I really shouldn’t get my hopes up like that, but I just kinda feel like G’s going to come a week early.
PREPARING TO MEET HER
We don’t have access to English birth classes here in our city, so I have been watching an 80s video-converted-to-DVD. Super special. It definitely makes everything far less scary when you can look at mullets and pouffy bangs.
I’m trying to learn as many breathing techniques as I can, but I think I’m super dyslexic or something because the first time I tried I almost had an asthma attack. Embarrassing.
When I practice with Husband, we both just start laughing hysterically as I ask him over and over, “am I relaxed?” To which he replies: “I have no idea.” This is going to be interesting.
I told my mom, “I think I’m just going to end up laughing and laughing when I’m in labor.” Her response was awesome: “Um, no. That definitely won’t happen.”
I asked Husband if he would sing me Christmas carols while I’m in labor, but he said no. Sad! I’m not concerned, though. I’m sure when I’m in labor he’ll do whatever I ask him to. mwhaha.
Seriously, though, we’ve got to get this down. With all my health concerns, the doctor said what we already know: labor needs to be as short as possible. Obviously we can’t control the length, but hopefully being ready to face the pain and relaxing will help a little. Needless to say: pray for us!
My belly is so much bigger this week, which means: more stretch marks! The only maternity clothes I’ve been wearing are my maternity jeans. Everything else still fits. I might be stretching everything out completely, but it still fits. My favorite hoodie (above) is supposed to be a dress, so that helps a little. ha!
I’m glad she’s growing strong.
I’m love, love, loving this little hat and matching mittens. Eep!
I could open up a baby shop with all the stuff Nana’s been sending G. Seriously.
This girl is spoiled.
(and I love it).
MUSIC FOR G
Baby G’s hearing is excellent these days. She’s responding to sounds more and more, which is so cute. It makes all this feel even more real.
Yesterday she woke up when Papa burped, and then a few minutes later, when he was grinding coffee, I thought she was going to bust right through my stomach. She totally JUMPED. Poor girl. She’s got a noisy Papa 😉
Since she’s responding more to sounds, I decided it was finally time to buy some music for her. I want scripture songs because almost all the scripture I know I learned when I was a kid. And I think it’s really soothing to fall asleep to. I didn’t realize how hard it is to find kids music that isn’t terribly cheesy or annoying. Like You’re a V.I.P to G-O-D. Really, sir? Are you serious? I mean I listened to a lot of cheesy music when I was little, but seriously.
I could’ve just bought the Steve Green music I grew up with (anyone else?), but now that I listen it’s pretty annoying (plus I know all those songs by heart, so I can just sing ’em to her). I wanted something new.
So far these are my favorites: Scripture Lullabies and Scripture Songs for Families.
She likes them a lot. Or she really hates them. I can’t tell, but she moves a lot when I play them.
Now I just need to find some Korean songs.
(Papa, you’re slackin’).
We are getting more and more excited every day.
I can’t wait to hold her. And see her little face. ahhh!