Made it through another full week of work with no appearance of the Cub.
Really, outside of the awesomeness of meeting this little person, there really isn’t a compelling reason I’m begging for an appearance just yet – except for the fact that I would prefer not to go to work on Monday. Having had occasional (likely gas) pains the past few days, I’m also a little anxious to know what the start of labor will feel like. And it’s weird to wonder with every twinge and movement – “is this the beginning of something?” Poor Dr. G.oo.gle has gotten lots of questions about back pain and labor or twinges and labor or decreased/increased fetal movement and labor. It’s become a bit of a pastime for me when I’m not doing other things.
I’ve gained more weight this week and the midwife – the only one who ever comments on my weight – noted when I said that I honestly don’t know where it’s coming from (I don’t – I’m not eating significantly more, I’ve been walking around and moving, etc.) “Well, you’re not gonna push out a 45 pound baby.” Thanks. I realize that. And I don’t need you contributing to any body image issues I’ll have after the Cub is born (I’m hoping they won’t be many, as I’ve loved and continue to love my body through pregnancy, but non-pregnant belly is a lot different than pregnant belly). C has always loved my body regardless of shape, but I’ve already “placed an order” for additional affirmation about my body post-baby because I hate to be one of those women who is asking “what do you think of my body?!” but I also am going to need to hear the “you’re body is awesome!”
You know, maybe if I make more plans, the Cub will decide it’s time to interrupt them! So this weekend, I plan to do the following:
- Put at least SOME things in our hospital bag (yeah, yeah, it’s not packed at all yet)
- Clean the office AGAIN
- Hang one of the wall hangings and a couple shelves in the nursery
- Put away clean laundry
- Purchase more for-when-after-the-baby-is-here food.
- Add movies / shows to queue for watching during maternity leave
- Dream about the late summer / fall with the Cub: festivals, holidays, pumpkins, gatherings, pretty leafy walks 🙂