I plan to begin pelvic tilts, squats, butterflys, and serious stretching next week. Im going to ask DH to reread The Birth Partner and start looking for a doula to hire. I need to make a few tweaks to my birth plan from last time (mainly to include csection requests if that winds up being something that happens. My OB is on board with making sure skin to skin still happens and all that, but I want to write it down). I want to review my Bradley Method binder to make sure there isnt anything Im forgetting about what I should be doing.
My nursery area is totally set up, save a few cloth diapers that I still need to get. All the clothes are washed and in the drawers ready for new baby. I have a few little things Id like to buy, but they will probably get coupled with some Christmas shopping trips.(HA! I mean times that I log into Amazon.com). Id like to get some soft wool and make a pad to go in our bed for the new baby to sleep warm.
Im going to plaster my belly at week 32 (I waited too late last time and DD came early and I never got to do it). I want to go ahead and get birth announcements picked out and ready to order (I just couldnt do it last time after baby was born, I was too preoccupied by nursing) Im going to make a list of food that I want to make and freeze on New Years Day. I am going to have a New Years Day party with my mom and a good friend where we cook a bunch of food and MIL watches DD so I can get a ton of food in my freezer for after the birth. This was also something I didnt get to last year because DD was early. And, I have to remember to get a pedicure. Feet are gross after you havent seen them for months.
AH....so many plans.
I'm feeling kind of stressed out, but its getting better. Im trying to use the last of my second trimester energy to get a bunch of stuff done around my house so that I can just focus on holidays and new baby for the next three months. Easy peasy, right?
Oh, and my complaints:
My hips hurt
I sleep like crap
Sciatica flares up about once a week
I have heartburn every.single.day- but the tea helps!
I have no appetite
Done! Oh yeah, Im gonna paint my belly like a big pumpkin!