Sunday, November 18, 2012

Getting Ready for No. 3

Last Monday, the 12, I had a meeting with my doula.  I told her that I don't feel like I'm really having a baby soon because I haven't done anything to prepare for it. People keep telling me I'm having a baby in only 3 weeks (I would remind them, no, it's 4!) and I don't seem like I've reached that point.

You know, the point where soon-to-be-moms just can't handle being pregnant anymore and just HAVE to get this baby OUT!

It was because I wasn't at that point. I have had a pretty decent pregnancy this time around. Besides the fact that I've had super severe sciatic back pain for about 5 months now, which means I can only walk some days for about 3 hours and then I'm in terrible pain the rest of the day, I've been doing awesome! :) 

Seriously. I haven't gained a ton of weight (please no one argue that point), my feet and hands never got swollen, I have been sleeping great, I haven't gotten ONE charlie horse cramp; overall it's been pretty great. Honestly, I usually forget I'm pregnant. Even still. And now I really do only have 3 weeks left. 

But for some reason, after talking to my doula, it really hit me that this baby really is coming. And soon. Whether I am ready or not. 

So since that day I've gone through (and Cody has helped a ton) and mostly washed all of the girl's old clothes, organized them into sizes, gone through 5 old boxes of baby stuff, cleaned out the baby's room, Cody took down the crib (that Preslie was still sleeping in even though she's almost 3 years old) and we put it in the baby's room...though I think we'll get rid of it and just buy a new one.

I still don't think I'm at the point. I could handle being pregnant for another 8 weeks or so if I had to be  - the only complaint I have now is that I'm usually uncomfortable and I can never figure out why...remember what I said about forgetting I'm pregnant? I know I have pregnancy brain, but I didn't think I'd get it that badly.

And just so you can see the chaos that has been our lives the past week, here was our living room just 48 short hours ago.
 Pretty awesome, right? The next day when it was cleaned up, Chloe said, "It's clean! It feels so much better in here!" (Yes, it is a terrible iPhone picture. Sorry!)

So no, I'm still not totally ready. But at least this baby will be dressed...forever, by the looks of this picture!


Beema said...

You are so hilarious!! LOVE the picture of the living room! And is Preslie in the box? Too funny! I am sure the girls had fun looking at all the clothes that they used to wear - like Chloe wearing her bumblebee costume, etc! I am glad that all things will come to an end shortly after having this baby, so you can actually get some much needed rest! :) See you soon!!

The Story of us said...

My favorite part is Chloe in a box! She is so cute:-) I'm glad you are making progress.

Karleigh said...

I love this picture. It says a lot, and its like a hidden picture. It took me a minute to realize there is a dog, a little girl, and a doll in this picture. So funny! I'm glad you're not dying to get the baby out yet. I'll trade you if you want ;)

Karen Peterson said...

Is one of your girls laying in a box? That's so funny!

Doug and Alyssa said...

You're amazing. I hate every day of being pregnant. Reading your blog always makes me sad that we live so far away. I wish we lived on the same street and could just walk to each others' houses. PS- the chiropractor helps my sciatic pain a TON. Best money I've spent in my pregnancies. Even if you don't have much time left.

Doug and Alyssa said...

By the way, I don't know when you changed your blog design, but I like it :)

Gena said...

Oh my gosh... so, so, SO many clothes. I guess that's what happens when you already have two little girls. I can't believe how awesome you seem to be doing!! It seems crazy it's so soon. Seems like you just announced a 3rd baby girl!! So excited for you guys!!

tiff snedaker said...

Congrats on the soon to be baby girl! I love the picture of your house, I wish more people would be real like that because I feel like that's what mine looks like half the time and I go around the blogging world seeing all of these perfectly clean houses. :)
I'm so sorry about your miscarriage last year. Losing a baby is absolutely devastating.
Good luck in the upcoming weeks. Can't wait to see pictures and hear her name!


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