Finally full term! I know baby needs to cook a few more weeks, but it makes me happy to know that if baby was born tomorrow he/she will be ready for the world! With E lower these last few days, I can move around easier which is nice, but their kicks are getting much stronger and rolls are bigger.
I’ve been unmotivated to do anything. I hear about a lot of women nesting at this time, but with our small two bedroom apartment there isn’t much left to do! I feel like I am in this weird purgatory… a ticking time bomb. When people ask me to meet for dinner or an event on the weekend – in the back of my mind I follow my answer with “If I don’t have a baby”. I’m excited/anxious/nervous/impatient etc…but let’s be honest – mostly just impatient 🙂
My emotions are all over the place. One day I will be on a baby high and can’t wait for this baby to get here, and the next will be spent overwhelmed with the thought of incorporating work/baby/life all together. I know it will all come and at the end of the day I know I’m more than excited to welcome this babe into our lives, there are just so many unknown factors, and that is where the overwhelmed feelings start to creep in.
We did a maternity shoot with my talented and beautiful friend Krista Robinson of Krista K. Photography. She did an incredible job of not only getting Josh to relax (he doesnt love long photoshoots) but the photos turned out better than I could have imagined – and I’ve only seen a handful of them! I posted a sneak peek of 3 of them above, can’t wait to share the rest.
We had our 37 week appt this week – pretty basic did a check for dialation/effacement and got out. My body is getting ready which is a good sign – but I still think I have a few weeks in me to cook this baby 🙂 With less than 20 days to go, I’m ready when baby is ready.
I’m not sleeping at all. I think my insomnia is starting to rub off on Josh – I’m up most nights from 3 – 5, and he has started waking up and cuddling with me for a bit to help me fall back asleep around 4 am. During these hours babe is kicking like a crazy person. E is practicing the wax on wax off move with both their hands and feet on my belly all night. I’m happy to have an active babe – but come on – give mom a break 🙂
We had another date night at Crackers comedy club to see Shane Mauss, another comedian we’ve grown to love over the years. It was great to spend the evening laughing, but it’s definitely getting more uncomfortable to sit for 2+ hours at a time in uncomfortable chairs. We are still working to squeeze in as many last-minute dates with just the two of us that we can before we are a family of three!
The weekend was spent prepping for Kelleys Graduation Party and then of course celebrating all day Sunday. The party was a dessert party, so more sugar than you can ever imagine. Candy, cupcakes, brownies, pies, sugar was everywhere! Despite me probably giving Baby E diabetes in that one day due to all of the sugar i ate…the party was a huge success! Best part of the weekend was we got to spend it with Aunt Denise who is a breath of fresh air. She is one of those women who fill the room with joy and happiness the second she walks in!
I Started a baby pool on Baby hunch to see when this babe was going to come! It is pretty close 50/50 boy/girl – so we will see!
Size of Baby E: Somewhere around 20 inches and 6 – 7 lbs
Best moment of the week: The sun was shining a lot this week and I loved how much we could get out and enjoy the sunshine. Can’t wait for Baby E to join us!
Obsessions/Cravings? Water! I know boring.. I’ve been super thirsty this week. I haven’t had any crazy cravings, but maybe that is because thanks to Kelley’s graduation party our house is full of candy and sugar so the last thing I can think of is craving something sweet!
What I’m most looking forward to this week: Relaxing. These past few weeks have been packed full with stuff to do. I’ve been awful about saying no, maybe because I feel I need to fit in seeing everyone and doing everything before baby, but it has left me exhausted! This weekend we have a brunch and dinner with Josh’s business partners from out of town coming in for the Indy 500, but other than that I plan on kicking back and relaxing!
What I miss the most: I miss not feeling like a hormonal crazy person 90% of the time. I’m typically a happy person and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – preggo hormones are scary things 🙂 I miss feeling like myself.
Workouts: My workouts are still there pretty much every day, but my motivation is definitely not. I’m working out still because I know mentally it’s the one thing that helps me feel normal and alive, and without those stress will start to creep in… BUT I don’t want to workout 🙂 I want to sit and do nothing until this baby comes 🙂
I also know that the more I move and walk, the more I will encourage baby to drop lower and get ready for birth.. so basically I plan on walking this baby out sooner than later!
Movement: As usual for Baby E they are super active. The last few days they have been more active than usual if that is possible. Since E dropped I hadn’t felt many movements above my belly button, and these last few weeks E has been stretching out and their feet have been sending plenty of loving kicks up into my ribs!
Symptoms: Feeling good, really can’t complain overall or point out any crazy symptoms. My ankles are definitely feeling the extra weight, they havent gotten swollen like the other week, but they are still a bit sore from carrying baby around all the time!
Is impatient a symptom? If it is, I have it!
I have always been an incredibly impatient person so having a gift and waiting 9 + months to open it has been painful!! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, I know it’s best for baby to stay in their longer and cook a little bit more… but I also know if they were to be born today they would be fine…. which leads me to my impatience! I’M READY FOR YOU BABY 🙂