I’ve got about two weeks and some change until my estimated due date.
Some “new” things I’ve been experiencing as of late:
- Leg cramps. They sort of feel like your legs are being chopped off, usually occurring in the middle of the night or just as I’m waking up in the morning.
- Restlessness. I think we completed everything on my baby checklist by June 1. Paint – check. Carpet/upholstery cleaning – check. House cleaning – check. Car seat installation – check. Buy last-minute items/return/exchange items – check. Diapers/wipes – check. Crib/dresser – check. Check, check, check. What else? Must keep moving. Sometimes I’ll go to Target or Babies R Us just to walk around and check for the hundredth time that I’ve got everything I need.
- Nesting bug. As mentioned before in my last post, this started around month 5 and has not waned since. If anything, I’ve become even more of a dictator about keeping the house spotless. I even spent an hour landscaping on our patio (against KK’s wishes) because of course the baby will not appreciate coming home to a house with weeds and overgrown shrubs.
- Mixed emotions. Fear, excitement, anxiety . . . The other morning I woke up thinking, “Oh GOD, I’m having contractions!” only to realize it was just last night’s dinner.
Now, just waiting for the arrival of the little person to fit these: