I cannot believe how fast this past year (almost), since I quit smoking, and this pregnancy have all gone by! I'll be smoke free 10 months on the 17th of this month plus 1 month away from my due date as well.
We finally have a crib and dresser and most of the necessities for baby. At least they're in the house anyways. Just not quite assembled or upstairs or in the nursery. I have a feeling the nursery will not be complete by the time she arrives; at least not the way I picture it anyways. We still have to go pick up the chair from Birmingham (an hour away) and neither of us care to make the trip on the weekends when there is time. Procrastination is a horrible habit. Hopefully, we get the dresser together this weekend though, so that I can spend next week and weekend, while the significant other is out of town, nesting and organizing. All the clutter and boxes and just stuff everywhere is making me a little crazy!! Of course Dave looks around is like, "what's wrong with it? It looks normal to me."
Dave had his first "moment" with the our baby the other night and hasn't been able to stop talking about it. Apparently, baby girl is very active in the middle of the night while I am sleeping. He got up to go to the bathroom and when he came back he just randomly laid his hand on my belly. He said within just a few seconds he could feel her moving and that it was non-stop. That her movements were big and frequent and way more than what he's seen and felt when I point them out to him. He even started pushing in a little bit to see if she would move more in response to him and she would kick back after he did that. He was surprised her movements weren't waking me up but did say the bigger movements made me breathe differently. I just think it's very cool that he got time to feel her moving where I wasn't part of it telling him where and how to feel. Just his own moment with her that he got to tell me about for once. I think it was really special for him as well. Now he expects it to be their middle of the night routine when he wakes in the middle of the night.
We are both very anxious for her to be here. Knowing that we're just waiting now on these last few weeks and for her to be "ready" makes it seem like it's dragging out in a sense. Yet then I look at how much has happened and how quickly the last 8 months have gone by as it is... It's just crazy and surreal to know how much more everything is going to change for us.
Just wanted to share that bit of news. Hope everyone is doing well and their quits are going strong.