I am 35 weeks today! That means that Caleb should be here approximately five weeks from today… wow! He should be about 20 inches long this week, and won’t really grow much taller at this point. He should be about 5.5 pounds, and will continue to gain about a half a pound a week.
Not a whole lot of news, just a whole lot of waiting and panicking about what still needs to get done! Last week, I picked up my pump which was covered by insurance… yay! I also had my 34 week appointment and everything looked good. The doctor said he is measuring right on track. My next appointment is my 36 week appointment on Monday, then we switch to appointments every single week from here on out. I am getting the strep test on Monday so I hope it isn’t too bad. I am not excited about that!
While I was at work on Saturday, Jerry put together all of Caleb’s various seats that we received as gifts, so that’s one big thing checked off the old to-do list! I was so excited to see it all when I got home. He’s got a rock and play sleeper, a bouncy seat, a sit me up seat, and a walker. It will be pretty hilarious to see him walking around in that thing next year when he’s a little bit older. We had a really good, productive weekend with other things too! We rearranged our whole downstairs living room (we live in a split level) and it’s starting to look nice. Our regular living room upstairs has a lot of decor and is more formal, with wood floors. Since the downstairs one has carpeting, we’ll probably start spending time down there when the baby starts crawling. Jerry also made delicious homemade empanadas, and I made Oreo “lumps of coal.” Yum!
I felt super huge movements last Wednesday night and when I looked at my belly, I could see really big, wavy movements. It was so cool. I wish Jerry had been here to see it!
We’ve got a few more things left to get. We received our Target registry completion coupon last week for 15% off the rest of the items on our registry. We need to get an extra carseat base, a baby monitor, a bookshelf, and then some smaller items. I’m hoping to get the rest of his stuff soon, just waiting until after Christmas when we may have a little extra money again! We need to do a little more work on his nursery, and some organizing, then we will finally be completely ready… or as ready as you can be when you have a tiny human to take care of! We really can’t wait to see him and keep trying to think of what he’ll look like. I seriously think he is going to have lots of dark hair but we may just be surprised! Speaking of Christmas… it’s been getting harder to think of things I want for myself these days, and my birthday is coming up too in January. Most of the things I want are generally things for the baby. I did manage to come up with a few things, though. 😉 I already feel like a mom even though he isn’t here yet… this is definitely a good thing, though!
Well, that’s about all I’ve got for this week. I also had to drop this little video on here. It’s a Boba commercial, but oh my lawd, it makes me cry. There’s a dad version too. They are the cutest.