Wish I'd discovered these five months ago.
(Actually with my anatomy I could use them anytime!)
The doctor says the baby has dropped low (which explains the waddling). Sometimes when I'm asleep the baby puts pressure on my sciatic nerve and I wake up in a lot of pain--the only relief is to walk the house til it goes away. I've never had that with my other pregnancies.
I actually thought I might have the baby on Saturday. I woke up with contractions from 1:00 to 3:00 am--they were irregular but some of them were painful--not like the braxton hicks I have all the time. I was convinced enough that it was the real thing that I cleaned up the house in between timing contractions in case someone had to come sleep here. But the contractions eventually stopped--which was a good thing. Tyler still has one business trip he needs to go on before the baby comes. (Yikes!) It did scare me enough that I finally started pulling out and washing the baby gear.
Some friends took me out for sliders and sweet potato fries in honor of the baby the other night. Sharla made me this darling Oreo bouquet:
Kaari gave me a cute glass cloche (and more Oreos) and Kristine made me a giant Oreo cake.
They also gave me giftcards to McDonalds and 7-11. Now those are baby gifts!
I am really excited to see this little guy. I am also really excited to start drinking more Diet Coke. My friend Carly gave me a fantasticly huge 7-11 mug for my birthday. It looks about this size:
64 ounces I think.
I can't wait to start lugging that thing around as my second baby.
The final hurdle is deciding on a name. After three boys Tyler and I are really just out of boy names we both like. We have a few in mind but I don't know that I really love any of them. So throw me a bone and give me some of your favorite boy names! If I end up using your name and it wasn't on my list already I'll mail you five dollars. Remember this name will be for a skinny red-haired guy, so nothing too tough or too nerdy.