Only 8 weeks to go, less than two months! We are feeling pretty good about our level of readiness. There are many things we’d still like to do in these remaining weeks - smaller house projects, stocking up on baby supplies, practicing for labor and delivery, learning infant safety/CPR and getting our car seat installed and checked - but even so I think we’re ready enough to handle whatever happens even if we end up with less time than we anticipate.
Our hypnobirthing class wrapped up last weekend. It was 5 classes of hypno (preparation for labor and delivery) plus one class on breastfeeding and one on newborn care. We also met some other parents-to-be (and one couple that became parents last week!) who we like and hope to continue seeing outside of class. We have received many wonderful gifts from friends and family. We are so thankful for their generosity, and that our baby’s arrival coincides conveniently with some of our friends’ babies growing out of their old gear, which have been passed along to us. You know how I love, love, love to reuse things.
In pregnancy news, all is well. I feel very healthy, with just the occasional minor discomforts such as mild heartburn at times. I had a midwife checkup this morning. I’ve gained 23 lbs so far. The baby’s head has been down for the past four weeks, and it looks like he’ll stay that way for the duration. Good job, baby. His movements are getting stronger. I worry that one of these times when he kicks or pushes right on my bladder, I might pee. Whenever I feel that, it reminds me to do a few pelvic floor exercises, but I know this is common in pregnancy and it could very well happen. I keep meaning to bring an extra pair of pants to work just in case. All in all, things are great! Just waiting for our little one to join us.