I woke up this morning and felt HUGE. So far, I’ve just felt pregnant. But the waddle is in full swing, even my biggest maternity shirts are beginning to border on not long enough, and I make a variety of noises when doing many normal physical activities like getting into a car or tying my shoes. I guess this is what it’s like to be (4 days shy of) 9 months pregnant.
Things have been on the upswing since the spew! Although – does morning sickness come back? Cause I have now had three mornings of intense dry heaving (before breakfast) and I am feeling peeved about it. I hardly vomited in the first trimester, but now I’m gonna heave up bile over my gigantic belly? C’mon! But I have felt pretty good, all things considered – no further evidence of sickness or high BP symptoms – I’ll find out how I’m doing on the count in about an hour at my midwife appointment.
Work is definitely feeling better! The interim person we hired to take babs’ place is A-MAZ-ING and I am worried I’m freaking her out with how effusive I’m being about her awesomeness. It’s just such a huge shift to not have to worry about things getting done! With the big event just a week away, I could have been in the depths of intense anxiety. Instead, I’m feeling pretty good! I’m also pretty much through the Third Trimester Training guantlet I set myself up for – with just one last short training tomorrow afternoon. After that, I’ll be mostly in the clear to just wrap up projects and do some fun work before leave! I’m trying to keep my calendar as open as possible (although this week I get an F for that) so I can chill out and also be prepared for whenever the dude might show.
This weekend, we returned the duplicates/don’t needs from our showers, and used our gift cards and coupons to get the last few things that we needed. Y’all, I feel so amazingly blessed that, in total, La and I have spent maybe $200 of our own money on things we need for Seafoam. Between hand-me-downs and shower gifts, we have really gotten lucky in the material goods realm. And this includes a lot of our ‘luxury’ items – things we really don’t “need” but are happy to have. I’m totally blown away at the generosity of the people in our lives! And so, between having most of our stuff and La having spent a lot of time in the last week getting the nursery together, I thought I’d share some pictures!
This is the view from the doorway – the wall looks more orangey in this picture, but is actually ‘antique red.’ The crib is to the right, dresser/changing table on the far left, glider is in the center (with blankets on it) and cloth diaper station is next to it, serving as a night stand as well. Note the mobile – which is also a lamp, with lights in the paper lantern/balloons!
This is the wall above the changing table/dresser. We are going to hang additional family pictures on this wall (right now we just have some of the nieces/nephews) Most of our sheets, drapes, and glider are gray.
This is the third wall (next to the door) with the closet and bookshelves (made from gutters – yep the kind on your house – by my genius boo!) The prayer flags were a project at our showers – folks wrote prayers/thoughts/wishes for seafoam on the paper, backed it with fabric, then we hot glued to twine and strung them around the room.
This is over the crib. The center picture was drawn by la’s brother and says “Fly High, Tiny One!” – the rest are antique prints of balloons in frames we thrifted and painted.
It’s a small room, but so cozy and lovely and just exactly what we wanted! It still needs a little de-cluttering/organizing, but it’s pretty well set. Of course, Seafoam will be in a co-sleeper in our room for the first few months at least, but I imagine we’ll still use this space a lot, just because we love it so much!
Aren’t you excited by the minimal reference to bodily fluids and the amount of adorable pictures! Oh yeah, and then there’s this: