Monday, March 31, 2014

38 Weeks

I thought for sure I wouldn't see the month of April still pregnant but here I am on the last day of March. Still pregnant. I'm really grateful to have been able to carry this baby to term and beyond.

Everything is ready to go at home, I've just been trying to keep things neat and tidy. Grocery shopping was weird this week. With meal planning I was hesitant to plan meals for the whole week since I have a significant freezer stash built up for baby's arrival but at the same time, no guarantees he'll come this week.

This weekend was really relaxed and low key. On Friday I ran a few errands on the way home from work - including picking up 3 high circulation library books I had placed on hold that happened to come in ridiculously quick.

DH worked on Saturday and, much to my surprise, the boys were fairly well-behaved and didn't send me into labour while he was away. B spent most of the weekend outside playing with the neighbours on his bike, scooter, and rollerblades.

On Sunday, everyone but myself slept in until nearly 8am which was crazy and we spent a quiet morning watching Frozen. In the afternoon we went for a long walk around the neighbourhood, the boys rode their scooters, and we even brought the dog along. Throughout the course of the weekend I even got the chance to get through an entire book.

I've been enjoying a lot of snuggles lately with my littlest soon-to-be 3 year old/big brother. One thing I've liked about the 3 year spacing between the boys has been not feeling like I have to divide attention between two babies for the important and sometimes difficult milestones in the first years. I feel like each child got their chance to really "be the baby" if that makes any sense. In many ways, N has also grown up much more quickly than B did. I noticed this a lot as I watched him and B going hard on their 2-wheeled scooters during our walk. B received a 3-wheeled scooter for his 3rd birthday, yet N has been riding a 2-wheeled competently since last Fall (at 2 1/2).

I will have my 38 week midwife appointment tomorrow. At this appointment they offer the stretch and sweep to get things going if I wish. I opted for one at 38 weeks when I was pregnant with N and it did its job. Think of me tomorrow!


Stephanie Hayes said...

I think the baby is waiting for spring! Just wanted to make sure that this weather was going to stick around before coming out. GOOD LUCK !

Kelsey said...

You look so great! I'll be eagerly awaiting news and pictures of the little one. Wishing you all the best!!

Amanda said...

Good luck! :)

Kristy said...

Stephanie - Thanks! I think you're right! Highs entirely in the plus for the next week! So excited!

Kelsey and Amanda - Thank you!!! I'm getting pretty impatient to meet this little one :)