We are entering the home stretch of this pregnancy, and I am getting super duper impatient. I don't remember feeling this way with Mateo. In fact, I remember sort of mourning the end of the pregnancy with him. Although this time around hasn't been bad or anything, it's just horribly inconvenient to be massively pregnant with a four year old and a puppy running amok. I can't wait to meet our little fella and see Teo become a big brother.
Laura came out for a lovely visit and we were both somewhat physically limited by injuries. She has hurt her neck and I am having leg issues from the pregnancy. Neither of us are completely bed-bound, but it was nice to have a visitor who wasn't frustrated by spending quality time sitting in chairs.
During her visit, I got to see Mateo interacting with Laura's fantastic 8-month-old daughter. Can I just say that I might have cried a few times watching Teo be so gentle and caring towards the baby? It made me all the more impatient to meet the newest member of our family.
Pregnancy-wise, I still can't complain. My weight gain has stabilized at a nice number, and I have a feeling it will stay here until the end. My appetite is pretty much MIA, most likely because the remaining space in my stomach is so limited. As mentioned, I am having some leg pain from the pubic symphasis diastasis -- mainly on the right side. Sometimes it is totally fine, and other times I can't walk without the help of a wall or table. It didn't start bothering me in any significant way until two days ago, but it was pretty debilitating when it got really bad. The pain comes and goes, though, so we shall see.
Meanwhile, little man is active as ever. All of my check-ups have been grand, and he is growing right on target. We have set up the details for the birth to some degree, though I should probably write up a little birth plan and get some other details nailed down in the next few days. Today is my first day off after finishing school, since Laura came the Monday following, so I am a little dizzy at the idea of how many things I can accomplish. We already have the crib set up and the clothes washed, so I feel a few steps ahead of the game. Next up, I'd like to make some playlists for labor and do a serious revamp of our house's organization system for some clothing and linen issues. Now that we are having a second boy, it makes it so very much worth my while to have all of Teo's old clothes organized.
These are luxurious tasks that I have been itching to do since I started grad school last fall. I'm going to relish these next few days of prep to the best of my ability... and hopefully I will be distracted enough that I won't be counting down the hours until my due date!