Good afternoon. I’m here, so you know what that means—still waiting on the baby to make its arrival. I’m trying my best to stay put and relax, but gosh, this has felt like the longest week ever! I’ve been trying to keep myself occupied with cleaning, going on walks, cooking, and bouncing on my exercise ball with a bowl of pineapple and pregnancy tea. This will be my last recap until June, even if I don’t have the baby by Monday. I will still blog, but I’ll be taking a break from the recaps for a bit. I would love to get my third-trimester blog up, a few recipes, a nursery tour, and hopefully a birth story! 😊 I plan to spend this week with my feet up, going on my walks, and trying to relax.
One of my favorite parts of the day is grabbing my coffee and walking around the house, looking at which flowers have bloomed, and doing a little deadheading on them. I’m so happy it’s light out in the mornings now.
We are still waiting on some custom shades we had made for the nursery to arrive. I think they’ll be here by Thursday! Once those go in, I can take some photos and do a little nursery tour. Again, we aren’t planning on doing any artwork until we know if the baby is a boy or girl.
I finally decided to get my nails and toes done on Monday! I went with a light green color, but as soon as I left the nail salon, I realized the lighting made it green, but it was a light blue. I keep getting messages that it’s a hint about gender, but I promise you I have no idea! Plus, girls can 100% wear blue. If the baby isn’t here by Friday, I’m going back in for another Mani/Pedi. It’ll help me waste some time, I’ll go with a different nail color, and it may help put me into labor. I’ve heard pedicures can do it!
I had some leftover mac and cheese and homemade chicken nuggets for lunch when I got home. The weather was perfect for sitting outside while the dogs played.
Leo and I were on the same page all week with feelings…After my doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, I met up with my mom for lunch at The Pump House. I had their grilled chicken cobb salad, and it was amazing! Everything I’ve had there so far has been out of the park. We had to order the french fries, too!
And we treated ourselves to a delicious lime tart dessert before throwing in the towel. I’ve still been waddling one mile a day with Leo! Even though my legs are swollen and I don’t feel like moving much, getting out for a walk with Leo has been important for my mental and physical health. If I get waves of anxiety, a walk instantly takes it away. I was telling Kyle how bad my anxiety was this morning, and as soon as I got back from my walk, I felt like an entirely different person. Just being outside helps my moods, so I’m so happy it’s finally nice and sunny. After I close up this computer, I plan to get the pool out for Leo and soak my feet in it while he plays. It’s going to be almost 90-degrees today!
Tux has officially taken up his nightly residence in our bedroom, and it’s the best knowing that he wants to be up there with us! He sleeps all through the night on his bed, and then around 5 am (when we wake up), he starts going under the covers at the bottom of the bed to lick and nip our toes to wake us up. It is the FUNNIEST thing ever! And when we get up, he starts hopping and even jumps up to lick our faces. He’s been a completely different dog these past few months, and it’s the most rewarding feeling.
After some Saturday morning yard work, my parents came over to visit, and then we headed out for lunch.
We wanted them to try Inizio Pizza! It’s AMAZING! We ordered the margherita, raffael with pepperoni, and the pistachio. Just like last time, it was a 10/10! Every night, I end my evenings on the couch with my raspberry leaf tea and pineapple to help get labor going! I’ve been doing this for a few weeks, and still nothing, but maybe it has other benefits lol I know the baby will come when the baby is ready! I had avocado toast, peanut butter banana toast, and fresh fruit on the side for Sunday breakfast. I spent the morning folding laundry and trying to sit still for as long as possible. I have such a hard time relaxing. I want to keep doing things!
40-week bump update!!
Sunday afternoon, Kyle and I grilled up some chicken, steak, and veggies for dinner! It was amazing. I had the chicken marinating for 24 hours in mayo, bbq sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic, onion, and black pepper.
I love having leftover grilled food in the house for the week. Kyle plans to make many grilled foods for me after the baby so that I won’t worry about any cooking or meals.
After dinner, we took Leo for a walk before it started to rain. I showered off, and we began Batman! I lost interest after 30-minutes and ended up falling asleep on the couch. This week will be filled with a few doctor appointments, last-minute cleaning, and doing everything I can to naturally convince this baby to come out! Before I log off, I wanted to share some photos of my climbing roses from the weekend! I love how everything is in full bloom this year. The aphids are gone, and we didn’t get hit with a frost.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Questions for you!
- What is your favorite part of the day?
- Do you have hot weather yet?
- If you have kids, what week did you have your first? (I hear the first one comes late!)