Wednesday, April 6, 2011

34 Weeks

34 weeks today! 42 days until our due date and only 21 until we reach full term status.

Yesterday I was looking at my little Lilypie tracker on the top right of my page and I realized that the little baby is almost to the nest! That made me ridiculously happy. I can’t wait for our real baby to arrive at our real nest.

I was thinking earlier this week about the fact that my due date was pushed back a little over a week early in the pregnancy. If we were going by the date of my last period, my due date would actually be May 8th. At subsequent ultrasounds she consistently measured about a week ahead of the adjusted May 18th due date. It got me wondering if the date based on my last period may actually be more accurate. Of course there is no way of telling, and I’m glad to have those extra 10 days before being considered overdue and the word “induction” is brought up, but it will probably be a good idea to prepare ourselves for an early baby. Just in case. I promise I’m not getting my hopes up. I should add that I haven’t experienced any labor indicators yet. She hasn’t dropped and I haven’t had so much as a braxton hicks contraction.

We are so close to being ready. I've got packages galore arriving this week. On Sunday we are making huge Ikea & Target trips to stock up on baby supplies (diapers, wipes, shampoo, etc.) and organizational odds and ends. It had been out of stock for a while, but I was finally able to order our bassinet yesterday. So all in all, I think we will be equipped with all of the necessary baby items and a baby ready home by the end of next week. She can go ahead and come as early as she wants.

Our cat, Bastet, remains completely unaware of the changes in store for her. In fact, she seems to think that most of the new baby gear is actually for her. When our car seat first arrived she concluded that we purchased her a new kitty bed and proceeded to bliss out in the chair all day. I didn't have the heart to kick her out of it.

She also thinks that my belly, the current home of her future BFF/tormentor, is actually a custom kitty perch that I grew just for her and spends most of her day trying to get up on top of it and sprawl out.

Poor kitty. She's in for a rude awakening.


  1. Awww, I love you and your stripes and sweet poor Bastet. She's going to be so bummed when her cat perch disappears!!!

  2. ...and is replaced by a shrieking infant who at first takes away all of our attention, and then begins to pull her fur and tail.