Princess Dress Up!
Everything looks great! She is head down, so let’s hope she stays that way.
One thing that the tech was surprised by was all of her hair! He said that she is going to have a full head of it so I’m excited to see just how much there will be. She is measuring a few days behind her due date, which just confirms my feelings that she will be late like her sister.
How I Found Emberly Asleep
It was almost 4:30, a full three hours after she originally went into her room for a nap. I walked in to wake her up… and this is what I found.
- Passed out on the floor (why? Your bed is right over there!)
- 2 sheets of toilet paper from the bathroom
- Her hair tie taken out
- 1 pair of shoes that are too small and being saved for baby #2
- Her shoes are on (without socks)
- Socks were thrown in the closet
- At least she put her baby in the co-sleeper?
I feel like my belly hasn’t changed in size much over the last couple of weeks, but my work pants are getting more and more uncomfortable. All of the maternity pants I own (with the exception of these jeans) are way too short, so I’ve just been wearing my normal pants unbuttoned with a belly band around it. It works… and I think I’m just going to make it work for the rest of my pregnancy. Because who wants to spend $40 on a pair of pants that you are only going to wear for 2 months?
Something that has increased is her movement! Oh my goodness, I don’t remember it being this painful last time. Like, sure, sometimes I was uncomfortable, but there were never any sharp pains. Half of the time now, I feel like she is trying to break out through my side!
At my last doctor’s appointment, everything was right on track for the “estimated” due date of May 17th (I still have a feeling that she will be late, just like her sister). My glucose results came back completely normal. We have our last ultrasound on Wednesday, and I’m excited to see her one more time before we get to meet her in person.
It’s hard to believe that it’s only about 2 months away now!
Remember those 16257254 boxes that needed to be unpacked? 4 down! It doesn’t sound like a lot, but they were huge boxes. When we moved, I was in the middle of horrible morning sickness, so Richard did the packing (aka- threw everything in boxes with no organization whatsoever).
We actually took everything out, sorted through it, and put everything away. I’ve done about 15 loads of laundry since Saturday, sorted through all of Emberly’s old baby clothes, and got rid of so many clothes that we just don’t wear anymore.
Man, it feels good! Now I just need to “adultify” our bedroom. And by that, I mean that we should actually get some matching furniture, curtains, a rug, and hang things on the wall! 3 months in and we’re finally getting settled…
Emberly’s Favorite Place in the World
"Big Girl Bed" Update
I’m really, really hesitant to write this out. I know I’m going to end up jinxing it or something…
We haven’t had a single issue. Emberly just doesn’t get out of bed in the middle of the night. If she wakes up, she’ll either fall back asleep on her own or wait for one of us to go in there and take her into our bed. At bedtime, she seems to like her bed even better than her crib and runs to jump into it as soon as her teeth are brushed.
The process of nap time takes longer, mostly because she will walk around her room and talk to herself or play, but the feeling of being tired and realizing that she needs to get in bed & sleep is something that she needs to learn eventually. At least she isn’t crying, so I’m more than happy to sit outside her room and wait until I no longer hear noise.
I went into this thinking “there is no turning back” once we started, and we haven’t! The crib has been empty for over a week now, I think I’ll wait another week or so, and then move the mattress to the highest setting again in preparation for baby girl #2.
I’m actually a little flabbergasted. Is it possible to transition this easily? Are we missing something?
27 weeks - Third Trimester
The homestretch! This entire pregnancy has gone really quickly thus far, but I know that this is the point where time is going to stand still. These last 13(+) weeks are going to feel like an eternity. Since this will be my last pregnancy, I know that I should cherish it, but let me tell you… I am done.
To be honest, I’m not all that uncomfortable. In fact, I feel perfectly normal except for the fact that I can’t sleep on my stomach (which I love). I’m just impatient to bring this little girl into the world and make her a part of our family. I feel like I’m waiting to “start the rest of our lives”, if that makes any sense. Once she is here, our little family unit will be complete!