I met some new people over the weekend who asked me how long I have left. The answer is about 6 weeks. SIX!
In the next 6 weeks I have a couple more loads of laundry to do (at least of the clothes I’ve bought), cloth diapers to prep, a couple more baby showers to attend (for myself), and a little corner in our bedroom to prepare for the baby. I do feel fairly prepared and it feels good. I plan on starting to hospital bag by this weekend and getting the car seat in the car after the weekend. We are in the home stretch!
This past weekend Joe and I went on a mini babymoon in San Francisco. We went to dinner, walked around, shopped, and just hung out. It was a great time. I told him that it may be our last trip to the city without a baby in our hands, and that’s just surreal! We also went to see a movie with friends (Hangover 2 = 2 thumbs up!). All these activities are numbered. I keep reminding myself that many of these things could be the last time we’re doing them sans baby in the outside world. It really is a great way to get ourselves used to the idea.
Here were my stats in the past week:
Symptoms: getting tired more easily, getting fuller sooner, peeing more frequently, finger joint pain, crotch pressure when standing up after sitting for a while, hip pain—I think my hip ligaments are starting to loosen. Also, I think I started getting Braxton Hicks over the weekend thanks to walking up the hills in San Francisco.
Stretch marks? YES, left boob and now a little bit on my right boob. It’s not super noticeable, but they’re there. There may be a little bit starting on my left hip but I’m not sure yet. Oh, and above my belly button in between the 2 holes where my piercing used to be. Weird.
Bellybutton? still in but not by much!
Maternity clothing? Yup
Milestones: 34 weeks :)
Wisdom: Take it easy. Rest when you can.
How I feel: Pretty good. Since I’m trying not to over-exert myself, I’m getting more rest which I think I need more nowadays. Still having mild discomfort, and I don’t expect it to go away. I’m reading a lot more about labor and delivery and what to expect and I’m feeling fairly confident.
What I’m looking forward to: I’m looking forward to my supposedly surprise work shower this Sat :) It’ll be small with my work group, but it should be fun! I’m also looking forward to getting all the baby’s laundry done this week so I could cross that off my list.
The baby was the size of a cantaloupe in the past week, about 4.75 lbs and 18 inches form head to heel: