I’m more than half-way there… and I am so excited but so nervous too.
The bump is getting bigger and bigger (and everything else is too!) and I think the days of squeezing into my regular clothes are quickly coming to an end. I’ve been following my nutritionist, friend and co-author Stacy Moutafis’ Baby Body diet as best I can and sticking to my workouts with Geri twice a week (and trying to get in that cardio & Stacy’s extra exercises but gosh it’s getting tougher!).
I feel very blessed and grateful to be having a healthy pregnancy, so I hate to complain about anything (although these compression tights my doctor has me wearing for my leg swelling are very unattractive and quite uncomfortable and difficult to get on! Feet up as much as possible is also tough for someone that is always on the go- but I am trying my best and Saint is loving it).
The baby’s kicks are getting stronger (I love feeling it!) and I feel like my list of to-dos is getting longer. My whole life I’ve over prepared and over studied for everything- and so I am starting to stress that I am behind in baby preparedness!
My sister and friends have been kind enough to compile my long list of must-haves (I can’t believe there are so many things to get) and Mo and I spent today looking at baby stuff trying to educate ourselves (whoah is everything expensive). I received some books as gifts that I started to skim- but I wish that there was one mom-ual that had a list of everything I need and need to do… and the timetable I need to do it in!
My doctor gave me a stack of paper work… hospital registration, cord blood…. and said I have to start looking into birthing classes… I had no idea there was such a thing!
A girlfriend suggested I book a maternity shoot (what to wear alone stresses me out)… another asked if I thought about getting a hospital gown to wear (does everyone do that?)… and another asked if I started making a push play list (music to play during labor? I never heard of that but now every song on the radio has me thinking…. ) . Moms out there, did you do any of this?
I know none of it really matters, and having a healthy baby is the only thing that matters, but I want to be the best mom possible and have this be the best experience possible. So suggestions are appreciated – and if anyone has that mom-ual… I’ll take it!