I'm trying to keep myself occupied as I'm 38 weeks and have been feeling "early vibes" this whole pregnancy, but don't think it will be *too* soon. I just finished crocheting a toddler blanket for my son. That I started less than a week ago! It's like I've been on this crocheting rampage. I guess there's worse ways to spend my time! I'm also obsessed with getting stupid little things done around the house. Like reorganizing the living room so the tree we put up for the holidays will fit and be toddler safe. I guess it's my way of nesting now since I already did all my baby stuff organizing and cleaning weeks ago
But seriously, all this crocheting has my hand cramped and I am going to run out of things to organize in the house. Give me some ideas on how to keep busy in the last stretch before baby comes!
I guess the upside to all this activity is that I'm not doing any counting down yet - at least not until my due date. Then all bets are off.
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I'm also still planning on sewing a (super easy) baby quilt, family xmas stockings, and a tiny faux fur hoodie vest. Hahaha! We will see how far I get with that, but hopefully it keeps me busy.
I just want to get through the next week or so (my buying club pick-up is tomorrow, our housecleaner is coming on Tuesday, we're still waiting for the birthtub, and my midwife out of town most of next week) and then anytime after that is fine with me.
I had a huge to-do list that I've been slowly whittling down. The problem now is that the few things left on it are things I need/want to do after DS goes to bed (wrapping Xmas presents and reorganizing some photo albums) but now I'm so tired when I lay down with him at night that I end up just staying there! Mostly I guess I'm just trying to get a meal on the table every night and hanging out with DS.
and now that im feeling betterish im enjoying being outside in the autumny weather.. though today is very rainy.. its going to be a baking/knitting day i think.
I've been cleaning, cleaning & cleaning, but somehow I keep stretching the "necessities" - this morning I'm obsessing about painting the bedrooms.
Holiday stuff has been a good distraction. I know I need to have almost all of it done before baby comes, so that's a good thing.
But now with this itchy crotch, I feel like I can't even try to get labor going.
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Because we had big, important events today AND I was showing "maybe" pre-labor signs, we started worrying about what we'd change/drop/need to do if baby were coming, and my whole focus changed to, "Can we make it past X, Y, and Z?" rather than, "Baby might come in a week or two but we've got lots to do before then!"
So I need to focus on distraction... Like, tomorrow is church which should be nice and there should be plenty of people to talk to about when baby *might* come. (Though I never let on anything potentially exciting - just that "probably in the next 1-2 weeks" is a likely case!) Then we'll probably go to lunch with family/friends as always and THEN we're planning to go out to a local farm for fall festivities. We like to go every year especially when it's cool and the weather is gorgeous right now! I already bought tickets so I want to use them before baby comes.
Monday is our monthly babywearing meeting, and Monday night some moms from one of our homeschooling groups are going out to paint pottery. I figured that would be a nice outing before the baby comes, too.
Tuesday my midwife comes!
Wednesday I see my chiro again, which should maybe help push things along.
If I'm up to it on Thursday, we'll go on a field trip with the homeschool group to a museum we've never been to. I'm sure the kids will love it.
Friday I intend to go into labor and give birth sometime on Saturday.
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
Today was a good day for distraction. We went to lunch, took ds to a birthday party, hair cut for dd, and finished up some Christmas shopping for my nieces. I had to take a nap when we got back. It's tiring keeping busy.
My hospital bag still isn't packed completely, which I think is a way of me not letting myself get impatient. Tomorrow I'm 39 weeks though, so I think I'd better get it packed by early next week.
Pretty much everything is ready to go. I'm trying to stay rested and healthy so that no day is a "bad" day to go into labor. That's easier said than done though, because I haven't been sleeping great lately.
I'm trying to finish the baby blanket I started 12 years ago when I was pregnant with dd. My mom helped me get going, and now I'm like the kid who got going on the bike without training wheels. I'm almost done knitting the 288 rows of the repeating pattern, but have no idea how to cast off or start on the edging! So my goal for tonight and tomorrow is to get the last 10 or 12 rows finished so Monday I can go to the local knit shop and ask someone to show me how to finish this!
And as far as cleaning the house goes, our bedroom is clean, and the rest of the house is passable. I don't feel motivated to wear myself out cleaning when I know it's going to get dirty right away again.... I'm just not bored enough for that!