I haven't been on here in a while because I have been so busy. Just finished up my last semester of school so now I finally feel free to really start planning and preparing for this baby! I'm just now 28 weeks (due date got moved to April 3 but feel like he will come in March still - my girl came at 39w last time) but I am HUGE! I basically look like I did at 35w last time already and have gained the same amount of weight already as i did totaly last time. not too happy about that, especially because baby keeps measuring 2-3 weeks behind. very discouraging and not looking forward to seeing how big I will get over the next few months. I am already more uncomfortable and less active due to being tired and huge already.
Some days I feel like "eh, I got this! we don't need to have much or do much else before he comes" and then some days I freak out about everything still on my list and the fact that we'll be moving right after he's born. I don't have much or anything really to buy because we saved stuff from last time and have traded all girly stuff for boy stuff with my SIL who just had a girl (last week!). I have only gone through clothes so far. so I really need to:
go through my DD toys and downsize
stock the diaper bag
clean all the baby gear we have been storing
get out all of the tiny baby towels, wash cloths, burp rags, etc that we haven't used since my DD
set up the diaper changing stations (upstairs and downstairs)
get my birth kit
make plans for whose coming to watch my DD for the home birth ( I don't really want anyone else there but understand I'll need at least one other person present)
make freezer meals
stock up on quick meals and snacks
pack and plan to move -
replace carpet in the house
fix anything (we're moving back to our hometown into the house we own there that we have been renting out)
oh and I've been applying for jobs there and traveling 3 hours one way for interviews. sheesh. a lot going on so when i start thinking about every thing like this I get a little overwhelmed.
health wise I have been feeling fine besides feeling huge and having some back pain. I have been seeing the chiro regularly so that's helping.