I still wake up and for that initial split second, I forgot that I am pregnant. Then I try to get out of bed. The months have slipped by and yet the weeks are dragging as I wait for this last month to conclude.
I’m taking it day by day. From one perspective, my body is ready, but there is no question that I need some time to tie up loose ends, since it’s a challenge now for me to do any one thing for a good length of time. Makes it hard to be productive on any given day.
We had the weekly OB visit this past Wednesday, and of course we discussed the possibly growth issue again as we initially did weeks ago. This time, I met with a different doctor who was not alarmed by the baby’s size. We’ll still move forward with the 38 week scan and see what happens. At that point the baby was in the 81st percentile for growth and she told me the real concern starts when you get into the 90s. I’m still hoping to avoid a caesarean birth, so I hope she’s right.
It kind of blows my mind to think that I’ll be a mother of two in a few weeks. It’s been bringing out all sorts of emotions, from excitement to fear and even guilt. How well will I be able to handle a toddler and a newborn? I’m lucky that Emma is such a helpful, loving girl. I don’t see her getting jealous of the new baby – she fawns over every baby we see and is full of curiosity. But you never know.
On the agenda this week is to start thinking about the hospital bag, finish putting away some of the baby’s washed clothes and complete the nursery. Please send some energy my way.
I hope everyone has a very Happy and Blessed Easter!
I can’t believe you’re nearly there! Where did time go?
Are you kidding – it is draggging on. I am SO READY.
ENJOY THE LAST FEW WEEKS!
Wish I could lol – I’m just really anxious at this point and suffering from all of those last weeks symptoms. Oh well it’ll be over soon!
Kathleen W. says
Those last weeks are the toughest, but I encourage you to soak up all that time with Emma while you can. The first months are hard to adjust to (mostly the sleeping), but kids are surprisingly resilient and adaptable. She’ll be a great big sis!
I’m def not looking forward to the zombie days but I’m ready to get him out of my belly already!
Glad to hear you are doing well! Happy Easter to you all, too!
Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier says
What? 36 weeks already?! Wow, time flies! I can’t wait to see pictures of the new little guy!
Having a toddler and a newborn will be an adjustment, but I’m sure that Emma will be the perfect little mama’s helper!
You are almost there mama, and you’ll be fab with 2! It helps that your toddler is helpful:)