Anyone else extra happy that it’s the weekend? I think now that we are a couple of weeks into September it’s more like real life during the week and the weekends are becoming more precious. A lot of people tell us to enjoy the time just the two of us that we have left and we are… but you know what? Matt and I have had about 11 years just the two of us and I think we are ready to be three. All the time now Matt looks over at me and says, “You know what would be awesome? If there was a baby right here with us.” And no, this furiously kicking baby in my belly just doesn’t quite count. But mentally I really do think we are ready. In terms of logistics, we are pretty much there too. The necessary furniture is here, I have about a week’s worth of outfits, we have some diapers (what?!) and wipes, our car seat is officially secure (thanks to a free safety check) and we even went to a newborn CPR class this past week. On top of that I’ve started stocking the freezer with a few healthy snacks and meals that will be perfect for when cooking is my last priority. If you have any favorite recipes I need to try for this, definitely let me know.
The biggest baby update I have is from my 36-week appointment. It turns out that while the baby was head down about a month ago, he decided that his current favorite cozy position is sideways. Basically his head hits my left side, his butt sticks out mid-belly (like really sticks out when he is moving), and one of his feet loves to get stuck on my upper right ribs. Oh, and somehow he manages to use my bladder as a punching bag. This boy sure knows how to stretch out! Anyway, the current plan is to go in on Friday for a version. In the mean time, I’ve been trying some recommended yoga moves and an ice pack / heading pad trick every night (the theory is that the baby will move towards the warmth). When I do this he usually kicks like crazy but in place so who knows if anything will work. Honestly, though, as long as this boy is healthy, that is really all that matters. If he doesn’t want to move at all, we will likely schedule a c-section. At least at that point I’ll know what’s going on. I’m so bad at all of the uncertainty. That’s definitely the hardest part for me mentally. For someone who plans out everything, the mystery of when the baby comes (and then when there will be a bris, etc.) drives me a little crazy. Did you or anyone you know have any experience with the transverse lie issue?
Now for this week’s updates:
Most popular recipe/blog post: Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream (no machine required)
Five favorite things I pinned all week:
I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!