Right now I'm trying to mentally prepare and plan for Josiah's birth. I can't believe my due date is only 10 weeks away. I reminded Josh the other evening that we only had 10 weeks left and he just looked at me and said, "Are we ready for another baby?" Well, it is a little too late to reconsider!
One of the things I'm doing to prepare is trying to drink more water. I rarely ever drink a whole class of water or tea at dinner and so it is difficult to try to drink 64 ounces a day, but I'm trying. This should have been a habit since the beginning of the pregnancy, but now I'm starting to think about what my body needs when Josiah arrives. I know that I need more water to help my milk supply and since I want to breastfeed, I'm trying to start the habit now. Thomas and I really struggled with breastfeeding and ended up switching to formula. Hopefully, I am better prepared and have more realistic expectations this time around.
Next month, we are planning on buying a new pack-n-play/bassinet. The one we used with Thomas was cheap and within a month the bassinet was sinking! Some good friends of ours have the Chicco brand and they have been very pleased with it. Plus, Josh's parents have the pack-n-play now for Thomas to sleep in when he spends the night with them. It is comfortable for him as long as there is a blanket to pad the cardboard - oh, I mean mattress.
I still need to get out all of Thomas' baby clothes, but we have to move Thomas into his new room before I have the closet and dresser space I need. Hopefully his toddler bedding will be here soon and we will transition him into his big boy bed!
My body is preparing for Josiah's birth as he is growing and I am more uncomfortable. As of last night, I'm also up several times a night going to the bathroom. Thus far I have had only had to get up once a night and I was hoping that would last a few more weeks - maybe last night was a fluke - but it seems my uninterrupted sleep is gone for the next few months! Speaking of sleep, I think I'll take a nap!