These are the two words that have been on repeat in my head since the night we spent in the hospital a couple weeks ago. I guess that night kind of scared me, and made me question how prepared I am for this whole baby thing. I remember thinking, "If we have this baby now, what in the heck are we going to do!?" We literally have three outfits laying on the floor of our empty nursery, I haven't read/taken any birthing classes, and heck... I don't really know what to expect when we bring our babe home for the first time. I have to add that my excitement definitely outweighs my nerves, but it's all just a little overwhelming... I know I still have a solid 8 weeks to go (Please keep cooking baby!!) but time feels like its slipping from me everyday. I guess I'm mainly writing this post to seek some advice: What did you (or others you know) do to feel less overwhelmed and a little more prepared for all this baby madness?
How Far Along? 31 weeks Weight Gain: About 18 lbsMaternity Clothes? Yes. I'm going to need to go buy another pair of maternity pants -- my regular elastic wasted pants are starting to cut off my circulation! Hahah ;)Sleep? I got a "Boppy" pregnancy pillow and it is a total game changer! Brad's just a little jealous cause we can't cuddle as close with it between us ;)Best moment this week? Friends and family being so kind and bringing us meals because I'm on bed rest... We are so blessed!Weird pregnancy moment? Spending the night in the hospital because of contractions :|Movement: The baby is kicking in my SIDES! Seriously, right in my tickle spot too - it makes me squeal!Anything making you queasy? I've been feeling pretty good this week, actually! Smells are still extra smelly though.Gender: Still a mystery. What do you think!?What I'm looking forward to: Baby showers and really getting the nursery kicked into gear. :)
Last week I was sitting on our little office rolling chair, leaving our friend Julianne a voicemail (we recently did some work for her) when in the middle of the voicemail the chair completely flew out from under me and I landed super awkwardly on my back/side. The funny part is that I was more worried about the embarrassing voicemail than my body when it happened! I was like "Oh, I totally just dropped something, anyway call me back!" Hahah! I got up and could feel the baby moving, so I really wasn't too concerned about it. Brad and I actually laughed our heads off about it! Anyway a few days went by and I felt completely fine - a swollen ankle was all. Then four days later (We were coming home from our weekly Bachelor sesh at my Mom's...) I was getting out of the car and could hardly stand up because I got hit with a really painful contraction! I was completely hunched over, and Brad somehow helped me get inside and onto some pillows on the floor. At first I wasn't too alarmed because my doctor said that this might happen, and if it does I just need to lay down with a glass of water... Well, 30 minutes went by and this gnarly contraction was only getting worse! So off we flew to the hospital (at midnight) and my teeth were chattering because I was in so much pain. I seriously thought, "Oh my gosh, this is it. The baby is going to come early." -- I will never forget how sweet Brad was through it all... Wheeling me around, reminding me to breathe, and reassuring me that everything will be okay. We ended up staying there till 4am, and thankfully all the tests they did on the baby came back healthy. The only downside is that I've been put on bed rest, so that my torn ligaments from my fall don't cause anymore scary pre-term contractions. If you know me, I am a total busy body & being on bed rest has gotten old real fast. I'm not complaining because I know many women have it farrr worse that me, thats why I want to share the things currently keeping me positive on bed rest. :)
-Long phone calls
-Daydreaming about baby ;)
-Snacking on yummy treats & drinks
-Opening the windows & letting the sun shine
-Starting a new project: I'm taking up sewing again! << This also helps me feel productive
-Soaking in my last moments of quiet - I know it will be a long time (if ever) till I do this again!
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How Far Along? 29 weeks Weight Gain: About 15 lbsMaternity Clothes? You know it! I can't wear any of my regular clothes anymore. The other daythe wind caught one of my shirts and I accidentally gave some people of the Target parking lot a midriff peep show! HahahSleep? Not so well. I can't seem to sleep in past 7am anymore, no matter how late I go to bed! Naps have been my saving grace!Best moment this week? Escaping the cold weather and enjoying some Cancun sunshine with my sweetheart! It felt good to feel so weightless in the ocean. I literally stammered out of the water the first time I got out - it made me realize how much extra weight I've been carrying around!Weird pregnancy moment? I've definitely been hit with the hormones. Oh, my poor husband.Movement: Yes, especially when Brad talks to him/her. We'll lay on the bed and just watch my belly move around like crazy - it's so special. I love sitting in a calm bath and watching all the water ripples come from my moving belly. We've got an active one in there! Food Cravings: Ramen noodles & fruitAnything making you queasy? I'm still having a hard time with smells, but I've been so much better with food!Gender: Still holding out on not finding out! I think baby is a girl, however 10/10 people in Mexico said I'm having a boy by the looks of the way I'm carrying... The anticipation is KILLING me!What I'm looking forward to: Seeing this little baby! My prediction of the looks: My big forehead & little eyes, Brads face shape & mouth... All topped with some super blonde peach fuzz. I think we're going to have a little baldy! ;)
2013 has by far been the most adventurous year of my life. Between Brad and I, we visited 12 different countries! Although 11 out of the 12 countries we visited were for video work, we still always found some time to play. I know things are going to be quite different this next year, as I take on the new roll of being a mother -- but I could not be more thrilled. I am so happy for the opportunity that I have had to travel (especially with my sweetie!) but its funny how it has made me realize that the things that truly make me happiest are the simple things in life back home. :) We definitely gave 2013 our all, and I could not be more excited to see what is in store for us this next year! Happy New Year everyone!