Hey everyone! 32 weeks yesterday, which is crazy.
I hear everyone on being relaxed about birth. It could just be that I have no idea what I'm getting into, but I feel really prepared. I plan on reading the Dr. Sears birth book once our Bradley classes end, but not doing much else to prepare other than setting up a birth plan and hospital bag.
Speaking of Bradley classes, this week is our last week of Bradley classes. Woot! I really liked the people, but I'm just not sold on the instructor. Either way, it was worth the money and I feel more prepared than I would have otherwise. I'm also a "what if" kind of person, so if I hadn't done the class I would be a wreck thinking of all the things I could have learned but didn't.
We had our "young person" shower (as my parents put it) this weekend, which was a BBQ/Beer/Baby shower that involved squirting diapers with super soakers and (everyone else) drinking lots of beer. It was a great time, but people stayed until midnight (it started at 4). Usually I'm a late night partier, but I had a cold and while I hate to admit it, watching everyone else drink beer is not that fun. I was exhausted when it was all over. And I'm still cleaning up the aftermath. But it was great to get all our friends together one last time before everything changes and we got some really beautiful and thoughtful gifts (bamboo swaddles! And baby slings! And diaper bags!). My friend who threw the shower for us wrote us a song for the Fetus and it was the sweetest most beautiful thing anyone has ever done for me.
DH finished the last of our crazy home improvement projects this weekend too and we have a painter coming in to finish the final touches on the study, so if I can get DH to finally put his tools away in the garage, I'll have my house back! It feels really good to look around and know that the house is pretty much ready. Of course, we don't even have a crib or diapers yet, so I guess we still have some work to do.
Finally, I'm so jealous of everyone's plantings! I'm thinking of just putting in some herbs in the one empty raised bed we have left. Our strawberries came up great and the squirrels got all of them. DH was so mad. I also planted two little cherry tomato plants on either side of our front door, so hopefully we'll get some good ones from there. Other than that, we hired a friend of DH's do clean up the garden and mulch and now that it is 90 degrees today, I cannot say I feel at all bad about not doing it myself. So we won't be getting many veggies from the garden this year, but I'm ok with that.