Aaaaaaaand suddenly, just like that, we're at 39 weeks. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
The weeks have been flying by, which I'm thankful for. I "retired" from nannying in the middle of May and was really expecting to be bored and driving myself crazy, but so far so good. My dad renovated our bathroom and kitchen and just finished last week (HURRAY!), in time for me to put everything back together and let my nesting go crazy. I had a few early bouts but have mostly felt tired lately so I'm waiting for it to kick back in. My hospital bag is barely packed and the kitchen is still partially in the living room. It's really not like me to leave these things to the last minute, but I will get to it soon. I am so close now but I know this little boy will likely be late, so I'm in no rush.
I am really big. I am surprisingly not uncomfortable or really in any pain though. I still kind of feel the same as I always have. Baby boy is low so sometimes walking isn't that pleasant, but it's not unbearable. He always pushes his feet into my left hip and leverages his butt out the right side of my belly, and the bigger he gets the more weird that is, but it makes me laugh. I love feeling his little pokey heels. I still haven't noticed any Braxton Hicks! Everyone asks how I'm sleeping and I'm afraid to jinx it, but I sleep a lot and like a log. A drooly, snoring log. Sorry Andy!
I think I'm ready now to get this baby out into the world. 4 women in our prenatal class of 10 have had their babies, all early. Talk about a reality check! My mind swings back and forth between getting reaaaallly antsy and being calm, knowing he will probably come closer to 41 weeks. I am trying my best to not count down, or to add a lot of days to my countdown. But I am really ready to kiss his sweet face and finally understand that newborn smell everyone loves so much. We're so, so close. I've heard that the last weeks of pregnancy are a mental minefield, so my goals the next few weeks are to make plans, keep busy and try to forget my uterus is a ticking time bomb. Feel free to send me labour vibes!
Not long now, my boy. You've done so well and been the very best passenger. We can't wait to meet you. Please come anytime!