After my 36 week check, with a report of "almost 2cm, 50% effaced," I started to get a little excited, like maybe, just maybe, I'd break the pattern and have this baby even slightly before my due date. However, this past week at the 37 week check, no further progress had been made, and she said that I'm likely headed toward my due date, or thereabouts.
Truth be told, I'm not quite ready yet anyway, so that's fine. I've got some appointments and plan for this week, and my little part time job has been Blowin' Up, so I could use a little more time. But I'm huge, uncomfortable, and hot, so I would certainly welcome the baby anytime he wants to make his arrival.
I was also starting to wonder how we were going to arrange the room so the baby can share with us for a while until we figure out where he should sleep long term. Our bedroom in this house is probably half the size of our attic suite in the old place, so it was going to require some creative arrangement. But I went out to run errands during naptime today, and I came home to find this: a little corner-of-our-room-turned-nursery! (that mirror was a recent garage sale find. Pretty, isn't it?)
It doesn't look like much, but this required some major closet-emptying in order to put Brian's dresser in the closet, along with moving five other pieces of furniture. All during one nap!
On Monday, we're going to meet up with my grandparents and borrow a dresser for the baby. THEN I'll be able to put away the clothes I've washed and we're in serious business.
Meanwhile, it turned to summer! Another step toward June!
Another major hurdle of the week was figuring out what to do about the broken washing machine. We've had to shell out quite a load of cash lately for home improvements, so we debated about getting a used washer to get by. But after pondering the amount of laundry that a family of five could potentially produce in upcoming years, we decided to do some research and purchase a decent quality machine. Brian did a lot of legwork, and today we ordered our new fancy front-loader (any advice?). The only downfall is that it won't be delivered until Friday, so that will be a total of 16 days without laundry facilities. Thank goodness for the generosity of friends. (And yes, one more reason I'm fine not to deliver this week)