I am 36 weeks today! Caleb should weigh in at about 6 pounds now. One more week and he will be considered full term (37 weeks)… wow! He is due 4 weeks from today and the big birthday countdown is on. My family has 6 birthdays in January and everyone is wondering if he will share someone’s birthday. Mine is January 17th and Jerry’s is January 24th. Baby is due January 20th and Jerry is hoping they will be birthday buddies… we shall see! I don’t think Caleb will like having to share his big day with anyone, but who knows!
I’m so glad I should only have to rock this official bumpdate t-shirt for a few more pictures at the most. It’s not maternity so obviously the belly does not fit too well in it anymore, but we’ve been using it for my pictures since I first got pregnant and wanted to keep it up so we could really see the belly progress. I’ve gotten a couple of comments in the last week that it looks like I’ve dropped but I have no idea. Does it look like I did?
So what’s new in babyland… last Tuesday night, Caleb had the hiccups for 25 minutes straight! It was the first time I had ever felt him having hiccups and it was pretty cool! It was odd, but definitely awesome. I could see my belly moving the entire time.
Saturday night, Jerry wanted to feel him move but he appeared to be sleeping so I suggested he try poking him. After a few vigorous pokes, he started moving like crazy! This went on for a few minutes where Jerry would poke him and Caleb would respond with some big movements. We thought it was hilarious, then we decided to let him go back to sleep and left him alone. 🙂 I can just picture him thinking, “what?! Leave me alone and stop poking me. Can’t a baby get a little rest now and then?! I’ve had a busy day!”
I also went to Target and got some of the last things from our registry using my 15% off completion coupon. These were just smaller things like bottles and other nursing supplies. I also got an Ergo wrap carrier on clearance and a little grooming kit for him. We used gift cards and didn’t have to pay for anything… yay!
I found him a bookshelf on Craigslist for $15. It was from Target, like his other furniture, and was even the same color (espresso), so it matches perfectly. I’ve already got his books and some other things on there, and the nursery can finally be finished up! It still looks like a baby tornado went through it though, so while we have some time off for the holidays, we’ve really got to finish it up. I will definitely post a nursery tour, probably in a couple of weeks or so.
I also started packing my hospital bag. So far it’s got my pump, two outfits for him, a blanket, and his paperwork. A lot of my own stuff can’t be packed yet because I’m still using it, like the sweatsuit I’m going to wear home, slippers, toiletries, chargers, etc. Hopefully I don’t forget anything in the mad rush to the hospital!
I had my 36 week appointment yesterday, and now my appointments are weekly. Not much news yesterday, just that he is head down which is a good thing. My strep test was pushed to next week’s appointment on Tuesday since they want you to be at least 36 weeks and I was technically 35 weeks and 6 days yesterday… odd, but whatever! Tomorrow at 8:30 AM we are headed back to the doctor’s office for a mini birthing class with a nurse practitioner because we couldn’t go to the hospital classes. They are offered in the evening (when Jerry works) or Saturdays (I work), so my doctor wanted us to do this mini class to learn about labor signs, delivery, etc. I will feel a lot of relief after that, even though it’s bright and early on Christmas Eve!
Well that’s all I’ve got for now! I have some other posts coming up in the next couple of weeks with end of the year wrap-ups and all that good stuff. Only one more bumpdate for 2014! Happy holidays to everyone!