It’s hard to believe that over 6 months ago, Garrett and I received the phone call that has changed our lives. Time is really flying by so quickly now.
A recap of the last 4 weeks:
Baby Smith has a name…(drum roll please)…
Graycen Elizabeth Smith
Weight Gain and Maternity Clothes - Over the last 4 weeks, I have gained an additional 5 lbs, which puts my total weight gain at 17 lbs. My “baby bump” is getting bigger each week (pictures to come), and I spent last few weeks trying to fit into jeans and pants that DON’T WANT to button or zip. I finally have given in and wearing mostly maternity jeans and pants, so much more comfortable than trying to squeeze into my other pants. I did have a moment this weekend, trying to squeeze into an old pair of jeans, and Garrett had to nicely ask me to put on a different pair. I was taking “skinny” jeans to a new level of tight.
Getting Ready for Graycen: Garrett and I spent a Sunday morning at Babies R Us starting our baby registry.
Although we’re not quite finished with it, we have the important things. I’m not sure how my parents were able to raise us without all of the cool gadgets and “necessities”? J
I cannot directly link our registry list to the blog, but the list is searchable using the Babies R Us website (http://www.babiesrus.com/registry/) and searching by “Robin Smith, Everett.”
Shopping with Garrett brought tears to my eyes – he is going to be an amazing dad. He has already picked out several “daddy’s girl,” “I love daddy,” and “Daddy’s princess” outfits for Gracyen. Hopefully, she won’t develop a complex J
Making Room: In addition to registering and buying maternity clothes, my parents come over for a long weekend in November to help us start getting the nursery ready. My to-do list was longer than we had time for, but we were able to paint the bedroom and replace the light fixture and mirror in the bathroom. Garrett and my dad have some extra work to do before Graycen get’s here.
The crib has been ordered and should be delivered this week. The crib bedding fabric has been selected and purchased and will become my mom’s next sewing/quilting project.
Baby Movement: Graycen will either be a ballerina, gymnast, swimmer or acrobat based on of her movements - she is one active little girl. She is definitely more active during the day and after I eat a meal, but this last week I’ve been waking up around 2am and can feel her swimming around.
Some of my students have claimed to see her moving across my stomach while I’m teaching. Not sure if they can really see it yet, but at least they are paying more attention to me.
Coming up: As you can see, it’s been a busy month for the Smith household. My to-do list continues to get bigger and bigger each week. On the agenda for this week:
· 7 month check up and glucose test
· set up daycare appointments
· check in, again, with HR and Benefits center to make sure I understand my maternity leave
· start making baby book