My thighs and hips are so stiff that I'm giving El.vis a run for his money by the way I'm moving myself around, trying to get rid of the stiffness! I don't remember my hips being this sore until the 3rd trimester so I guess my body just knows what to do by now.
I have plans to paint in the nursery this week, pending the weather. I'm hoping we'll have at least one day where it'll be nice enough to open windows while I paint. I am painting the nursery trim now, before I get too big that I shouldn't get up on a ladder (and no, I don't trust anyone else to do it- painting is my thing and I enjoy it!).
I keep getting out the paint swatches for the nursery but I always put them back. I just cannot make a decision for the wall color(s) until I know the gender. I guess I could go neutral on the wall color (like green) since it would match anything I want to do. But I can't make a decision just yet! I do have a can of green paint but it's apple green, too bright for what I want to do. I would want more of an olive green.
So here are my thoughts on the nursery (I'm likely to change my mind):
If we're having a boy- I want to paint the room ecru and green. I wanted to do some jungle/safari theme. But I may change my mind. Daniel is not keen on my current idea! But here are my two inspiration bedding sets for colors: HERE and HERE.
If we're having a girl- I want to do burgandy, pink, cream and green with a bug theme. I found two of the cutest bedding sets HERE and HERE for inspiration (I don't ever actually buy/use bedding sets, though, just the decor).
So just tossing ideas out there. Daniel doesn't like to talk about this type of stuff unless he knows all the details (in this case, the gender). For my over-eager brain that is hard to take but I'm being very patient. Honestly it is surprising I haven't painted the nursery trim already- seriously!
Feeling more nauseated lately but it's easily remedied by eating. I feel like a cow, grazing all day. Food aversions are in full effect. I was wondering why smells and foods weren't making me want to hurl but I wonder no more! The most disgusting things? Meat and cheese. I guess grilled-cheese is okay. In fact... that is making me hungry right now...
Anyway, I have been eating pickles like crazy. I like how crunchy they are! I like the whole dill pickles. The spears are too soggy but the whole ones just have this delicious crunch to them. I still like the jalepenos, too!
I went from not wanting chocolate at all to wanting a little. I can't eat too much sweets, though, because that also makes me sick. Not to mention I want to TRY to keep the weight gain to the minimum.
The aversions are weird. It's just whatever hits me in the moment- I can either eat it or I cannot even smell it or look at it!
On Bumble Bee's birthday we were driving to a Chi.nese Buffet to celebrate. A tow truck passed us carrying a beat-up car. Butterfly, ever-inquisitive, asks, "What are they doing with that car?"
"That's a tow truck. They go pick up the broken cars because they don't drive anymore."
Butterfly, connecting the dots, replies, "So the people have to walk everywhere now?"
"Well, no, they can either fix their car or buy a new one."
Butterfly was quiet again and I thought the conversation was over. Nope! Instead she says, "Dad! Hey, Dad! Daddy?! That tow truck picks up the broken car and the people can get the car fixed or they can buy a new one so they don't have to walk everywhere."
That is probably the most complete sentence I've ever heard my eldest speak. She pieced together all the facts I gave her into this coherent sentence and related it to someone else. Wow! I'm so very proud that my kids are intelligent.
Butterfly is only 3 1/2-years-old.