Tuesday, October 25, 2011

38 weeks and counting

So today is 38 weeks. It's been harder getting out of bed, in and out of the car, just getting harder to move around in general. It seems I'm always making a mad dash for the nearest ladies room (tmi, but i know you mommies understand!). I also seem to be getting klutzier, dropping things and bumping into everything! I've developed what I call "monkey feet" as I pick up everything I drop on the floor with my toes/feet instead of bending down. I cannot see my feet, I'm almost about to give up putting lotion and shaving my legs (but vanity prevents me from doing so, lol). I barely sleep because there is just no comfy position nowadays....

I am still working and plan to until I go into labor so i can have a longer vacation / time with my little bundle of joy. All in all, it adds up to one tired Mommy-to-be. And everyone tells me, this is nothing compared to when the baby is here.

Needless to say, I really am barely sleeping, my mind runs a million miles per hour, thinking about the labor and delivery, the post partum , recovery, laundry, cleaning, cooking, diapers, taking care of the dogs.... etc, etc.

But in spite of all my anxiety, there is one feeling that surpasses it all, and that is excitement. I cannot wait to hold my little one in my arms. I know it will be all worth it once I see him.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Baby Shower!

The last few weeks have been hectic. Couple of good things: I got a promotion at work (yey!), have all the baby stuff ready and even packed for the hospital, attended a Prepared Childbirth class, and had my work and family baby shower.

It's 36 weeks today and I have an ultrasound tomorrow to see how big Baby E is. I'm pretty excited, scared, nervous! In the next few weeks, I have a few pediatrician interviews lined up, a Baby Care and Breastfeeding class, then I start my maternity leave. Well, i start my leave 1 day before my projected delivery date. Baby stuff is expensive, so Mommy's gotta work, haha.

Here are a few pictures, and I will try to upload more soon!

UPDATE: Baby E , at 36 weeks, is approximately 5 lbs 8 oz

Some treats at the Work Shower

Diaper Cake from Sharon, who also hosted both showers
Scented candle party favors

At the house, the stork was my hubby's one and only
special request for the shower

And this is me at the end of the shower, tired but happy