I'm sure you all want a nice baby update. I don't even know when I did my last baby update. Too long ago.
Weeks: 34! What?! September 4th is coming waaayyy too fast.
Baby: She is great. Moving like crazy and almost CONSTANTLY pushing on my ribs. They hurt at least 30 times a day.
Nick has decided that her name will be Lucy instead of Ellie. He claims that he gave in at a moment of weakness, but I'm still set on Ellie. Although, I do like them both quite a bit and I keep going back and forth in my head (don't tell him... I can't give in that easily). Maybe we'll know when she comes out. If not, she's Ellie. End of story.
Side story: My 5-year-old cousin likes to keep saying: "but what if it's a boy?". It drives me crazy because she's said it at least 6 different times and each time I think, what if she's right?! I'm waiting for this baby to come out as a boy and her to say, "I told you!" Not really. I want a girl. I don't want to search for new clothes.
Can I also just mention how much I dislike stretchmarks? I know they'll go away and I'm not going to do anything drastic to try and get rid of them, but my mom never got them so I was SURE I wasn't going to get them because we've been pretty similar so far. But did I get those nice genes? Nope. I should've known though. I mean, I got stretchmarks in high school just from growing. At least I know that they'll fade to my skin color and not be so noticeably purple.
Also, I finally bought a cheap-o Claires ring for my semi-swollen fingers. They aren't that swollen, but my rings weren't fitting that well.
Everything else: I had my shower a few weeks ago and it was very fun. I think my registries got lost or something, however, because only a few things I got were from them. Everything else was clothes, clothes, and a couple other odds and ends. At least Nick and I have been putting money aside in separate account for this very reason and we live in a pretty awesome county with many awesome baby consignment stores.
I only have one more week left for work (WOOHOO) and so you will get more updates and fun baby-type posts before she gets here. I'll even share my loot with you.
Until then, enjoy this amazing craigslist ad. I wish everyone sold things like this. I want to buy this van just because it was written so wittingly well. Just accept my new word and say "written wittingly well" ten times fast.