Me llamo Rocky

8 Months Pregnant...The Countdown Begins!

 

Well, we are now in the final stretch.  I can't believe it's here!  Its been a wonderful, fun, and exciting journey and now enters probably the longest month of our lives, waiting for baby to be ready to arrive.  I technically have 5 weeks until my due date, so I don't think it will happen any time soon, but 5 weeks is soon enough!  All Dana and I ask for is to have her wait until her daddy gets back from working in Vegas, for he is gone the whole first week of November.  After that, she is welcome to come at any time (sooner rather than later, heehehe).

Dana and I started our Lamaze classes last week.  The first day was just an overview of pregnancy and all the aches and pains that come with it and how to manage them.  We got to meet the other couples in the group, learning what they were having and when they were due.  I am due the soonest in the group, with two other girls right behind me that are due on Dec 2.  The rest around Jan, Feb, and March.  We also got to see that 5 were having girls, 4 were having boys, and 1 is waiting to find out.  So, it was pretty even for the sexes.  That was kind of fun to find out.  Anyway, we have 5 more classes, so I know we'll really be pushing it as far as making it to the last one.  We may have to have our doctor give us an overview just in case we miss the last one.

We went to a Baby Care Basics Class on Monday, where we learned more about bathing and changing diapers.  Since I have more experience in both, we put daddy to the test to see his skills.  As I had already anticipated, Dana was born a pro.  He did great at the diaper changing and even better at swaddling the baby (I think he did it better than me!).  Tonight, we have Infant CPR, which Dana has more experience with, so I will be tested for my abilities.

Anyway, While my Aunt Rhonda was here, we opened the last of the boxes we had in the baby's room to assemble anything that needed it.  We put together the baby swing and bouncy chair, which we have sitting in our living room now.  I look at them every day, feeling like a little kid, just way too excited to try them out.  Come on baby, lets test out the swing!  I just can't wait to see her swinging in it for the first time, I sure hope she likes it!

Oh, and an update on how I am doing...well, lets just say I am feeling really pregnant these days.  The sciatica kicks in way quicker, with just a small walk.  My feet are killing me if I am on them for more than an hour, I have heartburn on most nights, and I can barely get my socks on or tie my shoes.  I'm sure all you mothers out there are laughing at me because you know how much NOT fun the last month becomes.  While I am still loving this pregnancy and can't believe it will be over soon, I understand how it really takes a toll on your body.  I do, however, get the constant reminder of the beautiful little baby inside of me, for I can not only feel the baby's movements and rolls more pronounced, but I can also just sit and watch my belly move around and watch her weight shift from one spot to another.  I love it!

And, now that it is getting to the end, lets see what you all think.  Take my survey to let me know when you think the baby will arrive and how much she will weigh, click here!

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