Well, the eviction notice is ready for this little girl! Although I've loved every minute of the 40 weeks that she and I have spent together like this, I'm kind of ready for her to be here (I am super excited to hold her). I think I'm going to miss the bond we have - like feeling her squirm around when no one else can tell she's moving, she kicking me as if she has something very important to tell me and needs my attention, etc. But at the same time I'm glad that pregnancy is 40 weeks.
At this point, it's a matter of 40 weeks and how many days? Anyone want to make guesses as to when she'll come and how big she'll be???
I love everyone checking in on me - today my phone was going nuts. I feel loved... something I really need now to help me through this waiting. This is so me though:
Hehehe... soon enough.
So, here's my last baby update. I'm hoping the next blog is introducing her to the world (it'll either be that or the "you've got to be kidding me child"). In either event, stay tuned! :)
Weight gained: As of this morning I was up 27 pounds – right where I wanted to be. At the beginning of all of this, I worried that I would gain too much. In the past, weight gain has been an issue for me and I figured that I would struggle with it a little during pregnancy. Tom guessed that I would be smart about what I ate and being active and guessed that I’d be up 26 pounds. He knows me too well. :) I didn't stress too much over the weight gain associated with pregnancy and I tried my hardest to never compare myself and my gaining with anyone else.
Workouts: I’ve succumbed to a walk. But I do this a lot. Especially now as I’m hoping to walk the baby out! I usually go out at least once a day (sometimes twice) and walk for at least 55 minutes or so. Sunday I walked for an hour and 37 minutes. I've already walking an hour and 15 minutes today and am heading out now for maybe another 45 minutes. It’s getting warm so I bring a lot of water to drink!
Symptoms: Of being pregnant? All of them! Of labor coming, none of them! J:) No, that’s not true. She’s definitely sitting low and I feel a lot of pressure in my pelvic area. I keep getting shooting pains down my legs when she moves which makes me laugh, only because they hurt really bad and make my legs buckle, but it’s more of a funny-bone kind of feeling.
Movement: She’s been a lot quieter during the day, but still crazy lady at night between dinner and bedtime. I have had a few nights where I honestly feel like she’s claustrophobic and freaking out.
Food Aversions: During the nights when she’s crazy, I can’t eat. And I’ve been wanting pretty bland stuff most of the rest of the time. Not really aversions though – just not really hungry for anything in particular.
Food Cravings: At this point, I’ll eat what I can find and get down… I really need to get to the grocery! :)
Sleep: I have been sleeping well, although I get up about 4 times a night for potty breaks. I’ve nearly broken the habit of sleeping on my back, although I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to that again!
Stretch marks? None… which is probably the biggest WOOHOO at this point. My luck they will show up today. Haha
Miss Anything? I told Tom the other day that I kind of just miss my body. It took me a lot of time to get comfortable in my own skin and I am comfortable with it now too even at 40 weeks pregnant, but I miss seeing my feet not swollen. I miss wearing non-maternity stuff. I miss not waddling or huffing and puffing when I bend over or walk up stairs. Speaking of which... this is what's going on inside my body for your enjoyment. It makes a lot of sense really of why I'm not hungry, why I'm out of breath, why I pee a lot...
Belly Button in or out? Kind of both… if I eat, it sticks out. If I don’t, it’s kind of flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m super happy. I’m excited. I’m anxious. But I cry a lot. I can look at the little pink swing sitting on our living room floor and I just sob – totally happy tears. I look at Tom and know that he’s going to be an amazing dad and I sob. I sit in front of her closet and imagine her in all of her clothes and sob. But really, I'm super happy!
Looking Forward To: Just holding Baby A. Just watching her move and sleep. Just knowing that our family is complete. Just knowing that my body is strong and that I did this for Tom and I.