I’ll answer everyone’s #1 question first: No, baby has not made his appearance yet ;)
I love how many guesses there are on the baby birth day post! There’s still a little time to make your prediction if you haven’t yet. I have to say though, I can’t believe how few of you guessed he’ll be born after the due date. Like I’ve said from the beginning, I’d be shocked if he arrived before August 4th, and I’m still guessing he’ll make his appearance between the 7th and the 12th. That being said, I’d be thrilled if he came sooner!
While we’re officially on “baby watch,” I don’t feel (at all) like I’m just sitting around waiting for contractions to start. Between company and trying to get everything done I hope to before the baby is born, I’ve felt plenty busy. Unabashedly, I’ve also spent some time just hanging out poolside this week. I figure I may as well enjoy these last few days of simple, quiet me-time (plus it helps keep me cool – it’s been so hot here).
Yesterday I got my haircut. I obviously know that life after baby doesn’t mean I’m stuck in my house unable to do anything ever again, but it seemed like a smart choice to get it trimmed before these next few months are consumed by adjusting to life with a newborn. Plus it was really fun to be pampered for an hour while chatting with the stylist all things pregnancy/childbirth/parenting :)
I swear to you that seeing your husband building furniture for your baby’s room makes him sexy in a whole new way.
Speaking of Jesse…Our friend Hannah, who got married back in May, recently sent me these pictures her photographer captured of Jesse and I dancing at the reception, to “Jessie’s Girl” nonetheless. I think they’re pretty cute.
This afternoon I’m making the rest of the freezer meals I planned on – we don’t have a large freezer but it’ll be full after today. I hope the food is as helpful as I imagine it will be, particularly when our company is gone.
My “nesting” phase definitely applies to food, too.
Along with those freezer meals, I’ve been stocking our pantry with foods like oats, nuts/seeds, nut butters, etc. A lot of it was ordered from Thrive Market – I’m so impressed with the site’s products and prices.
We have company arriving on Saturday morning and then someone from our families will be here until mid-August. We’re looking forward to having loved ones here during this special time! I’m hoping everyone gets a chance to meet him, meaning he isn’t two+ weeks overdue ;)
Since we’ll have people here for weeks, Jesse and I are also planning to go on our last pre-parenthood date night on Friday. That whole idea seems surreal…I’m excited to spend the night out together!
I don’t know how often I’ll be popping in between now and when the baby is born because that all depends on when he arrives. I promise though that I will be sharing the announcement here on the blog, so stay tuned!