining: 6 wks and 4 days left!!
~Size of Baby G: Pineapple :) At my last appointment (April 21, Thurs) my dr. said the baby weighed about 4 lbs. / 8 oz.
~Weight Gain/ Loss: Gained 21 lbs, but found out I lost a pound at my last appointment. Total = 20 lbs
~Maternity Clothes: As suggested, I haven't really bought many maternity sized clothes. I've just bought a bigger size than normal. That way, AFTER delivery/pregnancy I can still wear them while my body changes back to its "new normal." I love my maternity shorts and jeans though :)
~Movement: When she moves, she moves like a crazy person trying to escape! When she isn't moving and is probably sleepy, she is no where to be found. The only people that have got to feel her move are Lee and Launi and NOW Nammy (Tracey). It's funny because at first Lee never felt her move because she would stop moving every time he would try, but now she usually moves ONLY for him. Although we discovered the other day that Baby G really likes her cousin Tatum because when Tatum talks she goes crazy! (I think Baby G can also hear my thoughts because as I wrote this about Tatum she started kicking. haha!)
~Cravings: Nothing really at the moment. I haven't actually had very many cravings.
~Symptoms: Sciatica! -- This nerve pain will be the death of me, soon! I'm sure of it! -- I've also got a severe case of "Pregnancy/Mommy Brain" going on these days. I cannot remember anything for the life of me. If I do so happen to remember something, I can't remember the fine details. (i.e. I remembered having a convo with Lee, but I couldn't remember anything he said during the convo! Ooopsie!)
~Newest Discovery: Dry Eyes! I read on my What to Expect app that having uncommonly dry eyes during pregnancy is normal. Most women find it more comfortable to wear their glasses during pregnancy than their contacts. I had no idea! I thought that I was just going to have to give up my contacts all together!!!! I was relieved to find out that the dry eyes should go away after pregnancy.
~Biggest Accomplishment: I quit biting my nails! I know...I know... Disgusting habit. I get it! Lee tells me all the time how many germs, infection, and junk we carry around on our hands. But I can't help it. I've always done it. Well, I quit biting my nails (momentarily at least) long enough to get a french manicure! This was the first time I've ever had nails long enough to get a manicure and it look good. I'm pretty excited about this! I have this theory that if I keep them painted and look nice then I'll quit biting them for good? It's a theory. I've got lots of theories about lots of things though... So who knows if it will actually work! ;)
Well, there we have it! I finally updated! Maybe I'll update again soon with some pictures of the COMPLETED nursery and goodies from her shower.