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Cleaning lead to me finally setting up a corner of the house for family haircuts. I don’t have to do it at the kitchen table anymore! Yay!

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I made Thank You cards for my first baby shower. The next one is on Sunday, so I figured get one batch done before I have more to do.
Now I need to clean my house so I can actually let people in when they get here Sunday.

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32 weeks! I am officially in the eighth month, which means only two more to go!
We had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and she seems to be doing well. She is roughly 4 pounds this week, and could be almost 19 inches long. This week she is also opaque; no more see-through skin for my kid!
As much as she is moving, grooving, and kicking up a storm, she has taken up a pretty permanent residence on my right side. Which means, from the right angle, I have a weird lump in my cute little bump.
Next step of preparing for her is cleaning my house for the baby shower next Sunday. I should start now, it will probably take all week. That place is a mess!

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31 1/2 week bump!

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Book #5 of 2014:
 The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque de Reves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Amidst the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.”

Book #5 of 2014:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque de Reves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Amidst the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.”

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I am home from work with a stiff/sore neck. So I got spend the morning reading, which was nice, and I feel guilty about it.

I finished The Art of Fielding. Such a good read. I like getting to follow multiple characters, so much more happens, and everything always ties together so well at the end, which always impresses me. Plus, unlike Someone, you actually grow a fondness for the characters, and are happy/sad for them when it is necessary. It was an awesome underdog story, without the typical ending. All in all, I really enjoyed it, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. 

It was also the perfect time of year to read it. What better way to get in the mood for Spring then with a book about baseball?

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31 weeks along, only 9 to go! I am so excited for her to be here!

I am officially, finally, 20 pounds up from my pre-pregnancy weight. Hooray! It might help that our little girl is now roughly 3+ pounds and around 18 inches long. Which means, if she is an average baby, she is almost as big as I was when I was born (4 lbs 9 oz and 18 inches long). She is definitely a sound sleeper, too. Last week Grandma-to-Be (my mom) was giving her a massage to wake her, so she could feel a kick, but with no luck. She slept through 4 hours of my tummy being poked and prodded. The Hubby and I are hoping this continues once she is born. 

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The Mother-in-Law and her sister threw me a baby shower brunch on Saturday morning. It was a very nice time, and I got a lot of things for our little girl.
The Hubby and I went through all the gifts, separating them into clothes, bath/hygiene, feeding/pacifiers, diapers/wipes, and bedding. I feel a lot better about being prepared now. Today I plan on exchanging some onesie sets for bigger sizes, I don’t think we’ll need 30+ onesies for 0-3 months. My washer does work. Plus, it will be summer and we’ll be home; this little girl will be rocking the diaper-only fashion.

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Sunday Night Manicure!
I’m not even postponing it this week. Today was 60°in Minnesota. (We got 6 inches of snow on Thursday, 60° is a really big deal.) All I wanted to do after work was go for a nice walk and enjoy the weather, which we did. Then we grilled up pork chops for dinner, and spent the rest of the evening sorting through gifts from my baby shower yesterday. Now I’ve had my ice cream and I am ready to curl up in bed and read.
My nails loom dreadful, but I had a very nice evening with The Hubby. It was a fair trade.

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I’m not even postponing it this week. Today was 60°in Minnesota. (We got 6 inches of snow on Thursday, 60° is a really big deal.) All I wanted to do after work was go for a nice walk and enjoy the weather, which we did. Then we grilled up pork chops for dinner, and spent the rest of the evening sorting through gifts from my baby shower yesterday. Now I’ve had my ice cream and I am ready to curl up in bed and read.
My nails loom dreadful, but I had a very nice evening with The Hubby. It was a fair trade.