We also finished painting the nursery this weekend (well, H finished painting the nursery, I did some cutting-in and painted around some of the window frames). He did the first coat Saturday and the second on Sunday during my cleaning frenzy.
The nursery bathroom and closet will probably be painted this upcoming weekend. We also need to add some additional rods and/or shelving in the closet. I'm still trying to figure out what the most functional solution will be as it's a small space and awkwardly shaped.
This week I purchased an infant carseat (we went with the Chicco Keyfit 30 in the color graphite after reading great reviews online and in Baby Bargains) and I also got the carseat adapter for our stroller. We also ordered a mattress for the crib. We went with the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress, again, after great reviews online and IRL as well as it being a top rated choice in Baby Bargains. Hopefully it will fit snuggly in our crib. If you have this mattress I'd love to hear your feedback---or tell me if there's another one you love and recommend.
Another fun moment this week was attending my friend Nina's son's first birthday party. Nina blogs over at The HSS feed and she is a fabulous momma to little Jackson who is such an adorable little boy. The party was a lot of fun and there were lots of kids and babies there so it was exciting to see what we have to look forward to. The best part, of course, was the cake smash where Jackson played with the icing for awhile before he started to eat the cake---but after the first bite he definitely wanted more! Happy birthday little Jackson :)
The adorable birthday boy...
...and his lovely momma:
such a cute theme---blue, orange and mustaches!
Total weight gain/loss: I'm not sure, probably well over 10 lbs. now. I will find out at my 28 week appointment next week.
Maternity clothes? Still wearing maternity pants and regular tops and blouses, though some of those are getting short and/or snug. I'll have to start breaking out my looser tunics and maternity dresses soon!
Stretch marks? Nope, I'm continuing to use Belli's Elasticity Belly Oil, Mamma Mio Tummy Rub and Mustela double-action stretch mark cream in rotation.
Symptoms: I'm still waking up to pee at night and have some hip/thigh pain from sleeping on my side. Other than that I continue to feel pretty good. I also noticed that I'm starting to feel a little more tired and going to bed earlier. My skin really broke out this week too on my chin/jaw area, moreso than any other time I can remember in my pregnancy. Totally normal, but just something I noticed.
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty well. Some nights I have a harder time than others, depending on whether or not I'm feeling any discomfort. I would say I sleep pretty well 4-5 nights a week though, which is great.
Best moment this week: Painting the nursery! We also booked a 4D ultrasound which I'm exited about. A lot of my friends recommended doing this and said they really enjoyed the experience so we are really looking forward to it.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Only sleeping on my stomach
Movement: I still feel her a lot---one thing I noticed Friday was that it felt like she was "balling up" and pressing really hard on the right side of my stomach. When I lifted up my shirt I could see a round bulge right where I felt the pressure. Not sure if it was her head or another body part, but she is all over the place in there and I love it.
Food cravings: Thin Mints, pizza, cereal with milk, peanut butter.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: I sure have!
Baby is a: Girl!
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but definitely shallower and more oddly shaped by the day
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our 4D ultrasound, my next OB appointment, continuing to get everything ready for the baby.
Thank you for reading and for all of my pregnant readers, please feel free to check in below as well and let me know how your pregnancy is going :) I also welcome everyone's advice and comments about pregnancy!