Thursday, December 10, 2009

35 weeks and counting...

Here I am again, at 35 weeks and one day! I missed my deadline for pics by one day. But really, how much difference did it make? Probably not much. So, here I am on Tuesday of this week...



What have I done this week in terms of baby prep? Well, I allowed myself the luxury of once again obsessively going through all the baby clothes, arranging them this time in size, just like I did with Josie. I told myself I wasn't going to go that nuts this time, but hey presto, here we are at 35 weeks, and I am totally that nuts.

I also took the bedding off the crib, and put new bedding back on the crib. Here's the evidence to that little venture. Plus, I (uselessly) set up the baby monitors and switched them on for no reason. Actually there was a reason: so I could stand in the kitchen later at night (H goes to bed earlier than me most of the time as he has to get up earlier) and chuckle at H snoring and making funny noises... Ah, the boredom of late pregnancy.

Can you spot the little butterfly hanging up there on the right? If you like, you can check out one of the first posts I ever made: it had a picture of Josie's crib in it (the same crib of course) and you can see the similar butterfly hanging up in hers...


I also packed the hospital bags. Here is our cat, Smokey (one of them - we have four) sitting with the socks, booties, mittens and blankets for Isobella. Since it's winter here in MN, we need to make sure that she is well bundled...


Here is the selection of teeny tiny clothing we have for her. Might seem like a lot, but there's only so long I want her wrapped in a scratchy hospital blanket: and if they keep us for the full three days, she ought to have a few bits and pieces in case she gets bored wearing the same thing...or has a poo explosion...or something! Okay fine - I just could choose. But the pink thing on the left is a really warm snowsuit. Since it's going to be extremely cold, she'll need that. The bundle on the bottom left is a baby cocoon and matching hat made for Isobella by a really good friend, Shelley - thank you Shelley!


Here is the extent of Isobella's wardrobe. Isn't it disgraceful how many clothes she has? I mean seriously, this is pushing the extreme. Plus, there are a few more outfits in the closet. But honestly, I don't feel bad because just the joy of getting to dress up a a baby is...well, it's going to be so wonderful. It really is. Poor thing will probably change outfits seven times a day, though. That rainbow onesie was made by another really good friend - Shannon - thank you Shannon!


So, that's the size of it. I have an ultrasound tomorrow. We're going to be checking on placental issues and all the rest. Then, non-stress tests for the remainder of the pregnancy once or twice a week.

I am so glad tomorrow is nearly here: honestly, I've spent the last 2.5 weeks since the previous doc's appointment just praying she'll make it to this ultrasound. It's completely irrational really, but this stage is rather scary. I have no real reason to be concerned. But I so want her to be alright. I just can't wait to visually see this placenta firmly attached. I just hope the cord is still completely free-floating: goodness knows I don't need another reason to stay awake at night, even if it's a benign, and common issue. Somehow, nothing seems benign or common any more.

Hopefully soon I will be just another "common mother" with a "common" and healthy child...

7 comments:

Lachlan's Mum said...

You look beautiful, and I love all of the photos of Isabella's little clothes. You're almost there, just a few more weeks!

BTW, I love the photos with Smokey on the bed. My cat also loves to get into whatever it is I'm doing!

Frustratedfairy said...

You look great! So close now, good luck xxx

margaret said...

I want that for you too Jay, to be a "common" mother with a "common" healthy child. Keeping the faith with you...Hugs

Shannon Ryan said...

I can't wait to hear that 'common'news!! OH BOY!! XAN NOT WAAAAAAAAAIT!! and wow, that girl has a lot of clothes! I love the butterfly.. soo glad you were able to find one. :)

Mandie said...

You look lovely Jay! I am so glad that I found your blog! I am looking forward to hearing all about the ultrasound!

Mandie (nummies from the January DDC)

Jay said...

I want to hug you ALL! XxXxX

Fireflyforever said...

I had a little giggle because I SO relate to this. Today I have folded (previously already folded) sleepsuits and played with a baby monitor (whilst trying to convince my daughter it wasn't a walkie talkie). The delights of late pregnancy indeed.

I am so excited to see pictures of Isobella in an array of her wonderful outfits.