February 8, 2013

35 Weeks

We're approaching the final countdown! Only five weeks to go, unless she decides to make an early appearance, which babies in my family tend to do. I'm not planning on her coming early (just so I don't drive myself crazy if she comes late), but we're going to have everything ready just in case.

I'm a split personality these days.  When I think about how much I still want to do at home, or as I prepare for maternity leave at work, or when I visit the diaper  aisle at the store then I think "please stay in!! I'm not ready!!"

But then when I can't sleep or sit comfortably, or when I wish yoga pants were suitable work attire, or when I think about holding her and what she'll look like (I imagine dark hair that curls when it gets longer and dark eyes) then I want her right now.

At my appointment this week my doctor told me I don't have to worry about having a 10 lb baby - phew! She is measuring on the petite side for now, but still feels big to me!

Her bed is ready and waiting! We don't have the space to set up a formal nursery or even a crib, so she'll bunking with us in a pack-n-play until we get a bigger place (hopefully) this summer.


Angela said...

I am so excited for you. You are going to be a great mom and I know you have been waiting for this day for a long time. My first baby was 9 days late and then I was admitted to the hospital from my doctors appointment so I didn't even have my hospital bags with me. My husband had to have a ward member pick him up from work and bring him to the hospital because we only had one car. Your baby will be beautiful!

Christina G said...

Oh hurray! Such a cute little bed waiting for her! We are excited for you!

The Palmers said...

How exciting!! I have to say, my belly is sticking out the same amount as yours... 5 weeks behind. haha Maybe I will have a 10 pounder!! Can't wait to see pics of sweet lil girl.