Life, lately

This is not even remotely the first time I've done a life, lately post. But it's okay. Because Life has been busy lately. Really. Really. Busy.

The weekend prior to Halloween we had our first baby shower. My mom, sister, and mother-in-law threw us a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" themed party and it was amazing. We got LOTS of great stuff for the baby, my grandparents came to visit, and we got to see a lot of our family! We were able to share the baby's name with our families and friends (but I'm keeping his name off the blog for the time being), and it went over really well.

Over Halloween weekend my in-laws came in to help us get our crib home and assembled. The nursery is very quickly coming together, and I cannot believe I am three. months. from likely having a baby who will sleep in that crib, use the changing table, and have toys and books in the bookcase! A year ago I had NO idea I would even be pregnant at this time, so going into the holiday season with a bun in the oven right now is very surreal. 

We're still taking our HypnoBirth classes, and I'll say that a large chunk of my fears about labor and delivery have been allayed in just three short classes! I have guided imagery and relaxation exercises that I do (nearly) nightly, and they're really helping me to relax and come into a new confidence surrounding labor and the birth of our son. I have a post in the works about the Hypno class I am taking and what I am getting out of it, and I can't wait to get it up to share with all of you!

Additionally, I have some other posts in the works - notably my second trimester favorites post (which, going into my third trimester in a week, y'all. EEK!) and some beauty favorites as of late. I'm counting the days to the Sephora VIB sales because well, I need some facial cleanser.. and holiday gifts!

We're still working to get everything ready for the baby's arrival, and are hoping to slowly finish his nursery out in the coming weeks. My hope is to have almost everything in place for him in his room by week 34 of pregnancy. We're starting to work out first weeks sleeping arrangements right now (which will involve making sure we have a pack n' play before he is born), in addition to our birth vision, and finishing up the nursery decor. There's a lot to do and we're slowly running out of time to get it all done in!

However - I know we'll have time after he is here. It's the basics I'm hoping to get in place now. Yep, folks, I'm totally nesting. And that's OK.

What have you been up to lately?