I’m officially thirty-five weeks and I’m just realizing how fast this pregnancy is going! Carter was born at 38 weeks so if this baby follows suite I could be a momma of two in three weeks!?! Wow! Of course I don’t want this little one to be tiny like Carter so we’ll keep shooting for 40 weeks ;). Since the back pain is gone I feel like this pregnancy isn’t so tough anymore. I also decided that I am a pansy when it comes to pain and discomfort, but most people already know that about me.
On Monday I went to the doctors and it was a quick visit as usual. I gained a pound and my blood pressure was normal. I was measuring at 34 weeks, which the Dr. said was fine and the babies heartbeat was normal. He also said I was in the home stretch and if I went into labor now they wouldn’t try to stop it! Whaaat?!? He said that they didn’t want to encourage labor yet, but still, it was encouraging to know that if I went into labor at this point it would be okay.
Carter was such a doll on Monday too. Our appointment was later in the day than normal, so the wait was a little longer, but he was a happy camper the whole time! He was even happy while we waited in line at the post office, did some Christmas shopping at Target, annnd some grocery shopping at Walmart! I couldn’t be prouder of my little “big boy”!
It’s still a little weird getting use to the whole idea that I’m going to have another baby. I haven’t really done anything to prepare yet. All Carters old baby clothes are still packed away in his closet. I don’t know whats where or even where I’m gonna put everything. I’m putting off putting up the crib because I know its gonna take up a lot of space and lets be honest… I love my space. I’m avoiding all the clutter that is gonna come with bringing out all the baby stuff… and we have a lot of baby stuff.
Mostly though I feel like if I start preparing that the baby is gonna come sooner. I don’t want that. This whole pregnancy I’ve been super paranoid that every weird side-effect meant I was going to go into preterm labor. I’m so paranoid the I’ve had the doctors check me twice for the protein that is present for pre-term labor. I also went in once because I thought my water broke. All false alarms no worries and the dr. was always very understanding about it.
I guess I’ll eventually wrap my mind around this whole baby thing… but probably not in the near future… maybe once I’m in labor it’ll hit me… lol But for now I think I’ll just enjoy the few weeks I have left of just me and my little “big boy”; who is acting more and more like a toddler and less and less like a baby every day…