Monday, September 16, 2013
Sooo these are from last Thursday. It was my favorite day of last week. I had a doctor appointment and my doctor said that the baby is growing and that I "have gained enough weight." I think he just meant that I have not gained less weight than I should have at 35 weeks...but I had to kinda laugh! It's ENOUGH, Ali. lol. It doesn't help that I literally crave hot chocolate every second- which is the weirdest thing because I am totally not a hot chocolate girl. I don't even drink it in the winter- only sometimes when we go out to breakfast. But I seriously want it always. I bought a box of it and a thing of whipping cream and both are almost completely gone. Sooo good right now.
Doctor also said that baby's head is down and low and that he will probably stay that way! I love hearing things like that. I keep having this feeling that I will go a little early- but who knows! And with my luck I will probably be about a week late!
The end of this pregnancy has me feeling a little panicky. It's so different not having family so involved. With Jax everyone was like K, you need this, this, and this. And, Do you have this? Should we go get this? And Do you have this, this, and this ready for the hospital. And this time it's just like "______" (that means silence). So I am listing in my brain over and over things that I have, things that I need, and things that I know I will need to make me comfortable- and I wish I would have had last time. I have a huge box of 0-3 month stuff that was Jax's, but it's just not as fun to use a on of hand-me-downs! Same goes for blankets. I feel like with your first baby, people kind of tell you what to do, what to get, and you just kind of go uh-uh...okay...ya....I like that along the whole process. Because you have no idea what you're doing or what you will end up liking or needing. But this time, I know what I like and I know what I need. So mental lists swarm my head everyday. This is what I'm thinking as of now (it's gonna feel really good to get this actually documented):
1. Two good nursing bras & two comfy ones to sleep in
I have been reading tons- and I keep going back to the Anita brand at Nordstrom. They just look the most supportive and comfortable. I think I got one after Jax was born and I liked it better than my other ones. Even though nothing was ever THAT comfortable nursing for the first nine-ish months.
2. Robe for the hospital
I have had this in my head for forever. I am just thinking it would be so fun to have a cute robe to wear in the hospital- a small thing to make me feel a little better and more put-together after giving birth. Little things like this make a big difference for me.
3. Good swaddling blankets
I have a bunch of blankets from Jax- but I still want some good, soft, thin ones for swaddling. The flannel ones are just too thick and big for a newborn inside the house. I like these.
4. More little hats and sleepwear
Again- have this stuff from Jax. But I have so many of those newborn "dress" sleepers. And honestly, for me- changing a diaper was just as easy with a zipper. And those dresses ride up a lot. And normal jammies are just way cuter- especially on a boy. I am dying over Gap's new stuff.
5. Saline nose spray (for baby)
My friend Whitney gave me this and I used it ALL THE TIME on Jax's stuffy noses. So nice! I need to get more. This is the one I like.
6. Maxi pads
For obvious reasons
7. Baby lotion
My stepmom got this for me when Jax was born and it is the best baby lotion! It's a little hard to find now...which is a bummer. Here it is.
Would be REALLY nice:
The baby will be in our room for the first few months- at least. Jax was actually in our room for a good eight months! ...and we used a Pack n' Play the entire time. A bassinet would be sooooo nice.
2. Diaper bag
Just because my old one is trashed- but don't need this.
3. Baby sling
4. Baby slippers
5. Comfy jammies for me
Just for fun and because they are all I will be wearing for about six weeks.
6. Glider & ottoman
Something I will never get because they are so dang expensive but STILL. McKay doesn't realize how nice this would be...but wouldn't it be SO NICE??!?!!!
The end! That's it! ...Am I forgetting anything?