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Monday, July 11, 2016

Counting Down

I'm not sure of the exact week that my brain switched into countdown mode, but for the last several weeks I have been watching the number of weeks until my due date get smaller and smaller. And now, technically speaking, we're in the single digits. 9 weeks and 3 days. 66 days. Just slightly more than two months until Little One is due to enter our world. I still have days when, other than the obvious signs (the belly. the movement in that belly), I struggle to believe that this is actually our reality. And yet it is and the time is flying by.
30 weeks; 
Baby's room is painted and ready to be decorated. I'm going to start checking out thrift stores for decor items this week. I'll also be keeping my eyes open for garage sales and deals at other stores.

Nesting. It comes and goes. Some days, I start a project meaning to do only that one thing and find myself doing a dozen other things. Other days, I can't force myself to take my empty cup into the kitchen to wash it.

My health is still great. I had my one hour glucose test last week and that, along with the rest of my blood work, came back normal. Baby is still growing stronger and has a perfect heartbeat. He/she is also moving around tons and has a pretty set sleep/wake schedule.

Sleep is becoming a little more elusive as time goes on. It seems like lately, I sleep great every other night, then the opposite nights I wake every hour or so. Typically it's leg or back discomfort (not quite pain, just an inability to get fully comfortable) or rolling over and having to adjust my pillows and my belly that end up waking me up, though I did have some acid reflux on Saturday night that kept me up late. I've come to realize that I cannot eat chocolate anywhere near bed time. I've only had the acid twice all pregnancy and both times were caused by chocolate.

Other than the discomfort at night, I haven't had any aches or pains during the day. Swelling only hits my feet/ankles if I'm on my feet for an extended period of time and is pretty easy to get rid of once I put my feet up and drink some water. I still feel so incredibly lucky every day that it continues to go this smoothly.

Baby shower plans are in the works for the beginning of next month and I am super excited. We've been putting off buying much stuff because we want to see what we're going to get, so it'll be great to have things to fill the room with and to know what we still need. Although I may go a little overboard those last few weeks. I've been able to resist buying much because I have that voice reminding me to wait until I see what others are going to give us... when that voice is gone, who knows what I will do!

I also have to mention my amazing husband. He is so excited and ready for our baby to hurry up and get here and I can't wait to see him become the incredible daddy that I know he's going to be. But I really have to thank him for all he does and all he puts up with when it comes to dealing with his crazy pregnant wife. He is so incredibly patient and understanding, even though he doesn't really understand why I am crying while watching tv commercials and surrounding myself with 500 pillows just to be able to sleep. He really is the best.

Just a handful of weeks and that little one will be here making my sleep go from a struggle to impossible and I absolutely cannot wait.


  1. Ahhh you look SO GOOD girl!!!! Really really excited for you! :) Enjoy these last weeks, though!


  2. You look like you're glowing and you are so pretty! From 26 to 30 it looks like you really popped! And it's getting closer! I remember that when I hit 32, I was so ready to be done lol! But enjoy the last few weeks, because we all know that when baby comes, you are going to be so busy/tired.

  3. Love this!!!! Can't wait to meet this little peanut!!!!