33 Weeks and a Check-Up

                   7 More Weeks!
Several people have asked me what I’m doing to pass my time now that I’m not working, and whether or not I’m tired of being home yet, and I can honestly say, no I’m not tired of it…at all.  I’m actually really enjoying my time to do what I want, when I want.  I wake up and make breakfast, and figure out what needs to be done for the day.  Then I walk for an hour or 3 miles with my dogs, and come back to shower and eat some lunch, and then run whatever errands I need to, and do what needs to be done around the house.  I have always done better when I’m on a schedule, so this works for me right now.  When Garrett gets here, I know my routine will change, but I feel it’s really important to keep myself and our baby on schedule, and I know it will take some time, but I will figure out what works for us.  Until then, I’m going to continue to enjoy my time preparing to be what I feel I was truly meant to be which is a Mom.  I know it won’t be rainbows and butterflies all the time, but I still cannot wait to begin this chapter of our lives : )

According to ParentingToday.com Nesting is “Feeling the need to prepare for the arrival of the baby by cleaning, organizing, etc” and it often happens toward the end of pregnancy.  These are some of the things I’ve done this week…

Washed, folded and organized all of his clothes
And Blankets
Put together his bouncy seat

And started setting up his closet (Most of his clothes are in the dresser and I ran out of hangers : )  I’d say I’m nesting…how about you??

We got so many clothes and things at our shower last week, and we’ve got 5 people coming to stay at our house this weekend for our Charlotte Shower, so I just couldn’t resist! I had to get organized before I could clean : )

On another note, I had a check-up today, and all is Great with both of us!  Weight gain is fine, blood pressure was 106/70, Heartbeat was 140, and the Nurse told me I have one of the best looking belly’s, and not a stretch mark to be seen : )  Now I’m sure she says that to a lot of her patients, but these days, I’ll take what I can get and lets hope the No stretch mark thing holds true for the next 7 weeks.  I figure if my feet and ankles continue to swell like they have been, then that will make up for 10 women who have stretch marks!  So yeah, even though my blood pressure is great, I’ve got swelling in my feet, and if I wear more supportive shoes, then my ankles just look like golf balls : (  And my Mom tells me, it’s just going to get worse.  Oh well, it will all be worth it once our Little Guy gets here!  I go back in two weeks for another check up, and after than I’ll be seen every week!  It’s getting closer!!!!!!!
How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain. 27 lbs
Symptoms? Swollen feet and ankles and lower back pain with a few Braxton Hicks Contractions occasionally
Cravings of the week? Watermelon and Lemonade
Sleep? Some nights are fine, others not so much
Best moment this week? Hearing Garrett’s Heartbeat and organizing his room!
Belly button? Flush with my skin, feels like it’s sticking out a little, but has not popped
Movement? All the time, I feel more and more hard parts in my belly and I like to try and guess what body part it is : )
What I miss? Seeing the bones and veins in my feet all of the time
Looking forward to?  Getting some family members and lots of friends together for my Charlotte Shower on Saturday!
Milestones?  Getting closer and closer to meeting our little man!

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  1. Everything looks great! I love the G hat holder .. very cute!


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