37 weeks pregnant – that means officially full term woohoo! But don’t worry, I’m not expecting baby boy to make his appearance anytime soon and I’m not in a hurry for him to. I know that the longer he is in there the better it is for him, and honestly our house still isn’t ready for his appearance. Even though I absolutely can not wait to get my hands on him and snuggle him. Okay, and smell him. And dress him in cute outfits. But mostly snuggle.
It’s also New Year’s Eve which happens to be when Tom and I met 8 (I think) years ago. So we are going to be crazy party animals tonight right? Or maybe we will just wear pajamas and watch Netflix and fall asleep before midnight. That sounds more likely.
I had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday that went well. Everything looked and sounded good which is always what we want to hear. The doctor actually seemed surprised that I don’t have any swelling going on and feel pretty good overall. I’m tired – really tired – and still having the worst insomnia (it’s not uncommon for me to look and see that it’s 4 or 5 am and I’m awake). But even my heartburn and back pain hasn’t been bad the last couple of weeks which is awesome. Right now my biggest goal is to not get another cold or sinus infection this pregnancy because they just don’t stop!
Clearly my belly has gotten BIG. I get a lot of “you must be past your due date” type of comments. My weight gain has been pretty much right on track so whereas I’m already thinking about how I’m going to get it off after the baby comes I’m not too concerned about it right now. Exercising has been hard for me though, mostly just because I lack the energy. I try to do an easy workout at least every other night that I can just do in my living room.
We’ve made a lot of progress on getting the kid rooms finished this week and I’m certain now that we will have them finished by the end of the weekend. I’m having a ton of anxiety though about several things. I’ve never left Maddie Grace overnight before. In fact the longest I’ve left her was about 12 hours when I was in a wedding. How in the world am I going to leave her to be in the hospital for 2 days? How will she react to that? Also I’m concerned about how she’s going to react to a baby brother – I was holding a baby yesterday and she flipped out and started screaming for me to hold her. Generally she likes babies though, but she does not like sharing me at all.
I hope you all have an amazing New Year’s! I don’t know exactly what we will be doing – maybe heading to Legoland, maybe a nice family lunch, but definitely pajamas, netflix and by midnight!