Lynn: I felt really similar from 32-34 weeks. Hope you get some relief soon (mine body finally quit bugging me and I felt normal again...before I got sick obviously).
Mary: GL with packing. I have a love/hate with packing. It really sucks, but I get to indulge in my favorite thing while doing it which is throwing stuff away (or donating obviously). I have a weird love of getting rid of stuff.
Kia: that's how my DS is. I'm hoping he's easier to train than my DD. Hope your body gives you a break so you can have a nice night tonight!
Sandra: I'm doing the same thing with clothes right now. Putting away DD's winter stuff that she definitely won't fit into next year, same with DS's winter stuff (no way would I get two winters out of anything of his), then pulling out his baby stuff. I have 2 friends having babies at the end of the summer and I'm hoping one of them has a girl (one knows she's having a boy and other is team green) so I have someone to give my cute girl clothes too! I spent way too much money on my DD's baby clothes because of the novelty of having a baby to dress and girl accessories are just too much fun. I keep reminding DH how much money we'll save only having one girl because that just seems to get worse as they get older! ITA about sleeping the last few weeks although this one hasn't been nearly as bad as my others as far as comfort goes. If only insomnia and the other 2 didn't keep me awake I could probably get some decent sleep!
Heather: nicely done having clothes ready to roll! I would love to freeze ahead some meals but I have a small/odd freezer so I'm like Laurie and will likely just do a lot of easy meals for a while.
I'm actually feeling really good these days... way too good for this point in the pregnancy. It has me worried that I have another tiny baby in there. I felt really good all the way until about the last week with Aidan and when he was born, he only weighed a little over 5 pounds (at 38 weeks). My others were all 2 pounds heavier then that, and I started feeling more discomfort around 32-33 weeks into the pregnancy (around when they probably hit the 5 pound mark). Aidan was perfectly healthy in every way, and we have no idea why he was so small. Anyway, I just feel better if they are a little bigger at birth - like if they end up getting sick or something they won't just waste away or something.
I gotta say, I do enjoy having big, healthy babies, but just ONCE I would love to push out a baby less than 7 lbs! That would be like.....so easy for me! LOL. Not going to happen.
Well, (TMI) I just had a bowel movement and that usually makes me feel a ton better when I get popcorn disease. So here's to a more comfortable afternoon!
DS2 has been SO snuggly today, which is a bit odd for him. He is always quite attached to me but usually plays pretty well on his own. But he just spent the last 40 minutes sitting on my lap with his blankie and making "singing" noises. Must not be feeling all that well, the poor booger. Can't get anything done with a toddler on my (non-existent) lap!
Aren't you excited for your laps to come back? LOL.
I didn't have a big freezer last pregnancy so this is new for me. Not sure how much we'll want to use the oven in the summer though...hummmm...oh well.
Laurie - Muffins every night! WOAH. Super mom. I hear ya though, cooking often isn't bad with a newborn. The 3 year old will be the problem I bet. I also figured we'll have less money once baby comes so buying some extra food now will help stretch things out. I love thrift store shopping!!! I think this baby might be small-ish too. They didn't tell me how he/she was measuring at my 20 week u/s so I'm guessing sort of average. People keep telling me I look small though and I don't feel super crammed organs like I did with DD. She was born 10 days before her due date and was 7lbs 4oz, which is a nice size.
Lynn - Sometimes I think it's early to get the clothes ready but it was one of those nesting things I just HAD to accomplish. Plus, any given evening can be a write off if I feel crappy. The other night I went to bed right after DD did. :P
Kia - Take it easy and keep that little girl IN! YAY for matching sibling outfits. If I have a second girl it will be hard not to have a few matching ones. :P Sorry you aren't feeling well.
Sandra - I don't even have a pregnant waddle yet, I just feel so tired and sluggish. I sort of meander around. Ugh. Oh, I can't wait for my lap to come back. When DD leans on my tummy it hurts! The other night I was hot though so it was nice she only contacted with the tip of my tummy. I still had air flow up top!!!
Mary - Good luck with the move. I can't imagine trying to do that right now.
I'm exhausted and it's not even noon.
Laurie: or maybe your body is just used to this whole pregnancy thing by now and that's why you are more comfortable? I'm the least uncomfortable I've been with all 3 so far by a long shot with this one.
Kia: GL figuring out a dresser. I still need to move my DD's from the baby's room to her new room but I'm now too big to do it and need DH to get someone else to help him. If it wasn't on another floor, I'd probably be okay. For baby, I bought a 4x4 cube from IKEA and put baskets in it. That's what I've done for my DS1's room and it works great, but boys have way fewer accessories than girls too
Yes I want my lap back! The flight home from Mexico a month ago was bad enough with DS on my lap for 3 1/2 hours!! At this point, I pretty much never hold my kids when I'm sitting unless they're really sad or something. Otherwise we're at the "sit next to me on the couch and I'll put my arm around you" phase.
Sandra, I hope you do start feeling better now! You know, my 4th delivery was actually my easiest, and she weighed 2 more pounds then Aidan... he was my second hardest labor/delivery. Go figure!! At least when he finally decided to come out, he did shoot out like a torpedo, so that part was nice, lol. I've never had to push out a baby close to 10 pounds though. My biggest was just over 8. That wasn't too bad though. She was one of my easiest actually - probably because I had an epi! Ashley, I think this pregnancy (other than the pukey first tri) may actually be the best I have ever felt during a pregnancy. Not that I have particularly horrible pregnancies or anything. Crazy.
Luckily I have long legs, so DD still fits on my lap - but when she tries to climb all over me when I'm sitting on the floor I keep having to dump her down beside me. Lap only works on a chair!
We also just got rid of diapers at night! Woohoo! She has been ready for a while, but I was so lazy/slow with buying the mattress pad for her. Finally she asked me for it, so I went ahead and did it. Not only does she wake up dry, but she doesn't even pee first thing. Even when not pregnant I have to pee so bad when I wake up!
We also have the dresser issue. All the 0-3 & 3-6 are washed, and on top of a closet lol. I might just clean out a drawer (I don't know how since they're so stuffed) in my dresser since the babe will be in our room anyway.
Today was one of those days that started super stressed. Decided to go to the states to apply for my social security so that I can file taxes properly, and then I couldn't get the form to take DD across the border. Then I finally got the form to work, and my printer wouldn't work. Plugged it into the other computer, printer was fine but the program stalled. I swear it took like 40 minutes to print this damn form. Finally got it printed, only to go fill it out and realize that my passport was expired and I couldn't go anyway!!! Argh! At least my day turned around after that since the passport office was SOOO fast, DD had a relaxing day (despite no nap) which I think she really needed since she's been running around so much the past few days (ie playing at the park for hours on end), and I got to get into the gym.