@mrsSonthebeach: Thanks for starting a second thread! In regards to your survey, I’m so excited for you and all of the other early January due dates out there! It’s getting so close!
I feel you on the living off of Tums thing. My heartburn has been terrible lately as well. That’s pretty normal for this stage though, I guess.
Finally, I love the name you’ve selected for if it’s a girl. Virginia is a lovely name and the meaning behind it is beautiful.
Anyway, I’ll go ahead and repost my survey answers (with some questions updated now) from the last thread and add in that extra question.
Estimated Due Date?: January 26th, 2013.
How far along?: 32 weeks, 1 day.
Next Appointment?: On December 5th.
How are you feeling?: I’m feeling alright. I’m definitely starting to get a bit more uncomfortable and have been having trouble finding a good position to sleep in at night. However, I’m so excited for the baby that I’m not really letting it bother me too much. Plus, my husband has been great about giving me back massages and that helps make me feel much better.
Is the third trimester what you expected?: For the most part! I had always heard that things start to get more uncomfortable at this stage and that is definitely the case so far. I feel like my belly has expanded a lot more in the past few weeks than it had previously which was a little surprising to me.
What are you researching?: I’ve been doing more research into natural childbirth and different techniques that I can use when I try for that. I’ve also been researching the doula program that is offered at my hospital.
What do you have left to buy?: We still need: a pack n’ play, a second car seat, baby safe bath stuff, and a breast pump. We still want: a boppy (well, I still want this), more receiving blankets/sleeping gowns for the baby (I hear that you can never have enough of these), and a baby carrier.
Do you have a name picked out: Yes! We decided on Jennifer LuAnn (after our mothers).
looking forward to about not being pregnant anymore: Being able to find a comfy sleeping position, no more back/hip pain, and (most important of all) finally being able to meet our baby girl!
Is your hospital bag packed? Nope. I imagine I’ll get started on that towards the end of December/early January.
Have you had your baby shower?: Yep! It was wonderful!
How is your pregnancy affecting holiday/New Year’s Plans? The pregnancy isn’t really affecting our plans as of yet since I’m due towards the end of January. Since I won’t be considered full term until January 5th, we figure it’s okay to do some traveling for the holidays. However, our close family members are all within an hour or so of where we live now (and our hospital) so the distance isn’t bad or anything. Now, if there are signs of early labor or any issues like that, we will definitely reconsider traveling. Right now though, everything is on board for a normal holiday season!