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Week 33
~ Pressure

So Week 33 has brought on pressure of two kinds . . . pressure from the baby that seems to be getting more intense each day. It feels like she is literally thumping her head against my cervix! The other pressure has been from work. I have been so busy this past week and next week is looking just as busy. On one hand I like having a lot on my plate and the extra hours helps the pay check but it makes me feel a little out of sorts when I'm playing catch up on all the things I need to get done at home. The fact that I only have 6 or 7 more weeks left before baby girl arrives is making me feel just a bit stressed. And then I can't help but think about what will happen if she totally surprises us and comes a couple weeks early . . . aahhh! I know I really have no control over it so I need to relax and just take a deep breath but it's so much easier said than done. I want to meet my baby girl so bad but I just want to prepare a bit more for her arrival.

My mom is throwing me a mini baby shower this weekend since we have some extended family coming into town. I'm really looking forward to an afternoon to visit with friends and family and focus on Lyla. I did get more of her newborn clothes washed and in her dresser. Now I just need to wash her bedding and get the pack n play all ready in our room. I also want to get my breast pump out and sterilized and make sure I have plenty of newborn bottles washed and ready.

Also still on my list is to get caught up on my scrapbooking, I'm really worried this isn't going to get done and it makes me sad because I'm so overdue on getting the kids' albums up to date and I have no idea how I'll do it with a newborn. Hopefully after next week I can get it organized. And lastly I want to get some meals premade and frozen so we can have plenty of dinners for the first few weeks when we'll all be pretty sleep deprived. This is my third baby, and I thought we'd be more laid back but for some reason it feels more chaotic than when we planned for the birth of our first or second, isn't this one supposed to be easier??


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