Guys, I’m not sure what happened but this morning I woke up and am 9 months pregnant! These last few months are seriously FLYING by and I’m sure the next 4 +/- weeks will be just as quick. As of today I am officially up 19.2 lbs since losing 3 in the first trimester and still feeling pretty good. I have had some heartburn here and there but nothing too dramatic and really only one more swelling incident, but I have been getting tons of Braxton Hicks contractions and do get pretty uncomfortable sitting at a desk all day. My back is not a fan of the chair and would definitely prefer to sit/lay on a couch instead. Hopefully I can just start working from home soon! Also I pretty much only have 5 shirts left that currently fit me ha but buying more seems pointless so late in the game so I’ll make due.
In the last few weeks we have pretty much got everything ready for this little bambino! We washed all his newborn and 0-3 month clothes, blankets, sheets, towels, socks, hats, etc. etc. etc. OMG SO MUCH BABY STUFF ha. We also officially finished getting his nursery done and finally set up a mini portable crib in our bedroom which we are going to use for the first 6+ months.
(This actually makes me just a little sad because I LOVE his nursery so much and just want to sit in it alllll day. BUT I also want my baby in the safest place so if they say to keep him in my room then that’s where he’ll be.)
Lastly we have semi packed a bag for the hospital; that’s when you know shit’s getting real! I say semi- packed because obviously there are things I am going to bring that can’t really be packed away for the next month because I use them ha. Here is a list of everything I put in our bag:
- 2 black leggings
- 2 tank tops
- 1 athletic shorts
- 1 button up flannel
- 1 nursing sleep bra
- 1 sports bra
- 1 sweat pants
- 1 oversized t-shirt
- Undies ( just in case the mesh ones are too big)
- Fuzzy socks
- Button up sweater
- ID/Insurance cards
- 2 pillows
- Face cleanser
- Hair ties
- Hair brush
- Basketball shorts
- Button down shirt (for easy skin to skin time!)
- Bathing suit (In case I make him he wants to labor in the tub with me)
- 2 tshirts
- 1 pair of pants
- Phone charger
- 1 newborn outfit
- 1 0-3 mo outfit
- Receiving blanket for the ride home
- Car seat
There are a few things that I am intentionally not bringing. For starters, my breast pump. Some people recommended bringing your own in so you could try it out with the experts but at our hospital they only recommend pumping if there are complications with the baby and you will use the hospital grade pumps in that situation because they are stronger and help bring a bigger supply in. Also we won’t be bringing in the so called “birth plan.” Honestly I find it a little hard to plan for something I’ve never experienced before. Would I like to go natural? Yes. Have I ever been in any serious pain before in my life, let alone labor? No. So it’s hard for me to write a plan to stick to when I’m not sure what exactly I’ll want when the time comes. For me I think it is better to just keep everything open and go with the flow! Lastly, I won’t be bringing my own robe or gown to wear during labor. Basically my reasoning for this is that spending money on something that is going to get destroyed with blood and baby juices seemed wasteful. Ha. I’d much rather spend that money on my new post-baby wardrobe!
Now we’ve pretty much done all we can do to prepare for our little guy so it’s just a waiting game at this point. While I’ve been pretty relaxed about the whole birth experience, I am definitely more anxious about bringing him home for the first time! I mean, don’t get me wrong I am SURE this so called labor thing is going to be a serious BITCH but at this point there’s nothing I can really do about it. He’s got to come out one way or another so I feel like there’s no need to waste energy stressing over it. Parenting though, that’s an entirely different story ha. Chappy literally held his first baby this year so I think I have the right to be a little nervous but in reality I’m sure it will all come natural anyways. Though I did make Chappy take a few baby classes our hospital offered so he could feel a little more prepared.
Thank goodness that creepy baby doll didn’t scare him away. ha.
Here are my weekly photo updates from the last month: