Ok, so last year I was very excited for school to be out because I was at home, alone, grieving, and more than anything I needed Brian to be home with me. It was the loneliest, saddest time I've ever experienced and waiting for school to be done was excruciating.
This year, it was more like a milestone for us. I have to say that I feel like I have been pregnant forever. I mean, there were 6 months in between, but I just feel like this pregnancy has been forever. There's just a month to go, but I think (read: hope) that month will go quickly now that school is over. I just am so glad that I have this next month at home to hang out with my husband, get ready for the baby, put finishing touches on the house and relax. And I pretty much don't sleep anymore, so it'll be nice to be able to just get up in the night when I can't sleep instead of lying there trying to pretend like I can fall back asleep. And then I can nap during the day :)
I had my 35 week doctor appointment today. Blood pressure good. Weight gain 7 pounds total since the beginning of pregnancy. Blood sugars good. Measuring exactly 35 weeks. She found the heartbeat on the doppler instantly, which is glorious. Filled out a "birth plan" (which is kind of a joke to me-how about the plan is have the baby born healthy and I don't care at ALL how that happens) and pre-registered for the hospital.
This is nuts. It feels so close and so far.
Oh, and here's a picture for you of my loot :) We were seriously SPOILED by our co-workers---and my fur-baby, Louis, is seriously jealous.