June 30, 2011

5 Days! (And My Big Fancy Butt)

Holy moly, I'm due in less than a week!  Still kind of hard to believe, though my body certainly knows it.  I'm a waddling, achy, heartburnin' lady-in-waiting.  Plus I'm panicking that within a week I'll have a newborn in the house, all while minding an emotional 3 year old.  Soren must know what's up; his mood swings have been epic around here, though he does talk about the baby frequently, and in good terms.

He's also constantly talking about my butt, my "big fancy butt" that is.  Not sure where that came from, but depending on MY mood, it's either hilarious or irritating, lol.  His butt obsession often progresses into a conversation about how when he grows up, he wants to have a big butt like mine.  Aim higher, kiddo, aim higher!

I'm biding my time with stocking up the fridge and pantry, visiting an old friend, and just tidying things around the house and keeping up with laundry.  And sleeping and relaxing too. I don't feel an urge to do weird stuff like organize the medicine cabinet or paint the ceiling fan, so maybe this baby isn't coming so soon after all.  Though I am 1cm and 60% effaced, according to the doctor yesterday.  And occasional, painless contractions where my stomach is really tight and it's hard to take a deep breath.

Thankfully, the nursery is finished, diapers are ready to go, and my bag is half-packed.  We're hoping to enjoy the weekend, just hanging around locally and maybe grilling something.  I also want to take some photos, documenting the last days of pregnancy.

Any recommendations for enjoying these last few days (or hours?).

10 comments:

  1. I just had my daughter on 6/16 - she was two and a half weeks early. My advice is to take moments during the day with your 3 yr. old and kind of pause and take everything in. You'll be bombarded with emotions when you come home from the hospital with the new baby and these last few days just the two of you are so precious. Enjoy it!

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  2. Yay!! Hmm enjoy the last few days of Soren being the only child in the house :) Really sop him up with a biscuit :)

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  3. All the advice I can offer is just sit back, try to relax, and enjoy these last few days of peace for yourself :)

    Sending lots of love and luck your way!

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  4. Soren cracks me up!! You better give him extra lovin' these next few days, and maybe a few talks about what it will be like when the baby comes. And how he will be such a special big brother very soon!

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  5. Thanks for all the tree ideas. You sound ready for the baby.

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  6. So excited for you! My advice is to give Soren the a little extra special mommy time. He's going to be over the moon thrilled with his new sibling, but I know it was hard for my son when Pea was born.

    Hugs mama!

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  7. Just RELAX because once baby comes you won't be able to relax for a loooong time. LOL!

    Get your rest, and baby will be here soon...so exciting!!!

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  8. Cuddle with Soren a lot (read some extra books) and SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP.

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  9. I also need to say that I'm pretty disappointed there's no photo of the big fancy butt. There needs to be some truth in advertising on these blogs... ;)

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  10. Big fancy butt...LOLOLOL!!!

    I hate to tell poor S, but unless he has a girly shape, he may miss out on that! ;)

    But, email me when you're ready, and I have a great workout recommendation if you need it for after baby...although, I doubt you will. ;)

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