Tuesday, July 12, 2011

36 Weeks

Only two more weeks until my scheduled induction!  I am SO THRILLED.  I understand that having a newborn vs. being pregnant is kind of like trading an old set of problems for a whole new set, but I really believe that not being so hormonal/steroid crazy is really going to help me.  I feel like I can barely function anymore.  Doing small things, like a load of laundry, or picking up Cade's toys, wipes me out.  It's hard to bend over and walk and breathe.  Really and truly, pregnancy does not agree with me.

So I'm keeping myself busy, preparing for the baby's arrival, and doing some last minute things, like buying random stuff you don't remember you need 'til the very end - like diapers and pacifiers and Desitin.  (Don't even get me started on ranting about how expensive diapers are - same with tampsons - I could go on forever.)  We have almost everything we need, I think, aside from some last minute things we need that I'll try to collect in the next two weeks. (Breast feeding pads, anyone?)  I haven't had a newborn in so long, I'm kind of freaking out, worrying I"m forgetting something, but hopefully my mama instincts will kick in and all will be well.

We still haven't for sure decided on a name...and that's driving me crazy.  As much as I try, I just can't make a final decision yet, so I think I'm going to have see her to decide what she should be called.  Brandon is trying to stay out of it I think, and is just letting me freak out about it.  Poor guy just wants to go with Avery, but now I'm just not sure...

Here are a couple pics taken this week.  We went to Bear Lake last weekend and had a ton of fun; that's where I was in the swimsuit shot here.  Only thing that sucked about the trip was that 2 out of the 3 shirts I packed are now too small for my belly - I couldn't wear them - so I had to wear the same 2 shirts over and over, kind of made me feel pathetic.  ;)

Only 2 more weeks!  I can do it, right??

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

You totally rock! (Besides that you look amazing!!!) Having never had kids myself, I have no idea what you're going through, which makes me admire you all the more. :) Hang in there. You can do it! :)

Toby said...

Girl, if anyone can make a pregnancy look more glamorous, I'd like to see her.

Like the rest of the peeps here, I'm SOCURIOUS what the M-- name might be, but since I really dig Avery and what you named your first tot, I feel confident you'll choose something rad.

Anne said...

Are you planning on breastfeeding? I've never understood when people who could breastfeed choose not to. Formula is crazy $$$$ and breast milk is the best thing you're baby can have.

Heather Lindquist said...

You're so adorable! I had awful maternity clothes....you're definitely stylin'!

Jen said...

disposable diapers... bleh. You should totally use cloth diapers they are amazing- and totally not what you are likely thinking of at this very moment. Super easy and instead of thinking- "oh there goes another $.22, that totally sucks" you just think "oh I'm so glad I didn't just throw away $.22

bananas said...

Heeeeeyyy, isn't that a shirt I sent you? That thing was small and you're rocking it at 8 1/2 months? Damn girl.

Penny said...

I agree with them that can only see your pics and I get toi see you in real life. You are a gorgeous woman right now!Take it to the Bank....You can do it and you waill. If you feel really sorry for yourself remember to read the first chapter of "Follow the River". BEtter yet, read it outloud to Brandon. Great evening...