The title explains my feelings perfectly. I saw my doctor yesterday and I have made it to what she calls the, ‘No Smile Zone.’ While this isn’t entirely true, it’s mostly true. We have passed the 35-week mark and are into week 36 and I’m shamelessly counting down the days until we (might) get to meet our little guy. I can’t walk normally or quickly, my hips constantly hurt, I can’t breathe, can’t sleep and that’s what it is!
Let me rewind to last weekend. Friday night I had some contractions which I chalked up to being Braxton Hick’s, my body was just practicing for the real thing. They lasted a while and then subsided. Saturday was ‘Honey-Do Day’ and my husband graciously knocked out several projects around the house to help us be a little more prepared for baby. This included finishing the nursery! If we are Facebook friends, you have already seen this :)
I’m not a ‘theme’ person when it comes to home decor (especially baby stuff, themes are not my thing), but I love patterns, colors and mixing and matching. If I had to name a theme, I would go with preppy/nautical. It was originally going to be nautical themed because we had picked out a crib set with a surfing monkey on it, but when I came to my senses and realized my baby boy would never have a need for a crib comforter, dust ruffle and definitely not a crib bumper (safety hazard) we nixed that from the registry/list of ‘wants.’
You can’t tell from the photos, but the crib sheet has little white anchors on it and rugby stripes are preppy, right?
I got the accent wall idea from Pinterest, naturally. We got all of the furniture over the summer at Nebraska Furniture Mart, the shelf is from the one and only Home Depot. You can’t see it too well, but I got the light blue/cream chevron storage basket from Home Goods (keeping all of his blankets in there, they were taking up valuable dresser space!) and I also got the curtains from Home Goods. The curtains were a total score–I meandered into Home Goods a few weeks ago without a particular curtain style in mind and these were the only of it’s kind, tucked away behind some plain curtains. $20 for two panels, yes, please and thank you. They match the wall perfectly and I love the contrasting patterns.
I knew I wanted a gallery wall because I love gallery walls and I love variety. My SIL made the top left ‘S’more’ board for my baby shower and let us keep it, my younger sister made the navy mirror for me several years ago, the bottom left is one of my hubby and I’s engagement pictures with our hand in a heart, the ‘Dream Big’ art I found on clearance at Target, and I picked up the far right board at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Long winded tangent about the nursery…done.
Saturday night I was having more Braxton Hick’s contractions and some bleeding which wasn’t a LOT but I made a mental note of it. It wasn’t normal for me. Sunday night I was having a lot of pain and more bleeding (TMI, sorry, this is real life folks) so my husband made me call Labor & Delivery because he could tell I was stressed and worried. The doctor on call wanted us to come in to get checked out. First trip to L&D, down! They monitored baby and I for a few hours, I got all checked out and my diagnosis was obviously symptoms of pre-term labor and…a UTI. These are pretty common for pregnant women to get but I felt silly for going in for that. However, my doctor told me yesterday that it was good that I went in because had this infection gone untreated, it could have put me into real labor.
I requested my husband take a photo to commemorate our first pregnant trip to the hospital. We were very happy to leave with our baby still in my belly.
On Tuesday, I got a call telling me I tested positive for Group-B Strep. Honestly, it really bummed me out. I know that it is nothing I could have prevented, but for a day I felt like I did something wrong and was trying to think of all the things I could have done to prevent this. The answer–nothing. I’ve got it and will need antibiotics during labor and delivery. I think it hit me hard because I haven’t had anything go wrong with this pregnancy which I feel very blessed for. No first trimester complications, no gestational diabetes, no protein in my urine, so I had to blame myself for something. I cried, ate chocolate and that was that.
I’m very thankful for the weekend, upcoming holidays, my weekly doctor’s visits and becoming a family of four (including our dog) soon. I mean, look at this face…someone knows that a big change is coming our way!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving!