the countdown is really on and nesting is in full swing, haha! this week hubby is heading off on a business trip and i have so many lists of things to do to organize while he is gone. before he leaves, he's going to bring up all the baby stuff for me from the basement so i can start washing baby clothes and diapers and such. as soon as i knew he was going away, the list making began and i'm feeling excited to be getting the baby things out again. it's really happening!
baby no. 2 has been extremely active this week. a couple of nights ago, hubby and i were relaxing on the couch and the baby kicked me so hard right near my ribs that i yelped out loud! we've been on the go a lot this week, in addition to having a teething toddler who's not sure he wants to sleep at night, so i'm feeling quite tired, but somehow i manage to muster up the energy to keep up with my little man ;)
i had my 34 week appointment this week and thankfully everything is still as normal as can be :) my blood pressure is great and no other signs of anything significant happening, i.e. preeclampsia rearing its ugly head again. i'm starting to wonder about what it will be like to go into labor. with being induced with ian, i missed out on the moment of realization of "this is it". i was already so exhausted from waiting for the induction and then once they broke my water everything happened so fast, i'm kind of worried about it just happening randomly. what if my water breaks while ian and i are running errands at target, or what if they have to send me to the hospital from an appointment when i have him with me, or god forbid baby decides to come early while one's hubby is out of the country? haha! oh well, i guess that's the joy of the unknown when it comes to having a baby. exciting, but nervewracking!
dear little one,
you are getting big and strong in there, my love. what a surprise you gave mummy earlier this week with those super strong kicks! ian has felt you a couple of times, most often when we are snuggled reading stories. sometimes he doesn't seem bothered and other times he looks at my tummy as if to say, "what was that?". i've tried explaining to him that you are just trying to say hello, but i don't think he quite understands yet haha!
i promise i'm starting to get things organized for your arrival. we haven't done much so far, but hopefully by this time next week, things will be a little more in order :) i can't wait to see you wearing the tiny baby clothes again and playing with the toys we had for ian. i know he will be delighted to share them with you!
well my just about five pound baby, it is getting late and while i'm enjoying thinking about you and all the fun times to come, i should probably get some rest. even if your brother's teeth don't bother him tonight while he sleeps, he doesn't yet understand the concept of sleeping in. i doubt you will for a while either...those days are long gone :)
you are much loved, little one. stay safe!