(This weekend I'll be 34 weeks) It's big and the extra weight is not only making me off-balance, but it's killing my back. Shock, right? A pregnant woman whose back hurts? I know, I know, but it's my blog, and well, I'll cry if I want to.
So far I haven't had to deal with swelling too much, but a few days ago I really struggled to get my wedding rings on & off. And my socks felt tight around my ankles. JOY.
Yes, I did this to myself, bla bla bla. But let me give major credit to women who have many babies. I know pregnancy is much easier for some, but goodness, it's such a strain & sacrifice.
(having a UTI for nearly a month now hasn't helped, either).
So, credit due...you moms rock. What's your secret? I'd love a UTI-free pregnancy, one where I gain minimal weight, etc.
On to the more "fun" stuff: the shopping for baby gear.
We finally bought the infant car seat on New Year's Eve.
I've decided I'm going to buy a Belly Bandit for my post-partum period. It may or may not work, but if nothing else, I'll have good back support (but I really hope it works!). I hope to be shredding again by 5 weeks post-partum. I need to feel "me" again.
We need to buy a regular-sized diaper bag (still have a good small one from Aidan's baby days).
The search for the one we want most has driven me crazy.
Why? I'll tell you why.
REVIEWS. Reading peoples' reviews is both a blessing & a curse. Dang it.
I'm pretty sure we're going to buy a Skip Hop bag. We liked the one we saw at BRU, and we have a giftcard to Amazon to cover it. But ya know, reading reviews makes it complicated! At least for me, indecisive me. I know I want a bag that can be worn messenger-style, as well as one that is neutral so Pat is comfortable using it, too.
I'm determined to try pacifiers w/ this kid. I was against them before having Aidan, but after a few weeks of colic tried them. He gagged on them and there was never 1 he'd take. Brennan gagged on them, too, and we tried several brands w/ him. This time around I'm willing to start with the pacifier at the hospital. Things change by the 3rd kid, right?
I don't know what else in terms of baby gear.
I'm tired. Really really tired today. My back hurts & my heating pad broke.
Aren't I lovely?
But hey, that's what's on my mind. So voila...the end of this post!