Sometimes the serendipity in life cracks me up. I was looking for just the right book to review for this week, when I noticed a discussion in one of my many Facebook Mom to Be Groups that mentioned how baby books tend to be very mom focused. A few days later I received such a book in my Bluum box, which arrived yesterday just in time for me to have this to review for today. So, as it’s the newest book to find its way to me, here is a review of with Love from Mom.
Today our baby is 34 weeks in gestation. This is coincidentally the week that according to my mom I made my appearance, though Matt and I are of course hoping our baby will stay put and continue growing in my womb. At 34 weeks our baby would be expected to be 4 4/4 pounds, the size of a cantaloupe, and 18 inches long. For size comparison I put a cantaloupe up to a bottle of Martinelli’s which Candy bought a few of for my shower that was last week. Matt says the cantaloupe is probably smaller than the celery we had for last week’s comparison food, and this may well be the case.
Yesterday I attended a breast feeding instruction and support class at the hospital where our baby will be born. Though I’ve read books and joined nursing forums and spoke to moms who successfully breastfed, I greatly looked forward to this three hour class taught by a lactation and feeding expert. The class was full of great information including this baby feeding hold many moms who have undergone a Caeasarean section find comfortable.
On Friday I went to my second NonStress Test. I was glad we were able to get in on this day at his last appointment slot. I tried hard to get it as we knew it would be the last one we would see Dr. G at for a while as he will be taking off some time for about a month.
One of the activities I was eagerly looking forward to at my shower was having guests decorate onesies for our baby. I had imagined this possibly with paint, however, Katki and Candy found a much neater alternative, Crafts 4 All’s Fabric Markers.
Four years ago as of yesterday, Matt and I moved in together to a one bedroom apartment in San Jose. Then, as is true now, our work schedules differed, so some of the tasks such as choosing the color for our accent walls, fell to him as he was there at a time when I was still working. We had debated a set called the blues and a red orange set whose name I cannot recall and he ended up choosing the latter which sort of looks like SF Giants orange in some photos and more red in others. Here’s Matt on our move in day with our dining room table which we still have and use.
Some moms to be have their going to the hospital bags packed at the start of their third trimester, whereas others seem to be leaving it till one of the last things to do before they expect to give birth. I’ve had a plan in place of when I’d start in general, and I promised Matt and myself I’d start after our baby shower. This was in part as some of the things I thought I’d need could be things I’d get at my baby shower. I’ll technically be bringing a bag inside a bag, the main bag being a rolling suitcase that was a wedding present and inside this Tactical Baby Gear bag (with matching changing pad) that was a shower present.