36 Weeks, which means that baby could come in less than a MONTH! I woke up today feeling a bit overwhelmed and the nesting urges were strong. We had a rough night with Hazel she just woke up screaming a few times, (something that never happens!) which was super unsettling, so needless to say, 6:15 came earlier than normal! I was determined to spend the morning laying in bed watching Finding Dory, but once I got some dandy blend tea in me and a few episodes of Paw Patrol later, we were ready for our little Saturday morning "coffee and a treat." Especially realizing that we don't have many of them left just the two of us. So we packed up the stroller and headed for Main street and I let her get whatever donut she wanted (the pink one, obvs) and we had a nice little donut date.
I spent the afternoon washing, folding and organizing all our little newborn things. I feel just a little bit more prepared than when I woke up today. Our apartment is going to look completely different by the end of next week which is so fun. Pretty much all of the furniture in our living room/bedroom is changing, and I'm so excited for a change, for it to be more spacious with a new wall bed and everything just a little bit smaller in size. I don't handle change well, but this kind of change I loooove. With moving out of our Treasures & Travels studio at the end of this month I'm bringing some pieces into my home, which will totally change the place, a cozy little den to hunker down when fall comes with a newborn.
My body, on the other hand is feeling tired. I feel like today it was screaming at me a little bit to s l o w down and take it easy. I've been staying up too late and doing a bit too much, so I'm going to listen to it and slow down. This will be our last week in our studio and, of course, it's a crazy week, but I know the killer for me is forcing myself to go to bed early, so I'm going to get as much rest, enjoy lots of hot baths and go on as many little dates with my boo as I can.
I'm really savoring these next few weeks just us. I can cry just thinking about how hard it's going to be on her, and on me. (Literally welling up with tears writing this). I always hear moms talking about the transition and how heartbreaking it can be just not being able to be there the same way. I know that soon it will just be our new normal, but she's my baby, and it's just crazy that it will really never be the same! It feels very similar to how I felt before Haze was even born, I remember just feeling the loss of self, of just Dan and I, the freedom to be careless and not have it really affect someone else. Oh change.
Okay, I just have to talk about these shoes for a second, how CUTE are they!? Matching little boots, kind of making my dreams come true. They're from my favourite little shoe brand Adelisa & Co, Hazel wears their sandals all Summer long and they're my go-to's. I was so excited to hear that they're releasing women's shoes this fall alongside their little kiddo booties! They're leather, handmade in Nicaragua and their company is just lovely. It's run by two friends, one who lives in Canada and the other in Nicaragua! They're committed to helping families in Nicaragua and they work directly with the makers and artisans, such a cool company.
Hazey's been giving the best hugs and snuggles lately <3