Oh hey! Here we are at 38 (and a half) weeks! Baby girl could arrive any day which is so exciting and slightly terrifying at the same time. We are almost here at the end so I thought I would give you a nice comparative look at the baby belly.
So there you have it! Crazy how fast and slow the time has gone.
What’s going on with mom?
Well I feel pretty huge and tight and ready to bust out a baby! haha! I’ve had less contractions overall this week. Still some lower back pain, but that’s all to be expected at this stage. We also had our last baby shower with my mom’s side of the family. It was so wonderful to be surrounded by family and love for our little one. I lost both my grandpa and my grandma years ago and moments like these can remind you of who isn’t around the table, yet the sadness has softened over time. Now I can smile in these moments thinking of the things they would have said or done and seeing traces of their love and legacy in myself and my other family members. And I’m grateful that I knew them well enough and long enough to recognize and appreciate those things.
What’s going on with baby?
She’s still in there! She’s likes her dark chocolate and grape juice (which I use to speed along her kick counts when I’m short on time). We’re so excited to meet her! At the same time I’m feeling very grateful and nostalgic almost for this pregnancy time…I know it’s only a very short time and a very special thing to get to experience.
What else is going on?
Well I have the baby’s bag all packed (and really packed-not panic-packed)! I got this super beautiful diaper bag from my aunt and her mom. I love the color and it was so fun to pack for our little lady!
Nate also refinished a little dresser for the baby this week. I really wish I had a before picture; it turned out amazing! I love the color and the mod design which stands out so much better now than when it was light grain wood and faded bronze handles.
So I think that sums things up for this week! Our crib (looong story-again) is still not together because we couldn’t get the replacement part so we are going back to the drawing board and picking out an entirely different model (this one just has a bad taste in our mouth right now). But we have our bassinet so even if she comes tomorrow she’ll have a bed at least!
So yeah, another week down! Who knows what the next one will bring…
Any must-haves for our hospital bag? Something random or weird you were SO glad you had in the hospital? Anything to definitely leave behind?