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Sprout | Week 30

30 weeks 6 days

How am I feeling? This week, I'm feeling great!  My only complaint this week is that I worked on our walk station at work on Wednesday and my hips are still achy from walking all day.  But, it's good for me and I really didn't over do it, so basically I just need to suck it up!

Other than that, it's been a great week!  My shower is this Saturday (tomorrow) and I cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to this!  It's a little weird having the entire event planned around me, our baby-to-be and my husband but when I'm the only one in attendance for the three of us, it's a little nerve racking.  I know that's what it's all about, but still... just an interesting feeling.

I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the gifts that we are already receiving for our little one.  It's amazing how loved he already is by everyone and he's not even here yet to say 'thank you'.  I know that everyone who has a baby goes through this whole showering of the mother/baby, but it's unbelievable how thoughtful and generous people become when a little life is about to grace them all...  It's overwhelming.

I'll try to pull together a "shower #1" post for you so you can see what I'm talking about... I cannot wait!

Clothes: Some days are great and others, I just hate getting dressed.  I have some options, but when it comes down to it, I want to look cute, pregnant and I don't want to feel like I'm being suffocated by my clothes.  It's getting better, but as my belly continues to grow, it's becoming more and more of a daily challenge.

Weather: It was beautiful last week, over the weekend it was still cooling off and then on Wednesday... it snowed!  This weather is crazy but it's the midwest and things like this happen all the time.  Crazy.  The snow was little but enough to cover the ground.  It melted the next day, but still.  It snowed on March 30, 2011.

Today marks the first day of my husband's spring break and this year marks the first year that I'm smart enough to actually take some time off during his time off so that we can get some things done around the house and spend some time together.  We have some big plans and I cannot wait to document them for you!

The Bump states that this week, Baby's now the size of a squash!
As baby's skin smoothes out, his brain just keeps getting more wrinkled. All those grooves and indentations increase surface area, meaning more room for that oh-so-essential brain tissue. He's also adding some brawn -- his grip is now strong enough to grasp a finger.

And the Baby Center says, Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision – which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Sewing: Oh and how I almost forgot!  This week, I took my first sewing class at Sew To Speak, a cute little shop in Clintonville that has so many great products and TONS of classes that fit every one's skill set (when it comes to sewing/quilting). My sister has taken a number of classes, not only at Sew to Speak but at Joann's and has learned so much.  I know that sewing comes with time and practice, but I'm just not confident enough to tackle a lot of things on my own, just yet, so taking a class was the best option for me.

So, what did I make?  Well, the class was this:

Baby Gift Set Class with Michelle Thomas
In this class you will make an adorable bib, burp cloth and cute giraffe softie. You will learn basic sewing techniques and tackle curves. You will also learn to sew some thicker fabrics (chenille on the burp cloth). Patterns and chenille included in the cost of the class
Monday, March 28, 6-9pm. or Wed, April 13, 6-9pm or Sun, May 15, 12-3pm or Saturday, June 18, 9am-12pm Cost $36.

And this is what I made...

It was a such a great class and I did learn a few things that will be very helpful as I continue to sew.  I also feel a little more confident about what I thought I didn't know.  Now, I think I might start to crank these out for baby gifts!  Who wouldn't love this set for their baby, personalized my yours truly.

Happy Friday!


Sassytimes said…
Great job sewing! I'm impressed.

You look great!
LOVE your creations and ENJOY your baby shower!

I really, really enjoyed mine. :) There's something so sweet and so exciting about celebrating that baby!
molly said…
What? How are you 30 weeks already??? Holy crap. You're gonna have a baby soon, hon! So excited for you :)

And the baby stuff is awesome too, of course.

p.s. I'm going to take sewing lessons very soon!

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