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!
This is what was happening last night as I was contemplating the impossible process of how to fold a garment of clothing that is not much bigger than my hand. Seth was observing the tiny and adorable size of baby socks and decided to explore how many he could fit on his own foot.
This picture summarizes one of the reasons why I love my husband so much. He’s always involved, he always makes me laugh, he always brings joy to things, he’s always lighthearted and positive, and he makes me so happy I can hardly even stand it. He’s going to be the most BOSS father that has ever existed, and it makes my heart explode just to think about it. Man our kid is lucky.
One of the items on my list was to finish off buying all the items that didn’t get purchased from our registry. Oh…my…goodness. Hello baby, goodbye life savings. Just kidding…kind of. This isn’t even all the stuff I had to buy, but it’s most of it. Also, can we talk about how amazing Amazon is??? I ordered this stuff yesterday and it’s all going to be here before Friday. Worrrrrrd. The delivery guy is going to HATE US.
Also, please note the bottom right item: a massive bag of gummy worms that I was craving one night and purchased. The weight of said bag will remain unmentioned.
It was five pounds.
Again, please observe the absurdity of my 4 pound weight loss.
Sleep. What a wonderful part of life that has become so allusive to me in my late stage of preggo-ness. I sleep SO BADLY these days. The one and only silver lining: moments like this. This was this past Sunday. I woke up at probably 4:30 am or so and couldn’t go back to sleep. After about thirty minutes, I noticed pink light coming in through our bedroom window, so I went into the kitchen and looked out our sliding door, and THE most gorgeous sunrise ever was happening.
I grabbed my Bible and a drink and just sat outside in our rocking chair for about an hour. For some of that I just stared at the sunrise, and for some I read my Bible and journaled. But it was so peaceful. Once the sun came all the way up, I went back inside and took a nap until it was time for church.
It was a really great morning! So at least I have one positive to attribute to my awful sleep 👍.
We shall call this next series, “Animal Obsession.” My pregnancy hormones make me an even more emotional person than I already am, especially when it comes to animals. I just love animals so much – they are one of my passions in life, and pregnancy has exacerbated that SO MUCH. Especially with my own dog (Boone) and my own cat (Blitz), who are both pictured above.
I love my cat, but I LOOOOOVVVVEEE my dog. Like in a weird she’s-definitely-not-normal-what-is-wrong-with-her way. But look how pretty he is 😍. And he is quite possibly the funniest, goofiest, derpiest, and most adorable animal that I have ever encountered. We love him so much.
Blitz, too, of course 😃. You just have to understand that I am a HARDCORE dog person, and I have never liked cats. So no matter how much I do love our cat (which I do!), Boone is LYFE.
This picture will further illustrate my hormone surge of animal obsession. The local humane society posted this picture (the fact that I follow them on Facebook is a dangerous thing) with a caption that said something like “This dog really needs a foster home until he is ready to adopt. He is VERY scared of the shelter environment as you can see in the picture. Let us know if you can help out!” I was literally in the process of messaging them to go pick up the dog that very second, but they updated the post saying they found a foster home.
LOOK AT THAT DOG’S FACE. He’s so scared I just want to cry. I wanted to go drive over there immediately, cuddle him super hard, and feed him a million dog treats. The reason this picture is even on my phone is because I sent it to Seth saying “We are fostering this dog starting tonight if someone doesn’t claim him in the next few minutes.” And then someone did…Boone could have had a doggie friend!
This picture would have broken my heart pregnant or not, but with pregnancy hormones surging, I would basically take home the whole shelter if they posted pictures like this.
Alright, friends – that’s a wrap! My life right now in picture form. I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Lauren Basford says