36 Weeks [Round Two]

It’s October!!! The best month of the year, and the month we have another baby!
(Do you hear that baby, this month!)

It’s been a rough couple of weeks and I don’t anticipate that changing.
Let me quickly run down the third trimester pregnancy symptoms that have been going on here:

Heartburn
Foods are quickly making their way out of our dinner rotation,
Mexican and BBQ to name a few. After a great night celebrating a friend’s birthday,
filled with Mexican food and fried ice cream, I was paying for it around 2am.
I learned my lesson. I’m starting to be more aware about what I’m eating.

Lots of pain
Specifically in my lower back, pelvis, groin, and tailbone.
This baby knows exactly the right spot to hit to send sharp pains everywhere
and stop me in my tracks.

Uncomfortable sleeping
I have been sleeping at a slight incline for a couple months now
because I am a total back sleeper. I cannot lay on my side because I wake
up a couple hours later and my hips are throbbing.
Last time, I honestly had no problem sleeping (even though I thought I did at the time),
this time has been way worse. I’m sure the heartburn doesn’t help,
but I just can’t get comfortable, or every time my bladder is full,
I have a Braxton Hicks contraction. And… without fail, I wake up between 5:50-5:59am
EVERY SINGLE DAY…. when my alarm goes off at 6:00am. How annoying is that?

Other
There are some other not pleasant things happening,
which I am hoping are signs that labor is not far away.
But, I am also not going to get my hopes up… and I’ll spare you the details.

Now on to the more fun stuff…

My last appointment was at 35 weeks, baby’s head is down,
but is not low, so I’ve been bouncing on my exercise ball,
encouraging him or her to go ahead make their way down.
I have had one real contraction and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions.
At one point, I was worried I wouldn’t remember what contractions felt like…
oh, I remember. No worries there.
I’m still feeling a good amount of movement (and hiccups), but I think
baby G2 is staying in the same spot.

I feel like I have a very long to-do list still, and I’m not sure how.
Every time I have crossed something off, I feel like I’m writing two more things down.
Greg and I are worried about very different things, which is probably a good thing,
but also annoying at the same time because I think my worries are more important,
even though they probably are not.

The car seat has sat on our floor for the last two weeks, but it will be installed soon.
Our hospital bags are out, and I’ve added a few more items to them,
but they are no where close to being done.
I purchased some new feeding and pumping supplies, which prompted me
to drag out all the old stuff to toss and start sterilizing the new stuff.
These are items I hope we don’t need right away, but I can’t imagine taking the time to
sterilize things when we have a newborn and a toddler running around, so I’m doing them now.

Finally, I have taken pictures of the nursery and will be sharing it tomorrow!
Thanks for being patient!

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The time has come. Cast your vote.
Blue or pink?
What do you think?

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