So , it’s a holiday weekend and I have no husband. Well, he is on vacation that is. Visiting family in Indiana and watching the Indy 500 with his dad and brother in-laws. He grew a decent mustache in honor of the occasion. (*note – I don’t think Sam has ever watched a race before). I told him he better brush up on his knowledge before he headed into a land of race car die hards. He said he was just looking forward to the beer and nachos. Ohh boys! It’s only been one day and I miss him already.
With Sam gone, I decided to think more about BABY and all the things we still have left to plan for. Next weekend my sister is taking me out for a fun filled day at Babies”R”Us to start my registry. It’s all still kind of overwhelming but I think I have a grip on most of the basics of what I’ll need. It’s hard to believe it is already almost June and I am entering my third trimester! I’m excited and anxious and kind of just wanting it to be August 27th tomorrow so I can meet her already. A couple fears I have: I went to the doctor last week and they were a little worried about my slow weight gain. I have to go take a second ultrasound (next week) to make sure the baby is developing normally and nothing is wrong. My appetite is three times what it used to be, so i’m not sure why I am not gaining the weight expected of me. I know that all I can do is what is in my power to do….eat right, take my vitamins, sleep…and the rest is up to God. But I can’t help but have that nagging “what if?” in the back of my head. I think my mind will be much more at ease once I get results back from that second ultrasound confirming she is ok and growing normally. Right now, I have to trust that she is. Another challenge as of late is finding out I have anemia. My leg cramps and fast pulse and fatigue all made sense when my blood test’s came back with that result. It’s relatively normal for pregnant women to get this near the end of their pregnancy, but I do have to add another iron supplement to my prenatal and hopefully my red blood cells will bump up to normal again. So far, the extra iron has just been making my stomach hurt….but if it’s benefitting the baby, it’s well worth it. My biggest priority right now is making sure she is ok. So if you have a minute, I would sincerely appreciate your prayers for her growth and positive results for that ultrasound next week.
But back to the fun side, I have already started my collection of mini odds and ends. These pictures are some of my favorites….so far, everything fits in just one drawer!
I know they are everywhere right now, but there is something about a pretty bunting that I just LOVE. This one by Pieces of Olde caught my eye and I had to have it for the nursery. Not sure where it will hang yet, but I am imagining above the crib.
AHHHHH and the moccasins (below)!!! I think I squealed the loudest when these arrived at my doorstep. They are each handmade by Wayside Violet. Aren’t they adorable!? I can’t wait to get them on her feet! Along with that pale yellow vintage sweater….if only it came in my size too!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!