|40 weeks and 6 days today!|
Tomorrow we will officially be one week overdue. I still feel really good which makes me wonder if I'm anywhere near birth... I mean, I suppose I have to be but I'm pretty sure I should be more uncomfortable than this. Right? I have not been half as active during this pregnancy as I was during Ayden's unless keeping up with Ayden counts. The only other thing I can think of that might contribute to my overall comfort this late in the game could be my consistent chiropractic care. As long as I am well fed, stay out of the heat and have easy access to a bathroom when needed I could still almost forget I am pregnant half the time. On the other hand, if I go too long without eating, am out in the heat for too long or have to pee really bad I get pretty grumpy pretty fast. There's also the other half of the time when I feel like I have a thick lump of something in my chest/throat (my form of indigestion I suppose?), feel like a beached whale when I have to readjust myself in bed, or put on another shirt only to find that it needs to be added to the Whinnie The Pooh shirt pile. Those are the times when I am well aware that I have been pregnant for so long. Even so, I am still relishing these extra days I am being given and am perfectly content to let him cook a little longer.
Logan's movements have begun to slow down and my Braxton Hicks contractions are a bit crampy and cause me to feel some downward pressure. Not so Braxton Hicks and more of light, early labor contractions if you ask me... Ayden and I had a little bit of a busy day.
|Fixing all the doors in the house for instance...|
We also went to the chiropractor and ran a few errands. While I was out and about I picked up some more sensory bin materials thinking that keeping Ayden's sensory bin fresh and exciting while Logan is a newborn may be a good way to keep him busy.
I also have put together a bin of busy bags/new toys and activities, a really awesome big brother gift that is sure to keep him busy and I have made a visual options chart for independent play. Who knows if any of it will work but I am hoping that between everything I have prepared, I can have things to reach for to keep Ayden busy when I need to!
I saw this chart on FB or somewhere recently and it is something that has always interested me:
I am the youngest of three and I don't think that all of the characteristics for the last child fit me (I am possibly the least competitive person that I know for instance), but it is still interesting to think about. One thing that I try to stay aware of is my tendency to let other people take care of things for me. Growing up I always had so many older people in the household taking care of things and as a result I still tend to sit back and let that happen. Luckily, since David's brother is 9 years older than him he is more like an only child than a last born so he doesn't mind spear heading a lot of things in our household. Anyway, just something interesting to pass along since Ayden's fate is going to soon change from only to first.
And now I shall leave you with a photo of the highlight of our evening:
That's right, Ayden had stripped because he got his clothes wet playing in the sink. Then when he saw the puddles he got all excited, slipped into his rain boots and went streaking through the puddles. I got more cute pictures but in an effort to not embarrass future Ayden, we'll keep those private. The thing that made it the real highlight of the evening was the fact that I was videoing Ayden running through the puddles and before we knew it, David comes running out of the house and across the puddles dressed exactly the same way as his son. Haha, good thing we live in the country! I am surprised that the laughter that ensued did not put me into labor!
Where are you in the birth order of your family? How do you think it affected who you became as an adult?
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Three Days"
And two years ago today: "HIghlights and Lowlights"