hi. i haven't posted as soon as i intended to after my last post. i lost a lot of motivation this week. the momentum sorta slowly came to a lull. i caught a gnarly cold. oh my, its been nasty. no one ever likes to have a cold, especially a summer cold, but a pregnant summer cold is terrible! i don't think i was even all that bad off, but everything combined made for a sloooooow, sad and annoying week. today i finally feel like things are starting to feel much better. its so frustrating! i've been taking better care of myself than ever before, right? all i eat is yogurt and granola, a shit-ton of fruit, not much meat really, and pretty much Lula and Tank. i drink more water than ever. never any soda. absolutely never any fast food. i walk at very least 2 miles a day + pregnant yoga. and did i mention how proud i am that i quit smoking for real, on top of all of that? so yeh, where the hell does a cold think it can get off around here? there's no room for a cold. why has i got a cold? fuck. but getting better.
when filip gets waaaay stressed about particular things he tends to drink himself into one hell of a character. i want to be angry at him, and for a second last night my feelings were a little hurt, but its just too funny and too cute to really hold it against him. i'm sure if it happened more often nowadays i'd have concerns. he was totally red-faced, reeking of whiskey, and singing al bano & romina power (my people) at the top of his lungs all by himself in the front room. it later evolved into some terrible polish 80's stuff but luckily i had pretty much drifted to sleep by that time. crackin my shit up though...
otherwise, here are the baby socks i've been so excited about the past few weeks:
and here's the pointy elfin hat finally finished:
the chin strap and tiny button totally make the hat. so freakin funny, seriously. i love it. i'm workin on a couple top secret knitting projects right now that i'm also very excited about! hopefully i can get them finished before the babe comes. given that each day seems to last at least 48 hours long, i think i'll be able to finish them...
otherwise i painted the baby's room last weekend, pretty cute!
we're going with dark doodoo brown, sage & white. and whatever seems to go well with that palette, you know. we've got the crib and changing table ordered, and it should be here by the end of august, thanks to moms!!! the mattress came in already. and my mom is hilarious and awesome, went on a crazy baby shopping spree late one night and ordered this threadless wall decal for the baby's room in white! so exciting. gonna be the cutest baby room. i'll keep you updated with baby room progress. i'm still crossing my fingers that somehow an eames eiffel tower rocker in white with walnut gliders happens to find itself in my possession for the baby room...
in that shopping spree i mentioned previously my mom also got the little babe i'd like the goo-gen-heim! it's a really fucking awesome book! i'm so glad its back in print and that my mom hooked our dude up with a copy! yay! we're so excited!
so this week has been pretty slow. i had an appointment with my midwife, which was originally schedule for tuesday, but switched to thursday because she had a baby to catch! i love that! another month and a half and its gonna be me! things are good! i haven't gained any weight over the past 3 visits, but the baby is definitely growing and getting bigger, so we're all ok, nothing to worry about. my stomach is totally stretching larger. the babe pretty much takes up most of my belly now, where as even a month ago i'd have to poke around a little to find it in there. i think my weight was off this week because i haven't been feeling well and my appetite has been off. next appointment is our gettin-pumped-and-prepared meeting. i think we're pretty much there, but yeh. we're ordering the birth kit and breast pump this week. i've decided to go with the bailey breast pump. seems pretty dope, i guess. but what do i know about any of this? we're stocking up on supplies we'll need around the house, with help from my mom, who just called me to tell me she scored some sweet bath towels on sale at k-mart! september 8th is the date i absolutely have to make it to...dude has to stay in until then, otherwise i can't deliver at home. if something happens before september 8th i'll have to go to the hospital, anytime after that date we're safe at home. unless this kid gets a hair in its ass, everything should be just fine. this has been a super low-key low-maintenance pregnancy, really. have i mentioned how hilarious my dogs are?
and lastly, i'll leave this post with this link forwarded to me by my old elusive friend joee. its a good one!