Monday we made even more progress on the nursery. I apologize. I feel like I talk more about the nursery than I do about my pregnancy…
I hung up the bracket shelves I spray painted from IKEA and framed all of the prints – a few go on the shelves, and the rest for a gallery wall [surprise, surprise – I think I have a gallery wall in every single room in my home] that is going to go above her changing area.
Our house is slowly turning into a baby’s home. I have to smile when I see new “furniture” additions in different corners of our home…
Tuesday was a day I have been waiting for for months. Years, if I am being honest, but months for this specific date. It was the Madewell Grand Opening at Fashion Place Mall. My favorite store on the planet (with the exception of Zara, which has yet to come to Utah…please let that be next on the list, retail peeps). I showed up 10 minutes before the doors officially opened and by some stroke of luck I was the last person in line to be handed a gift card! I never win anything, so I was on cloud nine. It pays to be a super fan, I guess…
My friends Jenn and Chelsea met me there and it was so enjoyable that it required a picture outside of the doors, obviously. I managed to have $50 on my mystery gift card!
The rest of the week was crammed with work projects. Since Zach and I were to leave over the weekend for a vacation which we have deemed our “babymoon”, I had to finish up a lot of work stuff and tie up some unfinished projects. I was basically shut up in my little home office for three days – only taking a break to watch my dad paint the dressers to go in the nursery. Long story short – I ordered two dressers from West Elm [with an incredible and generous discount from my sister-in-law] and I was told they were white. Yes, I even called their distribution department and the lady swore up and down they were white. The second dresser arrived Tuesday – they were both cream. So my dad came over with his paint sprayer and repainted both dressers white. He didn’t complain once – other than to tell me that buying brand new furniture and painting it is like purchasing a car off the lot and repainting it…but I love him for that. He is right. I just couldn’t put cream furniture in an all white room. Call me a nursery narcissist…
Once the dressers were painted we moved them upstairs so I could replace the hardware with brushed brass pulls. If you ask me, it was a good call…
Thursday I left for Park City to meet up with my sister-in-laws and mother-in-law for Swiss Days. I stopped at the outlets before everyone made their way up. I didn’t know at the time, but I would purchase more from the outlets than I did at Swiss Days. We shared a room at the Montage for the night before waking up at the crack of dawn to hit the booths. Luckily the beds at that place are like sleeping on a real cloud – because we only got like 4 hours total of shut eye.
My favorite items at Swiss Days were these darling wood signs from the Salty Buffalo booth. My sister-in-laws purchased several. I can’t wait to see them in their homes – mostly in the rooms of their kidlets.
I purchased one item – a bib for baby girl. We dined at our regular spot – the pizza and pasta place across the street from all the action. It was a great (almost) 24 hours with the Hendo girls. Thanks to the ladies who planned it all and made it all happen!
And to finish up another random post…I hit my 28 week mark – which means I am officially in my third trimester. (Photo cred to my sister-in-law – filling in for Zach’s weekly dad duty).
(For the record, I am documenting personal things in a book – food cravings, “firsts”, weight gain, crazy pregnancy dreams…)
Just a couple of things I will say though – now that I have embraced pregnancy attire, the pregnancy leggings from Pea in the Pod are the best purchase I could have made. I have 4 pairs – black, navy, grey, and another black pair – and they are all I want to wear. I got them on a two-for-one sale and it has been my favorite purchase this entire pregnancy thus far.
I don’t sleep with a pregnancy pillow, just with my regular pillow still. I have gained 11.5 pounds, don’t have any stretch marks (yet – knock on wood), and sleep great. It is very rare that I get up in the middle of the night – but when I do, it is usually around 4 in the morning to use the restroom.
Movement has been so crazy lately. She has moved up higher and has officially started kicking my ribs. It doesn’t hurt terribly, but just surprises me more than anything each time. I am still craving the same things – ice cream cones from McDonald’s and nectarines. Zach doesn’t even ask anymore if I want to stop at McDonald’s when we are out on a date. If he spots those golden arches, he immediately pulls through the drive through and gets me a cone. No questions (or requests) needed. I don’t have any food aversions at all.
I have been having Braxton Hicks, however. The first couple of times they scared me to death, but now I know what they feel like and they don’t shock me anymore. It isn’t painful, just feels like my belly turns to cement. When they come on I usually take it easy for a bit, drink more water, and relax.
My belly button is still in, but is becoming smaller and smaller by the day. I feel like life is pretty much the same pregnant as it was before I was pregnant – with the exception that I can’t sleep on my stomach. That is the only thing I really miss.
At week 28 I am still running on the treadmill. I can’t run outside, the heat is too much. You can find me in our neighborhood clubhouse gym, running on the treadmill, with a fan going full blast. I hope to continue running and lifting weights for as long as I can, but am not going to push myself too far. At my 27 week appointment my doctor told me I could continue to run because when it was time for me to stop – I wouldn’t need to ask, I would just know. She says my body will tell me and it won’t be questionable. She’s cool like that. I really like her.
So that’s it, pretty much. I am trying to be better at documenting the typical pregnancy stuff, but I don’t want to bore anyone with my useless information or facts. So that’s the best I will ever get to doing a pregnancy survey, I guess…
As for this week, Zach and I will be heading out of town for our make-shift babymoon. Getting home just in time for my baby brother’s wedding. Not ideal timing on Zach and I’s part, but sometimes you have to roll with what you’ve got schedule wise!
I’m gonna crush this third trimester business, bring it on!