Friday, August 14, 2015

Waiting for baby

I'm 40 weeks plus 2 days pregnant and anxiously awaiting the birth of our son. The calls, texts, emails, Facebook messages, etc. have been insane. Appreciate all the love but everyone wants to know where he is (um, still in my belly...) and when he's going to make his debut (your guess is as good as mine...). I've been doing everything possible to stay busy and enjoy these last few days as a family of three - yes, I'm including Rusty. So for all the future mamas out there eagerly awaiting the arrival of their own little bundles, here are some things that may help pass the time.

1. Get out of the house. Stop nesting, put down the mop, and just leave. Meet up with friends for lunch, go to a bar (even though you can't drink) and make friends with the couple sitting next to you (we did that last night and it was so fun), visit a museum, etc. etc. You're going to be housebound very soon!

Girls lunch! 

2. Go for lots of long walks. Rusty and I have been walking about two miles a day. We hear this might get the baby moving towards the exit sign. No luck just yet. But it's been really nice to put on a pair of headphones and explore our neighborhood. Make sure you bring water for your trek.

Belly shot while walking the poodle

3. Plan some date nights. Last weekend we did dinner and a movie. Nothing fancy, but something we know we won't get to do for a while once baby arrives.

4. Finish your non-baby to-do list. The nursery is ready to go, newborn clothes have been washed and put away, and the car seat is installed. Now what? Take your car to get serviced. Get the dog groomed. Back up all the photos on your iPhone. Return that thing you've been meaning to return. You get the picture.

5. Get into a good non-baby book. I just downloaded The Hand that Feeds You and am excited to start reading it.

Ok, that's enough for now. Everyone is telling us to sleep now (!!!!!) but I have major pregnancy insomnia and am up every couple hours to use the bathroom. If you're in the same boat, I feel your pain - hopefully these few things will keep you busy until baby arrives! 

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