Ahh, yes, the nesting. It has begun. Ask CJ and he'll give you the most annoyed, sarcastic grin, and mutter swear words under his breath about me. I can't control it. I have no feelings of "we're done" about anything baby-related yet. Twenty some odd days left and the crib mattress has no cover, the sheets and crib skirt are in a pile, the changing pad is unopened, and we have shit piled everywhere STILL, not put away. It drives me bonkers. Ugggg. I know it won't matter in the long run (I KNOW THIS!) but it doesn't help my mind feeling "undone". We still need to install the car seat, and have the fire department (literally next door) check it out, I still have to actually PACK that suitcase that sits there with the pile of stuff on my dresser. I have crap on the vanity in my bathroom, ready to be dumped into a bag in 2 seconds time, if need be. Yes, I had a mini-breakdown on Monday night - which obviously perplexed CJ. But I was sore - my back, my feet, my cankles. All sore and swollen and tired. So tired. But not done. Not even close. Oh well, at least the fur kids had a bath *finally* and are soft and clean.
We were blessed with our fourth and final baby shower today at CJ's work - they had a potluck/baby shower for us. It was so sweet and we got even more wonderful baby things we needed - but my favorite is the "Womb Bear" - so soft and it sounds JUST LIKE the womb. We should know, we listened to Keifer inside there quite a bit before we sent back the fetal doppler. I hope it helps her out once she's arrived. Books are not quite the same preparation as the new bug will be once she is actually HERE to experiment with. LOL.
I had my 37 week OB check up this AM with Addie- the nurse practitioner. She gave me her top 3 picks for a Pediatrician at our clinic, and suggested that "maybe" the itchy feet I've been experiencing MIGHT be because of my Gallbladder gone wacky - so she is having my blood checked. I'm still at about a 1 centimeter dilation, and she guessed (painfully feeling, OUCH), about 50-75% effaced. Whoot - C'mon, Keifer, keep Mama effacing! LOL. I'm ready to meet you! I've been having menstrual like cramps off and on for the last few nights, but nothing that tells me "yes, this is a labor cramp".
Babycenter.com tells me: Congratulations! Your pregnancy is now considered full term — meaning your baby is developmentally ready to handle life outside the womb. (Babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and those born after 42 weeks are post-term.) Your baby probably weighs a little over 6 pounds at this point and measures between 19 and 20 inches, head to heel.Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children are born blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.