Weeks/Days along: 30 weekish
Appointments: MW on Thursday...moving into the every 2 week appt as of this week, which is kind of annoying because I have to schlep my toddler into the city with me. Luckily, most people are pretty nice about helping out with the stroller on the subway stairs.
Symptoms: Chewing a few tums before bed has helped with the nighttime heartburn. Mostly just feeling lazy and decidedly un-nesty. Wondering if that's going to kick in at some point...I want to be nesty! I want to want to clean and organize, but mostly all I want to do right now is nap. It's also kind of hard to nest because there's not really that much to do to prepare. We have all the baby clothes from my son, they'll share a room eventually so nothing to decorate, and the few things we no longer have (swing/bouncy chair, baby bath tub etc) are being passed back down to us by some friends.
Food: If you'll fix it, I'll probably eat it. I'm not picky, just lazy! I was so bummed a few days ago. I bought some kind of fancy pricey ice cream, only to get home and realize that wasn't actually ice cream, but coconut creme (a vegan "ice cream"). It's not that it isn't good—it's quite tasty—but it's got as much fat/calories as proper ice cream but lacks that decadent mouth feel that I was craving. BOOOO! Never get in between a pregnant lady and her cravings.
Exercise: The weather is very warm this week in the NE (hurray!), so trying to get my son out as much as I can for walks and playground time. Does us both a lot of good!
Body changes and other milestones: Um, so I think I need to buy special underwear, the kind for things like vulvar variscosities. I'm not sure if I actually have a varicose vein there or not, but it is throbbing and the pressure is unreal when I'm upright for more than a few minutes. Hoping my insurance will cover it because they're like $70 a pair!
Thoughts: I finally found a babysitter to watch my son every Friday from 9:30-3:30. I can't even tell you how excited I am to have some time to myself for the next 8-10 weeks before the new baby arrives. I can finally start taking a prenatal yoga class, run errands, and just create some mental space for myself before the chaos of two little ones starts in earnest!
Janellody - I love buying baby carriers 2nd hand (although my rather extensive collection makes my husband sigh every time he opens the hall closet and they all fall out on him, haha). I was able to experiment with so many different types that way. YouTube is a great resource for how-to videos, esp for moby-type wraps and ring sling holds. I also second Cristeen's suggestion to read through the MDC babywearing forum. I know when I was pregnant with my first, that forum was a great resource of information and I learned so much!
Oh and also, I got a really good laugh a few days ago. My husband and I were talking about the public schools we're zoned for in this apartment and how they're not so great. My husband, in all seriousness, proposed starting to look for a new apartment this year "before the rents go up again". To move when our lease is up...on May 31st. I'm due May 28th.