These last few weeks have just dragged by, or so it seems. But here we are with only 6 weeks left until my due date. These days if I think about that too long I get super emotional when I think about her being here. However, thinking about her does keep me from worrying about labor and delivery.
Speaking of, we did have to go into labor and delivery a couple times these last couple weeks. Her movements slowed down and we got a little worried so we had to go get monitored for 30 minutes. Turns out she's just a stink and completely healthy. As soon as the monitor was put on she started kicking it, HARD. She was making my whole belly roll with her movements. I'll admit it was a welcome relief after not feeling her for a few hours. Tim and I are so close to having her here that we may have panicked a little bit. Well, I did most of the panicking while he stayed pretty calm. I thank God on a regular basis for Tim. He's been my rock this entire pregnancy.
This pregnancy so far has been amazing. The first trimester I was really tired all the time and had some slight morning sickness, second trimester was an absolute breeze, and the third trimester has been fun and relatively painless. I have some discomfort just because she uses my bladder as a pillow but other than that I haven't had any complaints. In fact, most people have been asking me if I'm ready to be done being pregnant. The answer is yes, but not because I'm uncomfortable - I just want to hold her already.
I think this trimester has been the most fun just because we've been getting things prepared for her arrival. We had the baby shower - which was absolutely amazing and way exceeding any expectations I had. We were able to complete the baby's room and it turned out so cute - the picture doesn't do it justice. We still need a couple of shelves and I want a rocker to go in the empty corner. But overall, it's pretty much done. Other than small items I think we're pretty much done shopping for the baby altogether. She's already got a TON of clothes to last her the whole first year of her life.
Now it's just a matter of getting the last little bit of things together and then just waiting. I've started to read labor and delivery books and my doula and midwife are trying to get me as prepared for labor as possible. We did our hospital walk through and decided on our birth plan. Tim wants to start getting the bags packed for the hospital for both the baby and us. We're going to get the car seat ready in the car in the next couple weeks - just in case she decides to come early. Other than that we are as done as we can be.