Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dr visit, nesting and BIG thank yous!!!

I had another Dr. visit today. I love being able to go and check up on my baby boy and make sure everything is going well. My weight was better this time around and I was not instructed to eat more dark leafy greens, thank goodness! I still have to eat them, mind you, she just didn't tell me I had to eat MORE! ;) This time, I got my belly measured too! I'm not sure exactly what it is supposed to measure but the Dr said that was good too. Then came my favorite part, listening to the baby's heartbeat. It was nice and strong! Good to hear :) The next visit, I get to do the glucose screening test... ugh. I remember when my mom was pregnant with my baby sister Emily and she had to do that test. Let's just say, it was not fun for her. To this day, she cannot drink Sprite, Seven-up, or any lemon-lime flavored soda because that is the flavor they made her drink for the test. I hope I have a better experience! I kinda like Sprite...
Tomorrow will mark 22 weeks for me. I had been wondering at what point the "nesting" feelings would begin. Well, it finally hit me this week. I'd been so tired last week that I couldn't get anything done around the house. This week, I'm feeling more rested and very... restless. I simply could NOT sit still. I HAD to clean, organize, do laundry, make lists, etc... It's so nice to have a clean house again! We'll see how long it lasts!! Like my nest? ;)
Now for my BIG thank yous...
There are some BIG advantages to waiting to have a baby. For one, I feel much more prepared. I am so ready for what this little boy brings to our lives and I'm so excited about finally being a mom after seeing so many of my friends become moms. The other good thing about waiting is, I get all my friends' baby stuff that they are now done with!!! Yippee! My friend Jen had a little boy last May, right around the same time we'll be having our little boy. Very convenient! Jen very generously donated all her adorable, gently used baby boy clothes, Boppy and Boppy covers to us! THANK YOU JEN!!! Another friend, Jaymee, had a little boy about a year ago too. She generously donated all her adorable, gently used baby boy clothes, a carrier and baby hangers to us as well! THANK YOU JAYMEE!!! It was so fun going through all the cute baby boy clothes from both Jen and Jaymee :) We are going to have a very stylish little guy! I was excited to see that there ARE some really cute boy clothes out there! If there is anyone else out there who needs a place for their baby stuff, you know where to find me! :)
P.S. BIG thank you also to Jill and Ami for the maternity clothes too!!! I don't know what I'd do without all my great friends!!

Here is baby boy's dresser. Up until a few days ago, it was totally empty! Now it's stuffed to the brim with onsies, sleepers, outfits, socks, and hats!

Here are the baskets under the changing table. I know I will need to reorganize this in the future and put actual diapers and wipes and stuff in there. But for now, I just really like seeing all the adorable clothes! I'm sure my nesting will not allow this craziness to continue for much longer ;)

I totally forgot to include this in the previous blog about Christmas presents! Here's the rug my mom got us for the nursery! Now it really feels complete :)
So as you can see, I've been busy and my nesting would not allow me to sit for an extended amount of time and blog. Hopefully I can get some more belly pics up soon. It seems to get bigger every day now! :)


Ami said...

I totally did the same thing filling up all my drawers and baskets, etc. PRE-BABIES, thinking I had some really good planning going on, and when the babies came, I realized how impractical some of my choices were! Oh well! It's still fun! Love to see the progress in the nursery!

And as for the glucose test, I think I told you this on FB, but if I didn't, I had to do the 1 hour glucose test and the 3 hour one, and by far, ORANGE is the best flavor. A bit like Orange Sunkist. It almost tasted good, except for the fact that you have to chug it within 5 minutes. :) Good luck!

Anabelle said...

I have more baby clothes for you if you still want it... and I had a May baby :)
They will be coming your way soon.

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Jaymee said...

It's looking GREAT! He will be here before you know it:) I loved getting all the clothes and baby stuff ready before the big day. I am glad you liked the clothes, it is nice knowing they found a good home.

Good luck with your glucose test. It really is not so bad. I agree with Ami, after 5 of those test the orange is the BEST!!!!

Keep us posted!