I’m 35 weeks and feeling it. I’m feeling pretty uncomfortable but I know with 3 weeks left to go it’s only going to get worse. The only way I bend over is if I’m standing and even then it isn’t pretty. Trying to bend over while sitting is funny. As in I can’t do it. I am now rolling off the sofa and out of bed. Tying my shoes? Forget about it. I’m loving my flip flops and Toms. They are the best shoes EVER. Easy to slip on and very comfortable. Munchkin is also very active. She’s put her foot back up in my right rib a couple of times. She’s still turning every which was and kneading away in there.
(Please don’t mind the unmade bed behind my in the picture. Or the clothes hanging over the end. In fact, please don’t look at the background at all. Thanks!)
I had my first nonstress test on Monday and it wasn’t too bad. I go at 1 pm. I get hooked up to the two monitors and am surrounded by pillows on the recliner. The nurse dims the light and I get to doze while listening to Munchkin’s heartbeat. She was sleeping so we had to wake her up and once we did she didn’t want to calm down. She finally did. I didn’t realize an ultrasound was part of it and it was great. I got to see her face straight on. Her mouth was moving like she was chewing. She still has an arm up by her face, reminding me of her daddy and how he likes to sleep. I have another one tomorrow and am hoping I’ll be able to sleep during it.
I’ve also started nesting. Kinda. I cleaned the washing machine earlier in the week. For some that might not seem like a big deal but I can’t ever remember cleaning a washing machine before. It was pretty nasty before but looks great now! I’ve also been sewing a lot this week. I’ve made a travel changing pad and another one for the bedroom (for those middle of the night changes on The Man’s dresser), some cloth wipes and some wash clothes. I’ve started a scrap quilt for Munchkin. I also made a quilt with a panel but messed it up so I’ve had to take it all apart and will sew it together again. I hate it when I do silly stuff like that but oh well. I had been putting off the sewing and it’s nice to finally be motivated to get it done! I have a few more projects I’d like to get done but we’ll see. I’ve also started washing her blankets and clothes. I’ve done a few loads and still have a few to go.
Any ideas on other things I should be doing? Besides walking, reading about breastfeeding and drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea?