This is your official nursery preview...we are *almost* done with things, but are still waiting on the cutest ever rocking chair and some art to be framed. Mr. Q said it's his favorite room in the house - he wants to lay down a sleeping bag and spend the night in there watching her sleep :)
I can no longer reach my toes. As much I contort and twist...it's just not happening. This must mean it's time. That's right...time for a pedicure. So I did it. I got a pedicure in my 36th week of pregnancy and it was fantastic. And while I can't reach my toes, I can still see them...and boy are they cute. Other highlights of the week include, but are not limited to: beginning final touches on the nursery, putting away all of Raisin's clothes, toys and books, and installing the carseats. The weather has been on the nice side, so we've been able to walk outside (albeit at a slow pace) and enjoy our pretty surroundings. Neighbors are beginning to come out of hibernation and everyone is excited to meet our little lady. I've been feeling pretty good for the most part, save for the occasional Braxton-Hicks (ie: practice contraction) when I'm out walking, but overall cannot complain. I think I'm finally settling into a tranquil state that helps me believe we are ready to have this baby. 4 more weeks to go...
Our post title might not be super accurate. I mean, it's not entirely "calm" around here...there are a zillion things to do before Raisin arrives. I am working a lot, Brian is working a lot and we even bought a microwave. Did you know we didn't even have one? Now we are so modern it hurts. Brian finished painting the nursery, and I've washed and folded every piece of clothing or fabric that Raisin will come in contact with during her first 3 months of life. Still have yet to actually organize and put away said items, but that will happen. Eventually. I've been incredibly tired. What's new? But this tired is taking things to a new level. I suppose when you're carrying what is now a 5-6 lb baby, she is going to be demanding in regards to energy. Thankfully, we've had some wonderful visitors to keep our spirits up. Mr. Q's parents came down a couple weeks ago and helped put together furniture for the nursery, and then my parents came this past Easter weekend. We relaxed, cooked, took walks around the Riverwalk and of course dyed eggs. Okay, so we only dyed a few eggs and drew silly faces on all the rest...but it was beautiful decoration nonetheless. Look for new pics this weekend as we hit the big 36 weeks!
At 33 weeks and 1 day, we have 6 weeks and 6 days to go. My "What to Expect" iPhone app says Raisin is as big as a pineapple. hmmmm. I don't know if I believe that. If it said she was as big as maybe 5 burritos or 23 pizzas, then I'd agree...because that's what it feels like. In fairness, Mr. Q says "pineapples are pretty big!" errrr...okay... This photo shoot was a struggle...I'm not gonna lie. I didn't really feel like taking pictures. I didn't like looking at the pictures. I remember specifically telling Mr. Q that we were just going to stop after the last set. Raisin would understand, right? But we did it...and it's okay...and next month will be okay too...and then we'll start posting even better pics. Of our little girl :)
It appears as though Spring has arrived, and even though it is not quite April...we were blessed with some delightful Spring Showers in recent months. Our baby shower in Michigan, which I mentioned in another post, was *quite* lovely, and our Milwaukee celebration followed shortly after that. While it is always exciting to go home and visit, this was especially fabulous because I was able to see so many of my best girlfriends (many of whom I had not seen since our wedding) as well as spend time with family. There were sugary pink sweets, a delicious meal of homemade soups and salads and lots of precious touches here and there. I loved, loved, l-o-v-e-d it. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to make it such a great night. xoxo
Today we had another ultrasound and much to our dismay, Raisin did not want to be properly photographed. She was covering her head (which is now facing down) with her hands like "No! Go away!" so we didn't get to see her lovely face or anything. Sad. But we did get to see some fun things like her feet (she was wiggling her toes), her spine and her cute perfectly round head. The tech estimated her weight right around 4lbs or so, putting me a tad bit ahead in our weeks here...31 weeks actually...which means Raisin could be arriving early if she continues her little growth spurt at this pace. But overall, she is looking like a very healthy, active, growing baby.
Mr. Q says it's because I'm a "good incubator".
And honestly, at this point, I'll take a compliment whenever I can get one.