it is amazing to me how fast the weekends just pass by. especially when you do absolutely nothing. I just feel like I need 1 more day to group and get my life together before the work week starts again. and when I said we did nothing this weekend. I mean, we did pretty much nothing! and it was great.
Friday night Kyle put together the Pack ‘n’ Play and the Rock ‘n’ Play. Kyle was having a hard time getting the pack ‘n’ play to stand up and I got it to spring open REAL fast. Directions are such an amazing thing. Mulligan was terrified of the assembly and has sniffed at both items but he is just really unsure. But that is how we like it. Kennesaw is just uninterested – again, how we like it. And we have baby stuff. In our living room. WHAT?!
Saturday morning we got up and did a tour of the other Northside hospital we are thinking about delivering at – but I think we decided that we want to try our best to get to the Northside main campus down in Dunwoody. It is a longer drive, but something about them being “the baby factory” and delivering the most babies per year in the country makes us want to make the drive. Both hospitals have the same security and policies, but we feel like those nurses who take care of you during labor and after just have more practice. Once the tour was over, we headed home and I went straight to the pool to read my book & stand in the pool to work on the swelling. Pregnancy brain kicked in when I decided it was time to go home – I left my towel at the pool. Guess I wanted to reserve my chair for Sunday?!
I also washed a lot of baby clothes and towels and then organized our hall closet. and I really like it. Kyle isn’t the biggest fan – he thinks the baskets create “dead space” – but this is me not caring and just happy that our hall closet it no longer a jam packed mess of sheets and towels and blankets and dog toys. I just need to take off all the tags to the baskets since they are staying and keeping my world organized and sane.
Sunday I pampered myself with a massage + facial combo at my most favorite spa in the Alpharetta area. I had my 15% off birthday month coupon and wanted one last pampering session before McKenna makes her debut. Well. Let me tell you, I 50% loved the day and 50% regretted it. The prenatal massage was good, but the massage lady was overly talkative and I like my massages to work the kinks out – well I guess prenatal massages can’t abuse you. Then the facial. Holy Steam. I forgot that they open your pores with HOT STEAM FOR WHAT FEELS LIKE HOURS. And all the blankets you’re covered in. needless to say, I walked out of the facial room chugging water because I think I spent the whole facial sweating.
For Father’s Day I took Kyle J to dinner and got him tickets for Transformers opening weekend on the Saturday. I thought I had bought Sunday tickets, but I also thought I had bought adult tickets, but actually bought child tickets. Pregnancy brain strikes again. Luckily, since I got IMAX tickets they were all the same price and I hope it does not make a big difference. And… lets hope little McKenna doesn’t come before the 29th or on the 29th because we have a movie date!
I am officially 37 weeks pregnant and have carpal tunnel in both hands and it is painful – more at night when I am sleeping and it wakes me up and makes me want to cry.- I am not sleeping all that great due to it and the hip pain from sleeping on my side so I spend most of the night tossing and turning. The braxton hicks contractions are starting to hurt at this point vs. just being annoying so I am having to pay closer attention. but, I think she still has not dropped as my breathing has not yet come back. I have another appointment on Wednesday where we will learn if there has been any changes. Needless to say, it may be a long 3 weeks. Kyle just refers to me as “Super Pregnant” at this point and I cannot really argue.
We are looking forward to this weekend though. We have a puppy play date + cookout on the books with our neighbors and it will be good for Mulls and Kenns to see their buddy!!