I'm 38 weeks and 4 days but I fully expect to go at least another week. I am now officially done with work until next year, so that's pretty exciting. Now I can focus on all the, um, other stuff that needs doing. I made some swaddling blankets and my birth stool. I guess I just need to do more laundry and cook for the freezer and I'll be good. Maybe finish building a toybox and I think the bed would be much nicer with a new shelf/headboard (we recently moved to two mattresses on the floor. Two pregnant women in one bed requires a number of pillows. Then a newborn will take the place of some pillows, and it's amazing how much space such a tiny person can take up. What else? I guess I just have to keep drinking and maybe find something tasty from the kids Halloween candy. Really smart being pregnant over Halloween.
I had thought about going wheat and dairy free before the birth, but I don't think I can do it. One kid had a problem with wheat, the other with dairy. Since they have different donors, this one could be totally fine, but all the wheat free/dairy stuff I used to eat were fresher things that don't freeze so well, so I'm sure if we have a fussy baby I will start cooking again. I suppose I will get some split lentils and make some sambar/daal/stew just in case I need something fast.
Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry to hear about all the family drama. I hope you each find the light at the end of your tunnel. And maybe a baby will find the light soon too? I am surely awaiting news of a new baby round here.