Tuesday, February 08, 2011

30 weeks down, 10 to go....

...and I'm getting bigger by the DAY!! Some days it definitely feels like that, but since I'm supposed to grow a centimeter a week, I guess I shouldn't make a big deal of it. I still have a belly button, but it is shallower (more shallow?) than it used to be. Cool development: now I can tell where she is - what is a foot, her bum, or her hands. Can't discern yet whether or not she has The Carter Big Toe :)
Forgive the name badge in the pictures - neither Pete nor I noticed until after the fact.

Nursery-wise, I don't have much of an update. Our dresser has arrived with it's changing top, but we are still waiting on the changing pad to get a complete picture. We've hung some shelves but I'm still waiting on a few prints for the walls and our glider won't arrive for another 3 weeks. Here is a teaser until I can post a grander reveal.

I feel like I have been pretty restrained when it comes to buying clothes for our little one. But occasionally there is something I just can't resist. Like this outfit from Boden.

Or this little dress from Baby Gap. Can you say Fourth of July?

On Monday when my Boden package arrived, we also had a box from Jan and Umpah!! Jan lovingly knit us this darling sweater set for the Wee One's arrival. Thanks Jan!! You'll have another person calling you Nana Jan in no time :)

Those are all the baby updates that I can think of.

School updates: I passed the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis!! Also, the faculty chose from the three case studies I submitted last week and I know which case I will present for my oral comps. I can't really say anything about the client, but his therapy focuses on aural habilitation using the Auditory Verbal approach. I have 3-4 weeks to find evidence-based research to back his therapy and write it up in a 25-slide powerpoint presentation with accompanying handout. More intimidatingly, I also have to prepare to answer any question the faculty may ask me after my presentation, whether it is related to my case in particular or any other area in our field. My fingers are crossed that they will have mercy on my 36-week pregnant self and ask me easy questions like, "what colors are you using in your nursery?" So I definitely have a lot on my plate these days - please forgive if my blog posts are even fewer and farther in between!!


Poefam said...

You look darling! :) And, I love when you can tell "what's what!" Enjoy every minute...obviously, holding them in your arms is better, but you'll miss it!

Pocket said...

Oohhhh!!! Hooray for 30 weeks! What a special time! I want to come rub your belly RIGHT NOW!!!

Good luck on your oral comps, or whatever that giant power point is called. It sounds terrible and I hope they DO ask you questions about your nursery, but I'm sure you'll field all of their questions as well as you would any baby questions.

I am a total SUCKER for handmade knit sweaters and caps! That little outfit is ADORABLE! My advice? Put it on her as much as possible, because before you know it, she'll be too big to wear it and you'll kick yourself. I'm serious. Put it on her in the middle of the sweltering hot summer if it fits.

Tammy said...

adorable outfits...you look GREAT!! can't believe 30 weeks as passed :) congratulations on EVERYTHING :)