Tuesday, March 26, 2013

25 Weeks! So much to say!

I'm excited to say that we are just chugging right along through the to-do list lately!  Here's an update on where we are:

Home Stuff
-Finish organizing my closet - whoops, I never really got back to this quite yet
-Finish unpacking/decorating the bedroom (since we just moved in December it's still a bit disheveled)
-Unpack/organize/decorate the guest room - to do this week!
-Install IKEA shelves in the office and unpack the rest of the office stuff
-Clean up the formal living/dining room area (currently being used as a storage/furniture building area)
-Organize the craft room
-Finish organizing the baby's bathroom Done!
-Install a utility sink in the laundry room and possibly a counter and shelves

Preparing for the Baby
-Create our baby registry Done!
-Order the crib and dresser Done!
-Order glider
-Get the nursery painted and decorated, with everything set up and organized - In progress!
-Sew crib bedding and window treatment
-Read 1-2 baby care books (Baby 411 and What to Expect: The First Year) - Baby 411 ordered, it will arrive tomorrow.
-Read 1-2 breastfeeding books
-Do 1-2 freezer cooking sessions so that we will have a month's worth of meals on hand and already prepared

Okay, so on this big list it doesn't look as impressive, but I have another handwritten list with smaller to-dos written out and that one is really rocking.  The big things that I am so excited about are that we finally registered at Babies-R-Us this weekend and we are getting the nursery painted this week!  Once the painting is all done I'm hoping that the furniture store will be able to deliver our nursery furniture pretty quickly.  I'm anxious to get the room all put together and start organizing all of our little girl's growing collection of stuff :)  And of course to start on the crib bedding and window treatment.

I'm very relieved to have the registry stuff out of the way.  After spending 4 hours in Babies-R-Us, I don't want to go near that store for a while!!!  I still have a few items that I need to research (like breast pumps) but overall we were able to make a lot of decisions and that feels good.  The biggest one that was probably the toughest was the stroller.  My dear hubby really wanted to get the BOB Revolution, which I secretly was dreading because of how big and heavy it is.  Luckily, I think he realized that we should compromise and we ended up picking out the Baby Jogger City Mini in Sand/Stone:

I'm really excited about it, it seems like a great stroller and it is really easy to fold and unfold.  And the giant sun shade will be indispensable what with living in the Sunshine state.

Moving on to my weekly update...

How far along?: 25 Weeks, only 105 days to go!
How big is baby?:   Your baby is the size of a cauliflower! She weighs about 1.8 lbs and and measures 13.5 inches.  She's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
Any appointments or updates this week?: No appointments, but I do have an update: last night I swear I felt her hiccuping!  It felt like little twitches that were very consistent for about a minute or two and then stopped. 
Body changes?:  The bump is still getting bigger, and I've officially outgrown my favorite bra.  Maybe one day it will fit again?
Maternity clothes?:  Ohhh yeah!
Best moment last week?: Getting our registry all set up.  As tiring as it was, it was a really special milestone and I'm so glad that we could do it together.
Food cravings?: A strawberry cream pie from McDonalds.  Someone was raving how good they were and I just *had* to try one.  Yep, they are delicious (although probably terrible for you).  Also, yogurt covered pretzels!
Symptoms?: Leg cramps at night and feeling extra sensitive/crying easily!
Exercise?: I definitely think that walking around BRU for 4 hours counts.  My legs and feet were sooo sore afterwards!
What I miss?:  Nothing.
What I'm looking forward to?: Seeing the nursery all put together...I can't wait!

What our little girl looks like this week:


  1. Happy 25 weeks!! That stroller looks awesome! :)

  2. Happy 25 weeks! Looks like you have gotten a lot done, love the stroller too :)

  3. Love this post! I'm so excited for you that you're rocking your to-do lists and that you got your registry done. And I can't wait to see the painted nursery!!!

    Oh, and I need a 25 week bump picture. :D

  4. Thanks all! I can't wait to show you the finished nursery! Now I just have to decide if I will post pictures before it is completely done or leave you all in suspense...ha ha ha!

  5. So sweet! Congrats on crossing things off the list. Feels good, huh? :-)

  6. Nice! I'm glad you're getting things accomplished! I bet it feels great to have a few things off your list! I think you'll like that stroller too. My neighbor has the double for the twins and they love it.