|35 weeks and wishing it was October. Baby is low and getting lower every day. Pubic bone aches when I walk, I can barely get up from sitting, i"m just ready to be DONE! I'm getting head butts in the cervix and bladder as well..which just sucks! That's my complaint for the week!
Oh Yvonne...I commiserate!
This is my symptoms to a tee right now and I am 35 weeks today also.
A big hug to everyone else getting poor sleep (I feel rough right now after just 3 or so hours of it and hope I can go back to catch some more zzz's here in a while) or having contrax or pain.
Love that blanket Tara! So sweet.
Myrmom: Wow, 3 car seats. Color me impressed for you getting them in there and fixed correctly in not-such a big car!
Here is our weekend in a nutshell:
We have been seriously lagging on baby prepping unlike most of you here
so we finally did a bunch of things in a few days.
Saturday, we went to BRU and used the completion coupon coupled with current in-store sale to get our amazing Dutailier glider.
We got the XL Grande style which is the bigger (and most pricey one *gulp*) but we tested a bunch and it was the only one we both loved to sit in and loved the look of. Cushions are a pale beigey-gold with a corduroy/velveteen feel and wood is dark oak.
Ottoman is on order and will be here in 7-14 days.
We also got Born Free bottle sets, layette outfits, hooded froggy towels, a Baby Genius Neptune Ocean Floor Exerciser, a Fisher Price Soothing Sounds Glider and our Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper Crib is finally on order.
Our Lovey Bums wool covers came in the mail.
Then yesterday, we got up, cleaned, set up stuff then set off for my favorite local huge thrift place hoping to score a good dresser we could put Baby's stuff in and attach changing pad to top to making it a dresser/changer.
We ended up finding the cutest one ever
- just the perfect size and height made of nice pine wood with 4 drawers on the left and a clothes hanging chiffarobe- sp?- on the right. It was dusty, had funky paint job and was missing a handle so we slapped on a fresh coat of creamy ivory after cleaning it and then some black lacquer to the drawer fronts and new hardware/pulls for the drawers and closet part.
It cost us $40 but now looks designer-worthy, so much cuter IMO than anything they had at BRU for $300 or so.
Here is a very similar one from Target but ours is nicer in shape and has one more drawer than this one plus I like our paint job and handles much better...Target one
We also scored with a rocking chair for the bedroom (glider will go in the living room). It was natural dark wood, vintage but in great shape with amazing intricate carvings in the top back part. We threw out the cushion it came with, cleaned it and then painted it to a shiny black lacquer finish and got a great cushy camel colored cushion for it at Target.
It looks like something that would retail for a lot here in a pricey baby boutique or furniture place but we got it for $25.
Then, we got a great new (to us) sofa. Its nice and long but low with good lumbar support, looks like its from the 30's/40's, rust and blue floral fabric in great almost unused condition. This ran us only $55 ( lady working there took off $20 just b/c I was pregnant- gotta love that- and they were having a sofa sale of 25% off everything and it was cheap to begin with).
I will have to take pix in the next day or so b/c I couldn't believe how great things came out.
Now that we have baby's dresser, I will be able to wash all his clothes this week and put them away finally. We only have to order his stroller online and get a sling/carrier, a few more diaper covers and we are ready for him to come on out.
I wanted to share for those of you also due before Halloween with newborns who can't really wear a costume yet, at Target right now in the clearance area right when you walk in the door, I got two teeny graphic Halloween tees for size 0-3 and a pair of Halloween 0-3 socks- each for only $1.
I haven't been able to find anything this small for Halloween at other places (I mean, we obviously won't be going anywhere but I will do a photo session of course since Halloween is my favorite time of the year) and the cotton tops are cute. One is orange with green piping and is a Great Pumpkin tee with jack o lantern face on front. The other is white and says "I want my Mummy!" with a little mummy on it.
Socks are striped orange and black.
All three for $3. Wowza.
We also watched our copy of Harvey Karp's dvd "The Happiest Baby on the Black" and loved it.
Its only 28 minutes long but teaches you about how to perfectly swaddle- why the dvd was recommended over the book to me- what the calming reflex is that all babies have and how to activate it. I was impressed with his techniques as demoed on squalling teeny bebes so clearly this works.
I suggest if you can (especially other first time mamas) to give it a look. I know it made us feel like we learned something. My DH was all excited about doing the swaddle and the holds he teaches after watching it.
Hope everyone is going to have a great Monday and rest of week!
I am getting giddy just thinking about how close we all are now...