I am still pregnant. Half of me is anxious to meet this kid already and the other half is anxious about labor and delivery. In other words, I am a ball of anxiety. But underneath it all, I can’t help but feel excited to see my family grow, to watch Russell become a dad, and to take care of a child. I am going to be a mother. Oy.
I’m combining my 36 and 37 week update in this post since this picture is from 36 weeks but I am writing this while I am at 37 weeks. I can’t believe that I have been pregnant for 9 months and that this baby will be coming ANY TIME.
Below is a summary of pregnancy this past couple of weeks. (more…)
We had our baby shower on the first Saturday of February. It was amazing and fun and exactly like how I imagined it would be. A few of my friends planned and arranged the shower – it all came out so beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh, before I do, I should note that these pictures were taken by one of our friends who did so voluntarily for fun and they turned out amazing.
Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.
Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)
I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!
I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.
Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)
I almost made it through blogmas however husband got sick on Christmas Eve so the next few days after that were spent watching movies in bed with him. Not much blog content there.
This also meant that our Christmas was spent at home with a sleeping Russell 🙁 We were able to get out for about an hour on Christmas morning and go on a short hike and to sit in the sun. But it was still a lovely Christmas. We had actually opened our presents to each other on December 23rd…we were too excited, ha. How are we adults about to have a kid? (more…)