35 weeks starting tomorrow. 5 more weeks to see baby. Last month at work. Woohoo!
The last visit revealed little one’s crop of fine hairs, and super chubby cheeks. And weighing in at 2.3kg, he is doing well in the weight department too.
Activity in the womb? Just fine. The Whattoexpect book says I should count how long it takes for baby to make 10 movements. Anything within an hour or 2 is normal. I have a feeling that is nonsense. My little one makes so many movements that 10 wouldn’t take more than 5 mins. In fact, he has already made 3 in the time it has taken for me to write this far. And that’s for a slow day.
Perhaps the least of my worries in my list of concerns during this pregnancy, has been baby’s level of activity. He never fails to wake me up in the morning with his antics, and proceeds to keep me company during the workday. His favourite activity time is during my TV time, when I’m relaxed and lying backwards giving him extra room to move. (That’s when the movements are most visible to my TV companion, his daddy.) Even on days when I feel faint from breathlessness, or get acid reflux from a heavy meal, he never fails to remind me that he feels none of the sort.
“Do I feel sick Mummy? No. What’s feeling sick, Mummy? Are we going out now?”
3 more movements. 6 now.
Now that he’s so big, the gynae predicts that his movements will start to slow down from the lack of space. Clearly not. He seems to have found lots of extra space around my sides and likes to stick his feet there, jabbing my ribs. I could even feel his feet rubbing rapidly down my side all through the night. I had to lie on my back, for fear of crushing his little limbs by accident. (Which of cos isn’t actually possible, but feels like it.)
Just got to the 10th movement in 8 mins or less. He continues with 4 new movements. I told you he’s quick.
Anyhow, I’m starting to feel the nesting instinct kicking in. That’s the urge to make things nice for the baby when he arrives. Fortunately the nesting instinct kicked in far earlier for my hubby. If left for the last minute as it is now, baby would have a very empty nest to start life in. Thank God for overzealous planners like Aaron.
Our nice Quinny stroller is almost ready. Now I’m thinking of getting a few extra things for it. Stuff I suspect I may not really need, but would be nice to have.
Quinny cup holder - It would be so useful for holding an extra bottle with water for baby to drink, when necessary.
Quinny zapp travel bag - For short trips and holidays. I’m already dreaming of the day we’ll bring baby out for a nice little holiday. I suspect Quinny will be coming out with a new Quinny Zapp Xtra travel bag very soon, now that they’ve announced a new folding seat conversion kit to make the Zapp Xtras foldable with the seats attached. Which also means the conversion kit would be another thing I’d like to get too.
Quinny parasol - For rainy days.
Para Kito hanging insect repellent - Hangs from the stroller. Good for walks without having to apply anything on the little one. The DEET in most repellents are no good for infants under 2 months. Downside: It lasts for 15 days straight and then you need to replace the pellet inside. :(
Hamster side saddle bags for strollers - Quinny strollers don’t have enough storage space for baby’s necessities, save for the small shopping bag at the bottom that doesn’t even have a cover or a zip. I like that these Hamster bags come as a set of two, to be hung on two sides, so it balances the whole stroller and prevents it from tipping backwards from excessive weight. Plus, they can be detached and carried as a sling bag. I love the idea. Hubby hates it. Jury’s still out.
I’m spending way too much time looking forward to baby, checking out these online stores. I can’t even read too much of my book regarding the labour process because it makes me think I might go into labour at that very moment!
3 more kicks from baby who is clearly excited too.
Got to remind myself to calm down. Breathe in. Breathe out.