Week 34 made me realize how much I'm slowing down! I spent a busy weekend with two of my best girlfriends and - ooof! - I was exhausted by the end of each day. It was great, though, we enjoyed a blissful spa day at the Trump and shared many yummy meals. Such a treat!
This week also brought a huge accomplishment - my last full week at work! This pregnancy is timed perfectly with a number of Jewish Holidays, with at least one day per week off between now and my leave. The mindset of getting through only partial weeks is making this homestretch feel incredibly more manageable.
Also exciting, our childbirth classes at the hospital started this week. We signed up for four evening classes spread over a month versus the one-day marathon class. So far, I haven't learned anything new but it's definitely helpful to review all the basics. I think the class made everything feel that much more soon - especially when it was recommended that we be truly prepared: car seat installed, hospital bags packed, hospital pre-registration complete, birth plans, etc. The nurse repeatedly told us to think of the due date as a "due month" - baby could arrive any time between weeks 37-41. Eeep!
And perhaps you noticed this week's photo looks a little different than some previous shots. We took maternity pictures! I can't wait to share them, but that will be a separate post. I'm so glad we opted to take a few photos. I didn't feel the need to go too crazy, but I know it will be great to have a memento from this time in our life.
Did you take maternity photos?