Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baby girl's room

Geoff put together our new dresser last night taking us one step closer to the nursery being completed! The dresser was a bit of a fiasco. We bought another one (that I LOVED) but it ended up being WAY too short to change diapers on. So, we returned that one (not without any hassle, of course) and ordered this one. The height is perfect - well, for Geoff. So, it's actually ideal because I figured when we are in disagreement about who will change baby's diaper I can say "the changing table height is perfect for you, you do it!" :-)

Oh! And if you look closely at the pic you can see our new bedding sitting in our crib (along with other crap - it's kind of our holding place for now!).

Valentine's Day 2011

Geoff and I celebrated Vday last week and had a GREAT date night. We figured it would be the last time to have a quiet one, so we did it up!

A fondue date night!

Good times with a great husband!

30 weeks!

Last Sunday marked 30 weeks for baby girl. She's getting so big & strong... I'm such a proud mommy already!

More stuff seems to be goin' on with my bod, so I guess you could say I'm starting to feel pretty pregnant. By the end of the day I'm totally beat and usually don't feel like doing much more than getting into my PJ's, putting my feet up and watching TV or reading. I am thorough enjoying each moment I do this because I know these opportunities will be far & few between once baby arrives!
My work-outs are getting more difficult and I cannot do what I used to. But it still feels GREAT to go and I'm thankful that I have been able to keep up the routine. Most of my ailments are in my lower back & hips. It feels like I need to get a really good stretch but I just can't seem to get to it. Luckily, I had a gift certificate from my sweet MIL to a fancy spa which does "motherhood massages". The masseuse really got to those trouble spots... It was amazing and I seriously felt like it was needed, not just a splurge. Oh, and I wish I could buy one of those mats that they used - the one with the boobs and belly sections cut out - helllllo, brilliant for us stomach sleepers!

She is moving around a ton in there and Geoff gets to feel her too, which is so fun. Last week when I was taking a bath she was happily squirming around and I could feel her little butt pop up! If was soooo cute! Feeling her body parts?!? It's still crazy to me!

Heading into into my 31st week with a trip to Seattle - can't wait!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

On the nightstand

Yes, that is a lot of books to be reading at once. I just cannot get enough though - so much to learn, and so little time! And the strong, passionate, raw birth stories are awesome. I'm soakin' it up.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm never far....

from the BATHROOM. So I pretty much plan my day around where my next bathroom stop will be able to be. It's kinda out of control. I love water, love being hydrated but do NOT love having to use every bathroom in the bay area. (Did you know Baby Gap has a bathroom? That was one of my best finds thanks to my friend Sara.)

I recently upped my water intake to about 90 ounces of water. That's kinda ridiculous.... but it does make me feel good and I have noticed that awful swelling that was happening to my ankles not occur as often. (Did you know that water helps flush the body and reduce water retention? Seems odd, but it's brilliant really.)

Okay, but let's go back - NINETY OUNCES of water. That's over 2.5 liters. Then, let's remember that my bladder is currently being crushed by a three pound (give or take a bit) princess. No wonder why I pee so much.