Finally going to fill this out since we are almost to September! Holy crap!!!
When are you due? September 22nd by my ovulation date, but according to my OB’s office, September 17th based on LMP and measurements. I keep going by Sept. 22nd though, so as to not get my hopes up too much I think haha
Do you have a birth plan? If so, what’s in it? Yep, go to the hospital, come home with a healthy baby and healthy mom. Haha…I think I will probably get an epidural, but I don’t have a formal written plan. I hope to deliver vaginally, but if my OB thinks I should have a c-section, I won’t argue. I would LOVE to avoid being induced, so I am really hoping I go into labor naturally and progress OK just to avoid the devil-induced super painful
Have you set up a nursery or part of a room for the baby? We are getting our extra room re-organized to make room for the crib later, and we plan on setting up baby’s co-sleeper thing in our bedroom today. No full-blown nursery until we move, boooooo 🙁
Have you bought or received most of what you need? What’s left to get or set up? My showers turned out more productive than I thought, we got the car seat, stroller, and some other necessities, so that was awesome! I still need to go buy a breast pump and we just need little things like baby soap/lotion, etc. Oh, and a crib I guess, but we have the co-sleeper crib already, so we might wait a while for the actual crib since he will be sleeping in our room in the co-sleeper anyways.
What are you most looking forward to? Is there anything you’re dreading or worried about? I am EXTREMELY excited to have a baby in my arms and not in my belly anymore, I am more than ready to be done being pregnant because in the last week especially I have gotten pretty darn uncomfortable. However, I still don’t want baby to come early, so of course I will suck it up for a few more weeks until he is good and ready to come out. I really don’t think I will “miss” my pregnant belly like a lot of women say they do..I’m tired of feeling like a big fat hippopotamus! Lol! Just worried about the normal stuff, something not going right or labor taking forever and a day and then needing a c-section after going through all that work lol. I’m trying not to think about it too much, though.
Have you started anything to prepare for labour? ( raspberry tea, evening primrose oil etc) Nope, and I don’t think I will. Too much work and I’m a little skeptical if any of that even works to bring on labor sooner. I don’t want this little man to come early, anyways, so I will just be patient 🙂
Do you know the gender? Have you decided on a name? Boy! And after changing our original choice for his name, we FINALLY agreed on Carson Jacob.
Hardest part of this stage? Being huge and uncomfortable and knowing I still have to put up with it for probably another month. I also worry about not having everything we need and thinking all the time about things that I am forgetting.
Weight gain? Last appointment I was up 41 pounds. Joy. Probably going to end up gaining at least 50. Oops.
Stretch marks? Still not holding my breath, but so far, none, which is so surprising since I have gained so much weight. I scrub like crazy in the shower and put on stretch-mark lotion afterwards, so who knows if that actually helped or not, I have no idea. I would definitely be OK if they never decide to make an appearance, but for some reason I have a feeling they will sneak up these last few weeks.
I am SOOO excited to see more September babies start arriving! 🙂 Back to house organizing!