8.02.2015

[she is 36 weeks pregnant]


How far along: 36 weeks
Size: Head of romaine lettuce
Symptoms: Waddling. More round ligament pain depending on position. SO tired again. Back pain, hip pain, feet pain - all completely worth it.
Prepping for baby: Car seat bases are in the vehicles (we finally did it)!  Her crib and monitors are fully set up. Her clothes are washed. Swaddles are in her basket. It's getting closer and we are so excited.
Sleep: Positioning is still tricky. My body fully wakes at 5am no matter what time I fell asleep. Getting out of bed is quite a fun scene too!
Movement: She's still my little squirmer. I am still getting teary thinking that these are the final weeks I get to feel her life inside of me. I'm cherishing every single second of being able to truly "hug" every bit of her.
Changes from last week: I'm huge. My feet don't really swell but my legs and feet do get redder when I'm up on them for any length of time. My skin is crazier. Pregnancy did a lot of things to my skin like rashes, tags, mole changes, weird red things on my hands that the dermatologist said will go away. One mole got so out of hand I had it removed this week.
Best moment of the week: Date nights with Josh. Dinners, movies, ice cream dates... We did a few of them this week. I may have been uncomfortable at the movies but I really enjoyed having us time. We had a lot of tests at our routine appointment today and they looked great. I am so thankful that everything is checking out so well. I'm just a ball of emotions - happy, anxious, nervous, loving, excited, etc. It feels like life is beginning, not just for her but for me too!
Looking forward to: Still every single moment. I cherish every ache and discomfort because I realize how fast this chapter has gone and I can't wait to hold my sweet love in my arms but I sure have enjoyed carrying her. 
Scripture for the week: I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify Your name forever. - Psalm 86:12  --  My heart is so full. This beautiful chapter is a gift from Him alone and I am forever grateful. I remember this time last year crying on my closet floor thinking I would never be able to conceive, we had tried so long. I handed my desire to Him and told Him I trusted in His plan - even if it meant I couldn't ever have a child - and here I am feeling this sweet miracle kicking me and hearing her heart beat each week at the doctor; knowing that in a few weeks I will get to hold her, lock eyes with her, and show her with each breath how much I love her. Oh how I give thanks to Him. And oh how I will glorify Him forever.

In the beginning of my documentations, I had to bait him to go by the sign. Now he goes on his own and it's really cute.

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