Got the new crib bumper in so the nursery is totally finished -- well, except the curtains (which is no biggie since there are blinds up), but I am thinking if I have a long early labor then that'll be my project.
That and baking....but we'll see. Have to take some pix for some relatives and might post a few here -- it's turned out really sweet I think and it makes me happy just to go sit in it.
So all the To Do list is done except installing the carseat. WOOHOO!! And DH said he's gonna wash my car and fill it up and put the seat in this weekend. Love that man!
Garage door people are gonna come tomorrow morning early early at the buttcrack of dawn to put in our new garage door, which is gonna drive me CRAZY because it'll be white and it needs to be green to match the shutters. Yes, it will be lovely to have a working garage door again, but I honestly don't see myself having the energy to go to Home Depot to match paint (went to Hobby Lobby today and had to go sit in the bathroom for 30 minutes I was so damned tired).
...and even if I could, I certainly can't get out there and paint it, and DH is so frustrated at work right now I can't hound him to paint it...so it likely won't get done 'til after the bean arrives and it's just going to be painful to look at, really. It won't match at all. For weeks. *sigh*
Anyway. Been using my cast iron skillets and started taking TWO 25mg chelated iron caps daily (on top of my prenatal which has 29 mgs), and I've been eating more meat, etc. Was only taking one cap per day plus prenatal 'til I read in one of my books that anemic pg mamas are recommended ~100mg supplement daily. Thankfully the chelated isn't affecting my digestion.
Can't tell if it's affecting my energy level though. I'll think I'm feeling better and decide to go run errands, then I get out of the shower and have to go lie down for 45 minutes. It's incredibly frustrating. I can't imagine having to be on bedrest. Lord, I feel soooo bad for anyone who ever has to do that! Does it count if you have the nesting urge but not the energy?
So instead of vacuuming, I made a list of things to do when labor hits and put a puddle pad on *my* bed
in case my waters go late at night or something.
But other than having zero energy and my lower back hurting, I'm pretty good. Just waiting on the bean to plump up and figure out when she wants to come. We're in week 36 now so it's safe to go to the birthing center, so I'm fine with her arriving whenever she's ready.
I can't get over how close it is! I'm really excited.
Oh, but before I forget, for those of you Seattleites who are in Penny Simkin's class -- I'm pea green with envy. I adore her work.
Please know you are very lucky!