Week 38

What a busy Week 38 it has been!! I had my weekly doctor’s appointment as usual. They did another ultrasound to make sure baby was still growing on track, and to check my amniotic fluid level. They also did a cervix check to see if I had dilated any. Overall, baby is right on progress! They said she is head down, and really low, so that is all good news!

Denny and I also took an Infant CPR class. It was one of the many classes I had signed us up for, but definitely one of the most beneficial. This class taught us what to do if in case the baby is found unresponsive or if choking occurs. I know it might seem over the top with all the baby classes, but I would rather be prepared and know what to do in case of an emergency versus the alternative of having something go wrong, and not knowing what to do. I highly recommend any expecting couples taking this class together, so that you have the tools and knowledge necessary if you ever find yourself in one of these situations.

One “symptom” or “instinct” that a lot of women experience later in their pregnancy is called “nesting.” Nesting is when you have the urge to clean almost everything in sight. I think the nesting instinct definitely took over me this week. I went from doing laundry to cleaning bottles, to cleaning out the fridge and even my makeup bag!

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I still have an entire list that I need to finish, but it’s almost like an obsession! I just want everything in order and done before baby’s arrival, so I don’t have anything to deal with afterwards.

On Saturday, I took a breastfeeding class. This was another great class to take! I thought it would be a little over the top, but it was very informative. They gave great information on proper latching, feeding schedules, and even pumping. I was surprised by all the guys in the class too! Even though Denny didn’t go, I think it’s very beneficial if your partner goes. Breastfeeding is a huge commitment, and one that you need all the support you can get. I think if your partner has a good understanding of what you are going through and is supportive of your choice to breastfeed, you are more than likely to stick with it than someone who isn’t. So dads don’t be afraid of the breastfeeding class if your wife asks you to go :) It’s definitely a team effort!

I also packed the hospital bag and my diaper bag this week! I was supposed to pack it a couple weeks ago, but I am guilty of procrastinating. So finally it is done! I went online and composed a big list of all the little lists I found on Pinterest and other websites. I believe we have everything we need, but knowing us I will get to the hospital and forget something!

We got the car seats installed too! We went to our local fire station who installs them for you, to make sure they were done right. If you are new parents like us, and don’t really know what you are doing when it comes to car seat installation; I highly recommend going to your local fire department where they can teach you, and show you the proper way to install it. I learned more in the 30 minutes of the fire chief teaching me than I would have in probably the 3 hours of frustration I would have caused myself if trying to do it solo with the directions from the box. The fire department usually designates a day where they dedicate to putting in car seats, and if they are going to do it right, why not get it done there! And it’s free! I am so appreciative that they showed us, and now I know how to do it right when we have to put it in the rental every week at the track!

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Anyways it is finally getting down to the wire, and I am ready to pop! If Baby H doesn’t come this week, look forward to next week’s blog!

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Xoxo

Jordan

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11 thoughts on “Week 38

  1. Your tummy is all baby :) think its so sweet denny only did one day of testing so he didn’t leave you alone over night. Did the fire station show you how to adjust the strapes to fit the baby? When my son was born and it was time to take him home it took us hours to figure out how to get him in there tight.Good luck with the delivery. Just remember its all worth it :)

  2. Jordan
    I have really enjoyed reading your weekly blog. You and Denny will make wonderful parent’s. Please keep us updated after ya’ll bring your little Angel home. That’s when the fun begins.
    Janet (Ihop)

  3. Sounds like a great informative week. The more you can learn the more confident you will be with an unusual situation. Your instint will kick in. Well we are all waiting for that special moment of the arrival of Baby H.

  4. Jordan so sweet that denny left testing to be with you and Baby H best of luck to you with her birth and after she is born. Glad to here your prepared can’t wait to find out her name and see pictures. So excited maybe this will be denny’s year to be champ with you and baby H by his side.

  5. I’ve personally have met you and Denny and yall are gonna be great parents! so looking forward to seeingg all the pictures of Baby H : ) good luck with everything : )

  6. To listen to Denny talk yesterday about how he doesn’t want to leave you alone at night was so sweet. She will be here before you know it.
    I also wanted to say thank you for doing this blog. I’ve enjoyed reading. And it will be cool to show her when she gets older. My boys love looking at their baby books and reading it. Try and relax.

  7. I wish that I had found your blog before now, my husband and I are expecting our 1st & my due date is Jan 21st! I just wanted to say best wishes to you and Denny, my husband is a Denny fan – and me too I guess :) Best best wishes for an easy, quick delivery! Can’t wait to see pics and see her at the track!

  8. Can’t believe you are getting close. As a mother of four, I reccommend making a do-able “nesting” list. Once you’ve marked off everything on the list, tell yourself you are ready for the baby to come. It really helped with my second baby. I went into labor an hour after I told my self I was ready for him to come out. Crazy I know. Anyway sending you easy labor vibes :)

  9. I just wanted to wish you and Denny best wishes. I am a huge Denny fan and enjoy watching him every weekend and I believe this is Denny ‘s year to be the NASCAR Champion. Best wishes and can’t wait to see pictures of Baby H as you two will be great parents.

  10. What a wonderful blog!!it is so exciting to be a first time Mom~Your baby bump picture is stunning!It warms my heart to hear a new Mom~to~be taking breastfeeding classes.It is trial & error,but worth it.I wish you the very,very best in the weeks to come,and my wish is for pure joy the birth will bring to you both.Thank~you so much for sharing this precious time with all of us.Our home is Denny obssesed,but your kindness Jordan in sharing is a unexpected treat A “peak” into the life of your wonderful family was so enjoyed,and look forward to hearing the announcement!!

  11. Jordan,
    I have loved reading your blog and learned so much! Congratulations to you and Denny on your baby girl, Taylor James (LOVE!) I know you aren’t thinking about blogging much more about baby and doing racing instead but I would love to know more. Maybe delivery didn’t go as planned and there are things new moms need to be aware of during that whirlwind time? Also, anything on your registry you just didn’t need or wish you had gotten? By the way, the pic you uploaded of the nursery is absolutely gorgeous! You’re a great designer :)
    Allison

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