Now that we’re in November, I can officially say I’m having a baby NEXT MONTH.
CUE ALL THE FEELINGS
- I’m so, so, so excited to meet my little man, but I’m also feeling a little nervous and scared. I was able to get a lot done for Baby M’s arrival this week, but it still seems like there’s so much to do. Not only are there physical tasks I need to complete, but there are books to read and classes to take. I’m also anxious about the thought of labor and delivery. This is going to be the most painful, traumatizing experience of my life, and what makes it more scary is it’s something that’s completely out of my control. Let me tell you, pregnancy can be really stressful on us Type A folks.
- Even though my pregnancy to-do list is long, I have to give myself credit for the things I have gotten done this last week: we installed the car seat, started packing my hospital bag, bought the rest of the stuff we needed off our registries (yay for a stroller!), made progress on the nursery, submitted my birth plan, and washed all his clothes, blankets, etc. I think once I finish packing my hospital bag and put it in the trunk of my car, I’ll feel a little more “ready.”
- Another good thing from this week is I had my 32 week doctor appointment and Baby M is doing well; he’s measuring right on track and his heartrate sounded good, too. I did get lectured about my weight gain again, which was kinda disappointing. I actually thought going into the appointment that they would give me some accolades for once because I only gained 3 pounds between appointments this time instead of the usual 5ish pounds I normally gain. Oh well.
- Something I’m learning right now, as I get ready to become a parent, is that parenting is kinda like politics or religion: there are a lot of different viewpoints when it comes to parenting and which way is the “right way” to raise one’s kids. There are even some pretty controversial parenting topics that will really get some people heated, like vaccinations and circumcision. I’m learning that other parents will have unsolicited advice and opinions on how you should raise your child, as well as family members. It’s all very overwhelming, and I’m learning that it’s just going to get worse as my child gets older, so I need to just get used to it now, as much as it sucks.
The only plans we have this weekend is dinner with friends whom we haven’t seen in forever. The rest of my time will be spent nesting, nesting, and more nesting!
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?