Less than a month to go. Two weeks and two days to be exact.
I don't remember feeling "sick of being pregnant" with Addie, but I would definitely be ok with not being pregnant anymore this time around.
Trying to carry around a toddler with this monstrosity of a belly isn't the easiest.
Baby girl has the hiccups on a regular basis.
Braxton Hicks are back in full force, especially on my walks. Oh, and my walks? Slow and pathetic!
Back pain is pretty constant and some intense rib pain as well. So, ya, an early baby would be awesome.
Sleeping is still a challenge, but I am getting stretches of about three hours at a time, which is better than what will be happening post-baby!
We painted, built, and made Addie's new bed, so the bedroom/clothing/closet reorganization project will begin this week!
All the baby clothes are washed and sorted.
I deep cleaned the bathroom and dusted, wiped, and sprayed every inch of our bedroom.
We've pre-registered at the hospital and paid our hospital bill for the birth. I printed out my birth plan.
The car seat and stroller are ready.
The bouncy chair and play mat are prepared. The bassinet only needs to be assembled.
There a handful of other tasks, not all baby related, that I'd really love to accomplish before her arrival, but I am taking it one day at a time!
We are so curious about what this little girl will look like! Dark haired and deep hazel eyes like her sister or more fair-haired and golden-eyed? I can't wait to see.
I also can't wait to see Addie's first reaction to her. She will love having a sister. She always tries to give the dog her toys, which doesn't really work out. Ha!
I am starting to think more and more about the actual birthing of this baby and I am a wee bit scared after all. I fully plan on getting an epidural, so I'm not sure why I am scared. I guess it is because I know. I am waiting for that first pain. I wish I could be all hardcore and do it naturally, but I am trying not to be hard on myself. There is a fad right now of going natural where people sorta make you feel cruddy about yourself if you get an epidural. Or, maybe I am just making myself feel cruddy.
I don't know.
All I know is that I don't want THIS to happen again. I don't want over 24 hours of labor and delerium. I would rather it be faster and smoother and perhaps I could even be cognizant enough to think about what is happening, to be excited about the baby arriving. I was so out of it during labor with Addie.
So, here's hoping everything goes smoother this time around and that I don't have this little nugget ON Christmas day!