I have this weird feeling - like I might be having a baby soon. It's probably still a week or two away, but I can feel my body getting ready for this event. How cool is that?! I am also coming to a place where it calms me to think about bringing my baby home instead of freaking me out. I am having so many dreams about little Jackson, and I can't wait to see what he looks like and what his personality is like.
Last night I had several dreams about Jackson, and every time I woke up I was having a contraction. I was praying that maybe I would go into labor, but no such luck. Today I am just as pregnant as ever! I will say that it's getting annoying to wake up every two hours with painful contractions and the need to pee RIGHT NOW, and then looking over to my beautiful husband who is so peacefully sleeping. It makes me want to stick his hand in warm water to make him pee himself, or clapping pots and pans over him, or making him think spiders are crawling all over him or something. Jerk. Isn't that so terrible of me?
I'm definitely still nesting in the form of shopping, but it's more like stocking up for Y2K (remember that???) instead of just buying random stuff. I have been stocking up on my pantry and cleaning supplies, since I am under the impression that I will never leave my house after baby is here :)
I have also froze a few meals, and I have to say that I really dislike the way frozen meals taste, so I'll be stopping at spaghetti and chili. Trevor will be responsible for getting us food for a few weeks after we come home, and I have a feeling we will be eating a lot of pasta, chicken and rice, and Whole Foods take-out (all of his specialties).
I do have amazing in-laws who will be very close by to help, and my mother-in-law is so sweet to take some time off of work to come over and help out with Jack and cleaning and such. I am so incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful second set of parents - and I have to brag that my MIL is nothing like the crazies that so many women post about on our mommy boards. Could you imagine having a mother-in-law who wanted to Skype your delivery to her friends? Or one who comes and camps out at your house for three weeks before and after delivery and expects your husband to go out and entertain her the entire time?? There is another story about one who calls her granddaughter every single day and butts in so much that the little girl calls her mom - and the husband is too much of a pansy to stand up to his mother!
All of those stories make me so thankful that my mother-in-law is who she is. She does crazy things like pampering me - yesterday she took me out to get a pedicure, bought me some delicious body butter that I swoon over every time I go to that particular spa, and then out for a delicious dinner. So sweet!
To keep myself busy in the next few weeks, I will be working on a baby quilt for Jack and also trying to get in my two miles of walking/elliptical every day. Wish me luck!