I was thinking we could all randomly post our update blurbs here? Just put how many weeks you are, how you're feeling, and what has been going on whenever you feel like it. I have a hard time keeping track of everyone! :)
Here's my first update:
I'll be 36 weeks tomorrow. (TMI!!) I've been having crazy diarrhea all day with cramping. Hoping it's just my system acting up but it does make me wonder considering I've had the opposite problem this entire pregnancy. Thanks to Vendela I was able to figure out I have SPD. I found a lot of ways to keep it to a minimum and I am enjoying less pain now. I have to stay conscious of how I move though but it has allowed me to feel a lot less horrible at night. (MORE TMI) I freaked out a bit this morning when I had a gush of liquid come out when I had diarrhea. It didn't feel like I was peeing so my waters totally crossed my mind. Nothing really going on since aside from a backache though so I think I'm safe. Maybe baby's head finally let me pee, lol.
I've been stressing about money lately. Especially because DH won't get commission when he's on vacation after baby comes. I've been cutting our groceries back as tight as I can to try and save a few dollars here and there. I'm so thankful that everything is ready for Ben. I have a box of 1 and a box of 2 diapers. I can never remember how long they last and some people say boys use more since they will sometimes pee in the fresh one while changing them because of the cool air. My girls never used the 12/day everyone talks about. Maybe 6-7 a day on average in the beginning. I still feel good that we at least have SOME to start off with.
Got the car seat in the car and my girls are all accustomed to their new seating arrangements. My bag is packed except clothes. I only own a couple of things so I can't pack clothes in advance. I'll just shove them in on the way out the door. I don't leave home much aside from groceries and DD1's school anyway because of how expensive gas is. I'm too afraid I won't have enough to make it to the hospital otherwise.
I so wish I could worry less about money and really enjoy this time. It makes me kind of sad that I can't go crazy after finally getting my little boy but I'm also trying to keep my head up knowing that HE is the ultimate gift. Not what he wears, the gear he has, or how much we go out. I'm kind of looking forward to spending some time alone cuddling him. I know he will make my worries go away at least temporarily. I also look forward to being successful with breastfeeding. I really enjoyed that time with DD2 and I kind of miss it. It has it's ups and downs but it really gave me a chance to sit down quietly and enjoy staring at her big brown eyes. I'm also day dreaming about putting him in the Moby wrap. That was another thing I really loved. DD2 would snuggle into my boobs and pass out with her mouth open. I could hear her snoring while I shopped.
Can't wait for my appointment on Wed. I have to do the strep test but it's no biggie. Love that I'm in the weekly appointments now. Hate that DH can't come. He never missed appointments with the girls but he has missed all but a couple this time. His new company sucks. I've decided I'm going to let her to dilation checks. If I had normal labors I wouldn't but because they're so ridiculously fast after 4-5cm I want to have a little hint of what is going on. Things progressed the same with both my girls with dilation but the final stage got shorter by half the time. I know it might not be a good indicator but it has helped a lot in the past.
Time to go nest some more, lol.
Post your updates!!