Friday, December 6, 2013

39 Weeks: Ice-pocolypse

How far along? 39 weeks
Baby’s size? A watermelon.  A WATERMELON.
Total weight gain/loss: 31 pounds according to the doctor

Stretch marks? None. 
Sleep: Yuck.  It's bad, ya'll.  I didn't expect it to be fabulous at this point, but I'm sad.  And I know the lack of sleep is just going to get worse.  But I'll have such a sweet reward!!  Basically, about 9pm every night, my nose gets congested.  Mr. has told me if I want to sleep in the recliner I can, but I am not as comfortable there.  I still get up frequently and have a hard time getting back to sleep.  
Best moment this week: Probably the continuous thought that we are going to meet out daughter so soon.  Mr. keeps talking about how he can't wait to hold and snuggle her which of course makes me cry EVERY. TIME.  It's so strange to think that our lives are about to change so drastically.  And I have no idea when that will be.  Obviously  in the next week (or two I suppose), but I have no control over it.  Seriously so weird.  Mr. and I are SO ready.

Miss Anything? Yes.  NOT BEING PREGNANT.  
Movement: Lots as always.  She's an active little girl in there.  And she likes to stretch out or jab me with her little feet.  It's so reassuring, but sometimes it takes me by surprise.  Mr. and several of my co-workers have gotten used to me gasping and grabbing my tummy.  They don't even ask if I'm okay anymore. 
Food cravings: Nothing really. Well... I've eaten Eggo waffles with crunchy peanut butter and a big glass of orange juice almost every breakfast this week.  I bought two new boxes of Eggos today.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. 
Gender: Baby girl! 

Labor Signs: Contractions on and off.  Cramping.  Feeling like her head is camped out on top of my bladder.  I'm dilated at a 2 and 80% effaced (as of this past Monday).  My next appointment is Monday.  I'm curious to know if I will have made any more progress.
Belly Button in or out? Out.
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding band was on all but Wednesday.  It was pretty warm on Wednesday, so I think that probably made my hands swell a little more than usual.  I couldn't even get it on Wednesday morning.  I was not happy.  And my feet and toes look like little sausages lately.  I've already got some fat tootsies (my mom said that baby shoes NEVER fit me because my feet were so wide and thick!), so shoes can be tough to get off at the end of the day.  I just feel like I keep swelling.
Exercise: I've been pretty adamant about Mr. and I getting out and walking.  We walked around Target for about an hour and a half on Tuesday and then walked around Kroger today (Friday) after he got off work.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy... until the ice-pocolypse hit.  More on that below.

Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. 
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.  For me to have complete confidence in my body and WHO CREATED my body when labor does begin!



If you're not in the DFW area, basically we got hit by a BUNCH of ice and sleet on Thursday night.  And it's messing up all of my very calculated and prepared plans (God is teaching me something here...).

I don't want to be one of those women who sits at home all day during the last few weeks of her pregnancy and freaks out about every little twinge of her body.  I want to stay busy!  I want to get things done.  I want to GO PLACES so I'm not obsessing about when Clara is going to make her debut.

So I had a very busy social schedule planned for this week in addition to work (I'm working until I give birth).  LOTS of Christmas parties, a holiday market that my friend Erin has every year... I was nice and busy through my due date.

And then the ice-pocolypse happened and all the parties and the holiday market got rescheduled.  And I sat at home all day by myself.

Mr. went into work.  He's a PT and works in outpatient rehab and all of his patients cancelled today, but the inpatient PTs needed help, so he was there to lend a helping hand.

I stayed at home and took 3 naps (I went to bed REALLY late last night) and basically wondered when I was going to give birth.

BUT, I know that this time is precious, so I tried to change my focus and treasure this time by myself because it isn't going to happen again for a VERY LONG TIME.  So I did a face mask and took a bath and watched some YouTube makeup gurus.  I know I'm really cool a dork.

