I disappeared last week, but not because I’ve had a baby yet. Since going on hiatus from most social media lately, I’ve had a few messages trickle in here and there if she is here yet. Not yet!
I’m 10 days away from my due date, so maybe any day now, but I really have no idea. Claire was two days “early,” so I at least don’t have a track record of going late. But I know all babies are different and despite the old wives tale that “second babies come sooner,” I’m trying not to get too excited in these last few weeks. I feel a lot more at peace with waiting this time because I know how hard taking care of a newborn can be and because I haven’t basically been in labor for weeks like I was at the end with Claire. So that’s a plus!
Anyway, not too much has been going on in my neck of the woods, but here’s what I have been up to.
Stocked up on household items/non-perishables and made a few freezer meals. Finally. This was a big thing to get off my to do list before baby arrives. It took all my energy, but I’m glad I powered through last week and got it done.
Nursery is complete. Minus a shelf I want to hang, but that’s just purely decorative.
We literally have everything else ready to go too. All baby clothes washed, diapers stocked, I put the car seat in the car last week. It feels good!
Keeping the house tidy like it’s my job. Serious nesting mode, like I mentioned previously. I literally feel like my house has never been more clean and organized, which is insane considering I have a toddler and am so pregnant.
I just can’t help it. Having a clean house feels so good though. I just hope I don’t have to re-clean it all over again too much more before she comes.
Feeling amazing from PT/Chiro. I literally have no back pain anymore, which is just crazy to say. I am so impressed with the care I’ve received. It’s been life-changing. I think that’s why I’m partially not nearly as anxious to get this baby out of me because I’m actually comfortable for the most part. If I was in as much pain as I was a few weeks ago, I think I would be more than done right now. I want to meet her of course, but the whole being pregnant and miserable thing hasn’t been nearly as bad and I credit all of it to adjustments and PT!
Loving not being on social media. Admittedly, I haven’t actually stayed off Facebook as much as I wanted. I kind of majorly struggle with giving it up and I don’t know why it’s so addicting. I decided to give up more than just Facebook though and haven’t been on Instagram or Snapchat in a while. I totally don’t miss either!
Last week I really was off Facebook and all social media though. Just being unplugged as proved to be so helpful for me, especially being this pregnant. I just don’t need the noise right now when I really just want to focus on my family.
Every time I do something like this is makes me wonder how I will return to social media. I really want to be mindful of it whenever I do come back and not just slip right back into old habits again. I think I’ll never add the Facebook app back to my phone and just rely on messenger and checking FB on the computer a few times a week. It’s so much less “cool” and addicting that way. I really wish you could use apps like Instagram on the computer though :-/ Not sure how to get around that one.
Anyway, that’s what’s been up with me! I’m hoping to share a few more posts before baby gets here. I will probably take my time announcing her on here, because I just don’t want to rush and want to enjoy our time as a family. I will have some pre-scheduled posts for April though so I won’t totally disappear once she’s here 🙂
Questions for You:
- Baby birthday guesses? So far I have had way less predictions this time around.
- What have you been up to lately?