I can't really believe that in two weeks baby can come any time! I know the baby could come right now and no one would panic about trying to stop my labor...but in two weeks I will be in "the window" where the midwives are cleared to deliver baby Bybee here at home. We have a little to-do list of things we want to get done before then:
- Write thank you notes from our last two showers, I've been terrible!
- Pack hospital bag (just in case)
- Go on tour of the hospital and pre-register, next Wednesday! (again, just in case)
- Get a mesh gate up in the car so that we can keep Lucy in the way back, behind the seat. That way we can vacuum the backseat of the car, install the carseat, and get it checked for safety.
- Make a good stock of muffins, I devoured all the ones in the freezer!
- Compile directions for things like running laundry, taking care of Lucy, and things I might like to try during labor so that those supporting me have the information they need.
- Make a few hats (Andrew) and a few more rice-heat bags (Lauriel).
- Buy the supplies we need to get our house ready, nothing fancy...just some light shopping and organizing.
I'm still doing pretty good keeping the swelling in check. I had a couple of days that my feet got a little puffy when the weather was really warm (ha, PNW warm!). But I have been trying to step up my water intake and I find that helps. So do baths. Both of those also help my calf cramps which are crazy ridiculous if I don't watch the fluids. It's about the only thing that get me to jump out bed that quickly! Got any suggestions for calf cramps that go up the side of your leg? I have no idea how to stretch those out!
Sometimes I feel ravenous, other times nothing sounds good. Cherry-coke slurpees sound good to me ALL of the time. Not exactly the most healthy treat, so I try to keep some limits.
We have been doing pretty good at wearing me out with lots of walking or squatting working in the garden.
Still can't believe the end of this pregnancy is sneaking up so quickly, it's going by faster than I thought it would!
And if you don't think I look big, check out the difference from two weeks ago. Same shirt even, so you can't blame it on clothes. I definitely feel bigger every day now.