8 Weeks and Counting

September 5, 2008

Today I hit my 32 week mark. Only 8 weeks left! That’s 224 days, so far, that I’ve been pregnant. You know, in case you’re counting. ;-) Some days I feel like it’s all gone so fast, and others, I just can’t wait to meet him already!

Apparently, for the next 8 weeks, Binary Boy is supposed to gain a half a pound a week. Oh. My. Gosh. I have no idea how I can get any bigger, but, I’m sure my body will find a way (scary).

Anyway, here are my bulleted lists of what’s been going on with my pregnancy since I last updated.

Good stuff:

  • My hips don’t hurt anymore! My mom says it’s because they’ve probably done all the stretching they need to. I hope she’s right. That was pretty damn awful.
  • I don’t (read: can’t) stuff myself anymore with food. There’s just no more room in there. It’s all him, now. I’ll have my little noshes throughout the day, but no more constant eating & snacking.
  • I’m sleeping better. Oh, I still get up like 4-5 times a night to pee, but I can fall right back asleep now. Sleep = Bliss.
  • Drinking coconut milk (read: electrolytes, I just love anything coconut) helps keep my feet a semi-normal size. See below.
  • Binary Boy’s crib and co-sleeper are ready when he is.
  • Kevin (my coach) and I started my birthing classes last Tuesday. We’re taking the Bradley Method classes, as they are more geared towards natural, unmedicated child birth than Lamaze or others. After one class, I know they are going to be helpful and I’m so glad we’re taking them together. Kevin has mentioned that he doesn’t want to see any videos. I think he’s sorta S.O.L. at this point. Poor guy. :-(

Not so good stuff:

  • Oh my aching feet. My poor, swollen, sausage-feet. They are hideously swollen by the end of the day. And totally uncomfortable to walk on. Plus, I need a pedicure. It just depress me to look at them. At least the coconut milk helps some.
  • Even though Binary Boy’s crib and co-sleeper are ready, nothing else is. Not his changing table, not his room, not much of anything else. It’s really stressing me out and I can’t do it alone. We’re going to try and make some real progress within the next week or two.

And, yet again, the good outweigh the bad. I plan on keeping it that way, too.

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katelin September 5, 2008 at 8:03 pm

yay for all the good stuff :)

i can’t believe how soon he’ll be here. yay.

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) September 6, 2008 at 8:22 am

Look how cute you are (still)… just saw your new photo. :)

I was thinking about you the other day, actually, and was glad to see what’s up with you.

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Mrs Pop September 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Hooray!

The good does always outweigh the bad, even when the bad is at its worst.

Trust me, you don’t need much to be ready when he gets here. We changed most of Boy Pop’s diapers on a towel on the floor at first.

Don’t stress about what needs to be done. It’ll all get done eventually.

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Jessica Gottlieb September 6, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Nesting! What fun.

If you have a bassinet and a diaper plan you really have everything you need. It’s remarkable how simple it can be.

My one piece of advice? Practice with the infant seat, the ride home is scary.

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Jenn September 8, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Yay for good things! I’m happy the good list outweighs the bad :)

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Nicole September 9, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Congratulations, Chandra! Good luck keeping that baby completely separated from your kitties!

Nicole, Mom to Anina (6), Lev (6 months), and Evenstar the kitty (who has somehow managed to survive the human children, completely unscathed!)

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Nicole September 9, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I thought I’d leave a nicer comment, too… I had an unmedicated water birth with Lev and I can tell you from my experience that Bradley sucks. Maybe you’ll love it, but I haven’t met anyone that does. I recommend reading Ina May Gaskin’s books Spiritual Midwifery and Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (this one is awesome), instead.

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Unanimous September 10, 2008 at 10:16 am

Wow…you know you’ve “made it” when you warrant you very own troll. Congrats, sort of.

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