I totally understand why people say the last month of pregnancy goes forever. You’re gigantic, generally off work and have not a lot to do except potter around the house and nest.
For the past two weeks that is exactly what I have been doing. I have cleaned the house, organised some messy areas of the house, finished off the nursery (a post on that coming shortly, I promise!), done some cooking and baking, and I’ve been running some errands like getting the car serviced and detailed and getting my hair cut and coloured.
I was worried about finishing up at work and that I would be bored, but I’ve quite enjoyed being at home and having the time to keep the house clean and organised. Doing lots of in-depth organising requires time that I just tend not to have when I’m working and want to relax on my weekends so it’s been really nice to tackle some areas of the house that have been slightly neglected.
Admittedly, given how huge I am it is slightly difficult to do some things, but I’m surprised with what I’ve been able to accomplish during my 2 weeks of leave so far.
I’ve also done a little sewing for baby, making some of these little tag blankets to entertain bubba. The different textures and the ribbon tags are really popular with babies generally speaking and they are good for exploring little hands. I made some different sizes, the smaller sizes will be perfect for throwing into the nappy bag for easy entertainment while we’re out and about.
They were pretty quick and easy to make, I might put up a post with a quick tutorial for how to make them in case anyone was curious.
I still have a few things on my list to do in case the baby keeps me waiting a little while longer so I don’t think I’ll get bored between now and when she decides the time is right. The waiting is doing my head in a little though.
I’m a planner and an organiser so knowing that she could arrive at anytime but could also be another few weeks is a hard concept for me to work with. I like dates and deadlines and babies care for neither of those so in a way it’s a good thing to get used to now because once bubba arrives I won’t be planning or organising like I did pre-baby. It’s just a weird pre-baby limbo that I’m in now.
When I saw the doctor for my 38 week checkup late last week he confirmed that the baby is engaged so really she could come at any time. My husband is convinced she will come tomorrow. I haven’t got a clue why, he just ‘has a feeling’.
My parents came down for a visit last weekend and mum said that it would be convenient if I had her on the weekend as they would already be here. I joked that the baby would come on Monday just to be as inconvenient as possible!
It’s my birthday next Monday so I’m hoping the baby doesn’t come then, but otherwise she can come whenever she is ready. I don’t want to rush her, but I am also getting a bit impatient to meet her.
On the weekend I had the most intense exhaustion I’ve had in a long time, I even had a nap on our daybed and I am not a napper at all. I have a feeling that will change once the baby arrives!! I don’t know if it’s just not sleeping well (waking up constantly to roll over because of leg cramps doesn’t exactly make for a great nights sleep) or if it’s a sign that something has changed but I am just so, so tired right now!!
I still have some things I want to do around the house but nothing too major so it won’t be the end of the world if I end up too exhausted to do anything but rest this week. I think I have some Netflix and some books calling my name…
Craving: strawberry milkshakes! Made with fresh strawberries, none of this syrup nonsense.
Eating: a lot less at the moment. A combination of a reduced appetite and reduced stomach space I think!!
Drinking: trying to remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated. It’s actually a lot easier to drink lots of water when I’m at work because my drink bottle is always on my desk. When I’m wandering around the house cleaning and organising it’s harder to remind myself to drink!
Feeling: huge and uncomfortable. I definitely have that ‘pregnant lady waddle’ from having a head firmly wedged in my pelvis.
Dreaming: of going into labour. Or is that wishful thinking?
Loving: the last few weeks of feeling her little kicks and movements, knowing that soon I’ll probably be missing that feeling!
Over it: a fair assessment of how I’m feeling right now!!
Any tips for dealing with the last few weeks?
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