I’ve come up with various songs to sing to baby boy now. Most are centered around “hey, wouldn’t it be way more fun out here than in there?” and “I bet you would really like milk way more than the absorbed food you’re getting right now. Want to try it?” So far he’s not biting. Nothing like a little parental pressure while still in utero, right?!
Bit of a round-up for where we’re at this week:
Baby’s size: The doctor estimates he’s about 6 1/2 pounds, probably fairly long, but also said he could be psyching us out and come out 8 pounds.
Weight gained: 20 pounds
Energy: Comes and goes. Some days I feel perfectly fine, other days I’m tired (and nap before 10am). Regardless, by 8pm I’m generally really ready for bed.
Walking: Still 4 miles almost every day (not generally more than that or I get too tired), but my pace has slowed considerably. In the beginning I was doing just under 15 minute miles. Now I’m more like 16 or 16:30, even though it feels like I’m walking fast! I’ve also added 1 minute jogging intervals in with my walking – every 10 minutes I jog for a minute. So far it hasn’t bothered my hip and it makes me happy to be running!
Foods: Still love goldfish crackers. And mac and cheese. And carbs and salty.
Sleeping: Most nights I sleep great, although I wake up to turn over (it requires a bit of effort). About once or twice a week lately I’ve been having my 2am wake-up-can’t-fall-back-asleep deal, which doesn’t thrill me. Generally I’m awake til about 5am, then sleep from 5-7am. Awesome.
Things to do: Honestly, not much. I have my hospital bag packed (and baby’s!) and a list of things to add to the bag when it’s time (things I can’t pack now because I need them). Dave hasn’t packed his bag yet, but his bag will be considerably smaller and less detailed. I got the carseat base installed. I’ve left 3 messages with car seat inspection people in our area to get it checked, but none of them have called me back (eye roll). However, I’m feeling confident about my installation, so I’m not really worried anymore if they don’t call me back. I followed the video for our carseat (here) and it’s pretty simple… not much I can do to mess it up.
Now all we need is a BABY! (I know I sound like I’m really high-pressure on him and I am impatient for him to get here… but honestly, if he doesn’t come for another 2-3 weeks, it’s okay. I want him to come when he’s ready and to be healthy. So while I talk about it a lot and act like I’m deadset on him being here NOW, I’m really more talk than anything.)
What do you have going on this week?