I love this month because it’s my birthday month & it’s the last full month that I’ll be pregnant (unless I am ridiculously late)! I feel like February really flew by fast. I am totally okay with that – closer to baby, leaving my job (do I mention this too much?), and spring!
Prefacing note: this post is basically an extension of my weekly bumpdates, as almost all of this information became skewed to having something to do with being pregnant. I always told myself I wouldn’t go all overboad with baby stuff on the blog while being pregnant. I revoke that statement right now. 😉 Sorry, peeps, but it’s my life right now.
Reading // Wild by Sheryl Strayed & Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
I started Winter Garden first, but then picked up Wild for my February book club.
I’m about half way through both of them and they’re both good. It feels good to be consistently reading this year so far. I think wanting more me/down time and not being able to do so much lately has helped with that.
Listening to // Hypnobabies & not much else. I have been meaning to make some new playlists to use in labor, but haven’t yet.
Loving // That I finally got my butt in gear and did some baby prep this weekend. I was feeling really overwhelmed at having two entire months of pregnancy left… until I had less than two months left and started thinking OMG I don’t have enough time!
I guess I scared myself into nesting this weekend. I washed all the blankets we’ve received and all the newborn size clothing we have, folded it and put it in the closet (after taking a bunch of stuff out the closet).
The top shelves and most of the hanging organizer are all stuff for her. Note the ridiculously cute dresses hanging up next to mine. So tiny!
I also organized what will be the changing table & started packing my hospital bag.
It feels so good to finally see some progress with her room. It has been a disaster of random stuff for months. Now it’s becoming a lot more real!
Not Loving // My ridiculous and constant back pain. I wake up feeling like an 80 year old every day now. Hubby and I have a routine to for him to massage me with some really good massage oil that reduces muscle aches. It’s amazing. But I feel like I need it daily and I know that’s not gonna happen.
Craving // Regular workouts, warm weather, & new workout clothes. I’m hoping all of these will be my reward post-baby in the few weeks after she is born.
Needing // A stroller. I want a jogging stroller but also realize we need a regular-sized every day use stroller too. I told myself we wouldn’t be “multiple stroller people” but trust me, the BOB is just too big to take to the mall, etc.
I went to Target the other day and found this Graco one for under $100 and fell in love with it, which is saying a lot for me because I have felt nothing but wicked confused by strollers my whole pregnancy.
We have a Graco carseat, so the carseat would strap right in and be an instant travel system. I’m hoping someone might get this for us off our registry, but I doubt it as my shower is less than two weeks away now. We do have some giftcards to Target, though, so we’ll get it either way.
As dumb as it may sound, I am actually really excited to get a stroller. I hope to start walking with baby as soon as I can postpartum just to get out and start some light exercise.
Wanting // Life to be more balanced. I feel like I barely have the capacity to do all the things my life demands right now. I feel like I’m doing the bare minimum in most areas of my life, especially meal planning/eating healthy (dear God, you don’t want to know what I’ve been eating lately), working out, & working on little to dos.
Between work, having dinner, getting ready for the next day, and some blogging, I have next to no energy left. I’m not happy to be going into motherhood feeling like my life is so out of whack already, but it is what it is, I suppose.
Putting off // The same thing as last month: my wedding scrapbook. I am starting to think that now is just not the right time for a tedious craft.
I, of course, want it to be done really well since I’ll keep it forever, but don’t really have any energy to work on this craft that I want to be perfect. Maybe it would be a better post-baby craft to keep me from getting bored? But I also think it sounds overzealous to think I’d be breaking out scrapbooking stuff with a newborn. We’ll see.
I really don’t care at this point when it gets done, as baby to-dos and taking care of myself are a lot more important right now.
Looking forward to // The next seven weeks. My baby shower for friends here is in two weeks, my birthday is at the end of the month, and then baby will be here not too long after that!
These next couples of weeks seem really exciting to me and are definitely keeping me going through pregnancy. We’re in the final stretch here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this season of life.
Questions for You:
- Tell me what you are… reading, loving, craving, wanting, needing?
- What do you have going on in March?