Wow, it’s been a while!
Just got back from our babymoon. It was my first time ever leaving the boys in 21 months. My ILs flew in to stay with the boys which was a wonderful gift to all involved. It was much easier to leave them than I had anticipated. I missed them like crazy but I wasn’t a crying mess like I thought if be. DH and I had a wonderful time bonding and relaxing.
I’m 31w along. Baby boy is growing well and looking great. I can’t wait to meet him but at the same time, I’m cherishing his every roll, kick and hiccup. I love having him inside of me.
We don’t have a short list of names yet. We picked such great names for the twins that we’re having a hard time thinking of one equally as awesome for this guy.
Because I’m having a singleton delivery this time, we can do things a little differently. We plan to do delayed cord clamping and I’m also considering placenta encapsulation. I had issues with milk supply last time so I’m hoping that might help. My DH thinks I’m crazy re: the latter.
I still need a few things that I didn’t hang on to after the boys: swing/bouncer, nursing pillow, car seat and stroller adapter. I should start making a list for my hospital bag. I need a few more postpartum nursing things to wear. I can’t sit around with my boobs out all day this time around since our nanny will be around, too. I’m sure she could care less but I do have some modesty.
Baby A is really interested in babies. I think he’s going to be great with our new little one. Baby B is a bit more reserved. He has progressed beyond crying the second an infant comes near me (or our nanny) but he’s still not that cool with babies. He’s my more sensitive, emotional guy so I’m not surprised but he’ll need some extra mom love after baby arrives for sure.
We’ve been trying to prepare them for our new addition for months. We’ve been reading lots of baby books, which they’re both very interested in. We talk about “their” baby a lot, too. We’re practicing holding baby dolls. The baby is going to give them each a gift, as well.
Starting to stress about going into labor. We don’t have much family close and I know second labors happen more quickly so I’m worried about timing. My SIL (closest family) lives 20-30 mins away by cab. Our nanny is probably 30 mins away by cab. We live 20-45 mins away from the hospital, depending on time of day. Yikes! Just typing it out stresses me out! Guess I’ll do like last time and pop a bottle of champagne to calm my nerves on the way to the hospital. 🙂