Monday, February 15, 2010

38 weeks 2 days

Baby Besido is still hanging in there!

Supposedly (I've read), I'm not supposed to be growing much more until the baby is born. I beg to differ. I feel like every morning when I look in the mirror my abdomen is extending 5 inches farther than the day before. The elasticity of the female body is truly amazing. I have yet to develop any new stretch marks to join the stretch smudge between my belly button and my belly piercing hole. I keep smothering on the lotion twice a day, praying my belly can make it another two to three (or four...dear Lord, please not four) weeks without the skin breaking any more. The stretch smudge continues to get darker and larger, and now has some little lines shooting out of it, but if I can contain my stretch marks to that then I will be one happy woman.

I worked so hard for so long to prepare for Krew's arrival, and now I've found I have everything done and nothing much to do. Work is all caught up. The house is clean. The nursery is ready. I know how to use the carseat, stroller, and bouncy seat. The monitor is set up and has been tested. I've read pages and pages on pregnancy, labor, and caring for a newborn. I even took notes on some of them and saved them in a Word document for easy access later. (Am I extreme? Yes, at times.) We've trained and prepared our dogs (yes, I bought a book on how to do that, too, and we went through the steps). We took childbirth and breastfeeding classes. I've made lists of people to contact after the birth. I've written my birth plan. I've packed my hospital bag. The list goes on and on. And now all of a sudden I've hit the end and I'm what?? I feel like I'm just twiddling my thumbs. Our evenings and weekends are pretty much clear because you can't exactly make big plans when your baby is due to pop out any day. Thank goodness for my Tuesday Bible study. I'd probably go insane without at least one busy evening during the week.

I think my next plan of action is to continue reading books on caring for newborns and to cook some meals and start freezing them. That will at least fill SOME of my time. Anyone want to provide some other suggestions?? Or want to provide some freezable meal recipes?? What on earth did all you other women who have had babies do during the last couple of weeks???? Help me!


  1. Luckily the 2nd time around, you won't have much time to get "prepared" and the last few weeks will fly by because you'll be taking care of a toddler! Smart of you to print things on a Word doc for future use! Very smart!
    I don't remember much w/ Ryan, I was on bed rest for the last 5 weeks of my pregnancy so I was twiddling my thumbs for a long time!
    I say, go out on a date w/ your hubby and enjoy the last few days/nights as just a family of 3. Go see a movie, rent a movie, go to dinner, go for a walk, just be together and enjoy that time with him.
    So excited to read the next blog--Krewson is here! (Praying for you, Krew and your delivery!)

  2. I meant family of 2, not family of 3, oops!

  3. I have a tasty lasagna recip if you want it, but you probably aleady have your own.
    As for the last few days I did a lot of last minute shopping and cleaning. Washing all of Haley's clothes in dreft and setting up toys and bouncy seats. Then as the 6th came and went I did a lot of walking, eating spicy foods, and other things that I hoped would help her arrive quickly. We also went on final family of 2 dates and things like that. My suggestion is maybe read a fun book that has nothing to do with babies. or wwatch a lot of baby movies that get ou excited. Oh, and sleep, get a lot of sleep. Yo;ll miss it when it's gone.

  4. I was cleaning house like a madwoman that last month....wait, I do that now too. =p Just relax and take it easy. Enjoy the quiet days before they are no longer.

  5. Hang in there, Friend! I can't wait to see pictures of little Krew! :-)