I’ve typed, deleted, typed and deleted the first paragraph of this post more than a handful of times tonight trying to describe how I’m feeling about being pregnant right about now. I’m hot. I’m tired. And pretty much always hungry. So put those two together and you’ve got yourself a cookie-monster-esc Momma who is thrilled at the fact she’s 37 weeks pregnant and about to meet her baby girl soon! Although I’m assuming my appetite won’t slow down any once I start nursing.
THIRD TRIMESTER BUMPDATE: JUNE 2016
Week Pregnant: 37 weeks. AND COUNTING! Not the numbers on the scale… just the days, hours, minutes, seconds until little sis is here.
Baby Happenings: Sis is head down and moving pretty much whenever I lay down [while the boys nap and then again at nighttime]. Otherwise I think our crazy toddler-filled-activity days have her rocked to sleep most of the day! While I’m sort of hoping she comes a week or at least a few days early, I have a feeling she’ll stay cooking longer… like her bros. On a fun note, we’ve decided on a baby name. I was worried we were going to bring the baby name book to the hospital with us! As far as the nursery goes, we are almost done there too. Just waiting on my Mr. Fix-It [aka Ted] to hang a few more pictures and then I’ll share a few with you!
Mom Updates: Since I’m all about keeping it honest here, let me just shout this from my internal blow horn: I FEEL FAT! And while many people have told me I don’t look 37 weeks [what’s that supposed to mean anyways?!] my inner thighs are telling me something different. Is it the fact I’m having a girl? Maybe. Is it the fact it’s 90 degrees out and my boys want to do activities OUTSIDE? Possibly. I also know I’m not drinking enough water because I have to pee every 2 minutes… so basically it could be a variety of things adding to my weight gain. I know I need to cut myself some slack here. I’m growing a human—- and yes, it really is hot enough outside to cause swelling! But just let me say the past few days at the pool haven’t done much for Momma’s ego. I’m ready for sweater weather…
Diet: Watermelon. Grapes. Cottage Cheese. Goldfish. Repeat.
Sleep: Oh sleep… how I know you and I won’t meet again for a few more years. There are two things [well three things] affecting my sleep right now: the baby squishing my bladder and the two toddlers we moved into the same room. And I can’t control either!!!
Activities: Pictured below. Notice the theme?! WATER!
Next Up: The boys will be accompanying me to my doctor’s appointment this week [which have turned into weekly appointments]. I can’t wait to see the look on the doctor’s face when he opens the exam room door and sees me and my homeboys! I’m also in the market for some new nursing bras and baby onesies, so I’m looking forward to a night filled with online shopping this week. If you have any recommendations for favorite nursing bras I’d love to hear!
And just in case you want to read how this month differs from May’s Bumpdate, you can find all the details here! And if you don’t hear from me for an official July Bumpdate, well, consider yourself [or myself] lucky. Because sis arrived early!!!!
Note: Baby’s due date is July 13th.