Well, hey there! I didn’t plan to go half a month without blogging. But it happened anyway. During my hiatus I picked up some followers so hello to all of my new readers out there!
I’m very sorry to say that I haven’t been updating on this pregnancy like I wanted to in the beginning. It’s not for lack of importance. This is, after all, my last pregnancy and I really wanted to do the weekly updates. But the truth is – I’m exhausted and I still don’t even feel that great most days.
Working full-time during this pregnancy has been difficult. I have a job where I must be face-to-face with the public. But all I want to do is wear pajamas and hang out at home with my family.
There are worries about the future but I’m trying to remain positive and just remember in my heart that God has a plan for me and our family. I have this feeling that our lives will look very different by the time our baby girl arrives. This thought is both scary and exciting. But I’m trying to trust that everything will work out like it is supposed to.
So, let’s get to the fun stuff! We had the big anatomy scan last week and it was so fun to see our girl. She waved at us and the doctor said she is perfect. Everything looked good. The brain, the heart, the spine, the little feet and hands. It is so reassuring to know that she is growing well in there. Everyone, meet our girl! Her profile looks exactly like Landon and Brigham’s did at this stage. She’s so darn cute!
Apparently, I am measuring ahead! She’s a big girl! They keep moving up the due date and I keep thinking to myself – I really have no clue when this baby is coming. I’m starting to tell people “some time in January” when they ask me the due date. Because I get the feeling that no one really knows the real due date. This could be frustrating for me once we hit the New Year and the real wait is on. Of course, I want her to stay put until she is done baking. I want her to come at her own pace. But man, that last month is TOUGH with all the waiting and the unknown.
As far as my belly, I am showing far more at this point than I ever was with the boys. I feel huge! Not to mention that I do not remember feeling such strong movement from the boys at this point. But Sawyer kicks and punches me all.the.time. We can already feel it from the outside and we can see my belly moving too!
All the usual is happening at this point. Starting to feel some lower back pain and some round ligament pain when I get up too quickly. I have to pee all the time but for some reason I can usually sleep through the night without getting up. I still don’t have much of an appetite though. Nothing really sounds good. I don’t have the cravings that I had with the boys and I can still feel pretty nauseous at times. I’m used to it but it still sucks. I really want to indulge in ice cream or cookies or something tasty! But nothing sounds appetizing. I would say I like salty stuff a whole lot more than sweet right now.
The boys are super excited about their baby sister. They ask me when she’s coming out all the time. We talk about the baby a lot and I really think they will be wonderful with her. They will have their moments of jealousy, I’m sure. But I think Sawyer will fit right in with our family. Like she was meant to be here the whole time.
Her wardrobe is starting to accumulate. It’s strange to think that I will have a winter baby for the first time and will have to worry about bundling her up so she stays warm. I worry about cold and flu season. Something that never really bothered me with two previous summer babies. And it will be more difficult to get out with the boys and a baby in cold weather. I am going to make a list of indoor fun so that we don’t get cabin fever.
So we have 20 weeks +/- until we meet our girl. There is so much to be done but I’m trying not to stress about it. I do want to be ready by the time I am 37 weeks since Brigham came at 38 weeks. Best to be prepared in case she decides to come early. There is still lots of shopping and planning to be done considering we sold every baby thing we owned! But it will all come together.