So I feel like life has been a whirlwind lately – where in the world did September go? Our renovation at the house is essentially finished, which is a great feeling. We’re basically out of money, so the decorating portion of the room will have to wait until we have a little more money, which just may be never – lol! Regardless, we’re pleased with how things turned out and learned a whole lot during the process. I’ll have to post more on that later, with pictures as well. We just moved the furniture in last weekend, so hopefully I can take some pictures once we’ve settled in and gotten things organized.
Now that the home office renovation is complete, I’m getting antsy to to get things settled in Miss Savannah’s room. It’s proving to be a challenge, with blue walls which we don’t intend to paint over and bedding that is now back ordered until the middle of January! And did I mention that she will probably be arriving between December 7th and 14th? Yeah, so I’m thinking that her room just may not be settled until after she has arrived, which I’m actually OK with now. The planner in me would love to have it picture perfect before she arrives, but Andrew has helped me realize that life is way too short to sweat the small details like crib bedding. I’d rather have her alive and healthy and in my arms than have beautiful crib bedding anyway. So, we’ll see how all that plays out.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually been OK starting to think about making Andrew’s room into Savannah’s room. I had to empty out the closet the other day since my uncle came over to install closet lights. I didn’t even have time to think about it – we just had to pull it out before we even had time to get sad about it. We still haven’t officially put Andrew’s clothes away yet, but that day is coming soon. It’s only a matter of getting the totes down from the attic, which will probably be happening this weekend. I hate the thought of putting it all away, but at the same time, it’s time. At least we will get to use a lot of “his” other things like the car seat and strollers. And I do plan to have some of his things in the room, which will be nice.
On Tuesday, I had my 28 week appointment with my OB. It was pretty uneventful – I passed the glucose test last appointment and got my Rho gam shot since I’m Rh- and Kevin is Rh+. So this week there wasn’t much to really discuss. My doctor did mention that there is really only 10 more weeks to go, which is a nice thought! It’s hard for me to even think about what life will be like when she’s here. Part of me is scared to even try to picture it, for fear that I’ll only be devastated again. One doesn’t get over that sort of trauma quickly.
Our little girl was quite the mover and shaker on Tuesday, which has actually continued today as well. I feel like she moves a ton, which is so nice! My doctor also said she heard some good heart rate accelerations on the Doppler, which was pretty cool. She said they will monitor that more specifically when I start getting weekly stress tests in a few more weeks, so she was impressed to hear such a good one at 28 weeks.
I’m hoping that things will settle down a little over the next month or so, but I have a feeling it won’t. Being the introvert that I am, I need my down time, but it just seems like it hasn’t happened lately. Perhaps this is the weekend?? Who am I kidding!!