Here is what I'm taking to the hospital for Baby Caleb! I prefer my babies wear their own clothes in the hospital and my babies are usually a little small so the newborn sizes are perfect! We can't wait to meet baby boy next week and hope you enjoy the video.
I have to say I'm so in love with this nursery for Caleb! The moment I saw the Monsters, Inc. theme I just knew it's what I wanted for him. Our girls already love the Monsters, Inc. movies so they have a wonderful connection with this room and had a very positive reaction to it. That meant a lot to me as they are anxiously awaiting their brothers arrival. I am missing two pieces right now. One is the white shelves that will go over the changing table and hold knick-knacks and the CALEB letters my husband is currently working on. Once I have those up I'll update some pictures. But without further wait here is Caleb's nursery...Mike Wazowsky and all!
Are we really 36 days from my due date? And that's just my due date...that's not actual real time when Caleb will come. That means it's even less! While I've accomplished a lot, I still feel like I have a tremendous amount to do before he arrives. There's twice weekly doctor appointments, monitoring and at least one or two more trips into Labor & Delivery before he is actually born.
Recently my brother-in-law (BIL) sent this link to my sister-in-law (SIL) on Facebook. It’s an article from Huffington Post on the differences between dates and getting ready for them while being a non-parent and a parent. Personally, I’m not a fan of articles like this. I’ve written before in my Myths I HATE About Being a SAHM & One Truth, how I hate that SAHM’s, hell moms and parents in general get a bad rap once we have kids. Like once we give birth all the sudden we forget that we are women, partners and spouses.
You’re 2? How did that happen? It feels like you’ve been with us forever. It seems as if it took a lot longer for you to get to this place than it did for your big sister. Maybe that’s because it feels like you’ve always been with me in my heart. Our connection is undeniable and you truly are "my daughter".
To be clear, this is not really stealing. You’re technically paying for this stuff as part of your hospital stay. I’ve been told by my nurses to take certain items, and I’ve asked my nurses for additional items to take home. Sometimes though, I have hidden “essentials” just to have backups at home.
I've been told by quite a few that they wanted to know what I used on my brows and how I did it so I decided to film a Eyebrow Routine. This was filmed just before I went into the tailspin known as 32 Weeks & 8 Hours in Labor & Delivery! At least my brows looked good...right? haha Enjoy!
Oh, PE (preeclampsia), how I loathe you! I’ve suffered through you for two pregnancies and here I was in the last bit of my third pregnancy thinking that I was in the clear. NOPE! For those who don’t know PE or preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, often the kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman whose blood pressure had been normal. Even a slight rise in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia.
I was really blessed today to spend time with some good friends at my baby shower. It may not have been a raging, crazy party but it was perfect and calm. Just what I needed to keep my blood pressures down while celebrating this new baby boy entering our lives, maybe sooner than we expected. The camouflage event thrown by my good friend Michelle was gorgeous! I knew when Michelle offered to do my shower she would put a ton of love and herself into each piece and she truly did. From the hand made signs to the thoughtful food she pulled from my own Pinterest.
This year with the arrival of the holidays will also come our newest addition, our baby boy! He is expected a week before Thanksgiving so showing him off won’t be as easy as if he was a summer baby. Like most new moms I probably won’t be leaving the house with him unless it’s for a doctor’s appointment in the first couple weeks. The solution to sharing all his cuteness with our family and friends during this special time of year? Birth announcements of course! And there’s no one else I’d rather work with than Minted.com!
Yo, yesterday was bat shit crazy! Here I am thinking it’s going to be an easy 32 week appointment/checkup followed by a hospital tour…ummm NAH!