This week was pretty busy! I didn’t think I was actually going to get a chance to blog this week, to be honest. It’s spring break for me (with school), but I certainly didn’t spend it taking time off and going to the beach. Oh how I wish I could be sitting on a beach right about now! Instead, I packed in 2 days of clinicals (instead of my typical 1). And with my normal work schedule on top of that, I have seriously been dreading the four days of 12-hr shifts. But thankfully, I was able to get canceled from work today. Hallelujah! So today I slept in a little and caught up on some school work. It was a much needed catch-up day.
Not much new in the pregnancy department. Henry keeps growing and the bump is definitely growing. Sleep is hit or miss these days. Two nights earlier this week I kept waking up in the middle of the night for no reason and spent about 2-3 hours each night trying to get back to sleep. Then other nights, I seem to sleep ok. I’m not having to get up to pee every night, but occasionally. Flipping from side to side is getting really difficult. I noticed on days that I work, my legs are starting to get a little swollen. When I took my socks off at the end of the day, I had a pretty good little indention in my calf where the elastic had been. Thankfully, I haven’t had any recent light-headedness like I was having.
I’ve noticed Henry seems to move just a little less these days than he has been. I knew he would slow down as he got bigger, and while he still moves a good bit, it’s definitely less that it was in the previous several weeks. Now he seems to do more stretching-type movements rather than the more active squirming movements. He still gets the hiccups a lot!
It’s also been an exciting week cause we’ve received several packages of baby gifts in the mail since our shower. We’ve gotten books, bottles, our baby monitor, the jogging stroller (heck yeah!!), clothes and blankets! It’s been so much fun opening each and every package. I’m so thankful for friends and family who have sent us things! The nursery is begging for me to organize it, but it’s still full of our master bedroom stuff while we finish up the bathroom renovation. Greg got all the bead-board up last week and has been working on pulling the wallpaper off the ceiling this week. Yeah, there was wall paper on the ceiling. And it’s been a pain to get it off. We’re seriously contemplating putting bead-board on the ceiling as well because we’re not sure we can smooth out where the wallpaper came off. More to come on that. The good news is the plumbers are coming next Tuesday! So either way, at least we’ll get the shower fixtures, sink and toilet back up and running 🙂 Once I know there’s not more sanding involved, I’ll do some deep cleaning in the bedroom and hopefully we’ll get moved back in by next weekend. We’ve been sleeping in the guest room for the past few weeks, which is fine, but I’m ready to get things back in order.
That about wraps it up for the week! I’ve got another exam next week so I’ll be spending part of my weekend studying. Then I work again on Sunday. Another week down, and another week closer to the end of this semester!!! It cannot get here fast enough 😉