Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 Weeks...

There are only 7 weeks left folks, less than 50 days until B-Day! Can you believe it? I can't believe it! I don't think I'll believe any of it until I'm actually in the hospital in labor and facing down my fear of the epidural needle.

J and I have been loading up on the baby classes in the last few weeks - prepared childbirth, infant cpr, bringing home baby, and daddy bootcamp. We still have the pediatrician visit next week, the carseat safety class, and I'm wondering if I should take the breastfeeding class. The nurses suggest it, but really there are lactation specialists at the hospital so can't I just monopolize their expertise while I'm there after delivery? I mean, how do I learn to breastfeed when the baby is still in my belly? I mean, sticking a fake baby up to my nipple really isn't teaching me anything. (Not that that's what they do necessarily, I'm just saying...)

On a random note, I went to buy a new bra today because my boobs are growing (again). I just want to get one to last me these next few weeks, and then I'll buy nursing bras. Well, the stupid maternity store I went to tonight didn't have a size big enough for me. What's up with that? Do they assume everyone was small-breasted when they got preggers? I mean, we full-chested women get preggo too!

Luckily I have more exciting things to think about like the baby shower this weekend, so I don't have time to start really freaking out yet. It should be fun, and I'm sure there'll be yummy food! I got a little preview this week, when my office mates took me out to lunch for a mini-shower since they can't come to the one this weekend. However, it was the rainiest day ever and we all got drenched to the bone. Oh well, we still went into the fancy restaurant and ate lunch in our sopping wet states. Of course it stopped pouring like 15 minutes after we got seated, but then started drizzling when we were ready to leave. Go figure! I got some great gifts, and they made this adorable basket full of stuff I'll need - very cute, and a great basket!

Here's hoping everything gets done in these last 7 weeks before Benjamin joins us!


Anonymous said...

I know, I can't wait!! BEN is coming soon!!!

PS Totally put in for New Kids concert tickets for myself at work in case they have some. Are you in?! If you go into labor, we could meet JOE!

The shower will be so fun. Hee hee, I knew about your surprise one!! :). I can't wait for Saturday. I wrapped your present--it's not good wrapped but I can't wait to give it to you! Yay!!

Moore, Moore, Moore! said...

Don't worry at all about the epidural needle...i OBSESSED about it, but I swear, when it was time, I DIDN'T EVEN FEEL IT GO IN!!!! Didn't hurt ONE BIT!!!!

I am Melissa's cousin, Morgan

BTW, your boobs will NEVER be the same :)

CindyLooHoo said...

Oh wow, time sure is passing by fast! I need your address NOW!! Email it to me! BTW- I miss you!!!