Not a Christmas Baby

Well, we made it past Christmas and tonight’s full moon! I am grateful that we were able to enjoy the holiday with family and not be in the hospital. Plus, we would feel bad if our little man had to share his birthday with a major holiday. But, he is safely tucked away and seems to be happy  staying with me for a little while longer. 
That being said, I do sense he is getting ready to arrive. Yesterday I noticed my tummy was considerably lower, and I get a lot more Braxton Hicks (fake) contractions. It finally is getting hard to put on my own shoes and sit on the floor with Jacob. I get aches and pains I don’t remember having last time. I finally began nesting this past week and feel in a time crunch to get everything ready. Luckily we are 90% done with the essentials. There are still some things I  want to do. 

-I am still hoping to see Star Wars on the big screen!

-I want to get all the stuff in boxes in our garage sorted and put away (this includes all the bottles I have, ack)

-set up the baby swing and pack and play so Jacob is used to seeing them around. 

-get over this cold that started two days ago (thanks Jacob)

-spend some time with David

-just relax!

It is going to be hard doing all this with only 10 days or so to go, but I know with the help of my hubby and family I can knock a few things off my list. Until then, I get to just practice patience. 

See you soon!


37 weeks: Time is running out


Well, that snuck up on us. Here we are at 37 weeks now (as of yesterday) and it feels like we had all the time in the world not too long ago. Of course, things have been hectic since Halloween so that may have something to do with it.

With work on our house 99.9% done, we are focusing on getting things ready. Today, I had the fun task of raising Jacob’s old crib back up to the newborn height. A task that sounds easier than it actually was. We are gather supplies like diapers and such in preparation.

Val started her maternity leave, so now we’ll be able to coordinate things better.

Jacob seems to be getting excited. Sadly, he gave up his bedroom for the baby. It was just easier than moving the crib and everything baby related to a new room and figuring out a way for it to fit. We just moved Jacob’s bed. He likes his new room though because all of his toys are there. After all, it was his former playroom. He’ll get the bigger room back when he gets older.

The baby has turned and is now upside down, waiting for the day to exit Val and enter our lives. Val seems to think that the baby will come early. Like right after Christmas. Of course, that is just a feeling. We shall see.

We’re almost there.

Backwards baby

Sitting at just under 30 days left and we learned that our son is already expressing his independence by pointing in the wrong direction. I often feel a big lump on my upper right tummy, but we learned that it is likely his head. Yup, he is breech right now. 

The doctor said that he may still turn head down, but if he doesn’t that means my chances for avoiding another c-section are gone. It is hard not to be a little disappointed, but I will wait until the next appointment (and another ultrasound) to see if he flips. Until then, I am talking to him more, encouraging him to turn. Even if it isn’t working, at least I feel him moving lots and know he is almost ready to make a debut.