When Mr. called to tell me he was on his way home, he KNEW I was probably going stir crazy.  So he offered to come pick me up and we would go pick up some groceries and walk me around Kroger.  Seriously, he is my knight in shining armor on a white horse.  Or in khakis and driving a pick-up truck. :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

38 Weeks: Let's do this!

How far along? 38 weeks (39 tomorrow)
Baby’s size? Pumpkin (for Thanksgiving!)
Total weight gain/loss: 30-ish pounds

Stretch marks? None.  I actually had Mr. check last night.  
Sleep: Pretty terrible.  Last night was rough.  I had a hard time going to sleep and ended up watching a few episodes of Friends on my iPad.  I finally fell asleep about 1am and was up at 1:30am to go to the bathroom and then it took me forever to get back to sleep... this happened at least 3 times last night.  Thankfully, I'm not a complete zombie during the day (I'm so thankful for that!) and I think I'm somewhat pleasant to be around still.  I won't let my lack of sleep steal my joy!
Best moment this week: Thanksgiving was so great.  Mr. and I didn't go anywhere this year (my family is in Houston and his is in Mississippi and we were given strict instructions by the doctor to NOT TRAVEL) and no one came up here since they all want to come when the baby is born, so it was just the two of us.  Which I don't think will ever happen again so we just soaked it up.  We had a quiet morning and watched the parade and ate french toast casserole.  Mr. mowed one last time (in the COLD!) and I decorated for Christmas.  We both showered and went and got Boston Market for a late lunch/early dinner and then I took a nap before we went to see Frozen.  It was seriously wonderful.  I'm soaking up these last few days of being a family of 2.  Love that guy!

Miss Anything? Right now I'm at the point where I just miss NOT BEING PREGNANT.  Although I'm SO excited and thankful to be a mom, I have not loved being pregnant.  I'm so thankful that the last 4 months have been much easier than the first 5 were, but I'm ready for it to be over.

A friend of mine told me that when it came time for labor, she knew without a doubt that God created us to be willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get that baby out.  It's like he created the perfect timeline for women to be pregnant.  What an amazing Creator we have! 
Movement: Lots of movement.  And I'm pretty sure that she has the best time head-butting my bladder.  
Food cravings: Nothing in particular this week.  Though I did buy some more honeycrisp apples yesterday!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. The usual.  I'm hoping that I'm just like my mom and as soon as I give birth I will want a large cup of coffee.  Black.
Gender: Baby girl! 

Labor Signs: Contractions!  Nothing regular by any means, but still contractions.  There have been a few other things as well, but I don't want to scare/gross-out any of my teensies that may read this.  Or any dudes.  I definitely feel like my body is getting ready.
Belly Button in or out? It's an outie.  Just a little pop, but it's definitely out.  :)
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding band, no engagement ring.  I put my engagement ring in my hospital bag just in case I unswell enough in the hospital to put it on.
Exercise: Mr. and I walked the mall on Friday night (yup, with all those crazy Black Friday shoppers!).  I got tired pretty quickly and had to go to the bathroom (shocking).
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  I've been getting stuff done which is always good.  I'm staying as busy as I can to avoid the whole sitting on the couch and over analyzing every little twinge of my body.  

Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. 
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.  For me to have complete confidence in my body and WHO CREATED my body when labor does begin!

We are so ready.

Mr. put the carseat in the car yesterday, and it was completely surreal.  In a matter of 2 weeks (or less) we are going to be parents.  

We are excited and nervous to meet this sweet baby girl!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Week 37: Counting Down

How far along? 37 weeks
Baby’s size? Winter melon
Total weight gain/loss: 30-ish pounds

Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: Same as last week.  I wake up at least 4 times in the middle of the night.  It's preparing me, right?
Best moment this week: I had a surprise sonogram on Friday.  Basically, my doctor wasn't completely sure she was still head-down, so Mr. and I got to go home with a few pictures which was so unexpected and fun!  She's still a girl (thank goodness or we would have A LOT of changes to make).  She's got a squished up nose and mouth.  And her hands are next to her feet.  She's all scrunched up in there!  

Miss Anything? Stomach sleeping, sushi, etc.  But I'm ITCHING to be in my normal clothes again.  I keep seeing these cute outfits on Pinterest and I can't wait to recreate them with my normal wardrobe.  I know that it will be a while before I fit into my normal clothes again, but I'm seriously excited about it. My mom suggested I buy a few things that will bridge the gap between my maternity clothes and my normal clothes.

