Monday, August 18

Baby #2, 37 weeks

I feel like I am a broken record, so thank you for bearing with me through all of these pregnancy posts.  I know I will enjoy looking back on them.

Craving - All I can think about are oatmeal cookies.  I don't know what it is, but I think about them constantly.  The only problem is, I haven't been able to muster up the energy to bake them.  I am going to make it happen this week!  
Sleep - It has surprisingly gotten better this week.  I have been able to get into a deeper sleep and haven't had to use the bathroom as much.  I am savoring this last few weeks of nap time.  I honestly look forward to 12 o'clock every day.  I grab my lunch, watch my shows, and take a glorious nap.  I am sure going to miss nap time, so I am trying to soak it all up while I still can.  
Movement - Baby girl movements have slowed down, but when she does move my entire stomach shifts.  Tyson and I always laugh when she makes my stomach lopsided.  
Missing - Being able to breathe normal.  Something about this week has made me have a hard time catching my breath.  I get winded from the littlest things.  You should see me as I'm teaching Zumba.  I am sure it is quite a site to see.
Belly Button - Sticking out.
Maternity Clothes - Oh yes!  But mostly living in my robe and Tyson's basketball shorts.  Thank heavens for a hubby who doesn't mind me stealing all of his clothes.
Stretch Marks - Nothing yet....
Swelling - I have noticed an increase in my swelling.  My shoes are fitting a little more snug, so my Birk's have really come in handy.  They might be the only shoes I sport until D day!
Symptoms - Contractions and braxton hicks started kicking in full force this weekend.  They sure are a tease.  I never experienced any of this with P.  My water just broke and had no idea what I was in for.  This time around I feel like I am a little more prepared.  The waiting game however, is just killing me.  My heart burn has increased slightly, but my medicine takes it right away.
Overall Mood - I feel like I'm ready, but really trying to be patient.  Going into labor last time at 37 weeks spoiled me.  I just assumed I would go early this time.  I'm trying to keep myself busy, so that my mind isn't constantly spinning.  I had a slight melt down yesterday, when I looked at the photo below. I can't believe my time with just my little sweet P is coming to a close.  I started going down memory lane, as I flipped through old photos.  I was a hot mess, covered in tears.  She has been my everything and taught me how to be a mama. 
Looking forward to - I don't have much planned for this week, which is actually nice.  So I guess I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my little family.  We finally have everything done around the house and have the time to get out and have some fun!
Highlight of the week - We went up for the night with our family and friends to Shaver to eat pizza and roast mallows before the kiddos go back to school.  We didn't camp overnight, but had so much fun being outside in the cool weather.  And you better believe I was ecstatic about fulfilling my s'mores craving.

^^^ I just love her soooo much!!!!^^^
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1 comment:

  1. You look so great Janessa!! I can't wait to meet Lucy!!!