Another month down and less than three to go! I've officially hit the 7 month mark. We're getting lots of stuff done around the house (See "C" is for Completed Tasks), and the child birth classes we started a few weeks ago are going really well. Right now the class is focused on nutrition, so I'm making sure my
I started feeling Braxton Hicks contractions about two weeks ago, so that has been an interesting change. When they happen my stomach gets all tense, but they're not painful at all. Also, for the third trimester my doctor appointments have increased in frequency: since last August we've been going in monthly, and now we're on a bi-weekly schedule. Thank goodness we don't have to pay a co-pay every time we visit. Geez. We'll be scheduling a pre-admission visit and a hospital tour soon, and somewhere between child birth and photography classes I need to take a breastfeeding class.
We've also started scheduling interviews to find a nanny for li'l Tully. This is SO overwhelming. We posted a job ad on Care.com several months ago and received a very positive response. We are planning to spend the next couple months talking to many of the girls who applied. It's a little odd to be hiring someone, since I'm technically at the house all day, but clearly I can't work a full-time job and take care of a baby. After Tully arrives, I'm planning to take a few months off work and then go back full-time. Hopefully, in addition for caring for the baby, the nanny can help with errands and household tasks, like laundry and dishes, which will allow me to spend more time with my family in the evenings and on weekends. Fingers crossed that we find the perfect match for our family!