33 weeks! Happy 4th of July!

33 wksI’m getting really huge! I keep saying I look like a house, and Joe likes to remind me that that is actually accurate because a person is living inside me. We had our birthing class/hospital tour this past Sunday. It was a very long class, a marathon day from 8 am to 5 pm. We were already pretty tired when the day started, but Joe was such a great partner and really payed attention! We learned breathing techniques and what to expect during labor. The best part for me was getting to tour L&D, we got to see exactly where to come in when I’m in labor and what will happen. The birthing rooms are all private and huge, and an hour or so after the baby is born we’ll move to a recovery room that is also really nice. My favorite piece of information was that Domino’s delivers to the hospital, so as soon as the baby is born Joe can get me a pizza. Ha.

Now that we’ve had our class, I really feel like the baby is going to be here soon! Not too soon hopefully, he or she better wait until at least August 1st to make an appearance. I’ve got bags packed for us to have in the birthing room and then a bag for things that we’ll need in recovery. I don’t want to go crazy and bring too much, but I definitely want to be comfortable! I had my first experience with Braxton Hicks contractions Tuesday night. Joe and I were going out to dinner and my stomach started feeling really weird and it hurt to breathe, and I couldn’t get in a comfortable position. They stopped after about 30 minutes. I could definitely tell that they weren’t anything real, but they weren’t fun!

I had my 33 week check up yesterday afternoon, it was the fastest appointment ever! The nurse weighed me and told me that I actually weigh exactly the same as I did at my last appointment 2 weeks ago. She said it in a very surprised voice and I was worried that that was a bad thing, but she said it was okay. I was sure I’d gained a few more pounds, especially since I’d had a whopper with onion rings for lunch. Ha.

Joe and I had a lazy 4th of July, it was very nice! I made us orange rolls for breakfast, finally got the apartment clean, worked on more nursery room organization, and Joe and I saw World War Z this afternoon. We had burgers for dinner and I made a pie for dessert! I took some pictures of the nursery, it’s still pretty empty but it’s ready enough for the baby!

nurseryThe crib fits great in this nook in the corner! We’re going to use the dresser as a changing table, we have a super cute diaper caddy that we can move around the apartment as needed.

nursery 3Joe has the stroller/car seat all put together, it’s super cute! I’m pretty excited to use our rock’n’play, it’ll be like a bassinet we can keep near our bed the first few weeks!

nursery 4The closet is looking a little full with all of our bags at the bottom! Our diaper bag is already ready to go, not that we’ll need it for a while! Our hospital bags are 95% ready, just have to throw a few last minute things in the day of!

pieThis is our smore’s pie that I made for dessert! It looked good and seemed pretty holiday appropriate! The marshmallows got a little more toasted on one side, but I think it will taste good! I got the recipe off of Pinterest, I changed it up a little but the original recipe was found here: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/smores-pie/

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