I’m about 5 weeks away from my estimated due date, and that thought makes me nervous!! I don’t feel nearly ready for a baby. I do have all her clothes washed and put away, but I’m still working on diapers and I need to set up her cosleeper soon. I washed the cover for the infant carseat today, and I’m pleased that the mold came out – at least 95% of it. I need to decide if there’s anything I can do about the last little bit.
Lest you think I’ve been vigorously attacking these household chores, I have to assure you that I have slowed down considerably and my days consist of sitting on the couch, only getting up to meet Savannah’s needs and requests. By evening I am exhausted and I struggle to get comfortable in any position. Right now, laying down is most comfortable on my body, but it makes it difficult to do anything. I think Paul is getting worn out and frustrated because when he gets home from work I greet him with a list. :-) Just because I’m unable to do anything doesn’t mean I’m done nesting!
My weeks are busy with appointments. I am seeing my perinatologist every week for non-stress tests, which are about 20 minutes hooked up to the monitors while they check the baby’s heartrate and movement to make sure she is still healthy. My normal prenatal appointments are at a different office and were every 2-3 weeks but now every week. Unfortunately, I can’t do them the same day because I have to get childcare for the one but can bring her to the other, and I can’t ask a friend to watch Savannah for as ling as it would take to do two appointments.
I am also seeing my chiropractor about every week or two, and she has kept me in tip-top shape. My sciatica has only bothered me once and while I might be moving slow, I’m definitely not in pain.
Then there are miscellaneous events and playdates that fill our other days. I am exhausted and am avoiding anything outdoors. We’ve had a nice extended spring, but temps are reaching the 90s and above now. Thanks to the warm winter, the mosquitoes and other bugs are TERRIBLE. I had ambitious plans of water games and letting Savannah have fun outside, but it’s been so hard with all the bugs and wimpy me not wanting to be in the heat.
I didn’t mean to complain this post! I am just trying to keep chugging along. I’m feeling anxious about all the changes coming up, feeling unprepared. Wondering where I’m going to find the time and energy to finish things like putting a bunkbed in Savannah’s room. (We bought already from Ikea and Savannah is SO excited but Paul has just not had time to work on it!)
I should probably go to sleep since it’s quarter till 2am. We have a 10am appointment in the morning!