Today I am not just thankful for this beautiful miracle moving within me, but for all of my loved ones. On a day like this we count our blessings. These tragedies all across the country are gut-wrenching- Louisiana, Minnesota and now the mass shooting in Dallas. Let us all say a prayer for those who have lost loved ones and been affected by these tragedies.
This week Baby "G" is 15 inches long, the size of a camping lantern according to my pregnancy app. (kind of a weird comparison). Ryan and I are in the nesting phase. Okay I'm nesting and Ryan's putting up with my needy behavior!
I want to this little guy's room put together, clothes washed, buy a dresser, diapers and all the other good stuff that comes along with a new baby. BUT we haven't even had the baby shower yet. My sisters are on top of that. I think.
Three of them are planning out all the details, of course I'm way too much of a type A personality to not get involved. I know they'll do a great job. I think it's just my curiosity driving me to want to know more about the who, what, where and when it's all going down. I've never been good with surprises- just ask my mom. My Christmas presents often came "magically" unwrapped far before the big jolly guy showed up.
I know we need to wait before buying some of those bigger things (i.e. dresser, swing, crib, bassinet) because that's what showers are for right? But I am so not a patient person! For goodness sakes I've moved about 10 times in my life and have had every home decorated within 48 hours. I just want to see it all come together. Pinterest and their nursery themes have taken up way too much of my time lately. Plus, what expecting mom doesn't walk into a store and want to buy a newborn outfit? Don't worry Ryan's been helping me with my urge to go through with any new purchases...especially since we are trying to save money for a new house. Add that wrench in the mix! It looks like we'll be moving right when this little dude comes along. So do you get a whole nursery put together for a month of his life? Really would you? I need opinions. And what are the must have's for new parents?
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Oh and as I finish out this last week of the second trimester (YAY) I am also getting cozy with a second bout of morning sickness. What's that about?? Let's just say keeping a trash can near the anchor desk has become a regular thing now!!