Life a few weeks before baby …
I thought it might be fun to write about how things feel right now in these last couple weeks before our little man gets here. It’s been so surreal lately. That’s why I chose to add this “comic book” effect to my photos. It really makes things look how they feel.
This is my desk while I work from home until my maternity leave starts. I feel really blessed that my boss and company are comfortable and even encouraging of this. I waddle downstairs in my pajamas every morning and get started on things. I also love, love, love my new desk chair. It definitely feels weird though knowing that I won’t have to go back into work for over three months.
I’ve been a freezer meal making machine this week. Here are the chicken enchiladas I mentioned in my last post. I also made Martha Stewart’s Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. If you are looking for a good freezer meal or casserole I highly recommend it!
Tonight I will make a beef stroganoff freezer meal.
I’ve been reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. It’s the one book that EVERYONE recommends. I don’t know how much is really sticking in my brain right now though.
I also have some serious anxiety about breastfeeding. None of the women in my family did it and have all said “Are you sure you really want to do that?” I am also constantly reading on message boards how hard it is and how much it hurts. Super stressed about this. I probably worry about it at least 5 times a day, no joke.
I’m trying to pay more attention to the Honey Bear, after all she was our first baby. I know things must be weird for her too. Here we all are in this new house and mom has a belly that just keeps growing and dad talks to it like it’s a person.
She probably wonders why we seem on edge lately and why I started staying home with her during the day. Dogs are pretty intuitive, she must know something is going on.
Speaking of the new house, I love getting to drink my morning coffee with this view in the backyard. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make it so good. But I do think that part of what makes this all seem so “unreal” is the new house. We only moved in a little over a month ago.
All of a sudden we live in this nice new house deep in the suburbs. I mean … when did this happen?
I know we planned it. We saved a ton of money. We talked about it and made it happen, I just still can’t believe it sometimes. I look around and I think… where am I? What is going on?
It’s common to hear this in our house lately: “Baby … This is OUR house. We have a nice house!!!”
“Baby we are really having a baby!? We made a baby. This is crazy!”
Last but not least… the hospital bag. I’ve been procrastinating on this one.
Last night we went to our hospital for a tour. Lucky for us it’s just 10 minutes down the road. I’m also pretty excited that every room is a private room.
They said I didn’t need to pack much but … I do want my own towel, and what if they have scratchy toilette paper? Not the best time for me to have scratchy TP. (Good tip from a friend)
I also packed: A robe, an extremely loose fitting going home outfit, two nursing bras and a nursing tank top, soothing gel pads for breastfeeding, shampoo and conditioner, face cleaning towelettes and dry shampoo.
I put a note in there that has a check list of the things I need to add right before we go like my phone charger and ipad and hair dryer. Do you think I’ll be able to dry my hair on my own? Don’t say I won’t care how my hair looks before we go home. I will.
Anyway … this is life lately. It’s weird and seems unreal. What’s coming next is so unknown. I know it’s going to be amazing though and I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my life with my loving husband/best-friend.