36 weeks. wow. they went by oh so fast. This baby is moving and a grooving as I type. wiggling and hic-upping away to it's own little dance party. I am feeling good, but getting ready to meet this new person in person. If you have been reading along the past week or two you will know that I am into the nesting stage. Which for me equals kitchen time. I am going to try to channel some of these nesting instincts towards organizing the craft room and getting MrO's clothes sorted and some of the basic baby clothing into the drawers for Deuce. Since we don't know the sex, I will pull out mostly the simple onsies and 'neutral' colored stuff... most of which I have anyway because we had no idea what O was going to be either. I might have to go and buy something pink to take to the hospital, just in case.
My energy is here, but sometimes when I stand up I get the shooting pains into my pubic bone. I have also been getting a lot of braxton hicks, or practice contractions the past couple of days. Things are definitely on the move downward and outward. I am really looking forward to my next doctors visit (on the 13th) to find out more about if I am progressing yet or not, where the baby is positioned and all that jazz. After this apt. we are in the once a week visit mode- let the count down begin!!!
We have been working on narrowing down our names list and I think we have a couple for the boy and a couple for the girl settled. Such a hard thing to choose. This week we spent a lunch break eating sandwiches and crossing names off the list, discussing middle name options and the like. We looked at our names list from last go around and realized that many that we liked before had popped up again and a couple that we really like last time had been forgotten and resurfaced (like wise we laughed at some of the choices and wondered what we were thinking!).
Daddy-O has been approved for paternity leave this time around and I am so excited to have him around for the first 6 weeks as we settle in as a family of 4. We are also thinking about taking O out of school for all but one day a week to have him around as well- I think it could be a really special family bonding time for us all. Not to mention having all my lovies around me would be pretty awesome. I will be taking the full 12weeks of FMLA (Family Leave Act) that my work allows- sending me back to work sometime around Thanksgiving.
Just getting excited and am so amazed that I will be a mama of two babies soon!