Also, at the start of the pregnancy I was singing the praises of my maternity jeans.  I'm officially sick of them.  I miss buttoning and I'm so tired of my waistband WELL EXCEEDING my (currently non-existent) waist.  Though I'm a little afraid that I'll forget to zip.  Please be kind if I need to XYZ...
Movement: The past week she's got a foot or SOMETHING poking me in my side, or my hip bone.  Whatever it is it's SHARP!  I've been in a couple of meetings when she'll karate kick me and I gasp out in pain.  Which always amuses the predominantly male staff I work with.
Food cravings: Honeycrisp apples!  So stinkin' refreshing and tasty.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. The usual.
Gender: Baby girl!  Which was completely confirmed at the surprise sonogram on Friday!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks contractions and contractions that have some pain with them.  The contractions aren't by any means regular or getting stronger, so I'm not concerned.  Also, as of Friday I'm 1-2 centimeters dilated and 70% effaced.  
Belly Button in or out? It's definitely popped out a little still.  I think she's dropped which has contributed to the pop.
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding band is on, but I haven't worn my engagement ring in a few weeks (which seriously makes me so sad).  
Exercise: Cleaning the house, grocery shopping... I'm counting it all at this point!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy!  I haven't been too moody this week (you'll have to confirm that with Mr. though!).  
Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. 
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.

We've been so productive this week which is such a good feeling.  I deep cleaned the entire house on Friday which I told Mr. was the last time I was deep cleaning until after Clara makes her debut.  

Mr. still needs to install the car seat and put the monitor camera up, but those will be done by the end of the week.

I've been finishing up projects at work and making sure that everything is ready when I start my maternity leave. 

And Mr. and I went and saw Catching Fire on Saturday.  It was very important that I see it before I go into labor.  ;-)

All in all we feel pretty prepared about Clara's arrival.  I mean, as prepared as you can be I suppose!  

Baby girl, your mommy and daddy can't WAIT to meet you!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week 36: the nursery is DONE!

How far along? 36 weeks (I turned 37 weeks yesterday)
Baby’s size? Honeydew melon
Total weight gain/loss: 29 pounds as of Friday.

Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: Can I just share that I am a MASTER of getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night now?  Seriously.  I've got skills.  We put the cradle in our room and I have to navigate around that and then Brady who likes to lay in the MOST inopportune places.  I do this all with my eyes half-closed.  I'm starting to get used to not sleeping very well, and I know that it's only going to get worse in the next month.  Bring it on!!
Best moment this week: I got a pedicure on Saturday which was AMAZING.  I also pretty much finished my Christmas shopping.  There are only 2 things left on my list!  I've got to be super pro-active this year since Miss Clara is due on the 10th.

Miss Anything? Same as usual... but I'm in the home stretch- less than a month left!!
Movement: She's an active little girl in there.  And she's head down, so now I can say that whatever I feel at the top of my belly is NOT a head.  It's probably a butt.  :)
Food cravings: Nothing in particular.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. The usual.
Gender: Baby girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks contractions and cramping in my lower belly.  I had a doctor's appointment Friday and I'm 60% effaced and I've started dialating, so those are all signs that she's getting ready!
Symptoms: Stupid back pain.  Braxton hicks contractions.   
Belly Button in or out? A very tiny, almost insignificant pop.  A baby pop if you will. 
Wedding rings on or off? Ugh, wedding ring on, but engagement ring most DEFINITELY off.  I HATE not wearing my engagement ring (I love it, it's beautiful!), but I also don't want them to have to saw it off of my hand... My feet have been swelling too.  I drink water like a camel and try to stay somewhat active (ya know, walking around Target or the grocery store), but still the swelling.
Exercise: Christmas shopping on Friday?  I'm counting it.
Happy or Moody most of the time: It fluctuates.  Pretty happy most of the time, but then I'll get a little grumpy.  This week was better than the last week.  Mr. can probably attest to that!
Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. Seriously, Mr. and I are ready for her to make her debut!
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.

