Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I'm 30 weeks along now. I feel large & in charge. Well, mostly just large. Really large. The summer heat has been really hard on me. I'm trying not to be a total grouch all the time, but man. I get cranky when I'm hot, pregnant or not. Trying to drink lots of water & make sure that I take my vitamins. I'm wearing elastic waist skirts & maternity t-shirts every day w/ no makeup & my hair pulled back in a pony tail.
My belly aches at times as things continue to stretch, mostly on the sides. My legs are really tired by the end of the day. I feel like they're telling me that they can't go on any longer. I feel particularly weak in my knees & ankles, but that's just at the end of the day. Braxton hicks have been in full effect for this whole pregnancy. I definitely feel like I feel them stronger this time around than I did the last few times. Those tightening contractions are much stronger & much more frequent at the end of the day as well.
I'm feeling fat, but I'm actually okay with my weight gain so far. I'm up 25 lbs. from my pre-pregnancy weight. 10 more weeks to go & hopefully I can keep the weight gain under control. I'm a little concerned about fitting into my maternity clothes through the remainder of my pregnancy. This is definitely my most challenging pregnancy physically (I think just because I'm older this time) but I'm hanging in there & trying to be the best I can. :)
I could not resist these little sneakers from the GAP for the baby. Sometimes boy clothes shopping is not so bad after all.
I made tie-dye shirts with the girls yesterday. It's a summer activity that I've been looking forward to for a while. They were so, so, so, so excited to make these. I have no photos of the process, because it was quite messy. After dying the shirts they had to be washed & these little cuties sat in front of the washer & the dryer waiting for them to come out. They were beyond excited. Fun stuff.
Claire's little comfort item, her "little pillow" has seen better days. It used to look like this. It's been hugged to death & is just disintegrating. She's slept with this pillow since she was a little baby & I've already repaired it once before. Now, after 4 years of love from that little girl, it was just not repairable. So she picked out some new fabric & we whipped up a new "little pillow" for her. Nothing fancy, but it works. She was happy to hand over the old one in exchange for this new, plump one. I'm going to put the old one away in her memory box. I think it's so sweet.
I made something new for the shop recently. Pretty cloth napkins from vintage sheeting fabrics. They are double sided with a different fabric on each side of each napkin. I think they are darling & charming & I just love them. I have a couple of sets available in the shop right now.
Hope your week is going well. Thanks for sticking with me through this long mish mash post. :)