I stopped working at the office on Friday, and I was supposed to work this week doing hair, but with the doctors advice to relax and get off my feet, I decided it was time to be officially on maternity leave. I hate cancelling appointments, but I don't think its a good idea to keep working all week. So its official. I am on maternity leave!!
Here are a few more happenings :
-I know this is repetitive but heart burn is my worst enemy right now
-My hips are definitely stretching. I wake up every morning feeling sore like I had a hard workout the day before
-Lots of cramping and Braxton Hicks contractions, but I don't think any real contractions just yet
-Gained 25 pounds so far
- The swelling has started... by the end of the day I have big feet and hands. My rings are officially retired til after the baby is born.
-I am done with my Hypnobirthing classes, birth plan is prepared, and I am mentally ready to go
-The girls gave me a surprise Sprinkle last weekend. It was great to get some time to celebrate the new baby.
- I am in need of a double stroller! I still think I want a good double, not just the sit and stand kind, but I have to do some research and see what kind of money we want to spend
-The nursery finally got painted yesterday, so I can set up a gray and white neutral nursery. I"m not doing anything major right now, I'll wait to meet the baby before really decorating
I'm excited, nervous, anxious... all of the above. Fingers crossed the baby waits til after Christmas before making its big entrance!
(36 weeks with Ryan on the left, Baby 2 on the right)