I’m so uncomfortable, and I can’t wait to wear pants with waistbands again…sigh.
Today’s doctor appointment includes an ultrasound, which I’m looking forward to. I like these weekly dr visits now; they’re very reassuring.
I have a few very busy weeks ahead, but I’m also sort of bored? That doesn’t sound like it makes a lot of sense, but I think I’m just bored of being pregnant? Like, can I just get to the fourth trimester already? I don’t actually want to DO much, at least not outside the house (is this nesting??), and most of the time when I’m home, I don’t want to do much either. We don’t have a nursery, so I don’t have to work on getting that ready. I don’t have a lot of baby clothes/stuff to wash or put away yet, nor any place to put them, so…
My sister and niece are coming tomorrow for several days to help prepare for our not-a-baby-shower on Saturday, and then my mom comes next week to help with “final preparations” I guess? She is leaving for a month-long Africa trip a few days before the due date so she won’t be around after the baby is born, but I’m grateful she’ll be here to help beforehand.
In my head I think I can prepare well enough in advance of baby so I don’t have to “worry” about anything but keeping him alive for a few weeks (which I’m sure will be a monumental task), so I’m making lists in my head of things I want to have done. But if I know anything about this life, it is that planning and preparation only get you so far; it’s more important to be flexible.
I need to get slowre to a point where all the new stuff is up for sale and I don’t have a lot more coming in, but I can’t seem to say no to new consignment items (they’re good!!), so that’s not going exactly as planned. And I want to do a lot of cooking (I mean baking mostly…chocolate zucchini bread, apple muffins, etc.) and freezing so I am sure to have the things I want to eat easily available, but that’s even more overwhelming.
So. I’m practicing flexibility, like I have been this entire pregnancy. When I’m tired, I sit. And even though it’s so hard for me, I can leave some things unfinished for a little bit while I rest. I totally did that this weekend, and the world didn’t collapse around me.
Five more weeks, give or take a week or so LOL