Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baby Minnie: 36 Weeks

 36 weeks, and really, I'll be 37 on Thursday!  I made the countdown rings for the kids like I did with Hudson so that they would have a grasp on how much longer it will be before she's here!  I think it will be an easy transition for Wyatt and Reese, but Hudson is going to have some problems.  He doesn't like to let me out of his sight, and I know he isn't going to be super laid back about me sitting on the couch feeding his sister!  The big kids and I have had talks about patience and how important it is that they tell me that they need water or a toy or something before I sit down to feed her.  I'm trying to get every one ready.  Much like my body is apparently trying to prepare me - I'm up at 3AM writing a blog post because I can't sleep!
  • How far along: 36 weeks.
  • Size of baby: 20 inches and 6 pounds-ish?
  • Total weight gain/loss: Still only up two pounds!
  • Cravings: Ice cream, and then Brian took us out for some :).  Baked potatoes.  Broccoli.  Fortunately Smart Ones makes a quick lunch that kind of covers those two cravings.  So that's what I have most days :).
  • Maternity clothes: Yes.
  • Gender: Girl!
  • Movement: All the time.  She is literally on the move all day, every day.  I like it though :).  It's most likely my last chance to enjoy this!
  • What I miss: Sleep.  If it's not incredible hip pain (which currently has me awake at 3AM), then there is a little boy who sneaks to my room in the middle of the night and takes up my space! Or I wake up to use the bathroom and my mind starts racing.
  • Sleep: Midnight to 6:30 or 7 every day.  I just can't get comfortable and then I'm up every hour to go to the bathroom. I haven't been able to squeeze in a nap lately, but I'm hoping I can after my doctor's appointment today.  I also can't fall asleep without playing a puzzle game on my phone.  I think I'm an addict.
  • Symptoms: Hip pain. I'm tired. Contractions. And honestly, I've developed an irrational fear that I'm not going to make it to my scheduled C section.
  • Best Moment this week: 
    • I feel like things are finally getting done!
    • Name choices are narrowed down.  We spent a good hour talking about them the other night.  I think we're both willing to compromise - but she doesn't actually have a name
    • I bought her car seat on Thursday.
    • Brian moved Reese's armoire to our room on Friday night.  Her sweet little clothes are now hung up and waiting for her!
    • The beginnings of our hospital bags are packed.
    • I have found and washed boppies, baby carriers are ready - her things are coming together!
  • What I am looking forward to: Settling on a name for our baby!  Meeting her!  Getting the big kids ready for school to start after Labor Day.  We have a lot of things ready, and my mom is taking them each on a little back to school shopping trip, so we should be set after that :).  Open House is in two weeks, and school starts for Wyatt on the 4th!  I can't believe he's going to be in Kindergarten!  Wyatt's t-ball season will start with practices next week, so that's adding just a little more to my plate (we're still trying to decide about Reese, and whether they'll be playing soccer this fall).  I also REALLY want to get some freezer meals ready for us to have after the baby comes -  I guess I just have to see how productive I can be in three weeks!  Ha!

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