FOUR MORE WEEKS until we meet our baby girl! Erik and I are both very very ready to meet her. Sorry this picture is blurry, it was taken with my cell phone in a hotel room with horrible lighting.
This week we had my company’s holiday party so we went to the hotel and stayed the night while my mom and grandma watched Liam. It was our mini “babymoon” I guess before she comes. It was really nice to get away for a night because both Liam and I have been grouchy. In fact, this week has been awful; my face is breaking out like a 15-year old boy and I am PMSing like a 13 year old old girl. My poor husband. Actually, I’ve been taking out the bulk of my rage on my friends at work 😦
It’s weird because I can see myself getting angry and about to lose my cool but I can’t stop myself from saying something or just being annoyed in general. I quickly apologize but that doesn’t make it okay by any means. Luckily, today I am feeling much better and less angry. I had a few nice crying sessions this weekend just for the heck of it and I think that helped.
I now realize that last paragraph makes me sound like a complete lunatic, but I’m doing my best to be as honest as possible here.
I have my 36 week appointment tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully things will be progressing well and she will already be head down. That is the only thing I am worried about at this point, because she was completely breech when we went in for our 20 week appointment. I know that doesn’t really mean much because they roll and turn so much in the latter half of the pregnancy, but still, I worry. I guess I am also worried about being put on bed rest again, but we will see. My blood pressure has been really good at home, so hopefully it will continue to be like that so I can go about my daily business.
I really really need to pack my hospital bags… eek. I was supposed to do that this past weekend, but I didn’t. It might have to happen during the week. It shouldn’t take me long to do, but I just need to do it.
My belly is SO much different this time around. I know I keep saying that but man look at that thing. My belly is also heavier too, my back is dead. Actually, to be honest everything is hard. Breathing is hard, eating is hard, moving, sleeping and just generally existing as a functioning person is hard. Thank goodness for my husband and my family! My mom and grandma came were over all day yesterday cooking us food to put in the freezer. I’ve made my list of recipes I want to make for our crock-pot meals and will be making them sometime soon.
Liam’s birthday party is this weekend (WHAT HE IS GOING TO BE TWO!!!), so that is my #1 priority right now. My sister is supposed to come home on Friday to help me decorate the house, and my wonderful coworkers are making his cake and cupcakes. We are really very lucky to be surrounded by so many caring and giving people. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Alright that is enough rambling for today!
Spark notes version:
How far along? 36 weeks!
Maternity clothes? yes, ready for normal clothes
Stretch marks? on my belly.. 😦
Symptoms: rage, ache, difficulty functioning as a human
Best moment this week: Our company holiday party
Miss Anything? beer, normal clothes, sleeping, being in shape
Movement: yes, and sometimes a bit painful
Food cravings: ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: baby girl 🙂
Labor Signs: Nope just braxton hicks contractions
Belly Button in or out? still IN
Mood: PMSing like a 13 year old girl
Wedding Rings on or off: off
Looking forward to: Liam’s birthday party!
Days till next appointment: 1
DAYS till she is due: 27
I hope everyone has a great day!