Below are a TON of pictures of Clara's nursery.  We'd still like to add something over her changing table (a mirror maybe?), but we are calling it done.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

34 and 35 Weeks: Nursery Part 3!

How far along? 34 weeks and 35 weeks!
Baby’s size? Cantaloupe and honeydew melon- finally fruits I recognize.
Total weight gain/loss: I'm at about 27 pounds gained.

Stretch marks? Still none.  I have a very faint linea negra line, but no stretch marks.
Sleep: Still not great.  I'm getting used to being pretty uncomfortable in the evenings even when I lay down.  Last night I was SUPER grumpy pants and Mr. had to deal with a very whiney wife.  I couldn't get comfortable, my back hurt, ONE nostril was stuffed (so obnoxious), my head hurt, I was super nauseated... it was no good.  Mr. went as far as to ask if I needed to turn on something (aka Friends) to help me get to sleep.  Which is COMPLETELY out of character for him (ever since he got me the entire series on BluRay he's had more than his share of Friends...).
Best moment this week: Lots of good ones.  We did a hospital tour on Monday night and then had Braum's afterwards.  I super cleaned the house which felt SO GOOD.  I reorganized all of my drawers in my bedroom (hello, nesting...). 

I also had my first shower on the 3rd and it was such a blessing.  I love my church family so much and they have blessed this little girl beyond belief!  

My family was also in town and it was wonderful for everyone to be here.  And I mean almost EVERYONE.  My in-laws, my mom and stepdad and Shelby, my dad and stepmom and Taylor, and my brother and his girlfriend.  It was a FULL HOUSE.  Everyone is so excited to meet miss Clara Christine!

Miss Anything? Sleep.  Sleeping on my stomach.  No back pain...
Movement: So much moving.  Mr. had his hand on my tummy the other night and was absolutely amazed by how much she was moving.  She's also been very responsive which is fun.  The other night one of my teen girlies put her hand on my stomach and said, "Look, I'm holding her hand or foot!" And I told her, "Um... or her butt."  She pulled her hand away.  :)
Food cravings: Nothing really.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. The usual.
Gender: Baby girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks off and on. I've also had a couple of contractions that had a little pain in them.  Nothing significant and certainly nothing consistent, but enough for me to think, "huh... well that wasn't just tightening."  I've got a doctor's appointment on Friday (the first of my weekly appointments!!!!) and they'll check to see how things are progressing.  I'm anticipating that absolutely nothing is going on and that she's happy and cozy in mommy's belly.  :)
Symptoms: Stupid back pain.  A growing belly.  Tiredness... the normal.  
Belly Button in or out? Still very flat.  Towards the end of the day, I have the SLIGHTEST poke, but it's quite insignificant and Mr. can barely tell.
Wedding rings on or off? I've started to swell.  One night I had trouble getting my engagement ring off and my feet have been swelling.  One of my co-workers said she thought my face looked a little swollen.  Since then I've noticed even more swelling.  I've taken off my engagement ring off completely and try to drink a ton of water and walk as much as possible.
Exercise: Not a thing this past week.  Not. A. Thing.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Okay, I must confess that I've been moody this past week.  I texted Mr. at one point this week that I was tired, cranky, and whiney... lovely combination, right?  Poor guy.  I have been stressed to the max this past week which has only increased my tiredness, crankiness, and whiney-ness.  
Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. 
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.

On with the nursery post!

I will say that at this point I'm not sure much else will get taken care of in her room decoration wise.  I would like to put up a few more things on the walls, but my main concern is to get all her STUFF organized and put away.

So when we started working on the nursery, I knew I wanted a glider.  And I knew I wanted a glider that looked like a chair (so we could possibly use it in other places after it's used in the nursery).  This is what we ended up with:
 I love it.  

And it's comfortable.  Which might be the most important thing!

We ordered it from Buy Buy Baby and used a 20% off coupon which made it much more affordable.  Although it was the most expensive piece of furniture in the room, it's totally worth it!

The curtains I bought at Target with my stepmom.  I love the ruffles and I love that they are white (we'll see if I need to reassess and buy black-out curtains once Clara starts sleeping in there...).

