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Recap: July 2018

August 4th, 2018

Whoops, I didn’t mean to go a month without blogging. I even had several drafts written up, but I just haven’t had the motivation to finish them up. I’ve reached the point of my pregnancy where sleeping is troublesome, so I’m often just… tired. After I come home from work, I have dinner, nap, and then waste time before bed time again. Then the cycle repeats!

More Baby Stuff

We took a birthing class in July! If labor didn’t already freak me out, now I’m still freaked out… but with more knowledge. Though in all seriousness, that was an amazingly informative class. (Spoiler alert: being in labor and giving birth is nothing like what TV and the movies make it out to be.)

That class also made me want to hire a doula. If you don’t know what a doula is, don’t worry. I honestly didn’t know until just a few months ago. They’re kind of like a non-medical labor assistant. They don’t do the medical things that nurses, doctors, or midwives do, but they do stay with you throughout labor and act as your support and advocate. They typically have a variety of techniques to help you cope with labor and get the baby in a good position, and if a decision needs to be made, they make sure you feel informed and confident with what you choose.

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Recap: June 2018

July 4th, 2018

June was another busy month where most of my hobbies took a back seat! From dealing with baby stuff to having out of town guests, June was quite a blur for me.

Baby Stuff

Being in my third trimester means that my doctor appointments are more frequent now, changing from every 4 weeks to every 2 weeks. (Then later, it’ll be every week.) We also started taking baby classes!

In June, my husband and I attended two 2.5 hour classes offered by the hospital I go to. One was for breastfeeding and the other was a “baby care bootcamp”. At first, we were like… why is the breastfeeding class so long…?? But it ended up being a lot of information we didn’t know, and it was really informative and useful. I actually got more out of that than the “baby care bootcamp” one, which briefly went over several things about taking care of a baby. In July, we start birthing classes!

We also started putting together the nursery. There’s still more to do, but we have most of the furniture, and I started decorating it.

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Recap: May 2018

June 2nd, 2018

If I had to sum up May, it’d be one huge cleaning and decluttering month. In addition to moving my sewing room, I also started tidying up and decluttering several rooms of our house. Everything else took a back seat (especially my hobbies) since I spent almost every day doing some sort of clean up.

I had a few big motivators!

  • The first is obviously the baby coming soon. I really needed to move the sewing room, so I could get started on the nursery, and cleaning up the house will help with baby proofing later.
  • My husband and I have also been thinking about moving to a different neighborhood within the next few years, and the thought of moving all the things we own seriously stressed me out. The more I can declutter now, the easier it’ll be later.
  • Two of my closest friends are visiting me from out of town (on two separate weekends) in June and will be staying at my house! I definitely need to make our place more presentable!
  • One of them is coming to host my baby shower, which will also be at my house. So yeah, I really need to get cleaning!

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