Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Final Countdown

I'm 34 weeks right now. According to my history that means I've got another 3-4 weeks before we welcome Miss Little Bit to our home. It is doubly weird for me because I still feel like I'm barely pregnant. It has gone really, REALLY fast. 

A couple weeks ago a bunch of ladies gathered together to throw a shower for me and another mom. I really wasn't sure I wanted to have one, fourth baby and all, but this ward loves new babies and loves to throw parties for new babies. So we got diapers. Tons and tons of diapers! I'm going to guess I won't need to buy diapers until August. I hope I'm right.

And then a friend (my library guru friend) is also a photographer trying to build her portfolio. She asked if I would mind being her guinea pig for a maternity/newborn/milestones package. Would I??? I've never done maternity pictures before, it was a fun new experience. Here's a sneak peak of a few of the pictures...

I can't wait to see the rest. :)

My to-do list has shrunken some...

- I have an infant car seat arriving via Amazon early next week
- I have an AWESOME stroller (thanks, Mom & Dad!) that I am taking for a real test-drive on Monday at the zoo
- Fixed my Baggallini bag, which was a much easier fix than I'd expected
- Made four sheets for my beautiful, antique cradle (which I discovered was made sometime around 1926!)

So all that's left:

- Wash remaining baby clothes
- Pack a hospital bag
- Finish the quilt
- Freezer meal prep

Of course I have other to-dos. I would love for my house to be scrubbed spotless. I would love to take a scrubby to the back of a seat in the car that Peter somehow managed to doodle all over (WHY????).  I would love to get Andrea's spring church dress and the boys' spring church clothes together and ready for Easter. And while doing all of this I'm helping Jonathan with his guard responsibilities (we did flashcards while running errands today) and I'm keeping everyone on task and on schedule. It is a good life. Tiring, especially right now, but so so good.

Speaking of tiring, Jonathan and I got to the temple last night. Probably the last time we will go before Little Bit arrives because I don't do well with a lot of movement, and I totally started having really nasty Braxton Hicks contractions. I had a few "Are you okay???" questions from very anxious looking temple workers that probably thought I was going to have a baby right there. And there I'd thought I was doing well not getting distracted or being distracting.... I didn't have time to explain that I have a few weeks to go before the real-deal and they didn't need to worry. Apparently it is a concern, though, because I randomly saw an article this morning about women who gave birth in temples followed up by lots of comments from temple workers that BEGGED women to NOT try to have their babies in temple as apparently it causes quite a lot of work and headache for the custodians... Haha! No worries! I am very excited to have my baby at the hospital, thankyouverymuch. ;)