Hump Day Bump Day - 35 weeks and PLENTY to be thankful for!

Happy Hump Day Bump Day everyone! I don't have MUCH to chat about, considering the last week was pretty low-key and this past weekend was filled with a whole lotta NOTHING... just the way I like it! Instead, I'll stick with this week's Thankful theme and hit you with 5 more things!

11. I'm thankful for finally seeing an episode of "The Sing Off" last night. I can't believe I missed it the last two seasons because it's one of the ONLY reality competition shows I feel I can stand behind because there is NO pretending when it comes to the talent these people possess. Check out my favorite group: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_VCF-9IrOE]

HOLY A CAPELLA BATMAN, HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!?!?!? Not a single instrument... just talent!

12.  I'm thankful to have a roof over my head and a place to call home.

13. I'm thankful that my sweet husband is so informed on the current presidential race. I've NEVER been a fan of politics and am normally the first person to either get really quiet or leave a conversation all together when it turns political. That being said, I also fully understand the importance of the issues being discussed in every campaign, debate and speech as the country approaches another GREAT decision. Lucky for me, Z pays enough attention for the both of us so I don't have to bore myself by sitting through 2 hours of back and forth political banter. I know, I'm such a terrible American.

14. I'm thankful that when my maternity leave begins {18 days!} I'll not only get a break from work and be THAT much closer to Keelin's arrival, but I also won't have to inhale the disgusting smell of stale URINE as I walk from the parking deck to the office.

15. I'm thankful that I FINALLY finished the elephant mobile for Keelin's nursery... giving me yet another thing to blog about in the coming weeks! Prepare yourself people, I have a lot of really great nursery things coming!

And for a little extra thanks that I won't count in my list of 25, I'm thankful for this fun little survey that allows me to share Keelin and my progress each week!

*How far along? 35 weeks 2 days today!

*Total weight gain/loss: healthy healthy healthy!

*How big is baby? 19 to 22 inches, 6ish lbs

*Maternity clothes? Absolutely. And I've taken to stealing Z's sweatpants the instant I walk in the door from work. Of course, they aren't ON him when I steal them... or are they? We did make a baby after all! ;)

*Stretch Marks? Nope... still buttering up the belly as often as I can!

*Best moment this week? Finally finishing Keelin's elephant mobile. You'll see in a FULL post that it's been a long time coming and I'm SO happy it's done!

*Movement? She's definitely a dancer in training! There are only a few times during the day when she's totally still but I don't mind because I can't get enough of all her movin' and groovin'. There is really NOTHING else in the world like it!

*Food Cravings? Thursday night it was Bogey's soft pretzels and spicy cheese dip!

*What I miss: Nothing! Finding so much joy in everything at the moment!

*What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving, the start of NON STOP CHRISTMAS MUSIC, maternity pictures on Saturday, HOPEFULLY some decorating this weekend and Monday's check up with the midwife! We're officially into weekly appointments!

*Nausea/Vomiting? nope!

*Labor signs? Plenty of Braxton Hicks!

*Gender? Sweet girl!

*Belly Button in or out? It's basically flat but I'm waiting for the POP!

*Wedding rings on or off? Still on! :)

*Sleep? I wake up at least once for a potty run and a number of other times just to switch which side I'm laying on. Thankfully I can still fall back to sleep almost immediately!

*Weekly Wisdom: We keep the nursery door closed so the dogs don't get in there and destroy anything {therefore forcing me to end their lives} but I make a point to poke my head in there at some point every day just to look around and imagine how things will be when there's a tiny occupant inside!
Until next time...
PLEASE continue to join me in sharing what you are most thankful for this week! OR, link up to Caroline over at Simply Smithwick and join today's prompt about how thankful you are for the special people in your life!

Manic Mother

I couldn't feel more blessed and honored to have so many wonderful people in my life that love and support me. From my parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, grandparents, friends, coworkers, my amazing husband {of course} and more, there are not enough words to describe the feeling of knowing that so many people care about you. To everyone in my life who has made an impact and touched my heart, whether you realize it or not, I am TRULY thankful!