Days Until Due Date = 9
It’s the final countdown! 9 days left - how crazy is that? It seems like only yesterday I found out I was pregnant. Well....in some respects. When I actually think about the day we found out we were having a baby, I realize that it was actually a long time ago (June), but it all seemed to fly by somehow.
I’ve gotten to a point where I am not worried so much about labor and delivery (I learned all I need to know in my Gift of Motherhood class), now I am fixated on seriously dumb things related to packing for the hospital such as:
- Will I wash my hair while I am in the hospital?
- Does the hospital have hair dryers in the bathrooms like at hotels?
- Should I pack my flat iron?
(I seriously have no idea why I am thinking so much about my hair)
- What if I forget my phone charger?
- Should I bring my own blanket?
And then some more serious stuff like:
- Should the baby sleep in a bassinet in our room or in her nursery/crib when she comes home?
- Where will she nap? Her room or in the Pack n Play?
- Can I appropriately change a diaper? (since I’ve never done that before on a real baby)
- What does it feel like to not sleep for days?
I’ve also been fixated on having enough food in the house. I’ve been to the grocery store like 4 times in the last week, just picking up food items that I can store or freeze. Apparently I have the notion that once I have a baby I will never be able to grocery shop again, so I’m stocking up now so Hubs and I don’t starve. It’s really stupid. Publix is literally a 1 minute drive from our house, if we need food, we’ll go get it. But for some reason I feel the need to stockpile. I’m weird. This is what happens to you 9 days before you’re due to give birth - it’s really wacky.
Anyway... Today was one of my final workouts at the gym before d-day (my last day at the gym will be Saturday - sniffle). I did a repeat of yesterday minus the arms. 40 minutes on the elliptical while reading my LC book. I’m almost done. If I focus and make the time to read I could finish it today, but I may just wait until my next date with the elliptical to do that.
When I came home from the gym I had some very important TV to watch - last night’s episode of The Bachelor. It was good, but I’m not sold on Sean as The Bachelor. He seems so wholesome and these girls just so not.
After that I watched Sunday’s episode of The Biggest Loser. I haven’t watched The Biggest Loser in about 5 years. It bugs me that every episode is 2 hours long - it’s such a commitment, that is why I stopped watching so long ago. However, I am going to have some big weight loss goals after the baby, and I figured that watching this would motivate and inspire me. And so far it has! That first episode was grueling just to watch! The trainers are SO MEAN to these people, it’s kind of crazy. I don’t remember them being so awful. I get the tough love thing, but sheesh! People passing out left and right and JIllian is yelling at them to get up and keep moving. Um, if I’m passed out on the ground, you can bet I’m not getting up on the treadmill anytime soon. And if they don’t, she kicks them out of the gym. Yikes. I know she’s hard core, but it’s a little hard to watch. Anyway, now I’m invested in the show because I like the people. I cried at least 12 times during the episode, so now I’ve got to commit to the 2 hours per week for the next 6 months that this show is on (or however long it’s usually on). Thank God for DVRs because I know I’m going to be up at all hours of the night some nights and will need something to watch.
OK enough about that. I have some things to do on my To Do list for the week - you know that list of things that HAVE to get done before your life changes forever and ever and ever. Yeah, that list. I hope you’re having a great Tuesday!
Questions for you …
- Do you watch The Biggest Loser?
- Do you watch The Bachelor?
- Anyone ellipticize today?