Let's see, where to begin...
Over and Out,
Just kidding. But yes, at this point our little gal seems to be as comfy as can be in there with no intention of making a debut any time soon.
As you might recall, last week I was super antsy. Now, with her due date just a week away that feeling has pretty much disappeared. Of course I wake up every morning wondering if that day will be the day, but I'm not near as restless as I was last week. Knowing that she'll be here within the next two weeks, even if she has to be evicted, helps calm that antsy feeling.
So what's been going on?
This week I've been quite productive. I think I've ran every single errand that could possible be ran. The house is spotless since I always have it in the back of my mind that today could be the day.
Oh, and last night while Ben studied at the kitchen table, I whipped up some extra freezer crockpot meals. Our small little freezer (I can't wait to get a deep freeze) was actually already pretty full, but after some evaluation I figured that I could squeeze some more in there.
I made the Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Potatoes recipe and the Cheesy Chicken and Rice recipe that The Busy Budgeting Mama shared this week. I also made a version of the broccoli one with some more veggies that were left over from other recipes, as well as prepare all of the vegetables for a yummy pot roast that I can't wait to cook.
I actually think we'll be eating better after the baby is here.
Speaking of food, any cravings?
Nothing out of the ordinary except for last night. I had laid down for a quick power nap around 5pm, with hopes of waking up 20 minutes later to go on a walk with Trudy. Well, I snoozed through my alarm and by the time I woke up at 6 it was already pitch black outside (silly winter). Anyway, all I could think of after I woke up was how much I wanted a quarter pounder with cheese and fries. I texted Ben and he said that he'd already passed McDonalds, would Sonic work? Normally I'd be like, yeah that's fine. But last night I only wanted a quarter pounder with cheese and fries. Nothing else would do. My heart was set on it.
And he delivered! Such a good hubby :o)
He gained bonus points today when he walked through the door, announced "Honey, I'm home" and proceeded to hand me this:
He sure does know how to make my heart swoon!
How's the sleep situation?
Well, once I fall asleep I am out. However, it's the falling asleep part that is the problem.
Lately I seem to be revisiting my nightowl days and when I finally do start to get sleepy she usually starts her dance party which wakes me right back up. And of course I have to hop (okay, more like grunt and slowly roll) out of bed every 15 minutes to pee a teaspoon.
So, I usually lay in bed playing games on my phone or catching up on the premiers of Downton Abbey (so good!) and the Bachelor (I'm already hooked).
I've also been busy doing some online window shopping. I've missed out on the colored jean trend this year and I can't wait to buy a few pairs. In fact, I've got my heart set on these right now. I'm pretty excited to have a full wardrobe again.
I've also been thoroughly enjoying all of the birth stories that are linking up over at Camp Patton. Although, I'd be lying if I said that a few didn't make me more than a little bit concerned about having to give birth in the living room. I may or may not have asked Ben if he remembered how to deliver a baby. Good news is, he feels confident that he could do it. Let's just hope we never have to find out though.
Speaking of deliver, any signs of labor?
Nope. I mean there are gross details that no one wants to hear about (mucus plugs anyone?), but no real contractions or anything like that. We did have some questionable Braxton Hicks contractions the other night, but they were inconsistent and went away in an hour or so.
So, I've just been busy walking as much as I can, which Trudy Rudy is all game for.
She's definitely enjoying her daily treks around the neighborhood. However, they don't seem to be doing much as I feel exactly the same as I did before I took them.
Funniest moment of the week?
By far this has to be the installation of the car seat. On Friday night Ben and I decided it was probably a good time to get it actually in the car. I had misplaced the manual so we were going soley off of the picture directions on the base. Ben managed to attach it with the seatbelt, but there were still a bunch of straps left over that we had no idea what to do with. The images provided were like reading hieroglyphics and were no help at all.
So, long story short: we failed. I believe Ben's exact quote about the situation was, "I can remove a gall bladder from a human being no problem, but I fail at installing a car seat."
So, I texted my good friend Ashlee and asked her if I could come over next day for a carseat tutorial. She and her husband Seth are the best and actually dropped by the next day when Ben was on call. Turns out there are two ways to install it...who knew, right? ;o)
Anyway, after that humbling little experience of being new parents we couldn't help but laugh at the thought of what is to come.
We thoroughly enjoyed the text that we got from the Gosselin bunch. They are definitely the poet laureates of the family. Anyway, we received this little eviction poem/song/cheer from them the other night:
E is for exit!
V is for vacate!
I is for immediately!
C is for come on!
T is for times up!
Our little gal definitely loves music, so maybe she'll respond if I keep singing this to her.
Do you feel ready?
Yup, the fridge is stocked. The hospital bag is ready to go. The blogs are written a few weeks out for the ranch. We had a wonderful date night to celebrate the end of the pregnancy and the beginning of this new chapter. Now it's just the waiting game.
I think 1-11 would be a cool birthday. Or 1-13-13. But any day will work ;o)
So, that is that. Will there be a 40 week update? Who knows!
I'll keep you posted though!
Over and Out,