Thursday, June 6, 2013

31 Weeks: The Nesting Begins

I feel as if I should begin by saying that sweet Caroline is currently having one heck of a playday inside my womb while I type this... pure happiness! I know I say this every week, but I cannot BELIEVE we've made it to the 31 week mark! To me, it sounds crazy to say we have only 9 weeks {give or take} until we meet our precious little girl. According to my BabyCenter update... "she measures approximately 16 inches, weighs approximately 3 1/3 pounds, and is heading into a growth spurt".... a growth spurt?!?! I feel like we've been in a growth spurt for at least 3-4 weeks now! It is hilarious {and somewhat alarming} how many times per week I hear "Are you sure you're not having twins?" Granted, some people say it in jest... but some people say it in 100% seriousness. I've learned not to take offense to this, even though I haven't quite decided exactly how one really is supposed to "take" a comment like this... I just laugh and say "I certainly hope not!" God bless the women that give birth to twins/muliples! Although I will say that I do believe we have enough clothes to dress twins.... this little girl definitely has some duds to sport around town! This week, I began washing the first little bit of her newborn clothes and I gotta say- I don't think there is much better in the world than the smell of those precious teeny tiny little clothes after they've been freshly washed with that baby detergent {except of course, baby Caroline herself!}
{Since Bennett is out of town, I had to do a good ole mirror pic this morning}

Speaking of washing baby clothes, I think it is safe to say that the "nesting" instinct you always hear about has officially set in. I find myself wanting to clean out drawers, de-clutter closets, organize the garage {yep that's right babe, I have quite a project for when you get home... don't be too excited}, etc.  I am quite a neat/clean freak by nature anyway so it doesn't surprise me that this whole nesting thing is bringing it out even more so. I've also reverted back to my days of compulsive list making. Things left to buy, things left to organize, stuff for hospital bags... right when I get to cross one thing off the list, I think of another to add! Something just feels SO GOOD about crossing a task off of a list though, doesn't it? I'm more than ready to reach the point of having everything completely ready for her arrival that way we can just relax and wait for the big day! On that note, I should add that we are super excited to head to Georgia Saturday to celebrate Caroline at her baby shower down there! This little baby girl is already SO loved by SO many people and that makes my heart happy happy happy. {Disclaimer: I love her the most!!!!!!!!!!!! :) }

I had a pretty sad moment earlier this week..... the moment I realized that it may officially be time to temporarily retire or seriously cut back on the amount of time I spend in high heels. My job requires me to be on my feet a pretty good bit and on Monday, I honestly did not think I was going to make it through the day. I was having some pretty severe round ligament pain {pregnant ladies out there, that stuff is no joke.... growing pains like none other!} and I'm pretty sure that the heels were making it about 100 times worse. Literally walking all of a sudden became a chore. I thought something was wrong until I called my doctor, talked to the nurse, found out I was "only experiencing round ligament pain" and she basically told me just to take some Tylenol and a warm bath. I'm sure she thought I was crazy for calling about that but hey, I've never had a baby before...anything that doesn't feel normal to me means I need an explanation for it! haha. The past two days, I've worn flats all day and had a much better experience. So I guess flats it is for me {during the workday, at least}

{So happy to have gotten to see Scott and Sara this weekend and their little baby in her tummy, she is 19 weeks today!}

1 comment:

  1. I have no idea how you wear heels at work all day! I definitely couldn't do it! Plus since I'm in a hospital most of the time, it would probably be! Thanks for the update! :)