Today I have the day off. I mean, I don't have to take care of anyone but myself, not that I don't have a million things to do. In the past few days it seems I've been everywhere. Saturday evening, Brian and I dropped off Joshua at his old daycare provider's house for a couple hours where he played with friends while we had dinner and went to Toys R Us. I've also been down to Target, to Costco, to the grocery store, and today, to Babies R Us. I think I finally have everything I need for both Christmas and baby.
Thank you cards have all been mailed. Christmas cards have all been sent.
Only a few things left to wrap. And a couple loads of laundry left to do. And a kitchen to clean and organize (but I don't want to talk about that!).
I had my 37 week appt yesterday. It was a few days late as my doctor just returned from a 10-day vacation to Hawaii the night before. (So glad baby waited through her vacation!) Baby has dropped and head is below my pelvic bone - also called "engaged". And I'm about 2cm dilated. All that really means is that when labor starts, I'll have 8cm (or less) to go; I can walk around for weeks at 2cm. Now I just have to hope he waits till after Christmas - it's today or not for a week, you hear me, Baby??!
And for a little questionnaire:
How far along: 37 weeks 5 days
How big is baby: Good question- What to Expect.com says he should be around 6.5lbs. But Joshua was already born at this stage and a week ago, he was 6lbs, 12 oz. Who really knows!?
Total Weight Gain: 9 lbs (somehow I gained 4 lbs in the past month!)
Stretchmarks: A few on the bottom of my bump and to the left of my belly button
Sleep: Not getting much. Up virtually every hour, either with Joshua (and then to pee) or just to pee.
Maternity clothes: Most shirts don't even cover the bottom of my belly anymore.
Best Moment This Week: Having a day to myself (though I feel slightly guilty)
Movement: Some days a ton and others not as much. Mostly on the right side. A few times, he's had hiccups
Labor Signs: Some braxton hicks. And some groin pain when his head hits my cervix.
Belly Button: Definitely out.
Food cravings: Japanese and thai soup
Food aversions: nothing really
Symptoms: Heartburn, anemia, hands swollen (can no longer wear my rings), carpel tunnel, general exhaustion, backaches
What I Miss: laying on my stomach
What I am Looking Forward to: Christmas is Sunday!
Next appt: December 27