I can’t believe I am already at 38 weeks… 2 weeks to go until my due date! I wonder when she’ll be coming out! My pregnancy had been going really well with absolutely no complaints until I hit week 37. Then it was like “boom” you need to be in some form of discomfort… anyway, the past week has been a bit painful. Walking, not a fan of it anymore. My lower back, left buttocks kills! I have been to the massage therapist and now the chiropractor. The massage wasn’t doing much, although it still felt nice, it was not relieving any pain. My midwife and massage therapist both recommended that I go see a chiropractor, so I did. I had immediate relief when she popped whatever was out of place… but unfortunately, I think it takes a few visits before it’s all better, because 24 hours later, I was in the same pain again. Luckily I have a second appointment scheduled for Monday!
Other than that, things have been going well. At 36 weeks, I started taking evening primrose oil and drinking 3-4 cups of raspberry leaf tea a day. Not sure if these herbal remedies work, but they are supposed to help reduce the chances of going past your due date and strengthen your uterus… so we’ll see!
Anyway, here are some updated baby bump photos:
10 weeks later…38 weeks
There are more in my Baby Earle #1 album as well!
We still love the house, but of course, as many of you know, houses come with a lot of work. Just watering the garden and lawn is quite the task. However, things are coming along. The only change we’ve made to the house so far has been painting the babies room, which ended up being a bit of a nightmare. First, the paint we bought was horrible! Jeremy hated it from the beginning… and he doesn’t really like the colour… Also, there were built in shelves in one area of the room and we wanted to take one of the three out so it wasn’t so low. Well, painting over the spot where the shelf had been ended up causing the wall to bubble. Poor Jeremy could not figure out what the problem was. Finally, after a bit of research, he read that he should cover that area with oil based primer first, and then paint over that. Eureka! It worked! So the room is finally painted. All that’s left is painting the shelves a nice glossy white and the trim. We have carpet cleaners coming to clean our carpets upstairs and then Jeremy will be able to do the trim and we can finally set up the baby’s room!
We also will have a gas fitter come out and install a gas box and rough in a gas line for a future gas stove. We will finally be able to use our brand new BBQ that we bought when we first moved in – no more camping BBQ!
Let’s see… what else is new… We have had to go on a bit of a shopping spree since we moved in and it hasn’t really stopped yet! The house is quite large and every time you go to do something, you realize you need to buy this or that tool. Some of our main purchases have been a dining room set, the BBQ, a lawn mower, patio furniture, composters, a chest freezer, obviously all the baby room furniture, and a new mattress set (we’ll soon be on our first new bed ever that is a queen!) – I think that’s it… probably not though! We still need to purchase a bedroom set, which we plan to get from IKEA and couches. Our current couch, as many of you know, we have been babysitting for the past two years for our friends James and Mateja who were out in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are back home and will be taking their couch back at the end of the month. I will have to say that couch hunting is not fun… there’s so much to choose from! Other than that, we are settling in nicely.
pictures to come soon!