All that happened last week was a lot of cleaning and some organizing of baby clothes and gifts. I’m getting kind of bored with these, to be honest. I feel like my stomach never looks bigger than the week before anymore. It is, according to the measurements at the doctor. But not very visible in these photos.
How far along: 36 weeks
Symptoms: In this week’s edition of crazy dreams, I dreamed he was born with very short legs and big feet. I may or may not have started yelling about our baby being a dwarf. Then I apologized to him for his tiny shins and the great obstacle this will be in his life. Quite dramatic and vain, my subconscious. Even if he is a dwarf, he will be a handsome one with a bright future. No worries.
Cravings: Crackers and cheese cubes.
Workouts: Yoga + Weights. I’m really hoping when the weight starts to come off there might be some new muscle under there. I can do more lunges, squats, and wall sits now than I could before I was pregnant.
Weight Gain: 39 pounds.
Movement: He gets the hiccups at night and usually first thing in the morning. It’s cute but of course I am all about documenting and watching the clock because I read on Dr. Google they can be a sign of a compressed cord or a cord wrapped around the baby’s neck. His don’t last long enough or occur so frequently that it’s a concern but…high alert just incase over here.
Best Moment: I didn’t see 1 second of rush hour traffic and it. was. glorious. My back feels better in general because I do a lot less sitting in a desk chair or in my car. I’m usually moving around the house and if I’m not, I can lay instead of sit. Something about sitting up just kills.
Not My Finest Moment: Everyone’s new favorite question is: Is your nursery finished? The answer is NO. Not even close. The second most popular question is Are you ready for this baby to be born? The answer is NO. Not even close.
I won’t get into the details of why this is so, because it just stresses me out. There is one Hail Mary Jesus Hallelujah way that we will have the nursery and guest rooms mostly set up (complete is impossible) before the baby is born, and that’s if he is late and I’m induced at 41 weeks. (My induction date is September 22nd at 7pm, by the way. They scheduled it yesterday in case he doesn’t come before then.) I have felt for awhile that he will be early, but I would not be surprised in the LEAST if he’s late. Because that’s how it works when it comes to me stressing out and trying to rush Ron. He tells me it will be fine, I tell him IT MOST CERTAINLY WILL NOT BE and then it’s fine. We get somewhere late and the food’s not ready or only half the people have arrived and he’s all See?? and I’m all This doesn’t count. But it does count because life rewards the chill far more often than it does the spaz. In this relationship anyway.
And yes yes YES I know. The baby won’t care. We don’t actually need the nursery to be done, or half the items on our registry to be bought. This has nothing to do with the baby and everything to do with ME and my hormones and general wish for SOMETHING IN THIS LOVELY HOUSE TO BE COMPLETE. It’s a process, furnishing a house. I get it. And I completely respect Ron’s timeline because a. it’s his money funding this campaign and b. he is able to afford more than ever I could, faster than I ever could, in much better quality, than I EVER IN MY LIFE could. So I just need to buckle up and hush. He’ll get me there, eventually. And I will be oh-so-very happy with the end product. I always am. Think engagement…wedding…house purchase…
So yeah. It will be fine. Also, on the upside, the longer it takes us the more likely we’ll hit winter season with retail stuff. Meaning we will be able to do a much better job with the arctic theme in the nursery.
In the meantime, if you are looking for a list of (boring, but work with me) things I am in control of that you can ask me about without watching me melt into a puddle of anxiety, here they are:
1. The doors.
2. The cabinets
3. The baseboards.
They’re all white and dusty/smudged and will probably be the death of me with children but I’ve got one shot at seeing them ALL sparkly clean at once and it’s now. THIS IS MY TIME, I WILL SEIZE IT.
4. The windows.
I can’t reach all of them and probably shouldn’t be on a ladder. But what I can get to with my feet on the ground, I will clean. It’ll be more than you think. We have apparatuses.
5, Meal planning.
I hope to start planning ahead with Plan to Eat, and getting a few freezer meals done so we don’t order out every single night.
6. Packing my hospital bag. It’s not done yet but I ordered a special weekender bag and it arrived yesterday so…I’m going to get on it! Help me people. What do I need? What should I leave?
Looking Forward To: I have one more shower this weekend. If you’re keeping count, that’s number FOUR. It’s absurd how loved you are, Little Man.
Pregnancy So Far (up to 17 weeks)
God is on the Move (announcement)