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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eviction notice sent

Well, the eviction notice is ready for this little girl! Although I've loved every minute of the 40 weeks that she and I have spent together like this, I'm kind of ready for her to be here (I am super excited to hold her).  I think I'm going to miss the bond we have - like feeling her squirm around when no one else can tell she's moving, she kicking me as if she has something very important to tell me and needs my attention, etc.  But at the same time I'm glad that pregnancy is 40 weeks.

At this point, it's a matter of 40 weeks and how many days?  Anyone want to make guesses as to when she'll come and how big she'll be???

I love everyone checking in on me - today my phone was going nuts.  I feel loved... something I really need now to help me through this waiting.  This is so me though:
 Hehehe... soon enough.

So, here's my last baby update.  I'm hoping the next blog is introducing her to the world (it'll either be that or the "you've got to be kidding me child").  In either event, stay tuned! :)

Weight gained: As of this morning I was up 27 pounds – right where I wanted to be.  At the beginning of all of this, I worried that I would gain too much.  In the past, weight gain has been an issue for me and I figured that I would struggle with it a little during pregnancy.  Tom guessed that I would be smart about what I ate and being active and guessed that I’d be up 26 pounds.  He knows me too well. :)  I didn't stress too much over the weight gain associated with pregnancy and I tried my hardest to never compare myself and my gaining with anyone else. 

Workouts:  I’ve succumbed to a walk.  But I do this a lot.  Especially now as I’m hoping to walk the baby out! I usually go out at least once a day (sometimes twice) and walk for at least 55 minutes or so.  Sunday I walked for an hour and 37 minutes.  I've already walking an hour and 15 minutes today and am heading out now for maybe another 45 minutes.  It’s getting warm so I bring a lot of water to drink!

Symptoms:  Of being pregnant?  All of them!  Of labor coming, none of them! J:)  No, that’s not true.  She’s definitely sitting low and I feel a lot of pressure in my pelvic area.  I keep getting shooting pains down my legs when she moves which makes me laugh, only because they hurt really bad and make my legs buckle, but it’s more of a funny-bone kind of feeling.

Movement:  She’s been a lot quieter during the day, but still crazy lady at night between dinner and bedtime.  I have had a few nights where I honestly feel like she’s claustrophobic and freaking out.

Food Aversions:  During the nights when she’s crazy, I can’t eat.  And I’ve been wanting pretty bland stuff most of the rest of the time.  Not really aversions though – just not really hungry for anything in particular.

Food Cravings: At this point, I’ll eat what I can find and get down… I really need to get to the grocery! :)

Sleep: I have been sleeping well, although I get up about 4 times a night for potty breaks.  I’ve nearly broken the habit of sleeping on my back, although I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to that again!

Stretch marks? None… which is probably the biggest WOOHOO at this point.  My luck they will show up today.  Haha

Miss Anything? I told Tom the other day that I kind of just miss my body.  It took me a lot of time to get comfortable in my own skin and I am comfortable with it now too even at 40 weeks pregnant, but I miss seeing my feet not swollen.  I miss wearing non-maternity stuff.  I miss not waddling or huffing and puffing when I bend over or walk up stairs.  Speaking of which... this is what's going on inside my body for your enjoyment.  It makes a lot of sense really of why I'm not hungry, why I'm out of breath, why I pee a lot...

Belly Button in or out?  Kind of both… if I eat, it sticks out.  If I don’t, it’s kind of flat.

Wedding rings on or off?  Still on.

Happy or moody most of the time: I’m super happy.  I’m excited.  I’m anxious.  But I cry a lot.  I can look at the little pink swing sitting on our living room floor and I just sob – totally happy tears.  I look at Tom and know that he’s going to be an amazing dad and I sob.  I sit in front of her closet and imagine her in all of her clothes and sob.  But really, I'm super happy!

Looking Forward To: Just holding Baby A.  Just watching her move and sleep.  Just knowing that our family is complete.  Just knowing that my body is strong and that I did this for Tom and I.



Carolina John said...

Soon enough! Once the baby does get here, the entire world will be turned upside down. Get Tom to take you out for a nice dinner, that will be a great way to celebrate the fact that it's only the two of you for a few more days. It was one of the most special thing Kelley and I did before each of our kids was born.

Aunt Nan said...

Wow...an amazing story through your pregnancy. I'm so proud of how well you've taken care of yourself, which, in turn, has taken such great care of Abby. I'm so proud of how Tom has been by your side 100% of the time, through the crying and the laughing, through the running then the walking, through the ups and downs called pregnancy. You and Tom will be amazing parents and I can't wait to hold my Sweetpea and kiss her to death. I love you all. Mom xoxoox

misszippy said...

The whole process is really kind of mind blowing, isn't it? Very excited for you and wishing you a smooth, easy, fast labor! You're going to have a beautiful reward at the end of all this!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Sending big hugs to you and Tom! My prediction is she will make her appearance this Friday. I'm so excited for you all and can't wait to see Baby A.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Can't wait to meet her!

It has been a pretty incredible journey hasn't it?

7lbs 12oz. June 12th.

Now go have some spicy Mexican food :)

MissFancyPants said...

Very exciting - just checked your Facebook and blog to see if I missed anything!! Your gonna be a great mommy!! I am going to guess next Monday 7.5 lb...

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Tami said...

So I just read the comment you left over at my blog and I realized that I've been following your blog for forever!! Haha. Then I also realized that my crappy blog reading tool on my iPad screwed up and the last post I saw was the one back on May 30th. I assumed you were taking a break and just off having your baby. I just stopped over at your blog to check and low and behold, I've missed a bunch! Now it's 1:21am, I'm pumping in the dark and it's time to do some catching up!!!!!!!

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