All those weeks of being a chipper preggo came to a screeching halt this week … but seriously, could you be chipper when you feel like a 2 ton whale with the bladder the size of a peanut? At my baby shower the girls asked my husband a series of questions and we all had to guess his answer. On the question, “What’s the one word that best describes Mom’s mood while pregnant?” My initial thought was that I have been doing amazing this pregnancy … personally, I thought my mood throughout this pregnancy had been pretty stellar. To my surprise, his answer was “Happy! A tiny bit irritable, but not full on crazy!” Not full on crazy?! I didn’t even think irritable was in play and he is thanking his lucky stars I haven’t been full on crazy?! Well, I’m sad to report “full on crazy” made its debut this week … poor hubby. Feeling huge, tiny bladder syndrome, extreme heat, minor swelling, and 2 hours of sleep every night was not a good look for me … and even despite my “full on crazy” ways my husband handled it like a champ. I’m so thankful he can handle me because some days I can’t even handle myself. #husbandoftheyear
Speaking of sleep or lack there of in my case … it really bugs me when people say get your sleep now before the baby gets here! Uh, duh! Don’t you think I want to? Shoving pillows in places to support what feels like a 20lb ninja kicking watermelon hanging from your abdomen doesn’t exactly scream, “Sweet Dreams!” I was lucky to sleep for a thirty minute stretch between wake ups. At least with a newborn your body is semi back to normal and you can get comfortable. Thankfully, I had a Doctor’s appointment this week and begged Doc for any suggestions in catching a few extra Zzz’s … not only for my sake, but those around me! #fulloncrazy
While this Momma is growing increasingly uncomfortable in her skin … Baby Girl is growing like a weed, just as she should. Her heartbeat sounds strong and healthy and I’m right on track with where I should be in this pregnancy according to Doc. Being petite, knowing that I’m doing well with weight gain and growth for baby girl makes being uncomfortable worth it. I was nervous when I first found out I was pregnant that my petite frame was going to make for a difficult pregnancy, but I’ve been lucky enough to have a fairly smooth pregnancy. Hopefully, labor will be just a smooth! We head back to see Little Bit in two weeks and then follow up weekly after that! We are officially in the appointments that will check for labor signs! Crazy! Doc is being nice enough to order one last ultrasound for us around 37 weeks. I can’t wait to see how much Mykenzi has grown! It will be a sweet treat to see her one last time before we get to meet her face to face!
In other happenings this week, I had Round 2 of Maternity pictures done with the ever so talented Tay Gray Photography. I’ve been friends with Taylor for a long time and she came to me with an idea for a maternity shoot and I decided to give it a go! I’m super excited with how the shots came out! Stay tuned next week for a Sneak Peek!
Upcoming Appts/Events? Appt July 24th, Last Childbirth Class July 16th