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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Nesting and Waddling

I'll be 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I reached the momment were time seems to be standing still. Birth is so close yet so far, I am so looking forward to it but at the same time I don't want it to happen just yet as I love feeling the baby move and the practise contractions. I'm drinking lots of raspberry leaf tea, its nice just to pick them straight from the bush and to nibble of a few raspberrys at the same time. I am still eating loads of fruit but too much cooked stuff. I am knocking out quick meals most of the time and relying to much on staples such as rice and potatoes. Florence and Eben are back at school and eat there at lunchtime. Each evening we have a big salad. Eben seems to have turned into a rabbit and loves his greens at the momment. I need to find a better balance. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the idea of raw that instead of cooking a vegetable I end up leaving it in the fridge until it rots were as if I'd cooked it we'd at least get some good out of it.
I've prepared all the things I need for the baby and have even been down on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor which is very unlike me, definately nesting instinct! I went for an ultra sound scan at 33 weeks and all looks fine, I was very pleased with myself for saying I didn't want to know the sex of the baby, Griff hoped to see but he or she just showed their back so we are both still in the dark. I'm going back to see the midwife on the 17th September then plan to leave it at that. We are still planning on having this baby at home, just us, but the hospital knows about us should I decide to go in.
The swimming pool has been closed for a week and will be for another which is a bummer, the only option left to me now is walking and I'm not doing that very well anymore as I waddle! Never mind I'm doing lots and lots of reading and lounging on the sofa as sitting isn't very comfy either. I read today the theory that nature makes the last month of pregnancy uncomfortable on purpose so that we look forward to birthing, maybe thats true.

2 comments:

Connie said...

Glad to see you writing again! Nesting and waddling, I remember those days! lol! How exciting to have the gender revealed at birth! All of my children were wonder~full surprises! I hope time starts moving for you again, and before you know it, a new little person will be in your midst! When is your due date?

Big Hugs!
Connie

Raw Vegan Family said...

Hi Suz!
I hope you are feeling well. Is there a baby yet? I know there will be soon, but wasn't sure when.

You are invited to a virtual picnic celebrating our first four weeks on Banana Island. RSVP at http://bananaislandgetaway.blogspot.com/2007/09/day-26-you-are-invited-to-cyber-space.html

Blessings!
Connie