Baby Parker has been in the oven for 35 weeks now.
We're getting so close - I can feel it.
As I write this, I am reminded of how pregnant I am by the pain in the right side of my back.
A couple random things ...
We go back to the dr. on Wednesday & my amazing and talented friend Jenna is doing a maternity session for us on Monday. I'm really excited about both of the those things.
I still have a feeling that he will come early.
But I don't want to get my hopes up.
My guess is May 1st - E's guess is May 9th
The nursery is almost finished.
Only 2 things left on the to-do list.
1. Frame and mat airplane photos.
I think I'm going to use graph paper as the matting.
I haven't told E that yet. It will be interested to see his reaction.
My amazing friend Jen used graph paper on Parker's baby shower invites and I love them.
2. Paint the existing chandelier red.
oh wait there is actually three things -
3. Organize closets.
Three is not bad though when we started with a list a mile long.
I'm starting to get stretch marks ( on my butt and thighs). It sucks. I swear that out of all the places on my that have grown, my butt and thighs have grown the least. Weird huh?
Everything I read said that creams and oils did nothing, and that it was all up to your genes. HOWEVER, since the beginning I have been breaking open vitamin E capsules a couple times a week and putting the oil on my belly and boobs and I have NO MARKS. I never thought to put the oil on my butt or thighs & that's where I have the stretch marks.
Coincidence or not?
Now that I have them,
I am obsessively using sugar scrub, vitamin E, and cocoa butter in hopes of preventing more and lightening the ones that I have.
Tonight I went shopping for a lingerie shower for one of the girls in my bible study.
As I walked around the mall, I missed being able to wear normal clothes.
But surprisingly, I was overwhelmed by gratefulness for this baby growing inside of me.
I am excited for the day when I can buy a normal outfit, but I am REALLY excited for the day when I get to meet this little boy inside of me.
Plus, I think wearing maternity clothes for months will make shopping in normal stores all the more fun.
I bought Parker an outfit to wear home from the hospital.
Sorry the quality is absolutely terrible. I got an urge to blog - so I took this picture on my iphone with no natural light.
Here's a close up of the print.
It's from the dwell studio line at Target.
I want to buy all the clothes that dwell studio makes for little boys.
I have a question for moms out there -
what do you pack in your bag for the hospital?
Well, I think that's about all my random thoughts for now ...