As I got ready for my little bump update this week, I couldn't help but wonder, will this be the last one? Will Liam come before next week?
That's the thing about having a baby... you neeevver know! It takes some patience, I'm telling you, and a lot of flexibility.
Every day I look around my house and ask myself, if my water breaks this very second, do I have everything ready?
Even though I don't think I will ever 'feel' ready to take on the huge, enormous responsibility of becoming a parent, practically speaking, I'm ready!
*My house is spotless. I swear the vacuum gets run every day 'just to be sure' it stays that way! I've definitely had my 'nesting' burst of energy. I even cleaned the laundry room. THE LAUNDRY ROOM! Do you hear me, people?! Who does that?
*My car is cleaned, shampooed, and the carseat is installed! (Note to self... fill up with gas! Even though the hospital isn't far, I'm sure it's the last thing we'll want to worry about when the moment comes!)
*Our hospital bags are packed!
(I nearly fainted the day after I did our hospital bag post when I went upstairs and Keith had his own bag completely packed! He's so excited for his little man to get here.)
I've even made a list of things we need to grab as we run out the door so we don't forget anything!
*I make sure to shave my legs every day. You know how your mother always told you to wear clean underwear in case, you know, you died or something? Well, my motto is, make sure everything 'below the waist' is well-groomed in case, you know, I go into labor today!
*I've prepared over a half a month's worth of freezer meals that we can just defrost and throw in the crockpot. (My goal was a month's worth, but no more will fit in the freezer!) I may do a post later on all the recipes I used. I am telling you, it is so nice to know that I won't have to really worry about dinner at least for a few weeks while we're figuring out life with a newborn! Hallelujah, we won't starve after all, and won't be stuck eating pizza every night!
*Our house is stocked with all the 'necessities' of life. We have ample supplies of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, you name it, I've 'Costco-ed' it. YES I know, I know, the store will still be there after we have a baby! I'm just a little
overzealous psycho ... what can I say, I like to be prepared!
*The nursery is done, done, and DONE! It's officially my favorite room in the house.
Complete nursery reveal is coming soon......
So yes, I think we are ready to welcome our son into our home!
(Did I forget anything???? :)
As for me... (though I am going to miss having Liam 'all to myself') I'm definitely ok with no longer being pregnant!
However, don't be surprised if I don't let annnyyone hold him!!! :) :)
How far along? 38 weeks, 4 days. My due date is TEN DAYS AWAYYYYY!
Total weight gain: about 35
Stretch Marks: Notta one! I am so thankful.
Maternity clothes? Duh
Sleep: Though I wake up with some pains/aches almost every morning and pee all through the night, I am actually still able to sleep! Something I've very, very thankful for, as I've heard so many women say otherwise!
Best moment this week: Just feeling like I am breathing a sigh of relief that everything I wanted done is DONE! And we took our breastfeeding class this week. (Well, I kind of made Keith come along with me to the class, but he said he learned some things, too.)
Miss Anything? I miss when it was easy to just sit down and eat comfortably. Sitting down at all feels kind of awkward these days....
Movement: Goodness, I feel like his movements are getting more and more painful! I can feel EVERYthing! I think he's using my ribs as jungle gyms....
Food cravings: I don't usually drink milk by itself at all, but these past few days I've been REALLY wanting some chocolate milk, so I bought some Hershey's syrup today. Sweets, too! My pinterest this week was evidence of that, I pinned dessert after dessert (and even made a few, too!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Gender: Oh Boy!
Labor Signs: Some contractions here and there, but still nothing super consistent.
Symptoms: Still get fat feet every day. :/ I had a dr. appt monday and the first thing my midwife said when she walked in was, 'aww, look at your little fat feet!' She sent me home with two pairs of compression socks and ordered Keith to massage them!
Belly Button in or out? outeroo
Wedding rings on or off? off! My hands still really aren't that swollen, but I don't want to take any chances.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I am so happy to finally feel like I have everything 'ready'.
Looking forward to: Uh, duh! I'm like, really looking forward to pushing a baby out my va jay jay! No. Thaat would be a negative, ghost rider.
But I am looking forward to meeting him!