I'm either 35 or 36 weeks, depending on what you go by, but I'm measuring 35 weeks on the nose.
The pregnancy is actually going amazingly well. No water retention or swelling (still wearing my rings at 35 weeks!! W/ Robin i couldn't even wear shoes!). I stay up too late at night, but I am sleeping pretty well - I had a really bad week of back pain, but it's better now. I'm trying to nap daily still, but having a harder time falling asleep during the day. I still feel pretty mobile, but it's getting harder - squatting, bending and getting out of bed are getting tough. But I am so much more comfy than I was at this point last pregnancy, I don't think I can complain. The baby is head down and has taken to grinding that noggin into my cervix, which burns and stings and is no fun - but better than a foot on my cervix
Energy and patience, however, are quite low. I'm struggling to be a good mama - and not a crab to Robin. I really want to treasure these last few weeks of her "only childhood", not snip and snap all the time.
I think it's hard mostly b/c DH is commuting 5 days a week. It makes the days longer and harder, and I get more tired and less patient as the weeks go on. I'm not a good single mom, even if it's only part-time. I'm trying to be creative with DD, and also to cling to family time with DH ont he weekends - hard b/c he has family obligations one weekend day also so I only get him 1 day a week.
I've been trying to get into gear getting ready both for the birth and the baby. My diaper stash has been thinned and now I'm re-stocking, and I think I'm done buying dipes. I have one wrap carrier to get. I'm holding off on clothes until we find out gender - But I have all my gender neutral stuff strewn across the nursery floor, half-sorted. I need to get DD's room fully put together (curtains, shelves and pix hung) and re-organize the nursery. ANd I have to pick a location for delivery (water or land, and where in the house) and get the last few items for my birth kit. And I'd like to have our taxes finished before I go into labor - started that today!
Mentally and psychologically, I feel prepared for labor. But I don't know if I'm prepared to have a newborn. I want to start gathering herbs and homeopathics for post-birth recovery and for nursing, and stocking up food. I just get so caught up in the day-to-day stuff, I'm not working ahead, and I know if I don't get these things done and in order now, I'll really regret it!
Oh, and I want to sew a blanket for Robin and a quilt for Robin and the baby - almost finished with the blanket, but not even started on the other 2.