Thursday, June 20, 2013

36 Weeks

 Here I am at 36 weeks gestation (I am now almost 38 weeks), looking pretty darn pregnant and feeling it too!
 Here is my beautiful henna, courtesy of the lovely Jenni. This is what is looked like after it was applied. It took about 30 minutes to do the design and then another 30 for it to dry. Then it was covered with medical tape and cure for 12 hours before being washed off in the shower the following morning.
This is what it looked like two days later. After two weeks later it is mostly gone, which is sad since it was so beautiful and such a labor of love on Jenni's part.

I have been keeping busy though I am definitely slowing down. To keep myself from going crazy I decided to do a weekly "Countdown to 40 weeks" chore chart. Here is what I have been up to:

Week 8: Prep cloth diapers
Week 7: Cook and freeze lots of beans
Week 6: Finish 2012 digital scrapbook
Week 5: Knit newborn baby cap/finish other knitting projects/ hang pictures in bedroom
Week 4: Feed the freezer bonanza/ make and can chicken stock
Week 3: Finish gathering baby stuff/deep clean house
Week 2: Set up pack and play/baby sleeping place
Week 1: Last big grocery run

This is week 3 and I can tell you honestly that there has been no cleaning going on this week. Whatever nesting instinct is supposed to kick in, it just isn't. 


  1. I enjoy doing henna, and it was so nice to just spend some time hanging out. :) If I lived close I'd just do a new design for you every two weeks until the baby comes.

    My nesting hit in weird ways and at weird times. With Benny it was around 7months and involved a lot of unpacking and organizing/reorganizing (since we had recently moved). I had no nestiness (and no energy) in the last month at all.