I swear to the good lord… every day I wake up, I feel like I am bigger than the day before. I wonder if I’ll be feeling like this for the rest of the pregnancy. I’m almost getting to the point where I’m afraid to weigh myself from week to week. HA!
This past weekend, at Hunter’s birthday party, I saw a lot of family members that I haven’t seen since I found out I’m pregnant, so that was pretty funny. Of course, everyone always tells you that you look great. What else are they going to say, though? They could be lying liars. ;)
We’re experiencing a bit of a heatwave this week, and I’m interested to see if I experience swelling. I think whatever happens this week could be indicative of how I handle the rest of the summer, so I’m hoping it’s without incident! Although, the past few days, I’ve noticed that when we go on our long walks, my wedding rings are REALLY difficult to get off when we get back. Ouch! But they seem to continue to fit fine the rest of the time, so I’m not worried about them yet. I might just have to get in the habit of taking them off when I exercise!
Yesterday, we went and picked up the crib at JCPenney. Michael and I attempted to pick everything up about a week or so ago, but when we got there, we realized that the crib box was exceptionally large, and there was no way it was going to fit into our small SUV. At the time, we took the dresser and the convertible rails, but had to leave the crib.
So, this morning, my lovely, super-awesome “little” brother met us there to get the crib with his truck. The problem was that we showed up at 10:20 to find out that the store didn’t open until 11:00. WHOOPS. Thankfully, my lovely, super-awesome “little” brother was very cool about it and we were able to kill a little bit of time at a nearby store, then go back to JCPenney to get in right when it opened. Crisis averted; mission accomplished.
Now, I’m dying to get the room cleared out and painted so we can move the furniture in and, you know, actually take it out of the box. It’s killing me to not have even had a chance to look at it yet! Soon enough, though.
Completely switching gears… you know what’s fun? Trying to order a bridesmaid dress to wear when you’re going to be approximately 3-4 weeks post-partum. Yeeaaah. My due date it 9/19, and my brother is getting married on 10/16. I can’t imagine NOT being in the wedding, so… I’m in the wedding. And I’m really not worried about anything, but the ordering a dress thing? It’s been a huge pain in the ass. Reason being that I have absolutely no idea what size I’m going to be at that time.
Today, we went to the bridal shop to “get sized” (which is kind of a joke for me at this point), and check out the options for my sizing. We put a measuring tape around me to get an idea for where I’m at right now, and well–fellow pregnant ladies, I DO NOT RECOMMEND. Actually, hips were the same and my waist really isn’t that bad, but ohmygod, MY BOOBS. People, my boobs are already up four inches. FOUR INCHES! To accommodate my chest, which is surely only going to get bigger thanks to breastfeeding, I’m going to need to order a dress that is 4-5 sizes bigger than what I normally wear. FOUR TO FIVE SIZES BIGGER, I said. JUST FOR MY BOOBS. *sigh* Alterations should be loads of fun. As should trying to find a strapless bra that doesn’t make me want to kill myself.
Adventures. These things… they’re adventures. :)
In baby news… baby now weighs over a pound (yay!) and is approximately the size of a mango. One of my week-by-week e-mails told me that baby is pretty much fully formed at this point, it just needs to gain weight. But, it also said that baby has one very important thing to do this week, and that’s to sprout a pair of nipples. Yes, nipples.
So, in a lot of ways, I suppose this week has been the week of BOOBS.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 32 and have been married to Michael for six years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
Heather Drive Archives