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19 Days 'til Due

Another Doctor appointment marks another week closer to the big day.   Little by little, I'm feeling more and more ready for this baby to arrive!

Sleeping is still difficult.  Aside from the 4 or 5 trips to the bathroom throughout the night, I'm still snoring (though less than before) and waking up several times during the night with extremely dry mouth.  My tongue has been glued to the roof of my mouth every night.  A little water helps to "un-stick" things and get me back to sleep for a little while, though the snoring and bathroom trips tend to wake me up shortly thereafter anyway. 

We registered for daycare yesterday, which was a far less painful experience than I had thought it would be.  We looked around for the best possible option for little Vic, and decided on one that we feel he can grow with - something beyond just a babysitter.  I had the fear of God put in me by some of my friends who relayed their experiences with the price of daycare - I was afraid that one of our salaries would go entirely toward the cost if we decided to use a daycare.  In fact, I was a little torn about using a daycare at all.  Luckily, Billy and do have a choice in the matter - I could rearrange my schedule so that Billy and I have no overlap at work - but in weighing the pros and cons, we decided that 3 hours a day would not only allow us more family-time together in the evenings, but could also prove good for Vic's social development.  I'm very pleased with the place/people we chose and the price, too.

All of the bags are packed - both Victor's and mine.  It feels a little like a well-planned flexible-date vacation.  I'm taking my giant exercise ball with us (which, already inflated, may become a bit of a cumbersome apparatus to take to the hospital...but I was informed that the hospital only has 2 birth balls (same thing as the exercise balls) and there's no guarantee that someone else won't be using one...so I'm taking my own.  I'm also taking my "Snoogle" (the greatest body pillow EVER (http://www.amazon.com/Leachco-Snoogle-Total-Body-Pillow/dp/B0000635WI)) along with us.  I figure that two bags (one for me and one for baby), a giant ball and the Snoogle really aren't too much to take along.  Billy will probably have a backpack of stuff for himself, too - but still, so long as we have enough arms to carry everything, I think we'll be okay.  Oh - and the popsicles have to fit too.   I don't think I could go through labor without popsicles.  I don't think I could go through a regular day without popsicles, come to think of it.

This weekend should be a relaxing one, as we don't have any plans for guests or major projects.  Sure, there are the regular chores that I plan to get done, but I'm of the opinion now that if my body is too tired to get on hands and knees to scrub the floors, I'm okay running the Roomba and sloshing the mop around.  The nesting instinct kicked in a while ago, and I think the regular maintenance Billy and I have been doing in keeping the house clean is staving off any over-indulgences in the cleaning department.   So my hope for this weekend is that I can get in some quality "reading-on- the-back-deck" time and even a little cookie-baking.   Oooh - maybe a nap, too!  

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