We are still on high baby alert here, with lots of anxiousness and the last-minute crush of trying to plan for the unplan-able and wait at the same time. Even though I'm tired at night, I have a hard time going to bed because I think of all the things I still need to get done... make overnight plans for Pontouf while we're in the hospital, call the pediatrician, finish the last little bit of packing for my overnight bag (which requires laundry, of course), and even getting a few things ready for Christmas while it still feels like I can. I'm feeling a rush of mental energy, but not so much the physical.
(The giant smile is because it was warm enough wear the one other pair of pants that fit other than my jeans!)
A good friend told me she thinks the last few weeks are more stressful than the whole 9 months put together. I'd have to agree because I think this is the only major life event so far, other than my mom's death, that has had a huge impact on every aspect of my life and yet has been completely out of my control and that in the end I haven't been able to plan for! Plus, there are lovely 9 month indignities that they don't really tell you about, such as losing your balance when you put on your own underwear, and it taking 10 minutes to put on your shoes as if you're 3 years old again. The very worst this week has been the severe back pain. Right now my little one is kicking and flipping so hard, it's as though she might try to break out.
I have to brag on Matt a little bit- he has been wonderful to still take care of me and try his hardest to weather my snappy moods, random crying, and occasional whining, while being in pain and discomfort himself. He's had really bad knee pain since the car accident we were in, and had xrays and an MRI done last week to check it out. We were told by the orthopedist that it's most likely a torn ACL, but go back this week to find out hopefully for sure and possibly discuss the option of surgery if need be.
Between weekly doctor appointments for the both of us, we managed to take a few fun maternity shots out in the beautiful fall leaves, something both of us had wanted to do for awhile. Next time I think I'll try harder to do it before I'm quite so big! I'm excited to have a few pictures showing that K is an autumn baby, and I have to also brag on Matt for how pretty they turned out.