25.3.15

BUMPDATE: 40 WEEKS

How far along are you? 40 weeks! Any day now baby. We're not getting impatient or anything..

Weight gain: 38 pounds.

Sleep: My dreams have been getting weirder and weirder, so even though I sleep through the night, I wake feeling pretty restless. One of my favourite things as of late are naps. Can't get enough of them.

Movement: His shoulders have been causing quite a bit of problems lately. When he twists them I get quite a sharp pain along my pelvis and bladder. Not the most comfortable of experiences.

Favourite moments: The past couple nights Alex and I have been doing "nothing". Pretty much we just cuddle in bed and talk about how excited and impatient we are getting about meeting this little guy. Everything is going to change, but we couldn't be happier.

Weird pregnancy things: I have been having quite a few Braxton Hicks over the past week. Lots of uterus tightening, and lower back pain (again). Fingers crossed I don't have really bad back labour. Then again, my mom and midwives have quite a few tips to help with that!

Happy or moody? Happy, and super excited!!

Looking forward to: The weather has been getting nicer and nicer around here. I can't wait to go on walks with our son around our neighbourhood, and show him our favourite spots. And obviously I'm just looking forward to having him here!!!!!!!!! SO soon!!!!!

19.3.15

BUMPDATE: 39 WEEKS

How far along are you? 39 weeks

Weight gain: 38 pounds. Be interesting to see if I hit the 40 mark ;)

Sleep: Good nights and bad nights. It really depends on what I have been doing during the day. If I've been cleaning and moving around quite a bit, I usually wake up a couple times with pains.

Movement: When I have a nice cold glass of water, or eat some grapes/fruit he gets pretty excited. He's also still hiccupping away!

Favourite moments: Sitting without saying a word and just watching him move. I'm trying to treasure these moments as long as I can. I can't believe he is going to be here so soon! I am going to absolutely miss having him all to myself, so I have been soaking up every last moment.

Weird pregnancy things: (1) My fingers have joined the swollen and chubby club. My engagement and wedding bands and quite tight, but I still refuse to take them off. They aren't at the uncomfortably tight stage yet. (2) My tailbone flares up now and again from the pressure of his head moving down. Not comfortable, but still bearable.

Happy or moody? Happy, but getting easily annoyed here and there. I've never been a fan of unsolicited advice, and I know people mean well and don't intend for it to come across the way it does, it's just something that has always bugged me. Every time someone asks how my pregnancy is going and I say: "Incredibly well, I've been so lucky. No complaints." I get a response like: "Oh give it a few weeks and you will be wishing this baby would come out. The last month is always the hardest, etc." It's as if people are wishing for me to have some sort of bad experience towards the end of my pregnancy, because they did. Maybe I'm being a little too harsh, but it's just how I have been feeling over the past few weeks. With that being said, I am grateful for the amount of support and love I have received from women of all ages and stages of life. I love being asked about my pregnancy and know that people are genuinely concerned/thinking about me. But trust me, when I say I'm doing incredibly well, I mean it. I've never been good at hiding my emotions, most people can read me like a book, so if I was having a rough time, trust me you would know about it.

Looking forward to: This Saturday my mom and I are attending a baby show which should be loads of fun. Then again, it all depends if baby is here or not.

12.3.15

A MIDWEEK LIST

+ We finally bought a pack of diapers, and some baby wash. We officially have everything we need for baby.

+ For the past few weeks I've been wanting to replace our dinning chairs. I prefer to sit at the dinning table while I am on my Macbook, and I've really been noticing how ridiculously uncomfortable our chairs are. There a couple chairs that I am loving at Ikea... so maybe I can convince Alex :)

+ I have been craving a cream egg Mcflurry for a few weeks now, so I asked my mom when she picked me up yesterday if we could stop by a McDonald's so I could finally have one.

+ I got the most awesome phone call from my brother today. Target Canada is closing, so the sales are crazy good right now. He called to see if I wanted him to pick up the new She & Him cd for only $6.50!!!! SO happy!!

+ The weather is absolutely stunning around here! The snow is disappearing so fast, and it has been sunny for at least a week now!

+ I've been taking a few mock driver's license tests online. Planning on getting my license in a few weeks. I haven't driven in years, so it's about time I got my license again.

+ Last night Alex and I went on one final date before baby arrives. It was nice to go out to dinner and just take our time talking and eating together. I love this husband of mine!

11.3.15

BUMPDATE: 38 WEEKS

How far along are you? 38 weeks. This is getting way too exciting!!

Weight gain: 35 pounds

Sleep: On Monday I had the worst nights sleep I have had during this whole pregnancy. My hips have been really acting up, and since Alex went on an hour walk it didn't help things. Every time I changed positions it was super painful. Luckily after a blessing, it was able to feel better as the day went on yesterday, so last night I didn't wake up once. It was a beautiful thing!

Movement: He's definitely not moving as much as before, but that's understandable since he is really running out of space in there ;)

Favourite moments: The weather is finally warming up around here, so Alex and I went for a walk a few nights ago. Ever since we've been dating, we've been huge fans of just walking and talking. It's crazy to think that our walks are soon going to involve a stroller or wrap with a baby.

Weird pregnancy things: (1) This is probably a little TMI, but it takes no effort for me to pee. Seriously a sneeze and I leak a little. I laugh a little to hard and I have to walk to the bathroom with my legs together. I guess I really should be doing my kegels more often. (2) My feet have officially swollen. I noticed a couple days ago, and I laughed quite a bit. They look so short and chubby now!

Happy or moody? Happy of course!

Looking forward to: Is it weird that I am really looking forward to being able to sleep on my stomach again? Side sleeping has really been messing with my hips.