Tuesday, March 6, 2012

25 Weeks

25!!!  Crazy to think that 105 days from now, give or take, Baby C will be here :)  Reminds me of the countdown for our wedding.

This past week’s big purchase was the glider.  The one I posted in my inspiration board was not available at either local Babies R Us, so we had to drive an hour away to the next closest store to see it in person.  After waiting a good 45 minutes for some rude people to FINALLY move, I sat down.  My first thought was, “wow, this will be good for my back”, but then I decided I wasn’t a fan of the slender arms.  I was hoping for something more plush.  I absolutely loved the style and dark gray color, though.  It would have been perfect with nautical theme.

Source: toysrus.com via Emily on Pinterest


I tried out a lot of the other gliders, and ultimately decided on my favorite one.  It was tall enough so when I sat down it was very easy to get up from, but it was still cushioned very well.  The back was upright enough so it provided good support.  The arms were wider and had a lot more padding, and the bonus feature was it swiveled.  Also, it was nice that it was $50 cheaper.  I think this is it from the website:

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I decided I liked the dark brown fabric the best instead of the tan/beige shown above, which was the floor model, so we started the ordering process.  Right away the employee told me that ordering a different color than what’s shown on the floor will take 3-4 months to build and then ship to the store.  3-4 MONTHS!  Um, my baby is due in 3-4 months!  I had a mini heart attack and tried to decide what I wanted to do.  She said the best thing would be to start the ordering process now and then worst case scenario if we had to cancel, they would give us store credit.  I wasn’t really happy with that option so I debated on whether I wanted the gray chair instead.  Hubby convinced me that wasn’t the best option so then I decided to suck it up and settled for the tan/beige color in the glider I actually wanted.  I figured I could always get a brown pillow as an accent.  So now the chair will be here in 2 weeks instead of a few months :)  We can return this one and get all our money back since it’s not a special order, but I do think it will look good once it’s up in the nursery.  And it’s neutral enough that we can use it in a living room or family room in the future, or maybe another nursery later on.  My advice for future parents…start looking at gliders at the end of your first trimester so you have plenty of options! 

  • How far along?: 25 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  eggplant
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +13-15.  Holding steady, but that may change after all the mini peanut butter cups I had the past couple days.  Should not have gone to Trader Joe’s with a chocolate craving. 
  • The Bump: Non-maternity tank tops are not covering it anymore…annoying. 
  • Symptoms: Feeling more tired.  Luckily no hip or back pain this past week.  I’m really lucky that I haven’t had any swelling, heartburn, or the other typical symptoms books and websites say you may have by now. 
  • Food Cravings:  How about any kinds of food?  Really just sweets in general, though.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope. 
  • Sleep: Not bad, yay!
  • What I miss:  Nothing in particular. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  Still have our 4 maybes.
  • Movement: He has turned into a night owl, as he’s been refusing to stop moving the last few nights when Mommy’s been trying to sleep.  I’ve tried rubbing my belly but the massaging does nothing to stop the kicks. 
  • Maternity Clothes: Can’t wait for warmer weather so I can start wearing my dresses more (and without leggings and boots).
  • Labor Signs: Nothing this week.
  • Best Moment of the Week: Hubby talking to Baby C last night in bed.  “Hi Buddy!”
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: When does the nesting kick in?  Haha our house is a mess and I have no motivation to clean or organize right now!
  • 25Weeks

    And what I wore to work…maternity top from Old Navy, maternity pants from Target, belt from NY&Co.

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