Sounds like a good couple of days! Accomplishment feels GREAT at this stage. Glad DS is being so cute and transitioning well so far.
We just did belly casting yesterday too! It's so funny to see yourself from the outside Do you have a decorating plan? We did two because DH wants to use one to try to use as clay mold, but it'll get wrecked in the process so I wanted one to decorate separately too. Can't decide if I just want to paint it, or what...so many possibilities!
DD has two body casts taking up room in the house. She still hasn't decided what to do with them 3 years later.... They ARE fun though!
Ivy, Leo and Forrest - May 2013
Congratulations on getting DS into his new room. It sounds like he is excited and very cute about the new baby.
Yesterday was another busy day. We spent most of the day out and about doing errands. Before we left for Target I was very crampy and was having a lot of BH contractions. We had to go to Target and the grocery store to get the last minute items for the birth off my list. Walking around gave me a lot more Braxton Hicks. DH made yummy burgers for dinner and I made a huge pot of soup and froze it for after the birth. D did really good in his bed again Monday night. He jumped under the covers himself and was out within minutes. He slept until 6:30 a.m. went right back to sleep and was up for the day around 7:40 a.m. I'm so proud of him! Last night after making the soup I took it easy because I was getting pretty crampy again.
Today we went to the vet for the dog's appointments and dropped my car off at the dealership to get some work done on it. The air conditioning hasn't been working properly in it unfortunately. Sometimes it works great and sometimes it doesn't work at all! Last time I brought my car to the dealership I had Daemon, while they had my car. I think I may have lost my mucous plug this morning or if not I'm having some different cervical fluid. It was very thick like snot, stringy and greenish/yellow. No blood, which makes me think it wasn't it. I don't know. It was a huge glob and I've had more of it, since then. My cousin lives in China and his wife gave birth to their first son this morning. She was right around 40 weeks. We've all been wondering who would be born first. He was 9 lbs. 3 oz. 20 1/2 inches long with a full head of hair.
After our errands today I vacuumed all the bedrooms upstairs and did some straightening. DH helped move the pack-n-play downstairs and we are working on the never ending pile of laundry. I have to go to my mom's soon to pick up her crab pot. I want to have it as a back up to boil water on the stove just in case the hot water heater doesn't put out enough water for the birth pool. Our hot water tank holds around 80 gals. and the mini BPIAB is 127 gallons for 80% full and 140 gallons for 90% full.
Better go do some Hypnobabies while D is still sleeping.
Not a whole lot to report today. I'm still feeling nauseous, which I've been feeling for a few days. I'm extremely tired. I just woke up from a short nap after doing my Hypnobabies. Around 1ish I just couldn't keep my eyes open.
We picked up my car from the dealership last night. They ran some dye through the AC system, recharged it, and gave it more freon. They said that if it has a leak the AC will not work and the dye should show them where the leak is when I return the car. Well DH drove it home and back this morning and it was blowing hot air. It is 98 degrees where we live right now and that AC is essential! I can't wait for it to be fixed, but I'm not looking forward to another bill.
I did a bunch of straightening up around the house, but none of it was on my list of things to do. Most of it was just tidying up after my LO. He sure does know how to dump every toy out in the matter of 5 mins. Moving around picking up toys and doing those types of household tasks is getting harder for me. I'm having lots of braxton hicks and cramping where I have to sit down. Last night before bed I was feeling very crampy, but no other symptoms.
Last time I was pregnant DH took maternity photos of me and some of the two of us or with the dogs. We have yet to do them this time. They are on the list to do everyday and get pushed back because something else takes priority. I hope we get to them soon before baby arrives. Tomorrow we have an appt. to get the car seats inspected and I have my MW home visit. I cannot believe it's been a week, since the last visit. Time is flying by so quickly.
Eh....so the car is going to cost almost 2 grand to fix, which stinks since it is 10 yrs. old but we can't swing another car payment right now to trade it in. Oh well. At least it's getting fixed.
Here is my belly pic from tonight 38w3d
And the belly cast we did the other day