Its been a busy few days and I think this baby is coming early. Maybe that is wishful thinking about how uncomfortable I have been feeling at times, but I really have this feeling. And if she doesn't come by her due date (Oct. 3rd) I decided to go ahead and be induced. I was induced for Anastasia for supposed "medical reasons" and the labor and delivery went very smooth so I am hoping for the same... whenever, however she comes. :) Plus the due date would work out well with Nick's work schedule and my mom's (who will be watching Anastasia). I feel like picking a day for my daughter to be born on is a little like cheating... but thats okay. At the last appointment I was already 2 cm dialated (which I figured) and I wouldn't be surprised if I am a little further now. I just can't wait to meet her!
Thursday I cleaned my Jeep after a trip to Fairfax for the doctor, a trip to Whole Foods (no Emeril for a change) and one last trip to Joann's (it might be a very long time before I make it there again). It took me 3 hours to wash, dry, vaccuum and clean months of toddler toys, crayons, crumbs and other nasties out of the Jeep. But as any pregnant woman knows, when you get an inclination to clean something, it MUST be done. And I cleaned the whole house yesterday.
Today my mom threw me a little shower with some close friends and family. I got a few final items I needed (20 bibs!!!!), as well as had a yummy cake and other good food (a number one priority for me right now). Everyone brought a freezable meal. Anastasia enjoyed HOURS of undivided attention and I even went to a HUGE community yard sale on my own while my mom watched her. I rarely go shopping without her, and as much as I am in love with my daughter, it was really nice to shop on my own for a change. I found a few great deals and went to my favorite consignment shop and found some shoes for Anastasia so we are pretty set for the fall/winter. And with the woodstove almost ready I feel like I can handle this cooler season.
I will try and get a pic of my big belly tomorrow...