You guys... I'm 30 weeks prego... that means I'm just 10 weeks away from being a momma!!! #faintsatthethought
I can not believe how fast my pregnancy has gone by. I'm sure all you other mommas out there felt the same way with your babies! Its been an experience to say the LEAST. And as we're nearing the end, my mind has been racing with things I need/want to do before Emma arrives, what items she still needs, etc. My baby shower is in a couple weeks, so luckily I will be able to see what all we have before the holidays arrive. This way, whatever is left we can try and snag on Black Friday! .... What? You didn't think I'd be going this year due to my huge belly? Think again! I'd NEVER miss it! And my husband lives for it each year, so there's no way I could leave him to all the fun without me! haha. Luckily, we go with his mom and family, so I'll be able to sit in the car if needed (and keep warm! LOL). I can't wait!
But back to the preparations I was talking about... I have a little list of some things I want to accomplish before the big day:
1. Stock up on paper plates, cups, etc. I've heard that this is something a lot of first time moms did not do and wish they would have. I can already understand why! Who wants a bunch of dishes piling up when you have a new born to nurture and snuggle with?!
2. Prep freezer meals. I've also read that this is something a lot of first time moms regretted not doing. I know I will have family and friends bringing us food, but like I told my husband, after those meals have been eaten and I've gone back to work, what then? I like the secure feeling of knowing there will be meals in our freezer that I can pop in the oven or throw in the crock pot on my lunch break. If you all have any freezer meal ideas, please feel free to share! I've not made my list yet.
3. Stock up on "personal items" for momma. Who wants to come home from the hospital only to realize you don't have what you need in the "lady dept"?? Yeah, not me!
If you guys have any other items you think I should add from your own personal experiences, please please let me know! I can use all the help I can get!
Now, for the good stuff... BABY PICTURES!!!
A couple weeks ago we had a 4D-Ultrasound with little Emma. My mother-in-law was so sweet to do this for us! We got to watch her in "high def" (haha jk). But seriously, it was such a neat experience! They did a video of the ultrasound, which was about 15 minutes, and took a couple pictures. I got to keep all those items! The nurse also would point out different body parts as we were watching. Emma had her feet up by her head, so it was hard to distinguish her toes from her fingers lol. She kept putting her toes in her eyes, and she yawned those big precious baby yawns a few times. It was so sweet!!! An experience I'll never forget. Here are the pictures we got to take home:
And since I haven't shared any baby belly pics since week 24, let me show you how we've grown: