Monday, May 9, 2011
39 Weeks- Keeping Busy, Pampering
Now that I'm done with the semester I have found new things to keep me busy. I'm trying to get our yard ready for a garden, getting stuff ready for the new baby, and spending time pampering myself.
I have been out weeding our flowerbeds, and garden areas. I try and do most of it with the spading fork so I don't have to bend down too much. It is getting close to being ready to plant some AWESOME veggies. I was hoping to finish up in the next couple days, but since it will be rainy the next couple days I don't think it will get done until Wednesday or Thursday. O-well in the next few days I can work on cleaning the house, and starting some redecorating to one of our bathrooms.
I still need to pack the hospital bag, and get the car seat base installed in our car, but I now have all the baby clothes washed, the bassinet set up, and Parker's bag packed.
In the last week I went swimming, which was AWESOME. I want to go again this week if we find we have time. It was nice being in the water and not feel pregnant. Parker was really timid at first, but after I threw him up and caught him a few times he started to love it. We taught him how to climb out of the pool on his own. He loved jumping back in off the side into one of our arms.
I also went and got a pedicure and manicure. Personally I could do with out the manicure, but I believe a pedicure is an absolute for anyone that is pregnant. For some this can get the baby to come, but that didn't happen for me, but it was such an enjoyable experience, and now I have blue sparkly toes.
We also have had the opportunity to go hang out with some friends, that included hot dog roasting over a fire. It was fun to be able to just relax, and visit for the evening.
During this next week Troy and I are planning on doing some "light" dancing. Troy's work has an awards banquet and as part of it they will have a band and a dance floor. I don't know how much dancing will actually happen by us, but as long as we aren't enjoying a new baby we will be there, and at least attempting to dance.
I've also been receiving some really nice comments from people lately. Many people don't realize how nice it is to hear "You look so good!" when you are pregnant. I really appreciate my friends, family and strangers who have said that to me.
At my doctors appointment today I was told I was a "2" and the baby still hasn't dropped, and my cervix is still really thick. My doctor suggested I walk a lot to get the baby to move down and start helping the cervix to thin. If you ask me my uterus is super cozy and my kids just love it.
For the last few days I've felt GREAT!!! I will try to enjoy every moment I have with this pregnancy, and with Parker until the baby comes. I want to enjoy just having one kid for as long as God, and baby #2 thinks is necessary.