This was a quiet week. My back still wan't feeling great and I mostly stayed home and didn't do much of anything aside from a little baking and cooking and a fair bit of napping. By the end of the week I was feeling a bit stir crazy, but weekends are always busy and there are a few little things lined up for this week, so I expect that feeling will pass.
Sprout continues to move around like crazy. She seemed to shift from her usual left-lying position a few times this week, making me pretty uncomfortable, like she was trying to exit through the front of my stomach. Things must be getting kind of cramped in there.
I'm also starting to feel some pressure down low. Not unbearable, but certainly not comfortable.
We started setting stuff aside for our hospital bag this week. We took SO MUCH to the hospital when The Bean was born. I definitely think we'll be scaling back this time around. Right now we have two sleepers and two outfits, plus a blanket, snowsuit and some diapers ready to pack up for Sprout. This week I'll probably try to gather some toiletries and maybe some pajamas and warm socks for me and Jen, and make a list of other stuff we may want to pack closer to my due date. I'm hoping we won't have to stay in the hospital long (we only stayed one night after The Bean was born, and he was born at almost 11pm) so we really shouldn't need much. Things like books that are on the "what to bring to the hospital" lists were untouched, so this time we're trying to stick to essentials -clothing, toiletires, snacks and camera -is there anything we're missing?
Just over a month until Sprout's arrival! My FIL asked if I was anxious about the labour/delivery, and I'd have to say that I'm not really feeling too anxious about it at this point, just impatient!
Here's the belly this week: