12 trips to the bathroom
11 Oreo's eaten
10 kicks an hour
9 bottles washed
8 packs of diapers
7 footsie sleepers
6 pack of formula (just in case)
5 hours of sleep (not consecutive)
3 swaddle blankets (found them!)
2 bouncy chairs
and a completely ready mama!!!
Well, ready as in, everything is clean, washed, in place, organized and just waiting for a baby. That doesn't mean this little one needs to arrive today though.
My sister flies in from Germany this coming Sunday and she didn't get to see me pregnant at all the last time. She'd really, really love to be able to be at the hospital. We planned her visit for several weeks after Baby A's due date just in case. We didn't want her to fly in from Germany ahead of time to see me pregnant and then also have me be two weeks overdue. This time around, she booked her flight for Christmas and, as it happened, my due date fell in just after her arrival. The trick now will be to stay pregnant until at least Monday morning.
I have a check up tomorrow so we'll see if anything has progressed. At last week's appointment I was 1 cm dilated but not started to efface. Tomorrow is also the full moon, so if old wives tales can be believed, we'll see what happens. In all honesty, I'd be ok with it. I don't have much to do at work and am basically here so that I'll sit more. If I'm home, I'm running around the house getting things done. Normal things, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, etc. I rarely sit. If I'm at work, I'm at my desk. I actually rest better here.
I haven't been sleeping well, mostly just discomfort. Having to wake up to roll over every time. I've had to start eating a late evening snack so I don't wake up at 2 am hungry. That's happened pretty regularly the last week or so. I've been super hungry and trying to pace myself but it's so much harder these days. The worst part is the battery on my bathroom scale died about four weeks ago so I haven't really been able to keep up with my weight gain except at my appointments, and I never believe the scales at the doctors office. At least in relation to actual weight gained. Yes, ok their scale is probably more accurate, but if my scale has given me my starting point, and I weight myself at the same time each day in the same clothes, that to me is more believable than the office scale which records my breakfast and liter of water drunk as well as my 'in public' clothes.
All that aside. I am trying to really enjoy my time with Baby A since I know things are going to change. I know that some day she will love and treasure her little sister just like I do and I hope and pray that she will have the kind of relationship that I have with my sister. But for now, I know it's going to be hard on her. It will be hard on all of us to make these adjustments, but it will all work out.