Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Bump Watch 2013: 39 Weeks
All of our hospital bags packed. I had my one and only contraction, around 2 a.m. one night, and it was enough to motivate Brent to pack his bag bright and early the next morning.
Our fancy camera is charged, ready with an empty SD card.
Our house is relatively clean.
I've created an email list of all the friends and family who'll receive our first announcement. Last time I was rattling off names to Brent while recovering in my hospital bed.
My Facebook wall is partially CLOSED because as I vented on my wall last week, there's little that irks me more than someone other than the birth parents posting the first baby announcement on a Facebook wall, with tags in a status or congrats wall post or a shared photo or whatever. It sounds silly to even have to warn people not to do, but I see well-intentioned people do it to other people seemingly once a week. It's happened to numerous friends, and folks, it is NOT cool. Like I said, my wall is partially closed but only because I can't figure out how to lock it down completely. Soon, though. SOON.
I appreciate that we are blessed to have so many family and friends -- both in real life and cultivated online -- who are excited for Mimi's arrival. However, I've started responding to inquiries with this lovely URL: http://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/
I've realized that I didn't expect to make it this far in my pregnancy. Em was a week old at this point! I go back and forth from wanting to meet this little gal already to trying to relish these last moments of calm before the newborn storm. What's most frustrating, I think, is that I'm sleeping like crap. I was up nearly half a dozen times last night, if not more. If I'm going to have sleepless nights already, I might as well have the company of a newborn, right? Thankfully I'm able to nap during the day while Em is in preschool, but that probably adds to the vicious sleepless cycle.
At my appointment today, my doc seemed genuinely surprised that I hadn't delivered yet. He'll be out of town this weekend, so naturally I'm expecting to go into labor while he's away. We'll see what our little gal has planned.