I have a feeling the rest of my pregnancy is going to fly by! We have so much to do in what feels like so little time.
First, we started renovations on our house last week. We are turning what was our garage into a family room, so that the 2nd bedroom of our small 2 bedroom house can become a nursery instead of an office. I’d love to simply upgrade houses, but it makes more sense for us to stay put for now. Here is the progress so far:
Thankfully, we have some friends who are excellent at this sort of thing – we couldn’t have done this without their help! We’re also going to update our kitchen with additional cabinets and, of course, we have a nursery to decorate! I’ll keep updating on the progress.
Speaking of the nursery, we ordered furniture for Liam’s room last night. We found a package at JC Penny that comes with a crib, dresser, and a chest of drawers. The furniture is on back order, and will ship “on or before September 30, 2010” according to the email I received from them. I can’t wait to share pictures!
In addition to renovating our house, we have started the search for a pediatrician. A good friend of ours made a recommendation, and I made an appointment for an interview accordingly. I’m hoping to like this pediatrician, because interviewing doctors is not something I look forward to doing!
I have also booked a birth doula and maternity photos. I’ll meet with the doula once sometime fairly soon, and again towards the end of my pregnancy. She’ll be there for me during the entire labor process and afterwards, as she is also a lactation consultant. Then, she’ll come visit me a week or two after I give birth to make sure I don’t need any help with nursing. I’m so glad I’m going to have her help! My maternity photos are scheduled for November 20.
I’ve completed my baby registry, and have two baby showers scheduled – one being hosted by my family, the other being hosted by Nathan’s family. They’re both in October, as we wanted to avoid the holidays.
Add the holidays to the mix, and I think this year is going to be over very quickly for us. As much as I enjoy holding Liam in my belly, I can’t wait until we are holding him in our arms, so I’m glad that we have plenty to do to help pass the time until that point.
I have been feeling Liam move more in the past few days, and I’m very excited about that. I was so worried that with the anterior placenta I’d be one of the unlucky ones who hardly get to feel anything. I’m so glad this does not seem to be the case. In fact, Nathan even felt him kick for the first time on Sunday night! We were both ecstatic about it! I still have multiple stretches of several hours where I don’t really feel anything each day, but I’m sure he is sleeping part of that time.
I mentioned in my post about 100,000 hits on my blog that I was considering doing a giveaway, and I decided to do it, both as a thank you to those who read my blog and help keep Madelyn’s memory alive, and also in honor of Madelyn’s birthday. I’m still working out the details right now, but I will hopefully be ready to do the giveaway sometime early next week!