is anyone else completely flipped upside down on their schedules right now? having a random tuesday off has completely thrown me for a loop i woke up today thinking i had to go to church, not because i’ve particularly sinned more than normal but because i thought it was a sunday lol. however it is wednesday and on wednesdays the nifty little nuture app i use to tell me how pregnant i am switches over to the new week. so today is wednesday and i am officially thirty six weeks pregnant.
i’m feeling good for the most part really my only complaint is my super swollen feet that fit into nothing but flip flops. the swelling doesn’t really hurt they just feel super tight. which is just meh uncomfortable. there are definitely worse things that could be going on. also making their grand debut this week are stretch marks. just a few under my belly button but they’re there. no matter how much cream and oils i lathered on since week 12 crossing my fingers they’d work they’re here. i’ve always struggled with my body image and i’m working through it. i know it seems small and petty and will probably be the last thing i think about until after the baby come but we as women (at least myself) put a lot of pressure on ourselves and it’s hard to adjust what you find beautiful about your body. these new marks, scars, stretches that are creating something so wonderful leave you with a bit of a head game to deal with.
as we get closer to the due date of the goldfish (who i feel is coming just a wee bit earlier than predicted) i have a few major things i need to check off my list this week. i would like to get our hospital bag packed and ready to go. you just never know when the time will come and babies with congenital heart issues have a tendency to come a bit early. i also would like to get a bunch of baby (and my) laundry done and ready to go. organize the nursery a bit more and just be a bit more settled.
doctor wise i’m still getting the amazing non stress tests twice a week. i think these might be God’s way of giving you a sliver of silver lining for all the appointments dealing with goldfish’s heart. i basically lay there for 45 minutes (always while pioneer woman is on) and listen to the tank engine sound of goldfish’s heart plug away. it’s a nice little forced rest during the week. we have 3 more parenting/birth classes left (counting this thursdays) and then one more specialist check up next week to see if the little bugger is still breech. which I am no doctor but i will be SHOCKED if it flipped. it seems to adore being lodged into my left rib. unless it’s their butt. in which case, goldfish if i have confused your head for your butt, my apologies.
and then today….. today i get to go get a fun little test where apparently they are going to be messing around in my unmentionables. i have a new rule that i am putting into effect today. anytime i have an appointment that involves anywhere from my knees to my belly button, i get to by myself a present. this should work out really well in my favor because i have a lot of those coming up. visa and anthropologie better prepare themselves.
things are swimming right along otherwise (pun intended) and we are anxiously awaiting the goldfishes arrival (but need at least one more week) oh and we need to make it through labor class on thursday. happy wednesday!
PS recommendations for things to pack for hospital?