Thursday, March 2, 2023

Week 30

I feel like my mental health has been swinging around like wild vines in a tropical storm. One second I am handing things well and the next I find myself at the bottom of the ocean. I don't think I am coping compentently with pregnancy in general but I am feeling a lot better. We are at the end stretch. Right? 

Two more months until my due month of May. My due date is May 14th and I really hope I am nursing a newborn at that point.

Updated "Need" List

  • Baby clothes (have newborn and 0-3m and swaddles, need 3-6month size)
  • Baby Wrap for mom and carrier for dad (Becky's old one for me, need Ergo for Brian)
  • Aquire crib from friend (picked up and assembled)
  • Sids alarm (got a clip on one but may get a more expensive one)
  • Baby play mat
  • Loads of non-cloth diapers and wipes
  • Dock-A-Tot 
  • Breast Pump
  • High Chair
  • Baby Swing
  • Postpartum/Birth Kit

A friend of mine is throwing me a baby shower sometime in the next 8 weeks and I am beyond excited to celebrate this baby and have companionship with my friends. I also need to prep some freezer meals and fill up our deep freezer that I just emptied out. I also want to paint Becky's dresser that I wanted to paint four months ago but have not done yet. And declutter/clean my house and just make sure I am mentally prepared for birth as much as I can be. 

Big deep breaths. Brian put in for his time off and though he wasn't able to get unpaid time off through FMLA he still has four weeks of paternity leave through his work which is a lot more than most American fathers get. He will take care of us for a week or two and then hopefully be able to install the siding on the house and tackle many other household issues that desperately need attention. 

I feel like I'm here, waiting, trying to finish up our homeschool before the baby comes and prepare for whatever life will look like with three lovely children. 

We still don't have a name for the baby but I am sure we will figure it out soon. Hopefully.

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