Archives for the Month of December, 2012

31 weeks

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Week 31 was a really hard week and it doesn’t look like week 32 is going to get any easier. I’ve developed a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side. Every step is super painful and I can’t put all my weight on my right leg at all. I’m not sure what’s going on but hopefully the midwife will have some advice when I go on Thursday. I’m thinking acupuncture or a chiropractor is needed. I don’t think it’s sciatica because the pain isn’t running down my leg, its just focused on one specific spot, like a nerve is being pinched or something. I really hope this can go away because I don’t know how I’ll make it to 40 weeks like this. Definitely lossing my love for being pregnant right now. I’ve had enough.

It was a very Merry Christmas!

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Can’t wait to have our little boy with us for the next one!

30 weeks

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30 weeks and I feel like I’ve turned some sort of corner. I went from pregnant to PREGNANT. Daily life is more challenging…walking, breathing, sitting, dressing, pretty much everything. But I’m taking it in stride and trying to enjoy it because even though being pregnant is becoming more difficult I still feel awesome about carrying this little boy with me everyday. I love him more and more as we get closer to his arrival. We are at the final stretch, the final 10 weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited to meet our son. We are ready for him. We have a new home and emotionally I feel very ready for him to be apart of our family.

I’ve been experiencing a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions. Everyday, multiple times, my entire lower abdomen will harden and tighten and cause just some very slight discomfort. It’s difficult to be stopped randomly throughout the day and take a moment to let the sensation pass but I also can’t help but be excited by how much my body is practicing for the big day. I know he needs at least another 7 weeks to grow big and strong for the outside world but these practice contractions make me feel like he could possibly be ready earlier than 40 weeks. The other night I was having one about every 10 minutes for an hour or so and  for a moment I thought “could this be it?” but thankfully due to our classes I knew that it couldn’t be.

His movements have definitely changed. All the rocking n’rolling has evolved into jabs and nudges. He doesn’t flip and tumble anymore but now will stick a foot up into my ribs or straight out my side. I’m still trying to figure out if I’m feeling a foot or a head and I’ve become preoccupied with trying to decipher if his head is down and his feet are up. But I’ll just have to trust that he’ll make it happen for us.

I know I still have plenty of time left but already I get moments of sadness that soon he will no longer be just mine. One day not too far from now, he’ll be a part of the world, he will have his own personality and life that others will experience with him. And of course, that’s the way its suppose to be but for these next 10 weeks or so I’m going to cherish having him all to myself. Right now, we are as close as we will ever get to be in life, he literally lives inside me and well that pretty incredible.  

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Belly button is all gone!

29 weeks

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Here is the 29 week photo which is very late thanks to moving into our new home over the last week. We are finally here and settling in and it feels great. We are in love with this apartment. Little boy’s bedroom is fast becoming our favorite place, it’s the furthest along in terms of decorating and already has his crib set up! I’ll get back to some longer posts next week once I recover from the move…yeah moving at 7 months pregnant was a little insane.

Oh and something is wrong with the app that I use to write the number of weeks on the pictures :( Hopefully it will come back.

28 weeks

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 This week is a little rough. I’m officially in my third trimester and I’m trying to pack/move to our new apartment by Friday…oh and I have a cold. Yeah, I’m kind of miserable right now but knowing we are going to be in our amazing new home in just a couple of days is keeping me going.

So for the lack of writing…here is another photo!  

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Dear Baby M // 3.

Last night, you were kicking me until 4am. I love that you are so healthy and active but pretty please run out of room to move so much soon.

Your dad and I have nicknamed you Squiglet.

We love you!

Mom