Wednesday, April 27, 2011

33 weeks!

With only 7 weeks to go, 49 days to be exact, in this pregnancy I am starting to get a little overwhelmed by all that I want to get done. Here's the list of things that I want and need to get done well before my due date (in no particular order):

Interview pediatricians
Take maternity pictures
The Captain has his New Daddy Boot Camp class
Install the carseat
Return/exchange duplicates at Target
Purchase remaining items on registry (necesseties only)
Pack hospital bags
scrub house clean (if you have ever lived with a Golden Retriever you can relate)
Tour hospital?
Look at money matters
Write birth plan
Write thank you cards

That is all I can think of at the moment. It doesn't seem that daunting, it's only 12 items but when all you want to do is sleep I can't help but wonder when they will get done. I had every intention of starting to write thank you notes this week but I get home from work and nap for over an hour, make dinner, eat, watch tv, eat again, and go to bed. Don't even think of asking me to give up food or sleep.

I am super excited about this weekend though. My Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law and are throwing me a baby shower luncheon at this place in St. Pete called Practically Picasso. You paint your own pottery! Apparently they have been talking with the artist and she has drawn an outline (they won't tell me what we are painting) and everyone will paint and sign it for the baby. I think it is such a cute idea and our little boy will have a very special gift from those that love him. I will be sure to post pictures of our craftiness.

Baby P is getting so big, every day. He moves constantly and is just starting to find room under my ribs. He is getting a lot stronger too, last night I thought he was going to make me pee my pants he hit my bladder so hard.

Our last Childbirth Class is tonight. We should be learning labor positions and going over any anxieties or last minute questions. 

Best Moment of the week: Being able to swim in the pool! It took away all the extra weight upfront, glorious!

Epiphany of the week: Do not bend over after eating unless you want to taste your food again. Gross!

Entertaining question/comment of the week: Don't have one this week.

Obsessions: What am I not obsessing over this week? See list above.

What I am most looking forward to this week: Finishing Childbirth Classes, baby shower luncheon and scheduling a massage. My good friend is delivering her baby tomorrow so I am definitely looking forward to meeting her little girl.

What I miss the most: My ankles. . .

Symptoms: Hotness! I am not talking about my bikini ready body but temperature. For the first time in my life I can sleep with only a sheet on me.

Milestones: Things are heating up inside as well: Baby may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and his brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, he'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, his bones are hardening, and he's started to keep his eyes open when he's awake.  *Courtesy of

4 lovely notes from friends:

kayee April 27, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

Your list reminded me of some things I need to do. It's coming up really quick!!!
I love the pottery idea - have fun!!

Hoping for our own Peanut April 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM  

What a fun shower idea! And you must schedule maternity pics..I cherish the ones we had done. :)

Kathy April 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

If you haven't picked a photographer for the Maternity pics, here's a referal:
She lives in Seminole and travels all over Tampa Bay. She's my BFF and a fellow TTC'er (with no babies yet after IUIs and and IVF, but with a contagious determination!)
PS - Practically Pikkaso is great - You're love it! I threw my sister a bridal shower'll have a blast. :)

Erin April 28, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

Thank you for the referral, Kathy. I contacted her so I hope to hear something soon or it will be me teaching someone to use my camera while posing.

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