Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend and your Monday morning is looking good.
With about a month left until baby-day, things are looking a little intense over here.
Dan is such a good sport about taking belly photos, but most of them end up looking more like this-him doing something goofy and me laughing at him:
He is trying to get into the “follow me to” business.
I know I have said this before, but most of this pregnancy has been relatively comfortable. However, I have recently transitioned into the mostly uncomfortable phase. Breathing and sitting are hard to do at the same time. I can’t stand still for longer than a minute or two. I seriously see a new varicose vein pop up everyday.
BUT, little girl is moving away in there, which I absolutely love to feel. I have had a few people in my life go through some difficult and devestating pregnancy situations and not only does it make my heart break for them, my anxiety around my own pregnancy has skyrocketed. Last night I had horrible dreams all night long, all to do with babies. I am working on praying away the fear, which has helped so far.
- We have a name! After months of arguing, I text an idea to Dan, he agreed within a second, and that was that. Ina, on the other hand, is still pretty stuck on Baby Gary and now that we have been referring to the baby by her real name, Ina thinks I now have two babies in my belly. I am afraid she is going to be very disappointed to never meet Baby Gary, but someone told me to give her a doll named Baby Gary on the day she meets the real baby. Genius.
[Ina “listening” to the baby.]
-The nursery is still a work in progress, but we rocked out quite a bit this weekend and it is starting to look so cute. I am so thankful to my family for squeezing out some time in their very busy schedule to help us out. On our way to my nephew’s birthday party last night, Dan had to give me the “it will be ok if the nursery isn’t done when the baby gets here” talk because “we won’t use it right away” anyways. I know all this is true, but that doesn’t stop the need to paint at 3 am.
-Although I technically have a month of pregnancy left, Ina was born at 37.5 weeks and I am now 35.5 weeks, so a little (OK, big) part of me thinks I only have two weeks left.
-So many random people have commented on my pregnant belly. No hiding it now.
-As Ina is out of town until Friday, I am going to use my time to relax, but also get a few things done for the baby. My to-do list:
- Pack hospital bags
- Find a diaper bag I like- any suggestions?
- Wash carseat and all baby seats, rockers, mats, etc.
- Finish painting nursery (mostly just artsy stuff now)
- Prep some freezer meals
I have an ultrasound tomorrow just to make sure everything is A-OK, but I am fully expecting it will be. Have a lovely week!