Monday, September 24, 2012

36 weeks and 1 day

Officially nine months pregnant and officially less than a month until her due date!  One week until Penelope is full term.  I can't believe it!  I can't imagine what it will be like to be a mom and I can't imagine what it will be like to not be pregnant anymore.  But at the same time, I don't know what I'm so nervous about.  Maybe because I only have about a month of my life left that will be kid-free.  When you say it like that...

My bee themed shower was two days ago.  I'll have a post on that later.  So now I know what I still really need that I didn't get as a gift.  One of Josh's co-workers was thinking of throwing him a diaper party here.  I think if he did, that would be this weekend I think.  So we have one more Target trip.  I have a coupon for 10% off items left on my registery.  I also need some post-baby mommy recovery supplies and a few items for the hospital bag.  Oh, I got a bumbo yesterday for $10.  I was pretty excited about that since they retail for $40.  It doesn't have a tray, but that's ok.  My co-worker gave me a stroller/carrier like 4 months ago, but there wasn't a base for the carrier to be used as a car seat.  He said he had the base and would give it to me.  But he hasn't so far.  I texted him today to ask if he could bring it to work because I would really like to use it to bring her home from the hospital instead of the huge car seat I have.  Well now he says that it's the wrong base.  Ugh.  But he offered me a rear-facing car seat he has.  So I picked that up a little bit ago.  I guess we can leave that one in Josh's truck since we have two now... I don't know.  I thought it would be easier to have a carrier car seat for an infant but Josh was telling me how big and how much of a hassle it would be, so we will see.

On Thursday we have our Bundles for Babies class which is a 4 hour class on infant care. I don't have a lot of experience with children under one, but hubby does.  I hope I will feel less stressed after the class and not overwhelmed.  But I'm really looking forward to it.  The day after that is a prenatal check up where I get checked for Strep B.  Less than a week after that we start our birthing classes.  I think I'm nervous about the labor and birth part.  I've almost scared myself out of getting any pain medication so then it scares me to go all natural.  If I knew there was cons what-so-ever with getting an epidural, I would feel a lot better.  I still might get one, but would be a little disappointed in myself.

Quote of the week:  Josh and I were talking about pillows because he wants a MyPillow. 
Him- You already have enough pillows. You have a body pillow and a bumblebee pillow...
Me- A bumblebee pillow?
Him- Yeah, you know, for your boobs.
Me- A boppy?
Him- Yeah whatever.
Haha, I think he was getting it confused with a Bumbo.  I thought it was pretty funny though.

How far along? 36 weeks
Maternity clothes? that's all i fit into
Sleep: it's hard to roll over but i'm always tired and sleeping a lot
Best moment this week: my missouri baby shower
Miss Anything? feeling healthy instead of weak and fat
Movement: a lot!
Food cravings: brownies with powdered sugar on top, i drove 20 minutes one-way to pick up box of mix earlier.
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of cigar smoke or black and milds
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: girly girl
Labor Signs: braxton hicks at least once a day
Belly Button in or out? out, since like, week 10.
Wedding rings on or off? on, but tight
Happy or Moody most of the time: how about stressed and worried and anxious. 
Looking forward to: bundles for babies infant care class in a few days

1 comment:

  1. Love your bumble bee cake. Don't stress about labor too much. Just keep telling yourself "women have been going through this since the beginning of time". I think the main thing is not knowing exactly what it will be like, and no one can really tell you because it's different for everyone. I had you 4 hours after I got to the hospital and you were my first you never can tell. The childbirth classes will help. X O