Oooh…my back is beginning to hurt. Baby is getting heavy! I am one week and two days away from having a full-term baby (39 weeks of pregnancy)! It is wild to me that I am about to somehow get this baby out of my belly? My mind cannot seem to wrap itself around the reality of my body being moments away from going through labor. There really is no way to fully prepare yourself for this, I think.
Claude has been bringing me to the swimming pool a lot these past few days. It is funny because I’m pretty much just using a noodle to swim laps. The benefits are uncertain but at least I’m moving, which is good. Florida has also been having beautiful weather of late, which lets me enjoy the sun and get tan. Sometimes I do get a little self-conscious of my huge belly when I lay out in the sun! Pregnancy has caused me to get a really dark linea nigra (pregnancy line) which extends from my slight above my belly button to way below. I do wonder if people find it weird that I’m just lying around, presenting my glorious pregnant self to the universe. I think I just might miss being pregnant. I have gotten so used to being pregnant!
Now I find myself in an odd in-between phase of “oh yay I am pregnant” and “oh my I have to give birth soon”. I am waiting in quiet anticipation but it is the weirdest feeling to have no idea when my baby boy wants to enter this world! Preparing for his arrival has been fun though. Claude and I have honestly remained quite minimal, choosing to buy more baby clothes, toys, shoes and random silently manipulative cute baby stuff when he actually needs it. Plus, I have no idea what my baby boy’s style is going to be? It does not seem fair to dictate his fashion sense before he’s born! We did get a ton of baby clothes from lovely friends and family at our baby shower and I am infinitely grateful for that! It is nice to know that our baby boy is going to be dressed in clothes that were gifted with love. I think it’s a good way to start his first few months in this world 🙂
I have washed all of the baby clothes, crib sheets, cloth diapers and towels (yes Sheena, even the cute Lion towel you got for him!). There seems to be nothing to wash anymore….which makes me feel a little empty haha. I think this is because I have done all that I can do in preparation for my baby boy? One thing I have not done is pack my hospital bag. Which is bad. I will do it in the next few days and hopefully I do not go into labor before getting it done! It is interesting how my apartment has a different vibe to it now that Claude and I have been preparing for baby’s arrival. When you put it into perspective, it is basically a new person coming to live with us indefinitely! Claude and I have been so used to it just being the two of us. Having a baby is definitely going to change things. However, we’re trying to make sure that our relationship always comes first! Things are going to change though. I mean look, our baby boy already has two different areas to sleep in.
How funny! I really cannot wait for the day my baby boy arrives ❤
On a completely different note, Claude and I have somehow been watching golf tournaments lately. We’ve bought $1.99 putting golf clubs for ourselves and are going to the putting green to see if we have any skills. This is a pretty random thing to decide to do. I like it though, it gives us a reason to be outdoors and I might discover that I missed my calling to be a pro golfer! Maybe I can “drive for show and putt for dough” one day. You never know! That’s what makes life so grand ❤