|Still rockin heels... at least they are wedges! How cute are these???|
WE ARE 34 WEEKS! I can't believe it! Six weeks seems so close... and for the most part I am ready. Ready to see what our little guy looks like, ready to put him in all his cute clothes, ready to spend 12 weeks at home getting to know him, etc. However, part of me is anxious about labor/delivery and part of me knows that I am really going to miss having my little buddy safe in my belly.
This past week Jason and I went to a childbirth class to teach us labor techniques... position, breathing, etc. It was actually very educational and made me feel more comfortable with the idea of labor. One of the position techniques uses a "birthing" ball... which I actually have (used previously
and briefly for working out). It has been deflated and put up in a closet for years, but we got that sucker out this week. I'll use it during early labor, while we are still at home.
I also attended an orientation at a pediatrician's office. They do this in lieu of a pre-natal office visit. I left there totally freaked out! Not kidding... I came home bawling! The dr. was telling us about the dangers of getting our baby out during flu season and how to prevent sickness. Bottom line, we shouldn't have the baby around too many people or in public for 6-8 weeks. It dawned on me that Christmas is within 5 weeks of our due date. We may be staying home for the holidays this year! No way is this baby is getting sick, being hospitalized and getting a spinal tap or blood draw like the pediatrician said would happen if he got a fever!
I know everyone is going to say "you're just a new mom... too overprotective... you won't be like this with your second... yadayada...", but I really don't care. My main priority is keeping my little guy healthy and happy! Note: if I ever put my kid in a bubble suit, please someone intervene!