Monday, June 11, 2012

38 Weeks

I'm exhausted. I woke up at 4 am ravenously hungry. I tried to go back to sleep but my hips were aching so badly I couldn't lay in bed any more. So I got up and made myself a quesadilla. And 3 dozen cookies. And finished a craft project. When I finally started upstairs to go back to bed I heard Silas's alarm clock go off. But the good thing about Gideon's big boy bed is that in the mornings he can get out of it when he's ready to get up without me having to even wake up. So I went back to bed and I don't even know when Gideon got up, but he was right next to me, leaking pee out of his diaper all over the bed, when I woke up.

My birth kit arrived today. This is a very good thing as I was supposed to order it a month and a half ago and kept forgetting. And I really didn't want to be scolded by Silas if I went into labor without my birthing supplies. Mostly it's just disposable sheets, chux pads, a heel prick thingy for baby's PKU test. We didn't have one done with Gideon but we are with this baby. I also ordered a million ice pack pads. Those are kind of a must after pushing a baby out. I only had two after Gideon was born and wished I had more!

To top off everything I bought Depends today. You can laugh all you want but these work SO much better than post partum pads. And are surprisingly comfortable. Me and this little old man with a striped shirt and checkered shorts and socks pulled up to his knees were adult diaper buying buddies. As I left that aisle in search of other "private" products the cute guy working behind the pharmacy counter shouted across the store at me "Can I help you find something!?!" What the heck, I thought, why not. "Yes, I need tucks pads." Clearly being good looking doesn't make you not deaf. "What!?!" Whatever. "TUCKS PADS!" I didn't even care if everyone else in the store heard. People with kids will understand and people without kids probably don't even know what tucks pads are. Of course I got a guy checker at the cash register. He was super nice and was clearly felt very sympathetic about my Depends situation. I don't think he knew what Tucks pads were.

But all in all I'm happy about being so pregnant because it means I'll be meeting my baby SOON. That baby and I are healthy to have made it this far in pregnancy. And of course the fact that I'm doing so much better at the end of this pregnancy than last is an endless source of joy. I might even make it to my due date! For comparison, me at 38 weeks with Gideon - I went into labor just a week after this was taken:

Me at 38 weeks with this baby:

1 comment:

  1. You look so great! Can't wait for you to meet new baby Snider and to get to hear all about it!


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