More Stuff!

The nursery is coming along. The husband put together all of the furniture we have so far (changing table and crib) last weekend and then we put the new light and the curtains up that we got last Saturday. I still need to get the dragonfly painting mother-in-law did into the proper frame and hang it up. I had wanted to buy another picture or two, but then I saw name blocks and I might try to do something like that on my own. Her name is long, so paying someone to make them would be around $200! I also want to get a rug, since I hate the carpet.

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We should get the crib mattress and changing table pad on Tuesday, hopefully! Her portable bassinet arrived this week. Seeing it is just weird. The entire house has been overtaken by baby stuff! This won’t be changing any time soon, either. Only instead of boxes and gift bags, it will be legitimate things like her bouncer/swing and her things. That she’s actually using. Because she’ll be here. As a person.

Still so weird to even consider. That it isn’t going to just be me and the husband anymore. My mind can’t really wrap around it. I can’t even begin to “prepare” for the change, so instead, I’m freaking out mildly about all the losses. Husband is focusing on the good. I have to keep assuring him that this is just how I cope with major change. Moving down here was huge and the best thing I ever did, but I didn’t feel that way about it when it was happening. I have a process I have to go through.

Husband wants to celebrate my birthday early. I appreciate that he even wants to still celebrate it at all. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to being forgotten amidst all the baby madness. It sucks, but that’s life.

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This weekend, we bought our car finally! I was kind of shocked at how quickly it all happened. We went to the lot, husband found the exact one he wanted (he’s been doing months of research and gathering quotes; he made a spreadsheet), and we left the lot with it. We still have our old Honda, too, but this one is a Kia Optima EX. It’s very nice, fully loaded, too! I love the big screen in the center console. I haven’t had a chance to drive it yet, but I’ve driven the MIL’s 2013, so I know what to expect. That’s why I suggested we look at them! I liked the way hers drove.

Of course, yesterday was peppered with anxiety. My doctor’s appointment went fine, except that they think I have the beginnings of a bladder infection. My doctor wrote an antibiotic that, when I checked it online, said: ‘do not take in last month of pregnancy.’ So, we had to get a hold of him to make sure that it was okay to take, which it was. It has an elevated risk of jaundice, but they were more concerned about the side effects of allowing a bladder infection to progress.

After that, I started spotting some blood. And I lost the rest of my mucus plug. The blood continued, albeit intermittently, throughout Friday evening and Saturday. It was like the infrequent spotting you get before your period and it was brown. Husband was freaking out, so I called the doctor and was told to keep an eye on it, take it easy, and call him if it was accompanied by cramping, timed contractions, and all of that. So, now everyone is joking that I’ll be in the hospital by this weekend. Yikes.

The baby is still moving, so I wasn’t too worried. I won’t lie, though, I felt completely gross yesterday. I’m not sure if that’s the antibiotic (possibly) or just exhaustion. I was ready for bed by 9pm. I had wanted to clean, but I couldn’t. Every time I tried to get up and do things, I felt like I just wanted to fall over and sleep.

I have a “feeling” she’s going to be an October baby, but feelings don’t mean much. There’s still stuff I want to do, so I’m not quite ready for her yet!