and starting to freak out a little about how fast time has flown by... or actually, how little time is LEFT! Not freaking out big time. Just a little.
For instance, someone asked me at work last week "So, if you were to go in the next day or two would you be ready?" and all I could think was "WHAT? The next day or two?? HECK NO! I have too much work left to get done and my temp. doesn't come in to shadow me until the 22nd!! I haven't even gotten my list of "tasks/duties" started for her yet!"
Another example - just read the latest post on Swistle's Baby Name help blog - and realized that while our boy names have been narrowed to two for a while now - I don't have a CLUE even what is currently on the Girl Name list!! (I'm really hoping that I'm up soon for getting help from Swistle & her readers!! What if I go early and we still haven't decided on a name and its a girl?? YIKES!)
Everyone keeps asking me how I'm feeling and if I'm ready, and while most of the time I'm still feeling great (other than the frequent heartburn and occasional pain from Baby pushing on certain organs and parts) and I've now washed and taken care of all of Copper's neutral clothes, onesies, blankets, sheets, etc. - I do not feel like everything is ready for Baby's arrival... I'm not done packing the hospital bag yet, nor have we attempted to install the car seat (which vehicle do we put it in??? How to decide? YIKES)
I have my 37 week check-up on Tuesday, and am still trying to make a list of questions to ask my doctor... (by the way - last week I had to do the Group B Strep test - that is something that NO 9-month-pregnant chick should have to do... seriously - sticking a Q-tip in places I never thought I'd have to was NOT the most fun experience ever. And yes. I had to do it myself. WTF?) Also - apparently my OB-GYN's office doesn't ever check your cervix before you go into the hospital... I have no idea if that is normal or not... but everyone I know who goes to another nearby location said they started checking them at 36 weeks... huh. Weird.
So, we've got 21 days until Baby's predicted due date, and I'm just trying to finish getting things ready... and of course finish up my Christmas shopping as well... fun fun fun.
If I don't get back here before - I hope y'all have a fantastic holiday!! Much love! XOXO