I had my 34 (?!?!?) week OB appointment and all is well. I was back to my usual OB, who said that he doesn't even bother to figure out what position babies are in until the 36th week, as they can easily turn and flip before then. He did say that Little Man appears head down, although he didn't want to press too hard to figure it out, as I am still having some contractions. I guess we'll know the final verdict at our next appointment in two weeks.
My blood pressure is still looking great - lower than prepregnancy for me. I was up another 2 pounds, for a total of 27 pounds at 34 weeks, which the nurse assured me is just fine. With the exception of a couple of appointments, where my weight went up pretty dramatically, I have been putting on weight at a steady pace of around a pound a week.
As for the contractions, he doesn't think they are any big deal. They are still coming irregularly and since I am not having any other symptoms of labor, he really thinks that I just need to get off of my feet more. Easier said than done with my job, but I'll do what I can. Work is just getting so busy, for a lot of reasons, probably the biggest being that I am starting to wrap things up to hand them over to the girl covering for my maternity leave.
This week, I am definitely feeling a bit overwhelmed. My final baby shower is this week. We've been so blessed by all of our generous friends and family and this is our fourth event! There really isn't much more that this baby needs and yet 25 people have RSVPd for Saturday, including one of my really good friends who is coming all the way from San Francisco!
The problem is that with so many people coming and the shower being next door, everyone wants to see the nursery. Which means that the nursery needs to be finished and the rest of the house need to be cleaned. It's not as if the house is dirty, per se, just not visitor-ready. My mom is staying for the weekend, my sister and her fiance will be here for a night as well, and my girlfriend from out of town is staying nearby, so we will have visitors every night. I am planning on keeping meals low key, perhaps pizza on Friday night and an easy BBQ on Saturday.
I just am getting so tired. Even picking up the phone to order pizza sounds like a lot of work right now. I keep reminding myself that no one expects perfection. . . except for one teeny, tiny little detail - I do. I want my house to look nice, I want the meals to go well, I want everyone to have fun. And even though I am not hosting the actual shower, I still feel responsible for people having a good time.
These are good problems to have, I know. I really feel so blessed that so many people want to shower us with love and presents for Little Man. I just wish that I had a Fairy Godmother who could come and clean house and make dinner so that I could stay parked on the couch!