Cravings: At this point anything I don't have to cook.
Symptoms: Lots of BH/cramping and pressure but nothing that feels like labor. Baby J's wake/sleep cycles are pretty regular now. So much so that I avoid going to sleep before 11pm because I know he's going to wake me up with a couple sharp jabs if I do! I'm drudging my way through some allergies right now (to what I have NO idea) so that mixed with getting up to pee every hour is making sleep complicated.
Mom is feeling: I have some days where I've wrapped my head around the fact that he's going to be here soon, and some days I wake up and have a moment of panic when I look down and see just how huge my belly has grown. Overall, the nerves are settling down and I'm getting more and more excited to meet our son.
Dad is feeling: D on the other hand seems to be feeling more nervous every day. He's very excited still, but we're both realizing how quickly we're going to be a family of three.
Belly: Now has it's own gravitational pull.
Weight Gain: 27 pounds.
Doctory stuff: GBS was negative (woohoo!) and I declined having them check me this week so I don't know if I'm dilated at all. I was scolded for not picking a pediatrician yet, so I need to get on that next week. Ms. Shaw also told me that I could labor at home for as long as I feel comfortable, which was great to hear. I know the nurses aren't as on-board with a mostly hands-off birth, but I'm hoping having one of these three ladies there will help baby's delivery go as smoothly as possible.
Things we’ve done to prepare: RE-RE-RE-registered for the childbirth class. We showed up AGAIN for a childbirth class and were sent home because the instructor called in sick at the last minute and no one had saved our phone numbers from the first time. They did give us a tour of the LDRP suites which was pretty neat (and short.) They also informed us we can self-hydrate and eat during labor, woo! I got some more prefolds in the mail, so those are washed and prepped and I washed the fabric portion of our swing that we got from our neighbors. It took me twenty minutes to wrestle that thing off the frame, and then D came home from work and showed me the button that collapses it, making the fabric basically fall off on its own. But hey, it's clean. D also tried his hardest to fix the mold issue we're having on the front patio, but I think we're just going to have to call in the maintenance team and let them handle it like last time. I'm headed to Louisiana today, since that's the closest Target, and I'm going to pick up a nursing pillow and a few other things. It's all coming together!