I can’t believe that we’re in the home-stretch and in just 4-5 short weeks, we’ll have a baby boy in our lives! It seems kind of surreal to me, perhaps because we’ve been so busy with the move. But I can’t wait, of course! At 35 weeks, I’ve definitely noticed a decrease in my energy levels and I’m starting to waddle a bit, but otherwise feeling great 🙂 At this point in my first pregnancy, I was suffering from sciatica on my left side, and although I’ve noticed some ligamentous laxity on the left, I haven’t (knock on wood) had any persistent sharp pains yet. I credit the yoga hip exercises that Erin Motz posted, thanks Erin!
I’m grateful to still be really active, taking Malia to the beach, zoo, and park. She seems to embrace the concept of having a little brother. Just the other morning, she noted that there are four chairs around our kitchen table, and said that baby brother would sit in the fourth chair when he got here! It was completely unprompted, and it made me so happy that she’s thinking about him 🙂
There are still some uncertainties: I haven’t met my Ob here in Hawaii yet and haven’t registered at the hospital where I’ll be delivering (pretty important things). We are hoping to get those things crossed off the list sometime next week! The nursery is set up, although we’ll have him in our room in the beginning. We tried to keep Malia in our room, but she was so sound sensitive that every little noise we made woke her up. We quickly realized that for sanity’s sake, we had to put her in her own room! I could go into detail about how poorly she slept those first few months, to the point where we were eating off of paper plates because the clink of our utensils on regular plates would wake her up….but I’m not sure I want to relive that 🙂 I wouldn’t trade Malia’s personality for the world…she is a firecracker and I love that about her, but hopefully little brother will be less colicky!
Any recommendations on ways to make the transition to a younger sibling or two kids easier?