Sunday, January 17, 2010

Third Trimester: Nesting is in FULL Force!!

I am so sorry I have been a stranger!! I think I have just become so occupied with just making sure things run smoothly, I haven't taken the time to write about it, since diabetes and doing well is always on my mind... I still look down at this very large belly and question whether it's all real. It is, I know it is, but I was so scared for so long that I would never get to where I am today it's hard to believe. I know I am so blessed and so grateful and just so happy. I cannot wait to meet this precious baby girl!!!

Resistance started hitting hard around week 22... I rarely saw any numbers under 100, although many were close and it was extremely frustrating. I think I've hammered all that out now but it was very difficult at the time. I know it will become hard again, but today is good and I am thankful for that. Regardless, it's all so worth it. I have a strange feeling that this won't be the last time I worry about my baby girl 24 hours a day ;)

I am also in absolute full nesting mode, haha!! I find myself continually trying to nest, but realize that I have nothing left to do until we get closer... Her furniture is all in her room and today we started putting together a closet organizer to add some more storage space. When I can't "nest" around the house, I find myself totally obsessed with my registries for her! I am constantly looking at them to see if I've thought of everything I might need. Suggestions from any Mommies out there on what I NEED, what is nice to have, and those things I should just forget are completely welcome!! This whole 'not knowing what the heck I am doing' is pretty hard!! I keep reading books and trying to be prepared, but they are talking about things I have no experience with and I know it won't make sense until she is here, and that's just how it is supposed to be :) Thankfully, I've been totally obsessed with babies and kids since I was one myself, so I have lots of babysitting experience and experience with newborns, but I know it will not be close to the same... I am just ready to move on to that next chapter!

I am now 28 weeks along and probably have at most 10 weeks to go, and hoping and praying that I make it close to that. So far everything is great, but I know things can change in an instant and I am trying my best to be prepared. But, all in all things are wonderful. I love her little tap dances in my belly and just grin ear to ear when I feel her moving around. It will never get old. I am just so in love with this baby girl and am anxiously awaiting the day I can hold her in my arms!!

6 comments:

Colleen said...

No advice - just keep enjoying!

bethany said...

Awesome!! Register for Diapers, Shampoo/Bathwash/Desitin! I didn't and fortunately some very well meaning relatives bought us so many we didn't have to buy anything of that sort until Rylee was 6 months old - it really helped with learning the ropes of baby-expenses!

If you're going to use Pacifiers (a lot of people don't) pacifier clips are one of the most genius inventions ever. When you take baby girl to the store you don't want her pacifier dropping on the ground every time she accidentally loses it out of her mouth. I didn't learn that until she was 4ish months old. ;)

I'm so glad you're doing well! I completely stopped blogging when I was pregnant, I was spending so much time working and playing the blood sugar game as you have I didn't blog one bit! Kudos to you for continuing!! :)

Layne said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are enjoying this pregnancy . . . You deserve it!

As far as advice, I second Bethany's ideas about diapers, wipes and the essentials. And pacifier clips too. If you are going to use them, the clips are a lifesaver because she WILL drop it or throw it.

I also LOVE Boppies. They make feedings so much easier when she's little and they are great for tummy times and exercises when she's bigger!

Keep up the good work and I bet you can't wait to meet the little one in about 12 weeks! ;-)

Anonymous said...

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nici said...

I'm so glad to hear you are doing well! Sorry I can't offer much help on the things to register for. My husband and I are just now starting to ask each other the same question.

nici
A sweet journey to motherhood

Taylor said...

Stumbled upon your blog. GREAT READ!

I too am a Type One Diabetic (20 years and counting) and just celebrated my daughters first birthday!

Your thoughts of worry were once mine.

All will be well :)

Happy Posting!