A peek at the week….inside my womb:
Fruit/Veggie Comparison: our baby doesn’t have much room to maneuver now that he’s over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon).
Shape: Lower. That’s about all I can say. Even with the weight loss and such, my belly is STILL in the way. It seems more in the way. I went to write on the calendar on the wall and my belly hit the wall before my arm got to the calendar. I may have laughed and THEN apologized to the baby. Sorry, kid. So either he/she has dropped at some point, or has finally gone head down.
Food: I’m discovering patterns in my blood sugars. I’m seeing what I can and can’t really do. I still want to go out and gorge. Pretty badly. Chips and salsa? Bacon cheese fries? Yes, please! I know due to weather alone we’re not going to do much of anything ‘out’ once the baby arrives, so it would be interesting to see what eating ‘normally’ at a restaurant would actually do. My doctor was super impressed with my blood sugar levels and gave me the go ahead to eat more protein and doing that has helped quite a bit.
Least favorite thing: All the sudden I don’t want the big kids to touch me. That’s inconvenient. I can only assume that’s a hormone fluctuation thing. Bit annoying, really.
Most favorite thing: Still loving those baby rolls around. I feel like this poor kid gets NO attention. That will change, soon.
Mental state: If you read through my preparation link, you’ll see why I feel SO much better than I did a week ago. We got so much done over the weekend and some this week. Yeah!
Preparation: We actually made some progress on this front since last week!!!
I had already made and frozen a batch of cinnamon rolls ( no frosting) a while back, and now we have a loaf and a half (sliced) chocolate chip pecan banana bread for breakfasts.
I saved 3 containers of veggie soup, and there’s some miscellaneous stuff in there which I inventoried and wrote on a pad of paper on the freezer door.
I made chicken enchiladas one night, so I just made beef while we were at it– the whole pan of beef enchiladas went into the freezer.
We went and bought (or drug out of our closets from previous purchases) toys and books, clothes, etc. for the kids for Christmas and wrapped the whole freaking lot of them over the weekend. (they spend time with grandparents)….95% of that is now done. Fingers crossed Matt can work on the Santa gift for the girls and we found a huge stuffed animal that coordinates with the baby’s room, so we’ll use that as his/her gift under the stockings. We’d still like to find something ‘woohoo’ to put under the tree for the girls from us (we went loosely off of the new adage: something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read)–of course we ended up with lots of books, etc. I guess we’re going to see what the black Friday sales bring as far as discounts go as to if/when/what they get as a ‘really cool’ thing under the tree.
We stripped most of the kids ‘baby’ type toys from all areas of the house, boxed them up and put them in the baby’s closet. They can re-discover them in a year or so. 🙂 We wanted to make room for the new toys they’ll be getting soon! As a bonus, the living room stays a lot more picked up, and the kids are looking at what is left MORE and not just dumping things. The toy bin got moved, as well.
Stripped a few more of the kids’ too-small clothes out and put them, well at least out of sight.
We put the nativity little people set under/near the Christmas tree. The kids love it.
Did I mention we put up the Christmas tree? It’s lit but has no balls. (Cant’ wait to see what spam I get from that one)… basically, strung with lights but not decorated!
Ordered a few items online for relatives. Used a gift certificate to buy some geek t-shirts Matt and I could both wear later. May end up wrapping them, just to have something for us under the tree, too.
Matt finished the picture frames for the items I painted for B’s and baby’s rooms (I still need to show you the one for the baby-everyone had a literal hand in it!) While he got some lumber for the kids’ Santa gift, he got one to make the baby’s birth board, too, since they don’t stock that type of thing at the craft store anymore. So it just needs a backing and a pretty piece of scrapbook paper and it can go on the wall to await a picture and other fun stuff–see link!
I put together the scrapbooks for the 2 girls. Just the books, mind you. Nothing so grand as actually finishing anything, I just managed to get the pages into the book.
Wrapped presents for nieces and nephews, etc. etc. that we had previously bought. These are the only items actually under the tree, the rest are hidden!
Not bad for a week?!?