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!