They were too long (because of the weird ledge thingy above) and although I like the look of "pooled" curtains, Mr. was less than impressed and asked that they be hemmed.  So I got some bias tape and hemmed them without sewing them.  Success!  

Mr. asked if I was afraid of my sewing machine... no dear, just wanted the project to go a little quicker is all.
 Another BIG project I wanted done was bookshelves on the wall.  A friend and I trekked our way to IKEA one Friday morning and I bought the RIBBA bookshelves in white to put on the wall.  Mr. worked super hard to install them.  

Brady (our English Springer Spaniel) helped by making sure squirrels didn't make their way into our front yard.
 I LOVE the final look.  

At this point there are a ton more books on there!

I'll do one final nursery post in my next blog.  And then I'm calling it DONE!

Blessings on your day!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

33 Weeks- 1st Shower!

How far along? 33 weeks- I'm getting a little nervous.  Only 7 weeks till my due date.  I had a hard time sleeping last night while thinking about everything that needs to be done...

Baby’s size? A durian fruit (whatever that is...)
Total weight gain/loss: Okay, I went to my doctor last Friday and he told me that I'd gained 1 pound in 2 weeks and then proceeded to say, "looks like you finally got your weight under control.  Have you been eating any differently?"

WHAT!?  At no point at any of my previous appointments has he said that he's concerned about my weight gain.  For the first 5 months it was the exact opposite.  I was so confused, but so shocked that I didn't even think to ask him what he meant by that... 

Total, I've gained 20 pounds from my lowest weight of my pregnancy.  Though the way I've been eating the past few days I might easily gain up to 30-35 pounds...

Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: Like I said above, my brain went into overdrive last night thinking about all that needs to be done.  Oi with the poodles already! (name that tv show!) Plus, the whole getting up all the time to go to the bathroom.  Thankfully, I'm not super drained during the day because of my lack of sleep.  I manage to get through the work day productively.  Aka, NOT falling asleep at my desk.
Best moment this week: PAYING OFF MY STUDENT LOANS!!!!!  Totally not pregnancy related I know, but all that money we've been using to pay off my loans can now go to other things (like saving for college...).  

And my incredibly sweet baby shower on Saturday night.  More on that below!
Miss Anything? Deep breaths and exercise.  Like running, sweating, dancing exercise.  I'm a good walker, but anything more strenuous than that tends to hurt a little...
Movement: She's still moving up a storm most of the day.  Every now and then she'll calm down a little, but then she's back to stretching, tumbling, twisting!
Food cravings: So much sweets cravings!  I was eating Taco Bell for lunch today (seriously, I couldn't get it out of my mind and had to stop for lunch...) and all I could think about as I ate the greasy deliciousness was how when I got back to the office how I was going to have several of the cookies that were left in the workroom.  Mind you, this was WHILE my stomach was greatly protesting the amount of food I was putting into it. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm still not hugely hungry at dinner time.  I can take it or leave it.  Last night Mr. and I each had a salad (which I was kind of "so-so" about).  I didn't eat all of it and wasn't hungry at all the rest of the night.  That's VERY abnormal for pre-preggo Lauren.
Gender: Baby girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks all the time.  Not at an alarming rate, but still frequent.  Usually at night and especially if I have had a long day.
Belly Button in or out? Still flat and showing no signs of poking out.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on. 
Exercise: I was up at 6:30am on Friday (my day off) and ran a ton of errands, re-organized all of the drawers in my bedroom, and (for the most part) packed our bags (minus baby's) for the hospital (which I realize might be a little early, but I was feeling super motivated).  I'm counting it.  
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy.  Weepy, but very rarely actually moody.  In fact, we just started watching "Once Upon a Time" and I cried in the first episode because a baby was given up.  I know, usually I would roll my eyes at myself too...
Looking forward to: My church baby shower!  And most of all, my family all being here.  Both sets of parents, all my siblings, and my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece will be here on Saturday and Sunday for the shower and I'm so excited!  

Please pray for: A healthy baby and mommy the remainder of this pregnancy... 6 weeks to go!

