Can I say how overwhelmed I was by the outpouring of love and support from you guys?? It literally brought me to tears reading each one of your comments, and I have read over them several times. Whether you are a regular commenter, or you de-lurked to give me some much-needed encouragement….it was all greatly appreciated. I could not get over how thoughtful each of you were, and got K to sit down to read the comments as well. I was so moved by you guys in the blogging community – what an awesome bunch of women you all are. Thank you all for those heartfelt and kind words. The few days after receiving that message from my mom were rough, but I can tell you that your comments lifted my spirits so much. So, thank you again, everyone. I was seriously so touched by your words, as was K. Please accept the kiss above as thanks. It’s the least I can do after such sweetness.
In pregnancyland, tomorrow is 33 weeks. 4 weeks until we’re considered full-term. I can’t believe that. I am hoping that Wee One decides to come early….but I have a feeling he has his own ideas for when he wants to enter this world. All day today he has been kicking me and moving from side to side. He’s getting big enough now that I can tell where his head and bum are, and whether it is an elbow or a foot or hand jabbing me. It’s pretty wild. My stomach moves all over the place some nights, and I think he’s having another party in there. Oh, also, I think I’ve just entered the I’m-not-going-to-be-sleeping-much-from-here-on-out phase of pregnancy. Sleeping has been getting more difficult, but was still do-able….however, the last few nights my Montana-sized tummy has become increasingly more difficult to maneuver in bed. I just can’t seem to get comfortable and switch my body pillow from side to side all night. My back is screaming for me to just lay on my tummy….which is so not-doable. I think if I could even sleep awhile straight on my back I’d feel better…but they say you are on a nerve or something if you lay on your back….and it cuts off bloodflow/oxygen to the baby….so I freak out and switch positions every time I unconsciously end up there. I keep telling myself, not much longer and I’ll have my old (ish) body back and and our little man in my arms, and this is so worth it.
We’ve got pretty busy evenings this week (but work is starting to slowly calm down….yay!!!):
- Tuesday – 2 1/2 hour Breastfeeding class at the local hospital
- Wednesday – Our usual childbirth class. MUST do homework……(more reading in The Naked Book).
- Thursday – Couples massage!!! How excited am I?? How excited is my back?!
- Friday – Halloween! Our close friends, C & J, are having a big Halloween bash. I am wearing the following t-shirt (Karli is printing it for me), complete with black pants, flip-flops (I wear them ALL “winter”), black fingernails and skeletony (I don’t think that’s a word) make-up.
Saturday night, K’s roomate from college (we haven’t seen her in 4 years!) is flying in from WA to spend a few days with us. We’re taking her and a bunch of friends to the lesbian club in town….. She just told us she was gay a few months ago, so we promised we’d go with her! It should be a fun time!! Sunday is our baby shower! K and I have to finish a few last-minute things (so basically everything) for Sunday. We have to pick up the punch fountain, order and pick up our cupcakes, order t-shirts (and print them) by Friday (we’re giving these as favors), get the balloons and curling ribbon and any other non-cheesy green & brown shower decorations we can find and put them all up on Sunday. I feel like we have been all over creation looking for some good shower decorations (they are all pink or blue). Our theme is green & brown….any ideas???? We really wanted to do something inexpensive but cool looking for centerpeices, but are fresh out of ideas. Post if you have something you think we should do! Also, we’re having a guy-girl baby shower, so we weren’t sure about doing the “typical” baby shower games…. any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. I feel like a fish out of water when it comes to this stuff.
Leaving you with this great song, “The World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies. The title describes our lives quite well right now, not to mention, I’m rather fond of the little blue monster in the video. Enjoy!