I’m 33 weeks now. Just 7 weeks to go…maybe more maybe less. Finn was born at 40 weeks 6 days so it’s hard for me to imagine having this baby any earlier. So far this pregnancy has been going smoothly. I’m definitely more uncomfortable than I was at this point with Finn but it’s nothing I can’t handle.
This babe still has no name! We were pretty set on a name after we found out he is a boy, but a few weeks later we had to scrap it because someone else having a December baby is using the same name and I didn’t feel right using it too. I think we have it narrowed down to two names now. Neither of them are literary names which makes me slightly sad, but then again neither is Finnian.
I hired a doula! I’m so very excited about this. After Finn was born I told my husband I must have a doula if we did this baby thing again. Then when I got pregnant I talked myself out of it because of the cost. Then I had a conversation with a mom at a local mom’s group that made me rethink that. I went straight home and did some research and found a fantastic doula in training. I emailed her the same day. I feel so much better having some extra support on my side. If you have no idea what a doula is you can read this: The Evidence for Doulas
The last time I posted about baby/pregnancy stuff I mentioned buying a ring sling for the newborn days. Well, I bought a gorgeous one from Bibbets on Etsy. I was pretty set on getting a Tula ring sling until I saw the beautiful wrap conversions in her shop. I’ll just stick with my Tula ssc’s which I love.
We are having a baby sprinkle (my mom is insisting on calling it a sprinkle instead of a shower) this weekend. It’s mostly just to celebrate the baby since we don’t need a lot, but I’m excited to start washing all his new clothes and blankets afterward. I need to wash all the newborn diapers and get them ready as well. I saved most everything from Finn’s stash but I bought some new diaper covers and a few new all in ones. I just love looking at all the tiny cute fluff!