Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This Texas Baby: Week 34 Check-In

BABY'S TASK FOR THE WEEK: This week your central nervous system is maturing and your lungs are continuing to mature as well. Also, you can recognize and react to simple songs. Well neither your daddy or I have been singing to you much, but we have been reading you lots of bedtime stories! When we crawl into bed your daddy grabs a book and says "earmuffs off!" to get me to lift my shirt so he can read to my bare belly.  It's so much fun watching you wiggle about while he is reading, especially if he says something really loud it kind of startles you!

SYMPTOMS: Peeing all the freaking time! And I still have a little over a month left of this!?! It's funny that I am going to the bathroom so much, this week you now urinate about one pint per day. I do not mind the having to go to the bathroom all the time, I just hate how little I pee when I go, it's kind of like "really? that's it?"

CURRENT MOOD: Yesterday I received a call to set up a meeting for a project that is for an event in March. MARCH! Seems so far away, but then it hit me that I will be on maternity leave in March. How crazy is that? Starting to work on projects that I wont be finishing up, nuts. But it also has me starting to look more at how to hopefully get things wrapped up, as much as I can, before my maternity leave starts. Several people asked when I was going to start maternity leave and I just had to tell them that unless my doctor tells me to stop working I plan on working up until I go into labor. It's kind of funny imagining that in a little over a month I could be sitting in this very spot where I am typing this having contractions!

THIS WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY FINISHED HOMEWORK: Baby girl, it is possible that you received more gifts this past week than your daddy and I did, and you're not even here yet! I think that just shows how excited everyone is for you to get here. We got several items we have been waiting on getting, like a safety/grooming kit and the video monitor. We also received several generous monetary gifts that we are going to stick in savings to help pay bills etc when I am on maternity leave.

NEXT WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY HOMEWORK: I need to start pulling together a list of items for my hospital bag and get my birth plan/wishes typed up. Your momma and daddy also need to get your room a little more organized! Right now we just have boxes of gifts from Christmas and the shower stacked up on your changing table. I also need to run a load of laundry for you with all your sheets and mattress pads in it! Still so much to do!

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