Today I am 34 weeks and 1 day! My post is a day late unfortunately because my work schedule was a little wonky this week. Anyway, Caleb should now weigh around 5 pounds! I am definitely feeling it too… his movements are fewer now, but they are HUGE! It feels like gigantic rumbles in my belly when he moves. Sorry to say, Jerry has been the only other person to feel his movements because 90% of them occur when I am lying down. Though I love my family and friends, oddly enough they do not spend time in bed with me when the little man is moving. 🙂
I am feeling a-okay. Still on and off with the good and bad days, but nothing else weird. I have felt Braxton Hicks contractions a couple of times after working out and they scare me a little bit. I’m not really on baby watch yet since I honestly don’t think he will be coming early, but it’s still always a scare! Speaking of working out, I went three times to the gym last week – woohoo! I went on Monday this week but skipped today because of a snowstorm that we’re having. My next planned trip is Friday. The last week has been super, super busy and I was definitely starting to feel some burn out so it might be best that I skipped today. I’m glad I had the day off today to get some things done like picking up my breast pump that finally came in. Now I need to figure out how to use that contraption! I’ll probably just bring it to the hospital.
Caleb’s nursery is looking pretty good albeit a bit cluttered and messy with all of the shower gifts we’ve received! I need to do some major organizing, but other than that, we are just waiting on getting a bookshelf in there and some more decorations. I sent in my hospital forms, and will try to start packing a hospital bag soon. Any suggestions for what to put in there? I know clothes for him, clothes for me, bathroom products, chargers, etc. Any other ideas of what I might need, please feel free to let me know!
I have to admit I am starting to get scared now that we are getting so close. It’s sinking in that my life is seriously about to change! I get nervous that I won’t know what to do or how to care for a baby. I get nervous about how much my life is going to change, and I am always wondering how I will ever have time to care for a baby and a house, work, spend time with my husband, family, and friends, make time for me, etc. I know it will all be worth it when I see him for the first time and that mother’s instinct will kick in and I’ll know what to do, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared! I am more excited than anything, and that feeling wins out most of the time, but sometimes I’m just struck with fear. I’ve been a worry-wart since I was a kid so I’m not surprised. Any insight, mamas?
My 34 week appointment is tomorrow so hopefully I will get some good info! We are having a snowstorm right now, so my fingers are crossed that it doesn’t get canceled. Other than that, those are my updates for the week.
Also, my grandma shared this video of Garth Brooks on Facebook with me, singing his new song called “Mom,” about a baby waiting to be born and meeting its mom. What a tearjerker. Check it out here if you want to cry. I love it. I’m a big Garth Brooks fan.
Now enough with the crying and onto the shower!
I had my family shower a few weeks ago, but this past Sunday, my coworkers threw me a beautiful shower! It was at a nice Italian restaurant. The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the gifts were beyond generous! Many of my coworkers pitched in to buy us the stroller/carseat combo we had registered for at Target! They also gave us a Target gift card. Several coworkers also got us some really sweet and thoughtful gifts: a 1st year frame, bathing supplies, diapers, a travel changing pad kit, books, a sock monkey outfit, and a sweet praying bear. One coworker also had her daughter make a hanging sign with his name and some illustrations… super cute. They also had some custom made cookies that look like little onesies, all with different cowboy designs. Some of you already know, I love Southern and country things. I even wore cowboy boots to my wedding, so they were perfect and SO DANG CUTE! I took tons of pictures of them. I brought some home for Jerry and he almost didn’t eat them because they were too cute and he wanted to freeze them for Caleb. I told him it would be fine and I had plenty of pictures to show him when he’s older. Haha! Anyway, we are really so, so lucky to have tons of amazing people in our lives who have given us so much love and and support! Thanks to all my coworkers… it means the world to me!