Tuesday, December 18, 2012

37 Weeks

So to be able to say that I am 37 weeks today just seems crazy to me. Peanut could literally come any day now and it would be okay. Obviously, I would like her to stay put till at least 39 weeks but she will do what she wants to do. Things are getting done just not at the pace I would prefer. I still have wall decorations for the nursery I want to hang, the room still needs swept and shampooed and there are more clothes to wash and find a place for. I don't know if we have everything we need and I'm sure we don't but it will all be okay I keep telling myself.

I have made a revised checklist of things that need to get done in the next 2 weeks. Included in that list is
1. Clean my car inside and out
2. Install car seat in my car
3. Put together Pack n Play and have that ready to go
4. Finish nursery
5. Finish packing my bag, Matt's items and baby items

This seems manageable to me. Also cleaning the house is always a part of that list. I feel like my house will never be clean enough though crazy yes I know.

We have our last prenatal class Thursday. It is all about baby care and breastfeeding. The hospital also has a lactation consultant that I can use should I need more assistance after which makes me feel better. I also have a pediatrician for her and I believe we have found a babysitter for when I go back to work.

I wasn't sure if I was going to say anything about the shooting because I have chose not to watch much of the news because I get way to emotional. I will say that my heart breaks for each and everyone of those parents and family members. Having a mom as a teacher this scenario did hit a little closer to home than I would have liked. Even in all this tragedy I don't think it is the time to make political statements about gun control. My honest opinion is no matter how hard you make it to get something, if someone really wants it they will find a way to get it.

Okay back to happy things. I did have another NST yesterday and she of course didn't want to cooperate at first but after some cold water she woke up and started moving and grooving. My blood pressure was up somewhat but he didn't seem concerned. I have another NST Friday and I will get checked too and then next week on Thursday we have an u/s to check her size. Matt went with me yesterday and he thought it was pretty cool getting to hear her moving around and hearing the kicks.

I hope you all have your Christmas shopping done! I am almost done except for a few small things and wrapping a lot of gifts! So if anyone wants to come help me wrap I would be eternally grateful!


  1. Sounds like you've got everything well underway Megan!! Can't believe our little ones are just around the corner now. Stay as de-stressed as possible and keep that blood pressure way down! :)

  2. Exciting!!! Its right around the corner! :)

  3. Yay! Sounds like you are doing a great job and don't have much left to do! Really, you'll be fine if you don't get most of those done...really just having the carseat ready to go so you can take your little cutie home is all you need! We still don't have a pediatrician...ugh! Ponyo will be on my husband's insurance and I still need to find out who is in-network on his plan. Can you believe for her to be on my insurance it would be $700/MONTH?! For her to be on his is $700/year. Anyhow, good luck with your to do lists but remember to get your rest, too!

  4. I can't believe you're 37 weeks!!! How exciting....it'll be any day and that precious little one will be in your arms!! :):):)

  5. You are getting so close to welcoming your little peanut into this world :) I know I will miss being pregnant but I can't wait for April to get here and be holding out little girl!

  6. Yay! You're full term!! I hope you see 40 weeks so she is good and strong for all that you have planned! Your house will never be clean enough, and it probably won't stay clean once you get that babe home. Mine is in utter chaos since #1 priority is the babe. Happy final weeks of pregnancy, I hope you enjoy them!