This week has been a long one! If you recall, Melbs and I were excited about taking some time off this week to join our good friends at Big Bend Lodge, to do some R&R in the wilderness this weekend. Unfortunately, there is a terrible forest fire up North and the trip was canceled… but it all worked out anyway because boy am I happy to be home this weekend, doing what I want most: to nest!
Already two days into my weekend, I’ve hung some artwork in the nursery, did a ton of gardening, prepped meals for the whole week, and am currently baking some strawberry-banana bread for a picnic tomorrow. Yesterday I took a luxuriously long lunch with my best girl, Nala-dog and we enjoyed a 4 mile stroll around the Bay. I’m feeling great energy-wise during the day, but conking out hardcore once the “day” is done (nothing new). I go from energizer bunny to suddenly being SO TIRED I can either wash my face or brush my teeth before charging toward bed— but not both. I’m solar powered, apparently.
I’m going to skip the usual list format this week— it’s become too monotonous. My darn wedding ring is still on, I know you are dying to know. The only stretch marks I have are on my hips and thighs and I’ve had them since high school… and yep, sleeping is still sometimes restless.
So, what’s new this week? To start, I’m never hungry. Especially when busy, I’m forgetting to eat meals. I NEVER forget to eat meals. Ever. I guess it’s probably a combination of having less room to get “empty” feeling, and possibly the heat as well? I’m still dutifully gaining my pound per week, so I’m not alarmed in any way! Next, I’ve grown pretty tired of my skincare regime. I’ve been coco-buttering myself daily throughout the pregnancy and coconut oiling myself once per week during my “at home spa” Sunday. The smell of coconut… I’m over it. So, I am trying a new combo: Hemp Lotion (which I used religiously in college and love the smell), and Bio Oil (basically a mineral oil) on my belly. So far, loving the switch, and my skin is smoother than ever!
Nala continues to act detached and anxious. Anxious if she is not with both Melbs and me, and detached physically when we are all finally under the same roof. She used to try to lay right on top of us while watching TV, or wouldn’t let us 20 minutes alone without petting her in some fashion. Now she kind of does her own thing. Maybe she’s finally mellowing out of her (5 year!) puppy phase, but maybe she knows deep down that someone else is taking her place?
As for Mini Melbs, about all he has left to do is gain his baby fat (half of my whole lb per week)! He is skill kicking up a storm and now that I know he is heads-down it’s really cool visualizing what specifically he is doing in there! Answer: a LOT of the funky chicken.
What am I looking forward to? My baby shower! It’s just one week away and I can’t wait to see all of my friends and family come together to celebrate the arrival of Mini Melbs. I pretty much have the “Dream Team” hosting the event for me, so I know it’s going to be a great and memorable time for all. Having a baby shower is the first step in the very last phase, in my mind, of having a baby! It’s official then. Right? ;)
Here are some pics of a few nursery doo-dads I pulled together this week (I just love that this isn’t a baby-baby room!), and of our yard, coming along nicely and one step closer to the magic-fiesta yard of my postpartum dreams!