Wednesday, May 22, 2013

35 Weeks!

We spent a lot of this week getting ready for the baby. I guess my nesting instincts have really kicked in. You should have seen me at's like I was preparing for Y2K part 2. We bought enough canned goods, paper towels and cat food to last a century--or at least a couple of months. I know we'll probably want to get out of the house once she's born, but the idea of running errands with a newborn is very unappealing. Hopefully stocking up on basics now means we'll be able to walk around the neighborhood instead of having to go to the grocery store.

I also did a lot of cooking and freezing. So far I've made chicken pot pie; beef and barley soup; and mulligatawny soup. I still plan to make a meatloaf and Italian wedding soup. It's comforting to know that we'll still be able to eat well without having to cook in those first few weeks.

How far along? 35 weeks
Maternity clothes? Yes, but I'm actually more comfortable in skirts than my maternity jeans
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep? Not the best. It's hard to find a comfortable position
Best moment of the week: Spending a care-free Sunday with Dan
Miss anything? Wine
Movement: YES! I thought she'd be slowing down by now...nope
Food cravings:  Still lots of sweets
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? On; thankfully not too much swelling at all
Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy
Looking forward to: Our last prenatal class tomorrow


  1. You look so great! I can't believe you are down to your final month. Your pregnancy has flown by for me :) Can't wait to meet your little princess.

    1. Thanks Rachel! Flown by for you? It's flown by for me! I can't believe how soon she'll be here!

  2. It's definitely smart of you to freeze food now! We also had church friends bring us meals for 2 weeks...not sure if your synagogue has a similar program, but it's awesome and worth finding out. You look fantastic!

    1. Hi Renee! Yes, we're really lucky to have an amazing group of friends here who I am sure will provide lots of yummy food. I just figured, better safe than sorry. Once it's frozen it can stay in there for a while. We hope to not have to cook the whole time Dan's on leave (6 weeks!!). Hope you and your little one are doing well!

  3. That's great that Dan is on leave for 6 weeks - you are in the right country! You look great btw, really great.

  4. You're looking so good, Calli! Good idea to stock up on items and meals. I'll be thinking of you in the next few weeks!