Wednesday, June 6, 2012
We are creeping towards the homestretch! Something about this being my last week in the twenties brings me anxiety. However, I have actually made a decent amount of progress in preparing, which makes me feel better.
We got the bookshelf for Caroline & Amelia’s room and it finally feels put together. I feel like for the first time since we moved into this house 2 years ago, I’m happy with it. Amelia is still sleeping in Walker’s (soon to be) room, and I am just going to let her keep sleeping in there until she seems more ready for a big girl bed. Walker will be in our room for a while anyway. I did a separate post for her room! (See below this one!)
How far along: 29 weeks!
How big is baby: The size of an acorn squash….? Such weird comparisons. These come from my e-mail newsletter thingy.
Weight gain/loss: +20lbs as of this morning.
Stretch marks: Same as before.
Maternity clothes: Yes, and only the comfy ones. Loungy type, baggy, pajama looking clothes. That’s me. It’s SO hot outside.
Sleep: Getting up to pee every night again. But since I’m basically a zombie walking in there, it’s really not a big deal. I can usually go right back to sleep. I’m uncomfortable – I feel like a huge, heavy bowling ball is under my shirt but it is going to get worse before it gets better so I’m attempting to stay positive! Ha!
Food cravings or aversions: Cookie Cake. Still craving cookie cake. My meals are getting smaller though. I can’t stuff myself like before. It makes me feel sick. Smaller, more frequent meals work better!
Gender: BOY! I have my last ultrasound next week and I plan on having one more look, just to make sure. Ha!
Movement: Lots! He’s in my ribs, officially. They feel bruised!
Belly button: Flat. Caroline was playing with Judd’s bellybutton the other day and Judd told her, “Look at mommy’s….she doesn’t have one!” and then laughed uncontrollably. He’s so sweet.
What I'm loving: The bedding should be coming in soonish…then I can paint! I have a bajillion clothes to wash for him. I got a few things at a consignment sale earlier this year and then a friend of Audra’s sold me a HUGE sack full of clothes for a ridiculously cheap price. I was so thankful! Mom also got him a couple of cute little outfits! Sweet little baby laundry – if there’s any kind of laundry to have to do, little teeny itty bitty baby laundry is the best kind. After that, I’ll just need to get the swing (I think I decided on the Fisher Price “My Little Snuggabunny” since it has the AC adapter and won’t suck batteries down like a drain. Anyone have it and love it or hate it?) and pack my hospital bag.
I’ve learned a lot with the other two about what I need to pack for the hospital….not much. The first time, I totally overpacked. It was like I was going on a week long vacation where there would be no civilization for 100 miles. I took everything except my microwave. The second time, I was throwing stuff in a bag while my Dr. stood at the foot of the bed telling us to hurry up because I wasn’t quite prepared and ended up forgetting half the stuff I actually needed. This time, I’m going to pack around 33ish weeks (just in case he makes a surprise visit like his big sister) and pack lightly. You really don’t need a lot while you’re there.
Past that, I just have a few little things that won’t take too terribly long…then I just need a baby!
What I miss: Bending over. I really miss bending over without feeling like I’m squishing something that doesn’t “give” much.
What's different this time: With Amelia, I honestly thought that since I was spoiled with having Caroline at 37w, I would end up going overdue with the next. She came early, so now I sit here…all. the. time. wondering when this baby will come. We have some people that swear I’ll go overdue with this one. Then some people are positive I won’t make it to 37w. It’s such a waiting game. I hate not knowing! I guess what’s different from last time is that instead of assuming I’d go late, now I’m constantly thinking I’m going to go early!
Overall, I feel good – but a little anxious about time. Regardless of what I have left to “do” I feel nervous just knowing we are about to have another small baby in the house and start those teeny newborn stages over again. I know it will fly by, though and then he’ll be a big boy! It seems like just yesterday I was bringing Caroline home from the hospital – and that was nearly 3 years ago! Time flies!
29.5w with AMELIA!
29w with WALKER!
I think I look pretty much the same now. It seems to have evened out.