Some websites and books say I’m full-term at 37 weeks, some say I’ll be full-term at 39 weeks. One thing all the websites and books do agree on is that I could have this baby ANY DAY NOW which is kinda crazy. I hope he keeps baking for at least another week so I can finish wrapping up stuff at work before my maternity leave starts on 12/15. It would be nice if he could come one week early (Dec. 21st-ish) but there’s actually a chance he could come late because I was an overdue baby, and I hear early/overdue babies can run in the mom’s family. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Some other notes from the last week:
- This week was a great week for free baby stuff! Chris and I chose Amazon for one of our baby registries, and I’m so glad we did, because they have so many good baby registry perks. Because of one of their baby registry perks, we got a $150 credit to use towards diapers and wipes! We redeemed the credit over the weekend and ended up getting three big boxes of diapers and four big boxes of wipes. So awesome! Also, a co-worker gave me a lot of baby gear she doesn’t need anymore since her son is a year old and she doesn’t plan on having anymore kids. One of the things she gave us was a barely used jumper that we put on our registry but no one bought. Score!
- One thing I am ready to say goodbye to is pregnancy. I’m over it and have been over it for most of the third trimester. I’m tired of the back and pelvic pain. I’m tired of the food and alcohol restrictions. I’m tired of not being able to bend over or walk at a normal pace. I’m tired of my lungs, bladder, and stomach being squished by my uterus. I’m ready to have my body back and feel like myself again.
- So far, this month has been all about taking advantage of our last pre-baby days. I’ve been sleeping a lot. Chris and I have date nights planned for every weekend before my EDD. I got a pedicure last weekend and wandered the aisles of Target on my own. Our lives are about to change dramatically once this baby gets here, and while I’m ecstatic for this change and welcome it with open arms, I still can’t help but feel a tiny bit sad about saying goodbye to my old life. It’s a little bittersweet!
No big plans for the weekend, just more resting and nesting!
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?