I also found out that I passed the 3-hour glucose tolerance test after failing the 1-hour. Woo-hoo! Can I just say again that I am very aware of how lucky I have been at the ease of this pregnancy? It's been pretty amazing and stress-free. If the Baby is half as well-behaved after he/she is here, it will be a miracle!
We had our first Baby Shower last weekend. My mother-in-law and stepmom co-hosted a fantastic afternoon at Annie's Tea House in Crete. It was really a lovely time spent with family and friends. My Sweetheart came after lunch for some cake and to take pictures while I opened presents. Tex got so much stuff! We're really overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of everyone. My father-in-law came by the house after the shower to help unload the Escape. Right now, everything is still in a huge pile in the dining room. Have to sort and unpack things before next weekend's co-ed shower.
So, on to the "formal" update:
How Far Along?
30 weeks and 2 days. Only (approximately) 68 days to go! Crazy!
Appts coming up?
I have an appointment Friday morning. Now that I am past 30 weeks, appointments are going to be more frequent, I think.
Thoughts about where you're at in your pregnancy?
It's exciting that it's getting so close, but also scary. I had a small panic attack recently about cloth diapering, like what if I hate all the new-fangled easy to use diapers we got, so I registered for old-school prefolds, diaper pins and plastic pants. It's so silly, because I am sure it will be fine, but sometimes I am really scared. What if I forget everything I ever knew about taking care of babies? Will I be a good Mama to Tex when he/she is finally here for real? Eek. I am sure I will - or will try my damnedest, anyway - but it's still been a little nerve-wracking.
What are you working on?
We are doing some research on vaccinations; my Sweetheart is really stressed about making the right choices with vaccines. I HAVE to sort through Tex's swag and start thank you notes before the next shower. After that, we'll figure out what we have doubles of, what we still need, etc. Also have to have the nursery painted and get the room ready (i.e., move the cat's litter box, switch dressers, find a new home for the desktop computer...). We want to get a few shelves for the room, too. It will be good to be able to put everything away in Tex's room and not have it filling the curio cabinet and dining room floor.
Complaints or worries?
No complaints and I think I covered worries pretty well.
Nope. Less hungry than usual, though.
There are SO MANY! It was nice to see my sister-in-law K at her baby shower last week. She is due 10 days after us. My Sweetheart's sister is due in September. And we just learned of another Baby coming in October. A Baby Boom for sure!
The Shower was amazing and overwhelmingly lovely. I saw a friend who was there when my Sweetheart and I met over 17 years ago and it was fun to catch up with her a bit. Convinced Gram to see an eye specialist, so maybe she will be able to receive the help she needs. Got some Where the Wild Things Are plastic dishes for when the Baby is older and found an excellent birthday gift for my Sweetheart that didn't break the bank. A fantastic visit with the pediatrician. Being married to my Sweetheart and laughing so hard we cry some days. Being very aware of how lucky I am.
Any fun things coming up?
Meeting B and K for dinner Thursday to go over plans for co-ed shower this coming Sunday. Top secret fun stuff Saturday (details next week). The shower Sunday - I am really hopeful I might see a couple of CPl pals and will finally meet some of my Sweetheart's work friends. My baby sister will be around all weekend, too, which rocks. Still haven't gotten to CPL this to renew my library card, so need to figure that out (but maybe not tis week). Maybe heading to the bar for a band Saturday night. I feel like there may be more, but that's a pretty good list!