I totes had a recipe to post today. A yummy and fun one, too. Buuttt I’m not feelin’ the write-about-food thing today. I’m in a “let’s talk about life and ramble about our daily happenings” zone right now. So here’s the plan: I’m going to sum up my life lately in pictures that are currently in my phone’s library. Let’s see what happens….GO!
First things first…pregnancy updates. Because obviously that’s the biggest thing going on in my life right now that everything else kind of revolves around. This picture is only slightly old – it was my 35 week picture and I’m now a tad bit past 36 weeks. So just a week old…I basically look the same. Just as massive and manatee-like.
I do have some fun pregnancy updates! I had my 36 week appointment yesterday, which is when they start checking your cervix, and I’m already a little bit dilated! 1 1/2 centimeters, to be exact. And she said his head is super low. Whiiiicch would explain the fact that I can’t stand up or walk across the room without experiencing some pretty extreme pain. Yayyyy pregnancy!…..
So she thinks that he will come early, which is muy bueno for us since Seth is deploying pretty dang soon after this cute little guy makes his appearance into the world. Our plan right now is to schedule an induction the day after my due date and then just hope he comes early. But this way we at least know he won’t be late (which seems unlikely at this point anyway). We just can’t afford lateness with how little time Seth already has…sigh. Army life.
Also, apparently I’ve lost four pounds since my last appointment two weeks ago. To which my response is one word: HOW. I literally eat like an obese man these days. I told my OB to come spend the day with me some time so she can see how absurd the thought of me LOSING weight right now is.
Example: I got up at 4 am this morning and ate a bowl of cereal because I woke up starving in the middle of the night.
Example: I then went to coffee with a friend and got a bagel with cream cheese.
Example: After coffee, I drove through the Panera drive through and got a pastry. FINE – I got two pastries.
Example: Then I came home and had a handful of mini Kit Kats.
Are you catching my drift here? Losing four pounds? Insanity.
This picture is representative of my mission in life right now: baby prep. He could come at any time, aaaand to be honest, we aren’t physically ready yet. Meaning the house/car/etc…Emotionally? Couldn’t be more ready. Physically? We’re getting there. Yesterday’s mission was washing all the fabric that will touch Ford’s little body. Clothes, sheets, blankets, everything. It ended up being two MASSIVE loads of laundry.
Then we folded everything and organized it by age. So what you see in the right drawer is newborn, and the left drawer is 0-3 months. Apparently those are different things, by the way. The notion that ZERO months is a different size than newborn is beyond me, but I can roll with it. That little middle compartment is swaddlers and socks. Baby socks are precious, B-T-dubs.
I attempted to go full out Pinterest on my dresser and organize it with bins and make everything look like I have my life and this parenting thing totes under control. I semi-succeeded. I couldn’t really figure out what to fill all the top drawer bins with other than the basics like diapers and wipes, but we figured it out eventually.
On top of the changing table, you will see our packed hospital bag and our packed diaper bag. Holllaaaaaa, this happened when Seth got home last night, and it made me feel like an accomplished human being. Except that I realized that I know nothing – how to fold baby clothes, how to pack a diaper bag, how to pack a hospital bag – NOTHING. What did people do before Google?
But when it comes to our packed bags, we are pretty much ready to go there minus a detail or two. The rest of the next few weeks’ missions include hanging the nursery decorations, buying curtains, organizing other areas of my house so everything is clean and nice, putting together the pack and play, installing the car seat, making freezer meals, aaaaaand I think that is most of it. We’re getting there!…