Twenty-Three days and counting!!!
We’re getting so close! And honestly, Alex acts like he’s not willing to miss much more of the action he hears going on out here! I’m measuring right on and his heart sounds great! I’ve been having a few Braxton Hicks contractions here and there – and that’s new for me! This is also the first pregnancy that I’ve gotten to the point where I’m “ready” for it to end. I’m not in unbearable discomfort, but I’m feeling every day of my almost 37 weeks!
So… because I like lists, I decided I’d share with you my goals for this time before Alexander joins us. 23 days probably isn’t long enough to finish some of these, but I can try! :) (These are in no particular order.)
To Do Before Baby
1. Finish crocheting a basket for Alex’s diapers. Yeah… I originally thought I’d make 4-6 of these. I’m not really surprised that I’ve come short of that. I’m more than half-way through ONE! I’m enjoying the process still, thankfully. My new plan is to make one larger basket and line it with fabric to hold his cloth diapers. If that goes well, it will be a prototype for gifts in the future!
2. Make a labor mix CD. I’ve never listened to music during labor before, and I’d like that option this time. I want contemplative music that’s either sing-able or worship-ful or both. Any suggestions??
3. Fill my labor bag and the kids’ overnight bag with everything we’ll need. I started this today and would be fine if we had to grab and go, but I’m waiting on some laundry (lol… I say that as if it does itself!) to call it done.
4. Read Passages by Brian Hardin. I am participating in another blog tour soon and need to get this one read for review.
5. Get a haircut. Anyone up to trimming my hair for free?? I really just need the ends trimmed and I don’t want to pay for it, but I can’t reach well enough to get it even.
6. Go to the chiropractor. I saw a chiropractor twice before Cora’s labor (plus once after) and it really helped with the pelvic pain/pressure near the end. I’m hoping to go and get aligned to make labor easier and relieve some occasional hip pain I’m having.
7. Finish Cora’s first year scrapbook. I did a big chunk of it last month and got lots of photos printed, but I have quite a bit left to glue down and journal about.
8. Clean the house. It’s in a sad state. Floors haven’t been mopped in months, the bathroom needs a good scrubbing, I have dishes that can’t go in the dishwasher that have been sitting next to the sink for over a week. Maybe I’ll get a nesting urge next week???
9. Plant a few Summer/Fall veggies in the garden. Our lettuce failed (too warm, not enough rain), so we have lots of open space. Would be nice to get something in there.
10. Do some significant organizing on the church website. I’ve been putting it off for forever and I need to get some work done before I forget.
I suppose I’ll end with an even 10. I’m not really stressed about anything this time around and am so thankful for all of the support I know I’ll have that most days I just feel like hanging out and doing nothing until he comes. I know these days will fly by in any case! Stay tuned! :)