That’s right! As of tomorrow, I’m officially 36 weeks! I am less than a month away from my due date. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
I’m ready for the day to be here, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about how much life is going to change from that day on. Of course, I know that I will be so in love with this child that I will completely consumed and forget all about how life was before. It will certainly be a big change though!
All things are set up in the nursery…minus that dresser I’m still working on. Hopefully, the husband will make that possible in the next week. We still need some art on the walls, but it’s just going to have to wait until some $$$ reappears in the bank account.
We have a shower this weekend, and it’s the last one. It unexpectedly had to change locations due to this crazy weather we’ve been having around here. For summer, it sure has rained a lot lately….so much so that the farm is like swamp land. Major bummer! That’s the way it goes though, and I know it will still be fabulous!
I’ve really got to start getting that bag packed and put the car seat in the car. From my appointment yesterday, he didn’t act like things were going to go down in the next week though. Everything checked out okay though. I’ve officially gained 20 pounds according to my very first weigh in. No swelling though! That’s been a major positive!
I’m just praying his little outfit comes in sometime soon. I ordered it from Etsy, so it would have his name on it. It will be the only thing we have with his first name on it, and I can’t wait to see it.
As for how I’ve been feeling, I seem to get this huge burst of energy late at night even though I’m tired. Then, when I do get to sleep, I’m getting up two or three times a night to use the bathroom. Luckily, going back to sleep isn’t too hard for me. I cleaned the house from top to bottom yesterday. By the end of the day, my legs and feet were killing me. Who knew carrying around this extra weight could be so daunting? I need a housekeeper….maybe one day!
So, that’s basically it! If any of you moms have any tips for the hospital or afterwards, pass them along.
I have one already and can tell you that I am excited for whenever the day comes that we'll have another, but I will tell you this piece of advice. You'll get a lot of advice when it comes to having a baby, but my guess is that you won't hear this one. When sweet boy comes into the world, this will literally be the only time in your life that he will be your only newborn. People say you will have no free time, but the truth is, all the time you do have is completely devoted to that one little blessing. Enjoy this greatly. Even sleep deprived, try to soak in each moment. Because when you have another one, you won't be able to focus on just one, you'll have to worry about the newborn and the older brother. So enjoy it as much as you can. You don't have to split your love between children just yet, it is all going to this one beautiful child that God gave to you. I wish I could go back and remember the little things. I wish I would have taken more pictures of him in that newborn stage. I wish I would have remembered each detail of our stay in the hospital. Videod my first moments with him. Eventually it all becomes like a dream, just a memory. Document on video and pictues as much as you possibly can. Don't let exhaustion get in the way of that. You and little boy will so love looking back at videos of the hospital, and when you first brought him home, and his first visitors at his house. I fully intend to document more when we have a 2nd one, but I know it will be harder because I will also have to focus on Carter and making sure he knows that we still love him and that he's not being "replaced" with another one. Which is why I say to do all this now with your first one while you can focus solely on him!ReplyDelete