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Friday Five Lyfe Pregnancy

38 Weeks (Friday Catch Up 1/12)

It’s been a relatively chill week, but we are still chugging along! Friday Catch Up time!

Friday Catch Up

1) First of all, thank you so much for all the love on our Maternity Photos, which I posted last week. The swing was the big winner! 

The hammock pictures were the second place finishers, and those are my favorites. 

2) The artwork for Yoshi’s room came this week! I am in LOVE with it, and I can’t wait until we can hang it up and share it with you! I can only show you part of it, because the other piece that I ordered has her name in it, I also ordered some 8×10 canvases from groupon (like I did with our wedding photos) and I want to do a couple of the maternity pictures with that. But I can’t decide if I want all of those to be maternity pictures or what. #firstworldnurseryproblems

Can;t. Stand. the cuteness

3) Speaking of the Yoshter, it has been an active week for my uterus. I had Braxton Hicks all day Sunday and was horribly uncomfortable, and since then, either she is moving, or my uterus is seizing. They are total false labor moves, though–pretty classic Braxton Hicks. I’ve even popped on the elliptical a few times (short amounts, easy peasy) or gone for walks, and the movement definitely helps. 

My 38 week appointment was pretty par for the course–I actually lost a little weight (most likely water weight; I am now right back on the original track). Starting to efface, but no big moves on Yoshi’s part to make an appearance. I told my doc about my friends that are going 41 and more weeks, and we both agreed that going over my due date by more than a few days was unlikely. 

Also speaking of, CONGRATULATIONS to my friends who gave birth this week! It is raining babies, Halleliujah!

4) I took yesterday off, basically. Ridley got a walk, I ate, and I took one hell of a coma nap. It was a good day as any to do it–gross and rainy all day. So actually probably a bad day to do it, because I could have been productive inside while it was disgusting outside. Oooohhh well. Not sorry. One bit.

Meanwhile, Alex is in the middle of a 12 day work binge. This weekend Alex is on call, but I am going to meet up with my friends from the restaurant for a little get together before their shifts on Saturday! I’ve missed my buds!

5) I have had some moments of productivity, though! I made a TON of food for Alex for this week and weekend, and I also hard core adulted and did things like get a new toilet seat, light bulbs, dog food, and vacuum (delivered, don’t get too impressed). But I did leg it to get groceries a few times. And on Tuesday, I got my hair did and took Ridley to get her body did! She smelled. SO BADLY. before. So fresh and so clean after πŸ˜€

And then of course it got warmer, the snow started to melt, and then it rained, so her bath was basically for nothing. But at least she smells better.

My annual haircut is courtesy of a Groupon and Jacob of Studio Within! Cute little place, and Jacob was adorable. I think he did a great job! He gave my sometimes ornery hair soft shape in the back, and I’ll be able to let it just kind of do its thing.

New Mom (to be) haircut!

I also coordinated a big reunion for Alex’s and my families this summer so that everyone in the nuclear families on both sides can see the kiddo. Both Alex’s and my own parents are coming for Yoshi’s birth (or the immediate aftermath, depending on how much warning and how long long it takes), then my mom is coming for February (and Alex will have the first 2 weeks of February off, and my brother is going to come up at some point during that time (and maybe my dad?). Those are all of the visits that I know for sure, so I wanted to make sure that everyone got a chance to see Yoshi when she is more engaging and engage-able.

SO DC AREA FRIENDS–let me know if you are in the area the first week of June!

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Have a good one, my friends!

Are you going to be in DC at the beginning of June?

How often a year do you get your hair cut?

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  • Reply Jamie

    I LOVE the new hair!!!!

    January 12, 2018 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Ellen

    Gahhh the bump! The hair! You look fab!
    Your DC question is hilarious because I *might* actually be there in early June. Depends on lots of factors. Also, lemme know when I should come see you and Yoshi because I so will, but I don’t want to intrude. πŸ˜€

    January 12, 2018 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Linda from Veganosity

    LOVE the Yoshi art. That little unicorn….xoxoxo. Your hair looks fabulous and you look fabulous!

    January 12, 2018 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Maureen

    The unicorns are adorable! I’ll be interested to see when she decides to make her appearance! I think a reunion would be a great way to let everyone see the baby. The last time I had a haircut was April…so it may be time to go again!

    January 12, 2018 at 7:59 am
  • Reply Cora

    I really need a hair cut. I always go eons between cuts and don’t really care or notice it, but this time, I think I’m past my due date.
    Speaking of due dates….. πŸ™‚
    You were hella productive this week mama-to-be. Getting all those things ordered and cooked for the house must feel sooooo good. And the artwork sneak peak is Suz perfect.

    January 12, 2018 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Julie Running in a Skirt

    That unicorn pictures is freakin adorable! LOVE!
    I usually go every 3 months… sometimes a few weeks more… sometimes a few weeks less depending on my hairs mood and how busy I am. πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2018 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Brea

    The unicornnnnz This is all so lovely. And knowing you’ll have a baby in your arms sometime in the next two weeks β€” after all the highs and lows of IVF…it makes me so happy!

    I get my hair cut every 10 weeks. It’s one of my favorite self-care things to do.

    January 12, 2018 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Jamie King

    Your hair looks amazing, girl and so do you – your bump is so stinking cute – and you’re SO close!

    January 12, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Megan

    I’m sure you are so ready to meet her!

    January 12, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Alicia

    I only get a haircut once or twice a year. I think my hair has been getting better since I started adding collagen in my diet and I wash it less often so it doesn’t get super dry.

    January 12, 2018 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Deborah Brooks

    Wow almost time! So excited for you all. Nice to see you looking so happy

    January 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Sarah Dudek

    You are getting so close. Pretty exciting!

    January 12, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Heather

    EEEK! Aubrey was born at 38 weeks! πŸ˜€ Love that artwork for the room…will you do pictures of the completed room? Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    January 13, 2018 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Hannah

    The unicorn art is so cute!

    FYI dry dog shampoo is a lifesaver for those times when you JUST bathed the dog and she goes and gets herself stinky again.

    January 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Emily Swanson

    Wow you’re going to have some seriously wonderful family time; that makes me sooo happy for you! πŸ™‚ Also, I LOVE that you got a day to just relax, take Ridley for a walk, and just basically chill.

    January 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Kat

    That’s so nice that everyone will be there around the time your little Yoshi makes her debut!
    And that hair woman – looking fierce! I don’t get my hair trimmed as much as I should. I try to go every 3 or 4 months but it typically happens once a year and I have to start my hairstyle from the beginning because its grown out so much lol

    January 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Neil

    How cute is that dog? But I remember that bad dog smell, yuck! No, I won’t be in DC at the beginning of June sorry about that unless you’ve got the cash for the flight? Lynne shaves the last remaining strands of hair I have off every 2 weeks! Ha ha!

    January 16, 2018 at 5:35 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Aughhhh! You’re almost there!!! <3 I love that unicorn photo! πŸ˜€

    + your new haircut looks great!! I get my hair cut every 1-2 years. :D… Working on annually!

    January 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I love the haircut! I used to get mone done once every 2 months, but now that it’s longer… I think it’s been 6 months since I’ve cut it! I just told Vegas I need to go get it done though.

    I can’t believe it’s almost Yoshi time!!! I can’t wait to meet her. πŸ™‚ . Did I mention I’ll be in Chicago in May???

    January 17, 2018 at 10:46 am
  • Reply San

    That unicorn print!!!! *allthehearteyes*

    You also look gorgeous and sassy with your new haircut. I love it.

    January 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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