Family of Four

Family of Four

Monday, April 27, 2015

34 Weeks - Showered with Love

A strange thing happened on Saturday. As I was talking with guests at the baby shower (so generously thrown by my In-Laws (thank you Susan, Emily, Jessica and Kim!) they were asking for how much longer I had until Charlie arrived and I couldn't, for the life of me, remember how many weeks pregnant I was -- was it 31? 32? ... 33?!? (it was 33 for the record!) -- I simply said he is due on June 1. When I got home I was seriously bugged that I couldn't remember the week number, so I looked it up and realized that on Monday (today) I would be 34 weeks and if I were to go in labor in THREE WEEKS they wouldn't intervene. Holy cow. He could be here as early as THREE WEEKS!! 

This made my overactive brain go into hyper drive with all the things still piling up on my to-do list. Luckily, I was able to get a TON of cleaning done yesterday, so that put a lot of that stress off. Well, I really just picked up and did quite a bit of laundry - including putting it away (yay!) - I still need to deep clean floors and all that fun stuff. But now that I think about it, I hired someone to do that before Zs arrival, hmmm ... Anyway, even if he were to arrive tomorrow, I know we'd be in pretty good shape. I have my second seat attachment for my stroller (thanks mom and dad!) so I won't be stuck in the house and he will sleep in our room for a bit before going p to his nursery, just like Z did. We have diapers, clothes and really all the necessities for bringing home a newborn. That said I'd still rather get a few things done before I have 2 kids (one being a NEWBORN!)to look after. So, here are a few things I have running through my head at the moment to complete over the next 2 or 3 weeks:

Deep clean the house
Pack hospital bag for Charlie
Pack hospital bag for me
Buy big sister gift for Z
Buy double jogging stroller - so I can start losing this baby weight ASAP
Paint and decorate Zs room
Setup and decorate Charlie's room
Write shower thank you notes and put all gifts away

I THINK that's everything, but I'm sure I'm forgetting something! Time for the bump! Are you ready?!? ;)

How far along: 34 Weeks
Workouts: Still no workouts (I was barely even mobile this past week with me and Z being sick. 
Maternity clothes: Definitely! Jeans - Gap Maternity, Cardigan - Heritwine Maternity and my lovely compression stockings because I've officially hit the point of waking up with swollen feet. I'm really hoping that is just a fluke though because I was on my feet all day and probably exerted myself a bit too much with the house cleaning yesterday. 
Sleep: Insomnia, up a few times a night and waking up early. Gotta love pregnancy ;)
Best moment this week: My baby shower hosted by my in-laws (and thanks to being sick, basically the only thing that was awesome this week). It was so fun getting both our families together to celebrate our little boy. And of course it was fun, fabulous and absolutely darling. when I get pictures from my sister-in-law, I will share :)
Miss Anything: A tan, lack of swelling, lack of heartburn, sleep ... red wine. 
Constant. it's trippy to see my stomach completely morph with his big movements.
Food cravings: Fruit, smoothies, rice, greek food, sushi
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing comes to mind today
Labor Signs: No, but lots of pressure as he is dropping lower.
Belly Button in or out: Still flat, most of the time.
Wedding rings on or off: Still on, for now. But I take them off more and more because they are bothering me.
Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty even keel right no. But a little anxious for his arrival now that I realize how close D day is getting. 

Looking forward to: The arrival of his crib (thank you Kim and Scott!) and setting up his nursery.

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