35 Weeks Pregnant on 06/11/14, which means there are only 35 days until my due date!
I don’t know what blogger is doing to my photos. In iPhoto, the photo isn’t darker at the bottom. So thanks blogger!
This week was a good week. I kinda took it easy. I tried to deep clean our living room on Saturday (I moved the couch…) and I quickly got light headed and then couldn’t shake it for a few hours. I took that as a cue that my body was telling me to slow down. So I did. I’m still walking almost every day being dragged by the dog and pushing a stroller/wagon. I’m doing my prenatal yoga DVD once a week too. I really miss my yoga class. I wish there was a summer session! I’m not having any “symptoms” really. My back occasionally hurts but I’m still seeing the chiropractor which really helps. I have noticed that I have some ligament pain in one spot in particular. It’s not long lasting, it’s almost like if she kicks a certain spot then I get pain in that other spot…if that makes sense. It’s more of a sharp sensation that doesn’t last long but I remember from Henry’s pregnancy that my doctor told me that spot was where a ligament connects. My skin is acting up again but that’s IT (knock on wood) for symptoms. I’ve had less heartburn lately, no headaches, no leg cramps. I don’t know why late pregnancy is treating me so well, but I’m so very thankful and glad.
I have been a little emotional….but for good reasons? My brother is moving to Texas and I may have cried a ridiculous number of tears over this in the 3 days I’ve known. I had a pity party one morning in the shower and let out a good cry over being lonely. Not having family around really sucks. I try to make the most of it. We DO get lots of family visits. But having Josh here was amazing. He was a 3 hour drive away but it wasn’t that far and we still saw him at least once a month. The boys LOVE him and I feel sad for them, but also sad for me. I’m trying to stay positive and think of it as a new great place we can visit!
I’ve also been fixating on when the baby will be born. Will she be early? Will she be late? Will she come before Josh moves? Or will she come when John’s parents are visiting? Will it be at night, or during the day? Who will be available to watch the boys? Will it be a heat wave? or a nice cool day? FIXATING. I just want her to come when she is ready to come, but wish she would send me a heads up. I guess that’s why I don’t wait to find out the gender at birth. Just waiting for her to come is enough excitement for me. I can’t imagine also not knowing if she was a boy or girl! It would drive me crazy.
As for Ottilia, she seems to be doing great. She’s moving around a ton. She is back over on the left side of my belly. She’s been pushing her bum up into my ribs on that side. She is still punching me in the cervix and making me jump. We don’t have an appointment this week, but starting next week we have appointments every week! I love that!
To do list update:
– Basement: The bedroom down there has carpet and a light! All that is left is trim, and a closet door (not any time soon)! So we set up the bed in there and I got to put the linens and pillows down there too which frees up some room in the linen closet upstairs.
– I washed my last load of baby clothes that I have. I haven’t put them away.
– I found all my home birth supplies that I had left over from William’s birth and put them together. I still have some new stuff to buy.
– I bought more EZ birth from my midwife but I can’t take it until 37 weeks.
– I booked our babysitter to come for a day next week so I can paint the porch out front uninterrupted. And if there is time, tidy up the nursery.
-I bought a new maxi dress and skirt for our maternity photos.
I think my bump is quite different this time around. Smaller? Or more compact? And maybe not as low?