Thursday, March 31, 2011

30 weeks pregnant

I have been an absent blogger. I just haven't had a lot to say I guess! I get so caught up in reading blogs I forget to post sometimes.

I am now officially 30 weeks and 4 days. Betsey Jane is growing like crazy and I am feeling enormous! She rolls and kicks constantly. Lately I have been experiencing nausea during the afternoon, and then she is super active during that time which makes it so so so miserable. I haven't really gotten my energy back, but I am trying to make an effort to pick up the house every day because it makes me feel better and my kids and husband deserve to not live in total disaster. I've gained about 12 lbs so far, but this week I have been craving super starchy and sweet things so I am sure that my weight will go up some. I am now seeing my midwife every two weeks, which is exciting because it's all starting to sink in that I am in the final stretch of this pregnancy. I also think constantly on if this is our last child or not, I am still on the fence about doing something permanent about it. But then again the thought of 5 kids seems outrageous. When I had my first child, the thought of 2 kids seemed outrageous and here I am being blessed with another gift, a sweet daughter very very soon.  Here is a photo of my 30 week bump!

I am making some progress in the girls room, not even close to being done decorating. My mother in law is throwing me a baby shower (totally weird for me since it's my 4th) but she said this baby deserves just as much celebrating as the rest. I am kind of waiting till after the shower to finish decorating. I have picked up quite a few vintage sheets to make some blankets out of and hopefully I'll find the energy to finish them! We are cloth diapering all the way with this baby. I can't believe I didn't do it with my others, I would have saved so so SOOOO much money, and plus it's good for the world.  We are going with bumgenius diapers, and I am going to try some other basic cloth diapers to see if I like them too.
Here are some photos of the girls room,  on London's side.
I made the yarn pom garland for her, she loves to rearrange it  :)
London's bedding is from ikea, the afgan on the end is thrifted. I'm not totally in love with her bedding and I am hoping to make a quilt for it soon, but it may take awhile to get that done probably after Betsey is here.
  The dresser was given to us by my mother in law, and will be the changing table. I have this awesome vintage Irish linen with this great Noah's ark print on it in super bright oranges, reds, and pinks that I am going to put above it and then put the fabric hoops around it.

I hope everyone has a fabulous thursday evening, I am sitting on the couch next to my husband while he enjoys opening night for baseball.




Yana said...

I checked your blog last week and thought 'huh, she hasn't posted in a month! New bump pics are overdue....'

and then here you are. 30 weeks! woot.
looking great :)

and I love the dresser for the changing table. We did that for Ruehl's room too...

Nichole Contente said...

I have been such a slacker on posting, this weekend Ill post, I am a redhead now!