Oct 9, 2014

Bump Update: Week 35

Things are starting to feel really real, y'all.

We're finally at the point where, if I went into labor this very moment, we'd basically be ready to go.

We've got diapers and wipes. We installed the car seat. We put together the bassinet and it's in position (for easy access breastfeeding) next to my side of the bed. I have new nursing camisoles and bras.

The hospital and diaper bag aren't packed, but I have a list and have confidence that I could pack it in a hurry if I recognized early labor signs. But I'm planning on packing it by the end of the week anyways, don't you worry.

(Cheesin' at Zoe's shower)

On Sunday night, I was absolutely exhausted from the weekend and ready to zonk out at 9:30. Someone had other plans, though, and decided it was time to prep me with some contractions. They lasted about an hour and even though we recognized there wasn't a pattern early on, we still timed them for you know, practice. They were painful little guys. Although I knew they were nothing, I finally started thinking like "this could be it...we could be parents tomorrow." 

Within the past week, my mindset on a lot has officially changed. I'm a lot less worried about getting everything done before she arrives because as Landon has been kindly reminding me...we can still do things once she's here. It's not like we won't be able to hang curtains or clean out the fridge and frankly I know those will be the absolute last of our worries. We're still staying busy, but the urgency is gone and I'm thankful for that.

I ran some errands today and must have had my sensitive brain on because I felt like everyone was out to get me. I'm huge and waddling at a slow pace here and everyone was just getting so close to me with their shopping carts and walking out in front of me! I know, I know it was all in my head (maybe) but I really feel like I got special treatment from people when I was showing less and now it feels like everyone is treating me worse than before I was pregnant. Anyways, sensitive pregnant woman here. I just like chivalry and stuff, you know?

Earlier I was looking through some baby free samples I've gotten recently and held a newborn diaper in my hands and wanted to cry. It was so tiny. I've held many babies in my life, but I don't think I've ever held a newborn. I can't even imagine how tiny she'll be and seeing the little bitty diaper made me want to meet her NOW. Landon has a gut feeling she'll come early but he also had a gut feeling she was a he, so there's that.

Speaking of diapers, I've been looking more into cloth diapering again. When I first started researching it all, I got kind of overwhelmed and decided on one particular style (inserts) which is still my favorite...but kind of pricey to buy enough of to cloth diaper full time. I decided to give prefolds/covers a second look and think we're going to go that route as well. Everyone says to buy a variety at first anyways because every baby is different, so we'll see. The plan is to use disposables the first few weeks/months and then start incorporating cloth into the regimen.

(Sorry I just spent a paragraph talking about diapers. I never in a million years thought I'd have such strong opinions on diaper brands and styles but...here we are.)

One more pregnancy complaint if you can bear it: hip/pelvis pain. Oh my GOSH, I definitely can't just jump out of bed or my chair anymore because if I try to move without waiting a second or easing into it all, I feel like I'm going to break something. I don't know if it's because she's sitting so low--I think that's what our doctor said last appointment--or what, but the pressure is getting slightly unbearable. When I roll over in bed, I feel like I have a 20 pound weight plate attached to my hips which I guess I basically do. I'm ready to be done with that for sure.

Can't believe it's Week 36 tomorrow! You better believe I'll be saying that until the end...I just can't believe it's almost here!

1 comment:

  1. We've used cloth with all four of ours so far and it's THE BEST. No blowouts (if you're using prefolds & the right covers), WAY cheaper, and adorable to boot! Seriously, we've saved thousands of dollars by not using disposable diapers. So worth it for families planning to have more than one kiddo!