Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's the Final Countdown

Well, I guess 10 weeks to go starts the final countdown until Baby R2 arrives. Here are a few things we have left in preparation for his arrival:

-moving (we're checking out a duplex tomorrow)
-2 more baby showers
-doctor appointments every other week
-another ultrasound (next week)
-prepared childbirth classes at the hospital
-epidural anesthesia class at the hosptial
-breastfeeding class at the hospital
-setting up R2's room
-washing all of R2's clothes
-training someone to take over my jorb

And I'm sure there are tons of things that I haven't even begun to think of...

I'm getting pretty excited. It's looking like this summer will be very similar to the summer after Chase and I got married. We pretty much had an extended honeymoon because neither of us had jobs (he was a teaching assistant during the school year and I had been told I had a job but it fell through). Things are pretty slow around the BCM in the summertime because most of the students are gone and I won't be working, so it looks like we'll get to spend a lot of time with R2 as a family.

The aches and pains of pregnancy are catching up with me. My belly is getting bigger and heavier making my back sore, I get really hot sometimes, my tailbone hurts after sitting at work most of the day and I get heartburn/reflux on a nightly basis (no matter what I eat or how long I sit up after eating, it still comes at the same time each night). But it's not too bad. It's awesome to feel him wiggling, squirming, punching and kicking.


Chelsea said...

You have a very busy ten weeks ahead! I was thinking about R2 in my Language Development class today. We're talking about cognitive, perceptual and motor development of the speech and hearing mechanisms. I learned that R2 already has fully developed hearing! This means that I need to talk to him more so that when he's not in your womb he'll want to hang out with me.

Madly Hatter said...

But where did the lighter fluid come from?

shell said...

i cant believe you are at the final countdown!!!!! your life sounds like our-NON STOP!