Baby's Size: Baby weighs approximately 5 pounds.
Sleep: Between waking up to use the bathroom once a night and baby waking me up with his nighttime gymnastics routine, I'm not sleeping very well anymore. I've been needing more naps too just so I can function. Really makes it hard to get anything productive done!
Best Moments This Week: Finding out that my best friend gave birth to her third baby boy on July 30th! Congratulations, Lisa!!
Miss Anything?: Being able to move. It's uncomfortable to move, bend, stand, sit, lay, etc.
Movement?: Yes, but he's running out of room so the movements have slowed down a little.
Food Cravings: Omelets, spaghettios.
Things That Make Me Queasy: Just normal stuff right now.
Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions (some of which are pretty painful), cramping in the stomach and back almost every day.
Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue, exhaustion, crazy hormones, etc...I'm sure it's a joy to be around me right now. In the last few days, I've been in the bathroom practically every hour so either the baby has had a growth spurt or he's dropped a little, putting more pressure on my bladder.
Mood Most Of The Time: Stressed.
Looking Forward To: Seriously getting ready for the baby. Now that I'm down to the last month, I realized how unprepared I am. I made a list of things to do before baby comes:
- Get cradle from in-laws and put together
Pick up the dresser from my parents' house Pick up the baby clothes from my sister's house and drop off the boxes of clothes that Princess and Little Man have outgrown Make at least 6 freezer meals (lasagna, meatloaf, meatballs, etc) and stock up on groceries.In the freezer update: 2 pans of lasagna, 1 pan of deep dish pizza casserole, 2 pounds of pre-cooked hamburger meat/pork sausage, 4 doz. cookie dough balls, 24 muffin sized meatloafs, 1 chicken pot pie Organize freezers (we have a regular one and a chest freezer) Pick out a baby book(I ended up getting this calendar) Pack my hospital bag, the diaper bag, and the kids' overnight bag Get the newborn essentials: a few packs of diapers, pacifiers, etc Rearrange kids' room so the new dresser fits Rearrange car seats in the van and install infant carseat
Unpack baby clothes and gear. Wash and sanitize baby bottles and pacifiers