One week until my official due date! The belly is huge but it’s surprisingly not causing me many problems. I still feel great (so lucky!) and am staying active. My only issues are swollen ankles (not cute), a bit of heartburn, and occasionally bumping into things because I don’t realize just how far my belly extends. Baby is moving around but I can tell he’s running out of room in there so he can’t do the big dramatic alien-looking movements anymore. Now we just have to wait and see when the big day comes.
We had a fun and productive weekend. On Saturday Matt put in his last big day as volunteer coordinator / jack-of-all-trades at the P-patch paths project. At home, I enjoyed some phone time with my mom and sister, did laundry, cleaned, organized the pantry and closets… I guess it was the late pregnancy nesting impulse. I also trained the dogs. We’re working on loose leash walking (still - but improving nicely!) and creating positive associations with nail clippers (currently I can’t cut Sonny’s nails, so we’re working up to it by first getting treats for being calm and not moving when the clippers come near his feet). In the evening we stopped by our friends’ house for a visit and to pick up more baby supplies. The house is getting crowded with all this baby gear, despite our organizational efforts. It’s just a lot of stuff. We need to move some things to the garage.
On Sunday we had brunch with friends and then Matt spent some time organizing the garage and working on our diaper changing station. I hope he can finish it before the baby arrives. We also managed to clear up some space in our bedroom by getting rid of a large filing cabinet and small TV. We freecycled both and they were picked up on Monday. Then we took the dogs to the park, where for the first time this spring we let them swim in Lake Washington. They had a great time.
On the way home we stopped at the P-patch so I could see all the amazing progress, and a fellow gardener snapped the top photo of the whole family in the orchard. We ended the day with doggie baths. They are so clean and soft now. Ready to meet their new brother!