Wow, part 4! I’m really behind and need to look over Part 3 to catch up more, but I am glad to see everyone seems to be doing well! I’ll just add my update for now.
Estimated Due Date?: December 8, 2012
How far along?: 35 weeks today!
Next Appointment?: Monday
How are you feeling?: Sore, tired, and stressed. Baby is constantly up in my diaphragm, making sitting really uncomfortable a lot of the time. Unfortunately, I have a ton of work to get done before she arrives along with some very strict deadlines, so I have been staying up late trying to get things done, all while also trying to be reclined on the couch to not be in pain. Otherwise, I am excited that she will be coming soon!
Is the third trimester what you expected?: For the most part, yes. It really hasn’t been so bad so far, and i expected to get more uncomfortable, sore, and tired.
What are you researching?: Nursing and diapering supplies. We are planning on using cloth diapers, so I am trying to make sure we will have enough (and in the right sizes) for when she is born. I also feel pretty clueless about what to get for breastfeeding and pumping.
What do you have left to buy?: Mostly just nursing supplies and other things for me postpartum. I need to go through the clothes and other things that we have to make sure we are good to go, but I feel like we are for the most part.
Do you have a name picked out: We have been using Cayla for a while now and it still seems to work. We’ll see if i change my mind though once she is born.
looking forward to about not being pregnant anymore: Being able to bend to get my shoes and socks on easily and sit without being uncomfortable mostly. I’m also really looking forward to sushi and being able to unwind with a glass of wine. Oh, and my old clothes! My poor wardrobe is so sad now as I refuse to buy more clothes just for the next month. I broke down and bought a second pair of pants that I can wear recently, but otherwise, I am done buying clothes. It will be so nice to have some variety again!
Is your hospital bag packed? Not at all. I really should get on that, especially figuring out what I need to pack in the first place!
Have you had your baby shower?: Yep. I had both of mine quite a while ago now (August and September actually). They were really great! It was kind of nice to have them early too so that we could figure out what we needed to buy still and purchase things more slowly over the past coupole months.