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