No baby! 🙂 Just a “day in the life” kind of post this evening to check-in with you guys.
I slept eight hours last night. That was magical. Granted, I did get up no fewer than five times to go to the bathroom but I was able to fall back asleep quickly. It was a miracle that I was able to sleep so well because the baby was going absolutely crazy in my belly while I was hanging out on the couch last night. It was to the point where it was taking my breath away and I was not feeling great. I chatted with my doula today and she said he was probably changing positions.
Let’s pray that he was changing into a “ready to come into this world” position!
I spent the morning in front of the computer working on things for the studio before showering and going to an acupuncture appointment. My regular acupuncturist couldn’t fit me in but he recommended someone else that was able to accommodate me last minute and she was great.
Well, as great as an acupuncture induction session could be. I typically find acupuncture to be very relaxing but that was not exactly the case with the induction session. Usually I don’t really feel the needles going in or coming out but she warned me that she was going to twist them. It was a little intense in some areas!
I did get to relax and nap a bit while the needles were in. It was just the going in and coming out that was uncomfortable!
I thought I earned a trip to Sunflour after that. I grabbed a carrot cake cupcake and a cranberry orange muffin. I stuck the muffin in the freezer to enjoy later.
The next stop was picking up my nuggets from the groomer. They spent the morning at The Dog Salon where they got summer cuts. I don’t believe in shaving goldens but my girls definitely needed a heavy trim.
Here’s a side view of Zoey. She was looking like quite the lion before her haircut.
And a front view of both. The bandanas kill me! So freaking sweet. They are READY to meet their baby brother. (Haha, they actually have no idea the bomb that is about to be dropped on their lives…I’m a little emotional about it.)
I wanted a light lunch so I had some tortilla chips and hummus and a salad with arugula, avocado, feta, tomatoes, radishes, olives, cucumbers and pistachios. I dressed it with lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic and sea salt.
This afternoon I had a visitor! LOOK WHO’S IN TOWN! My friend Lina moved to Brussels, Belgium about a year and a half ago and this is her first trip back to Charlotte. Lina and I met seven years ago when we did teacher training together and have stayed close friends ever since. I haven’t seen her in almost a year! We traveled to Europe for a week last summer to visit her.
She has her 3.5 year old son with her and he’s so cute! He built a fort with pillows and blankets while we chatted.
He was quite the fan of my belly and kept telling the baby it was time to come out. I hope baby listens! 🙂
The most exciting news that I have to share is that my mom is coming for the birth! We were chatting on the phone last night and decided to book a last-minute flight for her to be here. I think we’ll both feel better this way. <3 She arrives Thursday afternoon and will stay until Tuesday. And then she’ll drive to Charlotte in a few weeks to help for a while.
It was much easier to time a trip for her to be here since we now know 100% that baby will be here this weekend. I’m grateful we could work it out.
Oh, I also decided that I’m through with teaching this pregnancy. I taught a class Tuesday morning and then took a class Tuesday night…and deemed myself DONE. I should be teaching as I type this post. It feels a little weird but also really right. My mind is all over the place waiting for this baby and I just don’t feel like I have a lot to give my students at this point. It was a great distraction for a while but now that the end date is days away, I need to hunker down and be home with my girls and around my friends.
I want to go for a walk but it’s raining and thundering so that might not happen tonight.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful day.