Two months from day, I’m due with the little boy. I can’t believe it’s been 31 weeks already, and that we’re literally in countdown mode! My 31 week appointment was yesterday and everything is going great with the little dude.
I talked about my thoughts and nervousness a few months ago, and thought I’d pop in with how I’m feeling being this close. We only have one or two weekends free of planned events until my due date, which makes me a little nervous but also makes me think time is going to fly by. I don’t hate it!
Oh ya know.. just acting like mommy with a big belly.
Here are my thoughts two months away from my due date :
- I’m feeling ready, but not ready enough to be done now. I wanted A to come a couple weeks before, and now I want him to stay in until he’s ready and it’s his due date. This is partially me being selfish because I have one of my best friend’s weddings the weekend before my due date!
- My labor with A was completely back labor. My contractions were all in my back, (I have no real comparison to normal contractions..) and lately I’ve been having back pain that feels similar to those contractions and it scares me. I don’t know if I am just thinking too much into it, but it worries me that he could come early. I’m guessing that moms who have normal contractions and then feel those Braxton Hicks feel the same way? I probably wouldn’t even think twice if I didn’t experience them with A. The doctor said nothing is wrong though!
- His room still has some work to do but I’m sort of not caring, ha. Don’t get me wrong- I’ll be in full out nesting mode soon enough, but I’m trying to hold off as long as possible.
- I feel like we have all the big things I need and really can’t come up with anything else to buy for him. I don’t have any of the baby things out or set up and probably won’t until weeks 38/39. Second kid problems? Ha
- I need to prep freezer meals!!!!
- Annabelle is acting like she is understanding more about the baby and we keep talking about a baby coming, where she will be going, mommy and daddy love her lots, etc.
- I still need to think through packing my bags and what I need/didn’t use before, buy A a big sister gift, finish Easter shopping, and try to enjoy the time I have left with A. Things are getting harder to do, and I’m feeling it more each night when I finally have a chance to sit. Anyone have ideas for a big sister gift? I bought a book for her but wanted something else little. Nothing big!
- Aaron asked if I was nervous for labor this time and honestly, I’m not. I’m just so excited for him to be here. And well, I’ll be asking for that epidural asap, ha!
- I am not positive where he’s going to sleep when he comes. It’s been on my mind lately and I’m at a toss up. Annabelle went straight to her crib the first night. It was the best for us and we never regretted it. But, the nursery is down the hall and across from A’s room. With those first few weeks of being up so often, I’m just not sure if I want to get up and go down the hall to get him and then go back to bed, plus risk him waking up A. I know a lot of people used the Rock ‘n’ Play, so I know that’s an option as well (and we already have it).
- I’m crossing my fingers and praying that little boy doesn’t have Bilirubin like A does so we can be out of the hospital after a day instead of two! I was able to be discharged the day after with A, but due to being RH negative and her having Bilirubin, she couldn’t be discharged. FYI this causes jaundice but some babies have jaundice without bilirubin. It’s a cross between our blood types and my antibodies react with his in a not so great way. I’ve had the shot and will have another after he is born, so we’re in good hands, I just am praying our antibodies don’t cross and he doesn’t get it!
There’s a peek into my brain these days. I truthfully am just so excited for him to arrive and see A as a big sister that a lot of my fears are going away. I know it’s all going to fly by and soon enough we’ll be lost in a world of sleeplessness but so much love.
What is at the top of your planning list these days?
Thanks Amanda for letting me think.