How big is baby: 35 weeks | the size of a coconut ~5lbs.
Verse that I am clinging to: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face / and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace
Been battling what feels like a lot of anxiety lately, just trying to get what feels like everything done before baby boy gets here. This song keeps playing (this line, actually) on repeat in my head and I really feel God telling me to refocus my mind on Jesus. Reality is, I cannot do the aforementioned everything on my own and I really just need to loosen the reigns a bit. Also, the view of Jesus in comparison to the “things of earth” on my to-do list right now is much better.
How I’m feeling: I have a stupid cold, still. Not sure if it is just pregnancy congestion that is making it hang around, or if it is is me and my weak little immune system but I am not feeling my best. I haven’t run a fever or had any headaches which makes me think it hasn’t turned sinus infection (yet) but I am starting to get nervous about potentially going into labor with my breathing compromised. Breathing is important to me. Other than that, I feel okay. I have a big belly (anyone and everyone keeps telling me that) and that is different and unlike anything I have experienced before, but life is good.
Symptoms: Heartburn subsided for a few days. I think little guy has dropped some because I definitely am breathing a little easier, I feel like I can eat more at a time and I have to pee every 37 minutes. Eczema is manageable, feeling super thirsty constantly and insomnia is real. Still some swelling in feet and hands, usually when the temperature is higher (like sitting in front of the fireplace, or when it is 75º in December?!)
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Still wanting sweet stuff like crazy, absolutely loving sweet potato leftovers from Thanksgiving. That was a craving early on and I have been looking forward to it for weeks! Want cold cold cold water and apple juice with the occasional, “I must have a Dr. Pepper NOW” moment.
Weight gain/loss: No official weigh-in yet. I have my 36 week appointment tomorrow and they’ll undoubtedly put me on the scale of shame. Not really keeping track anymore…
Sleep: one word: insomnia. I have been getting over a cold which has probably attributed to the dreadful nature of my sleep the past week or so, but I am really only sleeping/napping in like 2-4 hour increments. I am thinking this is great prep for once Lincoln comes, but I am dreading work for the next few weeks.
finish mobiles/hangdecided to just go with the cloud one for now, may add another later over changing table get crib mattress wash 0-3 + nb clothes; crib sheets; put clothes in dresser hang pictures on the wall in L’s room, re-arrange chair & shelf & lamp
- TY notes from Hillsborough shower
organize L’s closet (probably get another bin for clothes) pack the hospital bag!This turned out to be more than just a simple task, L’s bag is packed, still working on mine & M’s.
- finish maternity leave plans for FA
- finish “if needed” emergency info for NCVPS course
finish designing prints for L’s room
This week’s baby to do:
- finish packing our bags
- type up birth plan for “hospital” folder
- wash pacis + burp cloths
- print pediatrician paperwork for “hospital” folder
follow up with cord blood donation regarding kit(they emailed me after I wrote this earlier in the week, we are good to go!)
- sterilize breast pump parts (may not get to this as it is a way low priority right now, it has just been on my list for a while and I want to check it off)