Sunday, September 30, 2012

5 Weeks

There are some people that have expressed that they feel like I have been pregnant forever... and then there is me that is pretty much terrified of what is coming in 5 weeks and feels like the past almost 8 months have flown by! (Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to every precious minute of cuddling ahead with my baby... but would love to skip the sleep-deprived delivery recovery stage).

I managed to get one prego side view shot last Sunday. Not the most attractive picture ever and I'm not sure what I was doing with my hands, but now I can tell we're getting down to the wire. I'm definitely looking large and in charge... though fortunately don't have very much time these days to feel huge or overly tired.

I'm trying to get in as much running as I possibly can (within reason) before the idea of waking up at 6:15/30am to workout becomes impossible because I am so overtired and sleep deprived. My cute friends snapped a photo of me on our early morning trail run/hike on Friday.

My other main goals in the next five weeks are to...
  • convince Andrew that sitting in the back of the Highlander by himself is really cool
  • give Catie more opportunities to be my little helper and treat her less like a baby
  • buy a double stroller that will fit in my Highlander when my back bench is up and I no longer have a spacious trunk to use 
  • do more than just look at the unorganized cupboards, drawers, and closets in my house...
Catie has surprised me once or twice over the past few days and has actually acted more grown up. She was super helpful when baby Jasmine was over on Friday and didn't cry or attack me when I held her (a first for Catie). 

She's definitely realizing it is way cooler to be one of the big kids. When she woke up from her nap she came right downstairs to see the friends that were over and immediately said, "Hi Rose, Hi Simon" and joined in the craft project that the kids were doing.

I took her shopping on Saturday for a few cute baby accessories so that we can practice taking care of babies a bit more over the next little while... and then she's been my little cookie helper and cleaning helper this weekend too.  

Can't wait to see how she acts with her new little brother! 
Can't believe I'm already at 35 weeks. 


Bruce and Christie said...

I highly recommend of Baby Jogger City Mini Double :). Fits in my hatch back and through a standard sized door!

Warner said...

I can't believe you are almost due either, so exciting and crazy.

Chrissie said...

So cute. I have also been impressed with Catie's "growing-up" lately. It seems like her vocab has really soared and she has become more interactive with the big kids.

Can't get over your cute pregnant running picture. I'm sure you're feeling the heaviness and all the stuff that comes along with the 3rd trimester, but seriously, you handle it with such grace. :) You make it look easy as pie.

Laura Tanner said...

Good luck finding a double stroller that fits in the back of your highlander with the seat up. I can't fit anything back there except a single double stroller. I've opted to put 3 carseats in the middle row instead (my 2 kids + 1 for carpooling to preschool).

Kristina said...

Laura- I'm impressed you can fit a 3rd car seat in the middle row of your highlander. Ours doesn't have space for that. We might have an older highlander. I ended up buying the combi double and it should fit great in the back when the 3rd bench is up. It is really lightweight and compact. I definitely won't be hauling my double bob with 3 kids in the car... but this plan should at least work till we get a bigger car in a few months... crossing my fingers.