I can't tell you how absolutely BEAUTIFUL my shower was last Saturday night.  Mr.'s office threw it for us and it was such an incredible blessing.  We had the best time.  I love spending time with his co-workers and their spouses- it was a great evening.

We had the shower at the most beautiful and whimsical house, outside in a garden on a perfect night.  The weather was pretty cool, but it wasn't too cold.  The food was so delicious and there was a red velvet cake with a cream cheese filling for dessert.  Yum!  

The pictures from my phone don't do everything justice, but they'll have to suffice for now:

We are so thankful for all of the friends in our lives!  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

32 Weeks!

How far along? 32 weeks... oh my gosh, two more months!

Baby’s size? A squash!
Total weight gain/loss: I go to the doctor tomorrow, but I think I've gained another 3 or 4 pounds.

Stretch marks? None.  I thought I was getting one on the right side of my belly button, but later remembered I just scratched my belly while putting a box of cereal away...
Sleep: It's been better than the last few weeks, but still not stellar.  I get up to go to the bathroom several times a night.  Mr. used to ask me if I was okay when I would get up, but now he just knows that I've got to pee.  Again.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat thumping away at my appointment on Friday!  And we started our lamaze class on Monday nights last week.  It's been hilarious, informative, and fun.  Our teacher is a kook!  She keeps saying the most inappropriate things... so funny!
Miss Anything? I don't at ALL want this to sound vain, but I've missed my old body the past week.  Not in a "I think I'm getting fat" kind of way, but more in a "this belly is in the way of EVERYTHING" kind of way.  I'm so happy to house our child for 9 months, but I ran into the dresser Sunday morning!  I'm just off-balance in a way I've never been before.  And I've always been very good at balance!  It's just weird.  

I wouldn't change it for a thing.  Just being honest.  

And I miss my clothes.  And (dare I say it), jeans that button.  And being able to tie my shoes, or pull on boots without some difficulty and uncomfortableness.  I have some sweaters that I really REALLY want to wear, but can't.  I know, that's total vanity.  I'll wear them again.  And when I do, I'll have a little baby!

Seriously, it's totally worth it. 
Movement: Absolutely no more thumping.  Just big, giant rolls and pushes.  And hiccups.  Some of my girl teensies felt her hiccup on Wednesday night (it's pretty common for a flock of them to come and put their hand on my belly...) and were SUPER excited about it.
Food cravings: Orange juice, sweets... nothing abnormal.  :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Dinner.  Seriously, by the time 6pm rolls around, I'm not feeling dinner.  I ate cereal last night for dinner and was perfectly content the rest of the night.  I don't know if it's because I'm exhausted or what, but I've been completely uninterested in any food by the end of the day.
Gender: Baby girl!
Labor Signs: Same old, same old braxton-hicks... blah blah blah.  My belly loves to practice!
Symptoms: Exhaustion and major baby brain!  Ask my poor co-workers.  And my teensies!  Sunday morning, I had promised my class that I would show them part of a Veggie Tales video and tell them who Baruch was (we're studying the Old Testament prophets), but totally forgot.  If I don't write it down, there is absolutely NO WAY I'll remember it.  So I write everything down now.  And put EVERYTHING in my calendar on my phone.  Thank goodness or I would totally forget everything!

I've also been having back pains.  But not lower back pains.  Right by my spine and a little lower than my shoulder blades.  Mr. thinks it's probably related to my desk and chair at work.  I've been playing around with adding some pillows and I got a foot rest so I could have a place to rest my feet (they don't touch the floor if my chair is all the way up and I'm sitting the way I should be- ie not slouching).
Belly Button in or out? Still flat and showing no signs of poking out.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on. 
Exercise: I haven't done my yoga video in a week or so, but I feel like I'm on my feet often.  Does shopping and housework count as exercise?
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, with some moodiness.  I tend to get cranky as the day goes on...
Looking forward to: I have my first shower on Saturday night!  Mr.'s office is throwing us a shower in the MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN EVER.  Seriously, it's magical.  One of his co-workers lives in a beautiful house in a lovely part of Fort Worth.  She has the most amazing garden in her backyard.  The first time I went over there it took my breath away.  I'll make sure and have pictures for next week's blog post. Can't wait!!
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.