This was a pretty normal and uneventful week for me which was nice. Looking out at the calendar we have something planned every weekend between now and baby so it was nice to have a low-key week.
I had another week of weird dreams. stress dreams, all types of dreams. I would wake up every few hours and fall back asleep into a new crazier dream.
Googling took over this week, which if you remember I said pregnant women should never do, but this wasn’t so bad! I googled stuff like what the heck do I do with a newborn?! I am past thinking about pregnancy and labor – I sit and imagine the moment J and I bring Baby E home for the first time, and it’s just the three of us in the house…That thought excites me and makes me nervous at the same time. It only makes me nervous becasue I want everything to be perfect, and I know something will go wrong 🙂 We are first time parents it’s inevitable!
I’ve never been around newborns so as our due date gets closer I have to laugh. I’ve never changed a diaper or spent the night caring for… well anyone at all. Quite honestly Josh is much more equipped to take care of this baby 🙂 I am hoping my motherly instinct will kick in. The strange thing is despite having no idea what to do, I’m not worried at all. I am so excited and I know I am going to love this baby so much that everything will be perfect!
Josh finished up sanding the dresser, this is becoming the 3 month project, but that’s ok we are so busy I just want it done before baby arrives. As much fun as the DIY project sounded, it would have been much easier to find a dresser we like and buy it! We are starting to paint it next weekend hopefully. Worst case scenario, does baby really need their own dresser? Not really – just clothes and those are doing just fine in the closet right now!
Now more than ever I am loving watching my belly move. The kicks and hiccups are still fun but I could sit and watch my belly poke out and distort in shape all day. The female body amazes me every day with this pregnancy. The fact that our little babe is growing inside me and feeding off me, breathing inside my belly and the way E’s bones are getting strong every day is a true miracle.
Size of Baby E: Length of a cucumber
Best moment of the week: Pizza and Breadstick Date Night with Josh – Can’t go wrong with chicken and hot sauce pizza.
Obsessions/Cravings? Ice. Lots of it. I recently can’t drink water without filling half the glass with ice first and making it super cold.
What I’m most looking forward to this week: Baby E’s appointments are starting to come every two weeks and tomorrow we have E’s 30 week appointment which I always look forward to hearing E’s heartbeat – it never get’s old.
What I miss the most: I miss sleeping on my back. This side sleeping is getting old.
Workouts: This week my legs were crazy sore during my runs, not sure why but my calves were cramped tight during my runs and when I spent time stretching them my legs just overall felt heavier and sore during my runs. I slowed it down this week and did some extra stretch sessions!
Sleep: … Like I mentioned above, lots of dreams this week! Weird dreams, I try to write down most of them, some are too weird to write down 🙂
Movement: This week the movement were less kicks and more rolls and flips. E is still hiccupping a few times a day, morning and night.
Symptoms: I’ve started to feel a few of first trimester symptoms again – some days if I don’t eat im getting slightly nauseous and the tiredness is coming back!