So this past month has been devoted to marking things off of our “baby to do” list. I’m such a planner and I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed with all there is to do before the baby comes, so I was happy to finally check some things off of our list. One of the things we checked off was starting the nursery! We only had to paint one wall, but for some reason once we did it, it was a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders! The baby’s crib and bedding are all put together now and so is her dresser. Things are coming together and not only does it make me less stressed, but it makes me even more excited for our little girl to be here!
We’ve also signed up for a few baby classes to take before the baby gets here. Among them are a birthing class, a sleep strategy class and a baby care basics class.
One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is how crazy those first few days at home will be with our little girl. I remember when my husband and I first got married, we’d look at each other those first few weeks and talk about how crazy it was that we were actually married. I think the same exact thing will happen x1000 once we have a baby. I’ve totally read up on the things that happen during pregnancy, but haven’t done much reading about what to do once the baby gets here. Does anyone else think it’s weird that after a couple of days in the hospital, they just let you go with a human being that you’re in charge of? It’s so crazy to think about!
I’m now in that wonderful, uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. I’m not overly huge, but since I am a petite person, the 30 pounds I’ve gained (which are pretty much all in my belly) is starting to take it’s toll on my body. My back kills me every night I come home from work and the little one has started to burrow into my ribs. That’s probably the most uncomfortable part because every once in a while I’ll get a swift kick or punch to my rib cage.
Another thing pregnancy has done to me —- it’s given me carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand! Apparently this is pretty common in pregnant women and should go away 4-6 weeks after delivery, but it has been so painful lately. I sleep with a wrist brace now though which helps a bit throughout the night.
Now that the baby has gotten bigger and her house has gotten a little cramped, I can see her moving around in there. Talk about a crazy sight! She pretty much puts on a show every night, so my husband and I just sit on the couch and watch my belly wave around.
We were so blessed to have two baby showers for our girl. Honestly, it brings tears to my eyes how loving and generous our friends and family are. We have been showered with so many heartfelt gifts and are completely blown away by how many people already love our little one as much as we do!
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