Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Project Four-Zero: 35 Weeks!


Stay in there, Mateo!!!  That's the mantra this week as Hubby continues to expect Mateo to make his grand debut at any moment, instead of waiting for December 21st.  In fact he believes it so much that we have moved into the new construction areas of the house so we can be ready for his arrival.  Unfinished walls, unfinished floors, doors are missing. But hey!  We've already got our tree up!  So we're making the most of it.

This week was my last working week, and man am I looking forward for some time off!

I had a gestational diabetes appointment last week where they basically told me that if I didn't get my fasting levels under control, I would need to inject myself with insulin each night before bed.  If you already know about me and needles, there was NO WAY I was going to let that happen.  The answer to my high fasting levels is a bedtime snack, so I've been munching on cheese and crackers, quesadillas, or Kashi protein bars before bed.  It's done the trick this week!  

SYMPTOMS:
Harder and harder to get up out of bed, literally
Baby continues with his acrobatics

CRAVINGS:
None really.  The bedtime snacks are really helping me stay full and I bought Crystal Light packets in raspberry flavor for when I'm craving some flavor in my usual cup of bland water.

TRIMESTER TO DO CHECK LIST:
-Agree on a name by begin Nov.
-Wash all baby clothes
-Pack Maternity bag by begin Nov.
-Buy a Bassinette by begin Nov.
-Photoshoot props ready?
-Get baby car seat & carrier out of storage.
- Register with hospital
- nursing clothes and socks/slippers

- stock freezer
-buy heavy/overnight pads
-pacifiers


Anticipating Mateo's Arrival

The secret to some of my photos: My beloved wireless remote shutter release.

4 comments:

Modern Momma said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your pictures are so gorgeous! And I can't believe how close you are now to meeting Mateo! I also have to thank you for posting your to-do list, it's a big help since I have no idea where to begin. At least I have 3 more months to go. :) One question, with the photo props, are you taking your own newborn photos and what did you buy? Well I guess that was two questions, lol!

Sarbear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't believe Mateo could be here any day now. I hope you enjoy having some time to kick back and enjoy your time off while you finish preparing for his arrival. :)

-Sara-

Shirley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Modern Momma Thanks! It's just a bare-bones list since I've got a lot of stuff already from my first son. Yours will probably be longer. On my pinterest account I have a Photo Ideas board. Right now for my props I bought a little santa hat and the letter M. I also have a mail box for the "Special Delivery" photo on pinterest. Those are just a few. I plan on taking them myself or having my sis (a side photographer) take the pics. I may post the pics she took of Diego. They were Anne Geddes inspired :) There was one with angel wings. You should totally do something like that for your little girl! :)

Modern Momma said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Shirley, I can't wait to see those pics! I wish I had a photographer in the family! :)