Only 2 weeks left of pregnancy to go, Lashionistas! This means that unless my little man decides to make an early appearance, my last Womby Wednesday will fall on my actual induction date- should be exciting…perhaps traumatic?
I have a lot on my mind when it comes to adding a new baby to my family. I guess a lot of it just has to do with hormones but, I can’t help it! Last Friday was pretty hard for me. My doctor informed me that I was GBS (Group B Strep) positive. And, while he did not seem worried for me, the way he explained that it was dangerous for the baby and that I would need antibiotics on my delivery date to just reduce the chances of passing it on scared me. As well, baby boy will have to stay in the hospital for at least 2 days for observation. Granted, I may have been GBS positive when I gave birth to my older son, A.J. but, they did not test routinely for it at my doctor’s office at the time I was pregnant with him. I do take a little comfort in the fact that A.J. came out fine without me being on antibiotics but, I wish I could see 14 days into the future just to be sure.
I am trying to nest as much as I can but, it is a real struggle for me. I am not the kind of mom who gets that uncontrollable urge to clean, purge, and organize before the birth. It’s a challenge for me when I’m NOT pregnant but I am putting forth an effort. I have washed all the baby’s clothes and separated them by size. Likewise, all the bottles, teethers, toys, and pacifiers are sanitized and ready for baby. I also have packed my suitcase for my hubby and I as well as a diaper bag filled with snacks so that my hubby will have to leave me alone as little as possible during our stay. Yet, I still feel like there are a million more things for me to do and I know I will still find more once the baby is here. I guess my goal in all the clean-up is to make it as easy as possible on whoever is helping me with the baby while I recover from the birth.
There are some little things that cheer me up along the way because, as much as I try to stay positive, I do get the blues quite often. Here is my list of baby stuff that makes me smile:
- Looking at baby socks. They are SO teeny tiny!
- Entering Mommy/Baby Giveaways. The thought of winning something useful is a temporary pick-me-up.
- Looking at photos of my older son when he was a baby- those days fly by so fast, it will be nice to have an infant in the house one last time.
- Indulging my pregnant lady cravings. Peanut butter with Raspberry preserves, Pad Woonsen, Chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and anything with broccoli all make the cut!
Thanks for reading this week’s edition of Womby Wednesday Lashionistas! What are your thoughts? I’d love to read what you have to say!