We did a lot to prepare for Baby Girl’s arrival during week 29. Robert and his mom painted her side tables white to match her crib and dresser. They look brand new! My mom found the perfect rug and lamps to go in her room. I picked out the three pieces of artwork that will go above her dresser, and I finally registered for soft sheets for her crib. I fell in love with the Burt’s Bees sheets and found the cutest patterns! Not only are the sheets cute, but they’re also SO soft. She’s going to just snuggle right into them once she’s in her crib. The room is definitely coming together and it’s starting to get more and more full. Because of the soft colors (tan, light pink, white and gold), the room is very calming to me. It’s going to be the perfect room for Baby Girl to call her own.
Right before I hit my week 30, my mom and I took a trip to Charleston for a girl’s weekend with Merrick. Merr gets married in September and we planned on doing mostly wedding prep (with a little baby shopping on the side) during our visit. We met Merr at the Charleston outlets on Friday evening and walked around until our feet hurt. We snagged a baby-dora that will look so cute on Baby Wilson when we take her outside this Spring/Summer. On Saturday, we helped Merr register for wedding gifts on her registry and look for dresses to wear to her showers and graduation this summer.
Merr took us to a great place at Shem Creek called Tavern and Table for dinner on Saturday night. It was the perfect mix of cute and casual. We ordered and split a bunch of appetizers. Those appetizers must have gone straight to Baby Girl because when we got back to Merr’s place, she had the hiccups for the first time! Merrick loved putting her hands all over my stomach and feeling the baby’s soft, steady pulsing as she hiccuped. I cannot believe how much my sister already loves our baby. She talks about her all of the time, makes future plans about seeing her and “driving her around,” and asked this weekend if she could take her on Spring Break when she’s older… 🙂
My mom and I hated leaving Merr because we had the best time in Charleston with our little blondie. I wish we all lived closer. ❤ I have a feeling that she and Sam will be making a lot of trips to Greenville to see our Little Bit once she makes her appearance into this world.
Girl’s weekend in Charleston!
I officially reached my third tri-mester during week 28! I cannot believe it’s flown by so quickly. It’s incredible to read the What to Expect App and see how big our miracle has grown over the past 28 weeks. We keep our 9-week sonogram picture on our refrigerator when Baby Girl looked like a little gummy bear. It’s a cool reminder of how far she’s (and we’ve!) come. Her 20-week sonogram picture is hung right next to it. I find that sometimes when we’re getting water (or ice cream :-)) both Robert and I will make comments like “Wow! Look how little she used to be… isn’t it amazing?” We talk about her non-stop. ❤
Robert got us tickets to see Jason Mraz as an anniversary/Valentines Day gift, and it was an awesome concert! We’ve seen a lot of concerts together and this one was definitely toward the top of the list. We were amazed at the variety of people that came out to see him! I guess we thought that we’d see mostly people around our age, but a majority of the concert-goers were older women and men. We got some good laughs out of the drunk singing and dancing of the people around us. 🙂 Baby Girl loved the concert- I could tell because she danced in my belly all night long. I love nights like this with my husband, because soon, it won’t just be the two of us.
Jason Mraz Concert with my Mister A to Z.
I absolutely love feeling baby girl kick inside of me. The most special thing to me is that these kicks are all mine. I’m the one able to feel her every second of the day. Whether I’m in a meeting or on the elliptical, she’s moving about. It’s special because it’s like a secret code between the two of us. It’s almost as if she knows what I’m thinking because she gives me a special nudge at certain moments when I forget that I’m pregnant. I imagine her saying “Hey! remember me down here!?” 🙂
Robert surprised me with a trip to Asheville for our first wedding anniversary right before my 26th week mark. We had a blast tooling around, going in the shops and enjoying each other. ❤ It was a perfect, short getaway that was far enough away from Greenville to give our minds a rest. There was no worrying about cleaning the house, preparing the baby’s room or worrying about our list of things to do before she gets here. I hit a big milestone on our trip to Asheville… my skinny jeans stopped fitting around my waist. It hit me hard! I made the decision to finally start shopping for maternity clothes that next weekend.
Throwback to our wedding day. ❤
Walking around Asheville
25 week Bumpdate!
Week 26 Bumpdate!