Today I am 35 weeks pregnant. This is a big milestone because, as my Doctor friend Talia said, “If you went into labor today, they wouldn’t try to stop it.” I’m still hopeful that baby boy will wait at least another 2 weeks before making his entrance to the world, but I’m so grateful that we’ve at least made it this far.
Every day I get a bit more and more uncomfortable physically. Jonathan took me birthday shopping last weekend and I had my heart set on a new pair of UGG boots. Only, when I went to try them on, I was physically unable to bend down far enough to put them on, much less, zip them up. It resulted in some tears and a bit of blushing from embarrassment.
I’ve decided to wait until after baby to make any big boot purchases, especially since my feet are constantly fluctuating in size and who knows how big they will be when this whole ordeal is over. I’ve also started having some pretty severe back pain between my shoulders. It’s just uncomfortable! It hurts to sit, it hurts to stand, it hurts to lie down.
And the constant urge to pee is getting old. And the frequent karate chops to my ribs aren’t so cute anymore. There is a ton that I can complain about, but yet, when people ask me how I’m feeling, I can genuinely answer with, “Pretty good.”
Honestly, I’m feeling really blessed these days. All in all, I’ve had a pretty amazing pregnancy. So far I haven’t hit any of the pregnancy pitfalls that have struck many of my friends. I’m hoping that my good luck will follow me into the delivery room and then continue right along while I’m trying to get baby boy into a good eating and sleeping routine.
Our baby shipment supposedly arrived in Aberdeen on Friday, but we’ve heard no word on it’s progress through customs. I feel a bit nervous that the nursery is still pretty much empty, though I know little man will be sleeping in our room for the first few weeks anyway, so having the crib set up isn’t such a priority. Still, I think it would help me feel more prepared to see his room set up the way I envision it in my head.
In the meantime I have made a list of tasks to complete before baby’s arrival and God has blessed me with the energy to get a good chunk of it done. This is what it consists of:
Hire a maid Take driving lessons
- Take UK driving test (October 9)
Order a glider for nursery
- Remove office furniture from nursery
- Put together nursery furniture and wall hangings (this week?)
- Pack hospital bag for Me and
- Send off my Strep B test (Friday)
Take Sam for a heart check up(sad news..will blog more later...and sad news means he needs another check up in 4 weeks so I guess this one is still on the list)
- Schedule Sam for a pre-baby haircut
- Get a haircut myself (today!)
Choose a name(Yep, our baby has a name...a secret name:)
- Wash baby clothes (0-3 months are done, 3-12 months are in the wash as we speak)
- Take maternity photos (hopefully in the next week or so)
- Organize and plan for all documents needed for baby’s USA travel documents (Jonathan is on it)
- Make circumcision arrangements (blah)
Hire a photographer for newborn photos
- Get and install infant car seat (today hopefully!)
Are you overwhelmed yet? I am! I feel like the tasks are accomplishable if baby stays in the womb until around his due date. I am definitely feeling pressure to nest, nest, nest and each day I’m able to get a few more things taken care of. Hopefully our furniture will arrive *any day now* and then setting up the nursery will be priority number one. Here are the bump pics from week 35. Baby boy is pretty darn big and I have no clue how he’s gonna make room for himself over the next 2-6 weeks.
P.S. I’m playing around with changing my blog format so if it looks different every day, it’s because I can’t make up my mind on what looks the best.