Some how I’ve only gained 0.5 pound in the past week. Not sure how that happened since I’ve been eating five desserts every night. There’s still no sign of labor and my doctor said that if I make it in for the 41 week appointment, she’ll schedule me to be induced on June 26th. But, that is 15 days away, so I’m certain that Ana will be ready to come out before then. My next appointment is scheduled for June 19th, next Friday.
Not surprisingly, I’ve been really tired lately. I’m pretty much useless after 2 p.m., so I try to get all of my chores and Caleb out of the house for some playtime before then. I was thinking about when I was this far along with Caleb. I was taking two classes, Biology and Accounting, and I was studying for finals. I’m so glad that I don’t have to study for anything right now.
I’ve actually been quite productive though, considering my condition. Well… I’d like to think I’m being productive anyway. Like this past Monday, I managed to do two loads of laundry, wash our bedding and make the bed, clean both bathrooms, took Caleb to a play date, went shopping at Trader Joes, and made a yummy Beef Lentil soup for dinner. Pretty good, eh? I was feeling proud of myself. But, I have to give credit to Shane for really helping out in the evenings lately. He is still putting Caleb to bed and giving him baths and has even been giving me back rubs to help put me to sleep since I’ve been having trouble with that. I’ve also been knitting quite a bit. I finished two unfinished projects and am about a third of the way through a super cute hooded onesie with bear ears!
That said… I’m looking to buy a new sewing machine because I have such trouble with the tension on my manual Viking. I want an electronic machine that takes care of setting the tension. When I went to look at machines last weekend, I fell in love with the Viking Topaz 30, which does embroidery! Oooohhhh!!! Aaaahhhhh! And I’ve been thinking about all the super cute things I can embroider for Ana. But, I’m torn between thinking that I can keep up all that I have been getting done lately and thinking that I will be way too preoccupied to even use it. I know deep down that it’s likely the machine will sit there unused for quite some time if I get it now, but I have a tinge of hope that it might actually be a source of escape while I am overwhelmed with everything baby.
Any advice or thoughts on if I should wait or just go for it now?