Ah, so let's dig ourselves out of the hole, shall we? Yesterday's post was dismal, huh? That's how I felt though. That's how I feel at the end. I meant it when I said it was worse than post-partum for me.
Things are better; things always are by the light of day. A few bad nights doesn't make me a bad mom. It tends to make me feel bad; but I know I am not actually horrible. I don't know.
Let's back track a bit!!
I took the kiddos to the community pool on Tuesday and they had a really good time. I ran out of sunscreen just as I was finishing Bud, so that left me bare, and I did end up with a bit of a burn. I look healthy now though, despite the potential cancer and whatnot. Besides, it was worth it for the fun the kiddos had.
Yesterday, I shopped for baby items and nursing bras. Then I got a pedicure in a trashy hot-pink shade called "Bimbo Limbo". I love it. I worked around the house for a bit in the afternoon/early evening and then played Wii for a bit after my temper tantrum.
We got up early and went o the park today to scope it out for Lucy's upcoming birthday. Hub and I got coffee and breakfast on the way (it's about a 45 minute drive to this great park, where we also used to camp), and we all had a picnic lunch before heading home. It was a really nice time.
ON TO CONTEST STUFF
My package from Swistle arrived yesterday and it was full of great stuff, as well as notes about where most of it came from. It was awesome.
It included a blanket, cardigan, sleeper and adorable sandals for baby, some animal trading cards---2 sets EXACTLY the same for Bud and Lucy, A Teeny Bopper Beany which Lucy has not put down, a Halloween costume, and the reusable target bags---which I do not believe are sold here. (Those are Lucy's toes in the photo; Swistle did not ship me toddler toes.)
Then there was this, my favorite thing. I actually said out loud: "Is this from the MIL set????" Indeed, it is, and it is gorgeous. I love it.
Now then, of course I have to pay it forward, an lets not do any of that random crap unless it's necessary. Here's what I want to do:
My tell-all appointment is tomorrow. We will find out if/how much I am dilated as well as get an estimate via sonogram of how big the baby is. Whoever is the closes on the CM and size wins!!
To help you out:
*Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks and 3 days pregnant
*I was 2cm with Bud for the last 5 weeks of pregnancy.
*I did not dilate until 38 weeks with Lucy and was 3cm the day before I went in to labor.
*I have measured about 2 weeks ahead of schedule size-wise since about 20-weeks.
*Bud was born at 40 weeks and 3 days at 10lbs 2oz
*Lucy was born at 38 weeks and 1 day at 9lbs 5oz.
So go!! Make your guesses! Really, it is anyone's game. You will have until 11:59PM (eastern time) on Saturday 7/12 to enter. I will announce a winner on Sunday.
OK, I feel a bit better now and I'm off to bed. Big day tomorrow!! If you aren't entering and must know how things went, shoot me an email.