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Weeks 32-34. Showers and Nursuries and Nesting, Oh My!

The closer the baby gets, the busier I seem to become. And the more that happens, the more the realness of it all seems to set in.

I’ve had two more showers in the past few weeks — a work shower (which I got to share with two other preggo coworkers):

And my friend shower:

Needless to say, both were wonderful and Baby P. came out with so many great, new things.

And, I’ve finished the nursery! Wu-Hu!!!

I’m so happy with the way everything turned out. We still need to install the ceiling fan, and I do have one more art project I think I’m going to add to the walls. But it’s pretty much complete!

And, yes, the nesting is here, too. Lucas caught me cleaning the fridge at about 10 o’clock last night, and continuing to clean it at about 7 am this morning. And I’ve organized our linen closet, and all of the baby’s clothes. If only I  cared this much about cleaning all the time!

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Weeks 24-27. Catching Up.

I’ve fallen behind on my weekly posts. Two straight weeks of work travel will do that to a prego girl. I’m not sure how much longer I can travel. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, and that’s my only big question for her right now. However, I will say, traveling on the verge of my third trimester hasn’t been bad. I was a little concerned about the puffiness factor, but by drinking tons of water, I seemed to conquer that issue with ease. I also take a daily baby aspirin (just to be safe based on some little blood thing I was tested for because of my genetics), which helps with the whole increased risk of flying thing, too. So, while the two weeks did wear me out, I can’t say it was any more so than it would have been non-pregnant. Right now I don’t have any more scheduled trips for work before the due date, but as of now I can’t say I’d need to turn one down if I did…unless of course, my doctor said to. And now Baby P. can add Minneapolis ( Mall of America included) and Washington D.C. (second time, actually) to his list of in utero travels.

 I’ve also somehow managed to get A LOT done in the world of baby preparation the past few weeks…
1.I finally registered at Babies R Us (something I was dreading, and swore I wasn’t going to do. When it came down to it, I had no choice. Thank God I have a very focused and experienced sister to guide me).

2. We got his stroller. And never in my life would I have imagined getting giddy over a baby stroller. But, yes, I did. I was really struggling with what to get at first. And although I had a wealth of opinions coming my way on what/how many I needed, I went with my own gut. I really, really, really didn’t want to have to have 8 strollers in my garage. And while the travel systems look all cozy, they also seem bulky with a short usage period. And while the joggers look really cool, I don’t really jog…and if I do, I don’t think I will with the baby…and if I do, I’ll splurge and get one when the time comes (I know, joggers are good for rugged terrain, too. But the reviews for the one I picked said it’s great on sidewalks, and for now, that’s as rugged as I plan to get). And then there’s that shopping cart thing, and the umbrella stroller…See, people, this is stressful!

But then that stress was relinquished when I discovered — the BumbleRide Flite.

 

It’s basically the whole package. It works with the car seat I want, then converts to a simple umbrella-type for later. It folds easily (I plan to keep my Jetta for as long as I can), and is super light, yet durable. And, it’s actually really good-looking! Yes, we will be stylin’. So far, I love it. Let’s hope this love remains when it actually contains a baby, too!

3. My RUG came!

I was waiting and waiting, and since it was on backorder I even got a little nervous. But it came and it’s adorable and I even…

4. …picked out a paint color to match! Yep, I painted Baby P’s room turquoise this weekend, and it’s so, so cute. Granted, it’s bright (as Lucas immediately pointed out), but it’s cheery and adorable. And now I can’t wait to do the rest. As soon as it all comes together (don’t hold your breath, this is gonna take a few weeks), I’ll post some pics. At least I’ve gotten the ball rolling.

So, that’s my past three weeks in a nutshell. And now I’ve reached the third trimester! The bigger my belly gets, the more prepared I am for him to come. And, yet, there’s still so much to do. We’re getting there. Come on “nesting,” time to work your magic…

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