I’m feeling pregnant, folks. Up until about a week ago, I’ve been
bragging to telling people that if I didn’t have this bulging belly or wasn’t feeling the pitter patter of Blue’s kicks and swooshes, I wouldn’t even know I was pregnant. Well, now I do. To be fair, I don’t have a majority of the symptoms that many of my friends are complaining of or that my What to Expect app says I should, but I am certainly not as comfortable as I was.
Most notably, lounging and lying around (just about my favorite thing to do!) is becoming less and less comfortable. I thinks it’s any position considered slumping. On the couch, I have to sit up quite straight with my shoulders back. No more lying around or cuddling up in my hubby’s arms. And in bed, I have to prop my pillows high and sit straight up when I want to read. These struggles are a result of two things: 1) my ribs are aching as they’re begin to slowly spread apart. And Blue’s kicks are becoming heftier jabs high up in the rib cage that can be pretty uncomfortable. 2) I can’t breathe! When lying down flat-ish, I find that my breathing becomes incredibly labored until I’m needing to take deep long breaths just to get enough oxygen in.
The bathroom is also my new best friend. I’ve been peeing a lot for months now, but now I’m often going twice in a 15 minute visit to the grocery store. Ill be fine and then seconds later I’ll feel excruciating pressure on my bladder causing me to scurry off to the nearest bathroom with little more than a brief wave to my husband.
We’ve been working like crazy to get Blue’s room in order. In fact, we’ve been to Ikea every weekend of the last 3. Buying, returning, contemplating, planning, changing our minds, getting frustrated, feeling overwhelmed, and finding the perfect piece that Blue’s room just won’t be complete without. We’re getting close to finishing the nursery (pics to come!) with a few shelves and pictures left to be hung.
It’s December 1st today. That means we have finally reached the penultimate month before Blue’s arrival. We’re feeling super excited and incredibly impatient. We cannot wait to meet our little guy. Commmmee onnnnn, Blue!
I assume these last 6 weeks and 4 days will fly by, with Christmas, a family visit, and New Years in the midst. Then it’s just a couple weeks to go! But man, I wish the time was NOW. Not that I want him to come before he’s good and ready, but you know what I mean…!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed some much deserved time off. The hubs and I decided to spend it alone together and savor the last Thanksgiving we’ll ever have as a family of two.
Here I am…32 weeks (looking roughhhh, sorry!).