36 WEEKS! This is the home stretch, people. I’m having a baby THIS month, unless he’s overdue and ends up being born in January but I already told him that’s not allowed. 😉
It’s crazy to think I could really go into labor any day now. I most likely won’t since I’ve had a low risk pregnancy so far, but the possibility is still there. I do want him to come early, but not TOO early. He at least needs to wait until I start my maternity leave on the 15th.
Regardless of when he comes, I’m so excited to meet him. As I type this, I can see him shift around in my belly and I can feel him stretch his little limbs. Crazy to think he’ll be resting in my arms soon.
Here are some other updates from this week:
- I had my 36 week doctor appointment on Tuesday and I’m happy to report all is well with Baby M: his heartbeat sounded good and he’s measuring right on track. I also found out that he’s head down, which is super good news because this means I can try for a vaginal birth from the start! I really don’t want a C-section because of the longer hospital stay and longer recovery time. Plus, the idea of having my stomach cut open while I’m awake freaks me out.
- My co-workers surprised me at work this week with a little baby shower; we ate cake and they gifted me a fancy high chair that I put on my baby registry. I was so touched by their thoughtfulness and generosity!
- This week has been a little stressful because Chris is sick with a cold, so not only have I been trying to take care of my sick husband, but I’m trying not to get sick myself! I’m already feeling super uncomfortable, so I can’t imagine feeling the way I am AND being sick on top of that. Or what if I get sick and then go into labor? Talk about a shitty situation. Having a baby due in the middle of cold and flu season has been super stressful; I’m so scared of him getting sick and ending up in the hospital once he’s here. For my next pregnancy, I’ll definitely time it better so my kid is not born in December!
- As far as baby prep goes, I think we’re in a good spot. We still have some tasks to wrap up, but if he were to come today, we have all the big stuff done. We have tons of baby gear, clothes, and diapers. Our hospital bags are packed and in the trunk of my car and the car seat is installed. We’re done with all our prenatal classes. I’ve stocked our freezer with meals and padsicles. I’ve stockpiled essentials like toilet paper and toiletries. I have most of my post-partum and nursing supplies ready. I just need to wrap up stuff at work for my maternity leave and find someone to clean my house for free! I’d also like to set aside some time to review all the handouts we got from our childbirth and newborn care classes. There’s so much to learn and prepare for when it comes to bringing a baby in the world!
I’m so excited for the weekend because I have little to no plans. I plan to nest a lot, and when I’m not nesting, I plan to nap a lot so I can take advantage of these last four weeks of glorious, uninterrupted sleep!
How was your week? What’s your plan for the weekend?