I think the countdown can officially start now. Only 4 weeks left until our baby's due date, and things are definitely gearing up down there for labor - I can just feel it.
Read below to see where I'm at this week, and where I was at 36 weeks with my first.
This week was a doozy. Our oldest daughter started daycare (only 2 days a week) and brought home a cold that claimed our entire family. Poor kid had the runniest nose and couldn't stop sneezing as well as the most pathetic little cough. But she has that 2 year old spunk, so she snapped out of it real quick.
This pregnant lady, on the other hand, was down for the count all weekend with the same symptoms but no spunk. My poor husband came down with it right after attending a football game on Saturday as well.
Being sick and 36 weeks pregnant has to be the most un-fun thing ever. As if feeling like a whale, having baby kick you constantly because she's outgrowing her home, having backaches from the weight gain, and all the other great things about this part of pregnancy aren't enough - add in cold symptoms and, yep, it becomes the absolute WORST.
Some good stuff did happen this week, though, that is definitely worth sharing! In the nesting department, I was able to get a better grasp of what all I still have as far as breastfeeding/pumping supplies. I pulled everything out while our daughter was at daycare one day and assessed what needed to be cleaned, what needed to be tossed, and what I still needed to buy. I've started organizing the breastfeeding/baby station I mentioned last week, but I'm not ready to show it to y'all just yet! ;)
We also received the last of the fun mail from the baby giveaway. The items we got are pictured and detailed below:
The gifts we received from friends and family were very unexpected and very sweet. I was gifted another nursing cover that has the band that sticks out so you can see what is going on with baby without having to hold it up. I really like this style and having two is going to come in handy!
Our little girl was also gifted some clothes of her very own! So far, her entire wardrobe has been made up of her sister's hand-me-downs, so it was nice to get something just for her.
One outfit is a little onesie with a hand-stitched Texas outline with two little bunnies. I feel like they represent our two little girls. It came with little crochet booties, a crochet hat, and a matching receiving blanket that is so soft. It will probably make the hospital trip with us!
The other outfits are for when she gets a little bigger, but they are precious and I'm so happy to be able to put her in something picked out just for her.
You don't expect with a second child (especially one of the same gender) to receive gifts simple because, well, most baby stuff can be reused. So I am very appreciative that these people picked things out exclusively for our second little girl. After all, she is just as special as the first!
Well, that's all for this week. I've got at least 4 more of these posts coming your way, so stay tuned to see how this pregnancy progresses and how it stacks up to my first! Thanks for reading!