Yup. 37 weeks.
A couple random thoughts that went through my head when I saw this picture:
1- it really does look like I have a small soccer ball under my shirt
2- my tummy is a lot smaller than I anticipated it being at this point (and have gotten tons of remarks about how small I look for being so close to being due..I'm guessing it's my height?)
3- I am wearing a long-sleeved shirt, indicating it's not 95ºF+ today..actually it's not even supposed to hit 70ºF, and I am ecstatic.
4- a year ago today I was in AZ working on finishing up my college career..so glad that's done!
This last week had me doing some pretty good prep work for Lily's arrival.
I made and froze several meals for the week or so after she decides to enter the world.
I packed a diaper bag to take to the hospital with us.
I started to pack a hospital bag for Jesse and me (Mom friends: what were a few things you were so glad you took with you/what were you missing? I have no idea what to put in it!) and made a list of things to grab last minute (like toothbrushes).
I made baby wipes! Kind of weird and random, I realize that..but I mean, why should I buy wipes when I can make them at home with things I already have? I was weirdly excited about this, but hey, they're a necessity, and who knows when Lily will ACTUALLY arrive, so why not make them to have on hand? [ed. note for the curious: a roll of paper towels, water, baby oil and baby wash. Homemade wipes that I know all of the ingredients and can change easily if I note an allergy]
I also officially decided on when I think Lily will arrive: 9/23. I'd be fine with sooner than that, but I think that's my guess. This was decided after a conversation with a friend who just had her baby at the end of August, during a full moon. I looked when the next full moon would be: 9/23, thus, my decision. I'm definitely not superstitious, but I've talked to several people who've noted the weird moon/baby timing, and my midwife actually said when she worked in the labor/delivery of a hospital, they always were a ton more busy with births when there was a full moon.
I'm still feeling fine..I was a bit more uncomfortable this last week, but I'm blaming it on the heat because I'm feeling great today. And I've continued to sleep like a rock. Zeke and I have been taking daily walks of 1.5-2 miles, which makes me excited for when I can start jogging again, especially with this cooler weather! And a new session of aerobic classes are starting at the Y next week, and there are some I definitely want to take, so come on Lily, let's get this show on the road! AND I want to be able to touch my toes again. While I haven't had any balance issues, I have had to modify the way I pick things up off the floor.
That's it I guess..not a ton of excitement this post. But I thought I'd share a picture and some random thoughts :) and since it's my blog, I can. Next midwife appointment is Wednesday, so yay!