Pregnancy Update: Week 36


Well this week was pretty eventful but the biggest news is the baby has not dropped after all. Glad I will be going to the doctor once a week from now on to keep me updated because clearly I don’t have a clue.

Highlights of Week 36

This rug makes me very happy

New rug for the Great room

We’ve been rug free in the TV area of our Great Room since debris, water and god-knows-what-else fell through the hole in our roof during the remodel. We had plans to replace it (and the other rugs we lost) over the winter months, but finding a rug for this location became difficult. I missed having a rug under my toes while watching TV. I found myself spending more time in the other sitting areas because the Great Room just felt cold without one.


Over Christmas, my parents got a new rug and I fell instantly in love with it. It was thick, beautiful and so comfortable. I decided then and there I wanted a rug like that for our TV area. So I looked for a similar rug and soon came to the conclusion that I needed their rug. It was perfect and happened to be very reasonably priced to boot.


I placed an order online since we couldn’t find it locally. When it arrived a week later, I had Nate lay it out immediately. The cats and I took turns rolling on it. It was almost better than I remembered.


We’ve now had the rug for almost a month and I am still in love. I’ve gradually started spending more time in the room now that my toes are cushioned by its thickness. The room just feels complete now. The cats like it as well and (fingers crossed) have not tried to scratch it yet. My hope it is too thick for them to even consider. Plus, it’s going to be well-loved by our little one in the months ahead from tummy time to crawling and beyond.

Over the weekend, my friend Dagny asked my permission to get the same rug for her front room (she didn’t need to ask – of course!) She had also fell in love with it.

This seemed like a sign I should do a little post on the rug. Perhaps others are on the lookout for a neutral, comfortable rug that’s reasonably priced. So if this is you – look no further!

You can find the perfect rug at Home Depot and I believe it comes in gray and brown. It’s the Amador Gray 7’8″ x 10’1″ Indoor Area Rug and it’s $299 with free shipping. Trust me – you will not be disappointed.

Pregnancy Update: Week 35

Pregnancy 35 Weeks

Boy is this belly growing! This week I had the most itchy belly – it was insane. Luckily I have all these amazing creams to less the pain.

Highlights of Week 35

  • I think the baby has dropped which is super exciting. Of course, I had a freak out moment, but my hormones are running high these days.
  • I was able to attend a dear friend’s bridal shower over the weekend. She’s getting married in late May and since it’s about a week before my due date, I can’t be positive I will make it. I was so glad to go to the bridal shower and it was so great to spend the day with her, her sisters and our high school group of friends.
  • Nate and I put together a “hopefully before baby” to-do list. Having everything listed has relieved a lot of anxiety and now I can stay focused.