Yaena - I don't recall having carpal tunnel during my 1st pregnancy, but a few months after I had my first I signed up for a post-natal swim bootcamp something-or-other, and I remember trying to push myself up out of the pool and falling back in because my wrists gave out. I was thoroughly embarrassed that I couldn't haul my body weight out of the water without using stairs and the instructor told me it was ridiculously common to have carpal tunnel issues - luckily, after a few months it went away. Just another fun side effect of pregnancy. Now not being unable to haul my large a** out of the pool can purely be attributed to zero muscle tone!
Elation - get yourself that diaper bag girl! Backpacks are sooooooo useful, but if you have an option, make sure that it has a zipper that goes almost down to the bottom if possible as no doubt whatever you'll need/want will always be at the very bottom and you don't want to have to dig with one hand (while your other hand is holding the squirming baby!). In my previous job I worked closely with 3 guys and while I had a traditional computer bag satchel type thingy, they all had backpacks for their computers and I was so jealous. I have a backpack now and it's amazing!!!! Taking the weight off your shoulder makes all the difference in the world. That being said, one of the few things I bought for this pregnancy was a new diaper bag (satchel style???). Kate Spade was having a sale so I ordered an adorable one from them....and then the buggers refused to ship (pretty sure it's a cross boarder issue even though it said free shipping to Canada). I'm normally pretty laid back, but lost it (via email because no one would pick up) on their customer service as the bag is still for sale on their website so their claim that it was 'sold out' was a complete lie.
Anyway, I've now vowed to only buy Canadian. I've ordered this cutie https://herschel.ca/...=10647-02077-OS , although my pattern is no longer there and I think I paid about $70. The quality looks amazing (it didn't take long to show up) although I haven't taken it for a test spin yet
Had an OB appointment today. The baby has started to drop so it could be any time now. I'm 39 weeks tomorrow. I have an appointment booked for next Wednesday where I've been threatened with a stretch and sweep, so I'm hoping this little one decides to come on her own (I like the spontaneousness of it vs having it forced). I can't believe that this pregnancy is almost over - I will be super sad to not be pregnant anymore (although can't wait for this little monkey)!