37 Weeks, almost 38

So, here’s my belly at 37 weeks:

37weeks_belly

That was only five days ago, and things have already changed… Think lower and droopier.

The baby can come any time now, as baby’s considered full term and I can deliver at the birth center between 37 and 42 weeks. Outside of that, it’d definitely be the hospital for us. Baby’s head is engaged now, and my acupuncturist and midwives are all very pleased, as are we. Baby was transverse for quite a while, and that would have been very, very bad at this point. It’s getting tight in there. I feel the baby move a lot now, which is usually exciting, sometimes only annoying. Seriously baby, you can wake me up once you’re here. I’m still feeling really good, just a little bit tired. Also, I have mega bloated sausage hands. They hurt. I have managed to knit most of another baby hat (soft flexible yarn, reasonable gauge) but I think that will be it until after the baby’s arrived. My mom used a 30% off coupon at Kohl’s and we now have a full complement of newborn and 3 month outfits (including FOUR Christmas outfits and one Thanksgiving outfit). She has also provided some lovely handknit baby socks, and I hear there are more on the way.

In less crafty news, nesting continues. The Jetta has been picked up and we are back down to two cars in the driveway. We voted. Matt and I made three lasagnas. We have curtains in the dining room, curtains ready to be hung in the living room, a kitchen that is still tidy a month after the cleaners came, a de-cluttered laundry room, 3 dozen pre-washed prefold diapers, and a fully furnished room for the baby (thanks, IKEA!):

babyroom

We’re all custom decorated too, thanks to Joanna:

woodlandalphabet

and her Mother-in-Law Cathy:

greenblankie

and Matt’s Aunt Diane:

babyrockingchair

Since the knitting is mostly over, I have some sewing plans instead. My goal is to cut out all the pieces this week, and then I can assemble (wee flannel overalls, two pairs of soft shoes, and a changing pad) whenever.

And now, onto more thank you notes. Holding a pen is harder than knitting, so I may have to resort to some typed notes. My sweet co-workers (and several nice people from my old office) threw a shower for me the week before last. It was a complete surprise and they were so generous! I have a few more notes to finish up from the other showers and then I can get cracking on the 25+ I need to write for the office.



2 Responses to “37 Weeks, almost 38”

  1. Joanna says:

    awwwwwww. AWWWWWWWW.

  2. Luke Turner says:

    cotton baby socks are the best, i don’t like to put nylon socks over my baby feet,”"

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