Wednesday, November 24, 2010

34 Weeks

I'm 34 weeks pregnant today and there is a whole little person inside of me. I mean, if he came out today he'd probably be totally fine and have few to no complications. Hard to imagine. I sit in the nursery sometimes and look at all of his baby stuff and I still just can't quite believe I'm going to be responsible for a whole other person for the rest of my life. Sometimes I feel like I'm not even that great at taking care of my cats. And, I know, call the schmaltz-police, but I'm just overwhelmed with love for him. Ok, I KNOW in my head this is oxytocin, but it doesn't make it any less overwhelming for me. It's hard to wait to meet him and that's not just because I'm so uncomfortable.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Sorry it's been so long since I updated. It seems time just keeps getting away from me. I will attempt to give a run-down on everything going on right now.

Jenny gave my third, and what I thought was my final, baby shower last Saturday. It was so nice. Viv helped a lot too, and so did Mom. I got wonderful things, including, but certainly not limited to, 6 (I think) bumGenius cloth diapers, a blue bumbo, a turtle you put in the bathtub to make sure the water is the right temp, some great blankets, some cloth wipes, an organic changing pad cover, a tummy time mat, several handmade blankets and sweaters from Viv and Esther (Josiah's bubbe) and Eve (Josiah's aunt) and lots of outfits that are just too cute for words. Along with the cloth diapers from Jenny and Mom, Jenny also got him tons of clothes AND made him the gorgeous letters seen in the pic above (yes, those are my fat, swollen feet). Everyone's artistic talents and abilities just floor me. I'm not remotely creative or talented so hopefully Josiah will take after his daddy and the rest of our families. :)

I also had my work shower, which was fabulous. And Boomer got to attend! We received several amazing handmade things there and lots of gift cards and a car seat base (for Jenny's vehicle) and lots of other great stuff.

Speaking of work showers, I mentioned above I thought Jenny's shower was the final one, but no, the generous folks at Boomer's work want to have a shower for us, which will be Wednesday, December 1st. I feel truly blessed to have all these loving, considerate, good-hearted people in our lives. I've always believed it takes a village to raise a child, and I love my village! Josiah, and Boomer and I, of course, are very, very lucky.

On the medical front, I'm in considerable discomfort at the end of most days now but I'm quite sure it's normal (having been assured by the docs). I just think of it as the small price to pay in for such a great payout. And that payout is scheduled to be delivered on December 30th at 10:30am. Yes folks, that's when the c-section is happening. Be there or be square.

As far as what we really still need, basically just a swing and some crib sheets. I really think that's it. I would love more cloth diapers, but we do have plenty. Shockingly, I think we are mostly prepared, at least with the right accoutrements, for his birth. Mentally and emotionally... I'm not entirely sure about.