37 week update

We had a bit of a screw up with our 37 week appointment this afternoon. Apparently my appointment was scheduled for 1:45, but we thought it was at 2:15. So, we missed my doctor because she got called over to deliver a baby. {And then Bryan said, “that could be us!} So I saw a midwife instead. She was nice and I was thankful to get in, but I was hoping to ask MY doctor some questions. Last week she told me that I’d find out the plan for December 20 at this appointment. It feels a little unnerving to have not seen her today, but we’ll deal with it.

I scheduled my next appointment {my LAST OB appointment!} for next week. Only she’s not available on Thursday, so I’ll see her on Friday. I’ve only seen her on Thursdays this whole pregnancy. It was like that with Maximus too. He was due on a Thursday. At my 38 week appointment she was going on vacation so I had to schedule with a midwife for Friday. I went into labor on Thursday. So, see ya next Friday doc? Or maybe we’ll come in earlier! ๐Ÿ™‚

Or at least that’s how I feel since my complaint this week is focused around contractions. Every night. Not a big deal, but they are slowly starting to get a little more intense. As I learned at my appointment today, they are more intense the second time around. And more common at night. That makes me feel a little better. So far I’ve been a little anxious because I don’t have any experience with contractions that don’t lead to labor. With Maximus, I had contractions that I couldn’t feel. Then one night I had some that I could barely feel. I woke up the next day and they were a little more real and he was born that night. So! Contractions that I can really feel {like while I’m typing this sentence} make me wonder if I’m going to have a baby in the next 24 hours.

I’m trying not to be an anxious mess, but there are a lot of what-ifs. So, I packed my hospital bag tonight and finished up any of the baby laundry so I can pack the diaper bag. The pack ‘n play is set up in our bedroom, waiting for a little guy to sleep in. The car seat is waiting on the final inserts to dry so it can go into my car. Uh, I think that means we’re ready. I made sure to wash Maximus’ laundry so we don’t have to worry about him having clean clothes. I finished up some of the organizing I had started last weekend. Now I just need to clean both bathrooms and I’ll feel like my house is ready for me to leave. The only two things left on the list are to decide between option 1 and 2 for middle names and tomorrow I’m getting a manicure and pedicure. Then I’ve done all the things I wanted to do. {Maybe start wrapping Christmas presents…}

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Keeping busy, also known as nesting

The Leger house has been pretty busy lately. Preparing for little brother and taking care of the normal household duties leaves little time left for “fun” things like writing. In the past couple of weeks Bryan has painted the nursery, put the crib together, painted the boys’ bathroom, we’ve bought new living room furniture, and Bryan has built towel racks for the boys’ bathroom. Ok, so it sounds more like he’s been busy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t help it that he’s the painter or the builder in the house, but I was very involved in picking out the couches and end tables.

Bryan and I both hit the nesting phase. Not surprisingly, we’re both going different directions. He’s spent the week taking loads to Goodwill and the dump. He’s gotten rid of old couches, a ping pong table, A LOT of electronics, and some clothes. His way of nesting is to rid the basement of clutter and get it organized so he can start finishing it. My way of nesting is to get all of those “things” done around the main part of the house, like painting, a toy storage compartment for the living room, new dining room table, and mud room organization systems.

The nursery is still missing some vital pieces. Our dresser just came in, but the changing table is on backorder and no one knows when it’ll arrive. It’s no big deal because we have a changing table in Maximus’ room, but both of them are dual purpose changing tables and storage so I’d like to be able to put things in it. I haven’t decide what decorations I’m going to do in the nursery, but that’s kind of my style. With five weeks to go, I need to pull the trigger and start buying things like a lamp, diaper caddy, elephant wall art, and maybe some window treatments.

Our living room isn’t finished yet. We’re picking out a storage ottoman, a couple of chairs, and an end table. We’ve really changed the layout of our living room and I’m excited about the change so far, but can’t wait to see the end result! I have an image in my mind and it wasn’t something that I’d ever considered in MY living room so I’m excited to have that become our house. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you bought new furniture and been surprised by how different they are from the floor models? This sectional was SUPER soft at the store, but is very firm in the new model. I can’t imagine the number of people who had to sit on the floor model in order to make it that different than the new. While it’s vastly different, I love it. Bryan is getting used to it and deciding if he likes it or not. {I’m afraid for him to not like it. It took us sooo long to pick this out!} One of my favorite aspects is that I don’t have to haul myself out of the couch! Being almost 9 months pregnant makes it hard to get around. Getting off a couch can be the most annoying thing and I love that I can just pop right up. And, there’s so much room that we’re all able to snuggle together.

Of course, waiting for over five years makes me even happier to have something new now. The waiting and saving was worth it when we walked in, paid for it in full, and walked out. There are some months that I get frustrated that we are choosing to put most of our paycheck into savings and I’d rather buy some “fun” things. Instead, I’m sitting on my new couch and fully enjoying the benefits of not having a financial attachment to it. I guess the saving and budgeting is worth it!

Next up, a new kitchen table! I haven’t been waiting five years for that, but we’re both ready to get something new and finish out our living room / dining room make-over. Do you think I’ll be so lucky to pick something that is in stock again? I was spoiled on the two week delivery wait for the sectional.

What is it about having a baby that makes a woman get antsy about doing EVERYTHING?! Here’s to a productive five weeks, because after that it’s going to be a while before I get anything together, including housework. ๐Ÿ™‚