|33 W 6 D|
I put together the stroller, since it arrived this week. I bought the Baby Jogger City Mini in Orange and Grey. It was extremely easy to assemble and it's very lightweight. I can't wait to use it!
I also received my portable clothes drying rack in the mail, so I washed some cloth diapers and covers and let them dry, though I let the covers dry in the laundry room, and the diapers dry in the sun. Yay for getting organized and ready! Mom suggested I start packing the bag for the hospital...seems too soon, but it's best to be prepared.
This week, I attended a breastfeeding class hosted by the hospital. It was informative, but it reminded me how much I feel I still need to prepare before the arrival of baby Aidan. 6 more weeks...
How far along?: 33 weeks 6 days
How big is baby?: According to What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Started the week as the size of a Honeydew and about to be a Pineapple. The fruit doesn't change as often as it did early on. Going into week 32, Aidan is approximately 22 inches long and weighs 4.9 lbs.
Weight gain?: About a half a pound, maybe. Total weight gain is 25.5 lbs.
Stretch marks?: Not yet.
Maternity clothes?: Definitely. This week, I quit wearing a belt with my pants.
Sleep?: Sleep is great. I fall asleep well, and I wake up once, usually to change sides, which has eliminated the hip pain.
Best moment this week?: AJ putting down the hardwood floors, hanging the penguin mobile and handmade airplane, and organizing the nursery! Feels like we are making a lot of progress. I also enjoyed the maternity photo shoot with my mom.
|Dogs walked in the Kilz Odor Block Primer - At least I could clean it up quickly. Dining room, so this is the existing hardwood floor that will be adjacent to where we are laying the new floors.|
|The living room hardwood floors on Thursday - some furniture moved back, so at least I don't have to watch TV from the front door.|
|I think I'm done with decorating!|
|Almost there! Just need to organize a little more for diaper changing.|
|A picture from the shoot.|
Worst moment this week?: Learning that some good friends of ours have a 2 month old baby that needs some major surgery. :( She will undergo surgery this week and need at least 2 weeks of recovery in the hospital. The hospital is 4 hours away from where they live - tough situation.
Food cravings?: Chocolate ice cream!
Symptoms?:Little bit of a dull pain in my lower back from sitting at work or sleeping. Though it goes away if I move around or sit in a chair with back lumbar support.
Exercise?: I walked 3.5 miles, swam a mile, worked out my arms, core and legs once, and finally walked around in a pool for an hour.
Movement?: Tons! I feel movement quite often after I eat or work out. In addition, every time I lay down to sleep, Aidan moves. I enjoy it, though he has kicked me hard in the ribs several times this past week.
Belly button?: Pretty much an outie!
What I miss?: Being able to easy move around. While working on the baseboards, I found it difficult to tape the top of the baseboard so I didn't get paint on the wall. I tried laying on my stomach to see the edge of the baseboard better, but it was quite difficult!
Labor signs?: Not yet. Hope to keep it that for a while!
Purchases: I purchased covers for the glider and ottoman off Etsy.com, a breastpump, and some organization stuff for the nursery. Mom also bought me some accessories for the breastpump and a robe and some other comfortable clothes to wear after I have the baby. I also bought a portable clothes drying rack, a thermos (for providing warm water for the clothes wipes), and a travel wet bag for dirty cloth diapers when we're not at home.
What I'm looking forward to?: The floors are almost done - I am ready to have the house not look like chaos! The floors look great so far, so I can't wait until everything is complete.