Unfortunately, I still have a few weeks left at work, and as you can imagine, I haven't really been up to it lately even though things are kind of winding down and holiday festivities are sort of beginning. My co-workers were so sweet in throwing me a baby shower, which "The Ukrainian" was able to attend.
In particular, I keep waking up drained and have actually been nauseated in the same way as earlier in the pregnancy, except I don't think I can justify comforting myself with bland carbs anymore. So when I see random things like vegan cheese pop up, I give in:
Fortunately, I guess I hit a "nesting" phase in the past two weeks, so I washed everything and even packed my bag for the big day, even though it is (or just seems) SO far away. Here are a couple of glances at the baby's room. We have a two-bedroom, and unfortunately, the two rooms are almost the same size, so the baby has a huge room for its size.
|I subsequently put the sheet cover on the crib mattress, LOL.|
|Those bears on the left were my childhood loves!|
A lot of the items in the second picture are hand-me-downs (not the car seat, of course!), which are extremely appreciated. We've been really lucky in that a lot of people just had babies this and last year. We also recycled some of our other baby shower decorations for now. In the coming weeks, I want to get my store club cards and discount stuff in order, because I'm a coupon-clipper and know I won't have as much time to keep track of pennies in the flurry of stuff.
Also, as ridiculous as it sounds, I already have the pack-n-play beside my bed so that I get used to not bumping into it at night. It's also functioning as leverage for me when I have a hard time getting up in the middle of the night, which is understandably more often than I would like.
My main focus now is really to relax, because I am not naive and know it will be rough for a good while. Kind of like tapering, I guess.