ONE… To Ikea we go?
Today I am off to Chicago with B for a cut & highlight (way overdue) and my 38 week OB appointment (NOT overdue). Technically, I have only seen midwives and will continue to if no complications arise, but it is easier to say OB. I am debating stopping at Ikea for this lamp and some extra Ribba frames. I am thinking it would look nice behind the rocking chair in the nursery. There is no overhead lighting in there (which is nice, but eventually I would like to add something.) And the only light we have in there currently is the little bedside table. I am thinking we are definitely going to have to add at least one more light source, at least by the rocker so I can see at night. Maybe sconces later above the changing table.
But do I brave IKEA with a toddler and push my luck for an entire day out? We will leave the house around 8:30, get to Ikea at 10, spend (let’s be honest at least 1 hr) there, and then I will drop her off at my mother-in-law’s house for lunch/ play/ and nap. She will be staying with them when I go into labor as well, and she is very comfortable there thankfully! Then it is time for me to book it to 1:15 OB appointment, and a 2:45 cut and highlight, then return to mother-in-law’s to retrieve B and head home (at least 1.5 hour drive) at rush hour on Friday….hmmm oh, and I want to stop at HomeGoods on the way too because the closest one is 45-55 minutes away from our house and on the way to Chicago. I am still on the hunt for a mirror for the nursery. Not too grown up and not too childish. And one for B’s room as well. Ahh, the list goes on forever! Don’t have a heart attack E!
Finally in the home stretch with hospital bags packed. Heartburn every night and tons of Braxton-Hicks contractions plus some more contractions when I overdo it. I feel the baby constantly moving, it likes to party rock I swear!
This week, I have linked up with a bunch of amazing women, so make sure to check out their blogs and the rest of the link up parties! The Diary of a Real Housewife, Meet @ The Barre, Five on Friday at Carolina Charm, Friday Favorites at Momfessionals, and Oh Hey Friday with September Farm, High Five for Friday with a Cup of Tea