Today just feels like the perfect blogging day and I haven't done one of these blog post since I was 20 weeks! Five weeks has gone by so quickly. I'm honestly just trying to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy because I realize how quickly every week comes and goes. Also because I don't plan on being pregnant again for at least 10 more years lol, I'm just trying to make the best of everything so far in this pregnancy, and I really don't have any complaints, it's been wonderful :)
I am feeling more movement than ever. My baby seems to move around a lot at night when I'm just getting into bed so I play some music and that seems to excite him/her a bit more . . . After a few songs, the kicks slow down and were ready to sleep :) In the mornings, when I awake my baby wakes too and is reminding me that I need to eat something as soon as possible lol. My appetite has increased a lot. I'm cooking more of my own meals making sure that it is as healthy as possible. One thing that I have been craving a lot is milk. I buy a carton or two every few days, and I never forget to get at least one glass a day :) I know the importance on calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy so it's great that my body is craving this stuff.
I am just getting over the chest cold and my body handled it very well, I didn't require any medication, nor did I lose my energy or appetite, as soon as I felt the heaviness in my chest I called a doctor right away and she told me to just drink fluids and stay hydrated. I haven't gotten sick until now during the whole 25 weeks. I know that during pregnancy your immune system is weakened, but I'm hoping with my diet and healthier choices that my body will protect me from sickness in the weeks ahead.
So this week I finally received my baby bassinet by Summer Infant and my Graco Swing + Rocker. I assemble them both myself on Friday which didn't take long at all :) They're both such awesome products, and I would recommend them to anyone. (Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker in Winslet) (Summer Infant Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet)
A few weeks ago I was overcome with this overwhelming urge to clean and organize my whole house . . . I ended up cleaning and disinfecting every wall, floor, crack in the floor boards, window and even the bathroom ceiling. I was obsessed for a whole week and my mind just wouldn't stop thinking of things to clean and organize. My house has never been more clean not to mention functional. Apparently during pregnancy all women will experience what is considered a 'nesting instinct.' In fact most mammals experience this where the mother prepares for her little baby by nesting and creating a space to nurture her baby after birth. In humans, one can experience this instinct at 5 months of pregnancy, and in the last weeks of pregnancy indicating that the baby and mother are ready for birth . . . I haven't had another overwhelming urge, but I've been keen to keeping my house as clean and tidy as possible :)
I have everything I need for now, I will wait for the later months to order the last bit of stuff for the baby, because I don't want to get too carried away with getting everything right now. The swing and bassinet give me a little peace of mind.
I turn 20 in two days! That means I will no longer be eligible for the 'Teen Mom' status lol *pats self on back*
I've realized I have done more growing up in the last year than I have my whole adolescence, and I have my wonderful boyfriend to thank for that. Year 19 marked so many milestones in my development and transition into an adult.
Of course, these things don't make me an adult, but I've come a long way. I've never had someone teach me to do these things. No one ever said 'come over here and I'll show you how to cook Kraft dinner' which would have been some what useful and saved me the embarrassment of proving to my mother in-law I could not make it if my life depended on it lol . . . But that's really no ones fault because I was so young when my dad passed, and then moving from home to home and sort of just being 'in-the-way.' Also, just being a teenager and not really caring about all of the responsibilities of adulthood was kind of what I had in mind at the time. But I do pride myself for not getting into the whole drinking and drug thing :) I stayed active and focused on my hobbies which is exactly why I am the person I am today :)
There's going to be a lot of changes this year. I graduate in June and then a week later I am due to have my baby :) Quentin and I will experience being new parents together, then our plan after a few months is to move to Yellowknife where he has a secure job in his trade. He is so happy with his career and I am willing to do anything I can to make sure that he continues to be successful with that. I am also really excited to get out of Inuvik and have new opportunity elsewhere.
Anyways . . .
I should get started on my homework, I'm glad I got this post out of the way . . . There's no bump shot today as I am still in my pajamas, so maybe next week :) I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I'm ready for a new week
Summer Infant Classic Comfort Fox & Friends Wood Bassinet
So I finally received my bassinet by Summer Infant that I had ordered from Amazon.ca ($144) and it came exactly as pictured, and I couldn't be more happy. In this review I will briefly be going over assembly, features and my overall impression
Product Overview :
The Classic Comfort Wood Bassinet is an ideal place for your sleeping newborn. It can easily be wheeled into the parent's bedroom so baby can be by your side at night. The bassinet features a beautiful hard-wood design with espresso finish that complements any decor. It also features music, vibrations, a large storage basket for baby essentials, a removable mattress sheet and adjustable canopy.
Assembly - The assembly of this product was incredibly easy! I did it myself. It came with an easy to read manual, a set of Allen keys and all of the necessary screws. It did not require extra hands to put together. I first assembled the frame which required me to attach the lower wood pieces to the side panels, once that was done, I attached the wheels at the bottom. I then attached the storage piece at the bottom. The last part was just putting basket into place and securing it there with screws. It was really simple and took less than 20 minutes :)
My Review - I really wanted a bassinet that was clean, simple and with the perfect combination of colors. I love grey and green and this bassinet included both. The texture of the materials are perfect for a modern look. I also think the little Fox & his friends are the cutest things. The bassinet really is at the perfect height, it isn't too high or too low, and can be set right near the bed. We plan on using this bassinet for the first 5 months which is recommended. I love that it has a large storage compartment at the bottom that I can use to store blankets, towels and other things. It is recommended by the manufacturer and pediatricians that infants do not sleep with anything else in the bassinet to reduce the risk of SIDS. It comes fully equipped with a comfortable mattress pad, sheets and sidings. Another feature I love about the bassinet is the music module that I have yet to test out, it requires three AA batteries and features nature & soothing sounds, and a vibration mode. Overall, I am really happy with this product and I cannot wait to put it to use, I am thrilled to have a safe sleeping place for my baby that looks very modern :)