Wednesday, April 21, 2010

36 Weeks!

As Ben says, we are busy these days just Waitin on a Shimmy. The nursery is 99.9% complete, everything is washed and put away, we have installed the car seat, put together the pack n' play (that was TOUGH) and bouncer, and tonight we are going to put the swing together. Oh, and finish packing our hospital bag so that when the time comes we'll just have to grab the bag and go. I don't think I've discussed this with Ben yet but we are also going to make a trip to Babies R' Us this weekend to get the last-minute necessities that Shim will need once he or she arrives. The plan is to be totally ready after this weekend but I have a pretty strong feeling that we're going to be waiting around for the next several weeks. My official due date is May 16 and my personal guess is that it will be somewhere around the 20th or 21st before Shim decides to make his grand entrance into the world.

I'm seeing the midwife every week from here on out. This is fun because I like hearing the baby's heartbeat each week and this past Monday I even got to see the baby via ultra-sound! (She had to make sure head was down. That is probably TMI but trust me that is the extent of any 'medical details' that I will ever post on this blog.) Although I will be seeing the doc on a weekly basis, it is a little frustrating that they can't really tell you a whole lot. I mean they can give me the medical facts of my progress, but that doesn't really tell a whole lot .... certainly doesn't do much for predicting exactly when the baby will arrive.

I did decide that this child is most likely going to come out with an addiction to hot sauce. After I ate lunch today, I realized that I have eaten something with hot sauce 3 out of my last 4 meals! What got me thinking about that is the other day at Chick-fil-a when I asked for some to go with my nuggets and the cashier said "be careful ... you're going to give that baby heartburn". I could probably curb my own addiction fairly easily, but I've been eating it frequently throughout my pregnancy and haven't hurt the baby yet so I guess its not really a big deal.

What I am not ready for, however, is to leave my office to be out on maternity leave for 6 weeks. That isn't to say that I'm not looking forward to the time off to recover and take care of my baby, but just that no matter what I do at work to get ahead and get organized for the people taking over I can't seem to get things ready. Oh well. I guess since Shimster is giving me a few more weeks, I will get things to a point where I feel comfortable leaving. I think that is mostly the control-freak in me that wants things to continue EXACTLY my way while I'm out. Most likely it won't, and I will just have to deal.

That is about it for this week's update!


Sarah said...

Good luck these last few weeks Katie! I hope Shim surprises you by arriving early! :)

Accidentally Me said...

Advice...take EVERYTHING from the hospital. Diapers, swaddling blankets, little plastic tubs and basins, ountments, formula, thermometers... whatever they will give you. Take it all!

And TMI...? I spent a week talking about my cervix nonstop:-)

Good luck, and I will be thinking about you!

Becky said...

I can only imagine that you get pregnancy advice from everyone including stragers that work at chick fil a. I'm so excited! I really hope Becky Rebecca comes the weekend of May 15th b/c I've blocked out my schedule for it. See what you can do to make that happen. OK? :)