Well.....I'm 32 weeks and I'm ready for this to be over. Everyone says to enjoy it.....you don't want to rush it....blah, blah, blah. Those people were obviously never 7 months pregnant trying to survive the Virginia heat! The other day the "Feels like" temperature was 115 degrees. Insane!
I think I'm more antsy now, because our friends just had their baby boy a week ago. Zach and I went to visit the little guy, and I can't resist posting this picture of Zach holding the baby. He's going to be a great dad! It was so special to hold him knowing that I'll have our little man in my arms very soon!
Here is my 32 week picture.
Yes, I know I'm huge! No, I won't tell you how much weight I've gained.....and please don't ask (seriously, people ask me all the time). No, I don't have any swelling (that's such a weird thing for strangers to ask me, but they do). Yes, I plan on delivering naturally. Yes, I realize this is my first baby and I have no idea how painful it will be. I am amazed at how many discouraging things people will say to a pregnant woman. *sigh*
In other news: My friend Jennifer and I went dumpster diving. Well....kind of. People put stuff they don't want to move with next to our dumpster all the time. We went to take the trash and we found this gem:
Before you judge me......the changing table on our registry costs $150 (that doesn't include the changing pad, the baskets I want to put in it, and all the baby goodies). My changing table cost me $0 (so far). What Zach doesn't know yet, is that this is on his "honey do" list for this weekend! Lucky guy. I need him to inspect the structure (a couple of screws need to be replaced). Then, we're going to paint it white to match the crib! If someone out there really loves me they will put a gently used glider rocker out there! ha!
I had my 32 week appointment with my hippie, California doctor! It was such a RELIEF to spend time with her. We sat and chatted about the benefits of natural child birth and she was super encouraging. It makes me so happy to have a doctor that's going to be completely supportive and understanding of what I want to do. I know she's not going to be constantly pressuring me to change my birthing plan, or be annoyed with me the whole time because she thinks it's silly.