Tuesday, April 24, 2012

5 More Weeks...

At least I hope there's only 5 more weeks left.  It would be absolutely lovely if it were 4 weeks or something, but I'm not holding my breathe.  I went to the doctor yesterday and everything is right on track, which is good, and I now start going every week.
I wish I could say that the last few weeks have been great, but they have been super hard! I am unbelievably uncomfortable and sleeping at night has become more of a chore than anything.  The last few days have been really warm here, like mid 80's, and I am dying of heat! I'm so so so glad that I won't be pregnant during the summer! There's no way I could handle that.  Besides being super big and uncomfortable, I cry at the drop of a hat.  But, even though I'm sick of feeling like this, I am very thankful that my baby is healthy and I love being able to feel him squirm and stretch and kick none stop every day and night- I swear he does not stop for more than 5-10 minutes ever.
I've already got all of baby's clothes and blankets washed and folded and put away, and we have gone shopping for most everything we'll need once he comes... we think.
Jesse finished his classes last week and he has two weeks off before he starts summer semester.  It's been very nice having him come home from work and there being no homework to take up his evening.  He also started going full time at work, which is really good since I'm not working at all.
And even though I don't like the idea of posting a picture of me and my belly since I feel massive, here is my 35 week belly photo :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

33 Weeks

33 weeks today! My due date is coming up crazy fast! I thought I had all the time in the world to get ready, but now I'm freaking out because I don't think I'll have everything ready in time. I went to the doctor today and I asked him if he would be willing to start me early. Seeing as how both my mom and my sister have a tendency to go past their due dates, I did not want to be in that same situation. Surprisingly, he was all for it and said that if everything was good and ready then he would have me started a week before my due date! That's only 6 weeks away!! Crazy! I'm trying not to get my hopes up, because it's not for sure yet, but I can't help it after hearing that! I really really really hope that I can have my baby a week early!!
I have become super uncomfortable, especially while trying to sleep. I get the worst cramps in my upper leg/hip area when I'm sleeping, so I usually only get about 4-5 hours of uninterrupted sleep before the pain wakes me up and then pretty much keeps me up the rest of the night. My back is in complete pain by the end of every day and I have started getting pretty bad headaches again. Pretty much anyway that I sit makes it difficult to breathe. I am definitely experiencing what people call "pregnancy brain." I can not remember anything to save my life and most of the time I feel like I'm walking around in a daze. BUT, despite all of these annoying and uncomfortable side effects, baby is healthy and growing right on schedule, so I do have a lot to be thankful for. These next few weeks are really going to try my patience as I sit and wait the arrival of my pretty baby, but I will try to still enjoy as much of it as I can :)