I can’t believe that I’m at 32 weeks now, and I’m loving that there’s an end in sight! You see, I’m kind of a planner and also what you might call a little bit of a “control freak”. With that being said, it’s really bothering me that I don’t know exactly when I’ll need to go to the hospital, but have a couple of things planned out depending on what day it is.
How Far Along: 32 weeks!!!!
Feelings: Every day that passes I’m becoming more and more excited to meet our little boy! Is it 49 weeks yet? He definitely has his days too, where he kicks more than others, and honestly, it’s such a strange but wonderful feeling. Even my little yorkie loves to feel her baby brother, Griffin, kick! It’s really odd though, because whenever she’s close, or resting next to me, that’s when he begins to kick the most. It’s kind of like he knows she’s there and she’ll even sometimes move her paw to rest it on where he’s kicking. This action is pretty much the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.
I can’t wait to see what she is like with him once he’s actually here
Missing Anything: It’s been awhile since I’ve had a ‘missing anything’ bullet, but I’ve really been missing things lately. Yes, I still miss the usual, my coffee, deli meat, beef jerky, etc., but what I’m really missing now goes beyond that. I miss ME. Let me explain…..Most people will tell you that pregnancy is this wonderful experience, and don’t get me wrong, it is, but I, personally, am not one who enjoys it.
Let me clarify that for a minute and say that I’m beyond excited to be a mother and raise a son. I know that I’ll love him beyond words, most likely more then I’ve ever loved anything in this world, but giving up who I am for 9 months is incredibly difficult. There’s so much that I miss. I miss the healthy me (because let’s face it, as good as I try to be, I have to eat carbs that I know are bad for me, and I can’t take supplements I want), the me that could workout for hours on end (I can hardly last 20 minutes now), the me that use to have energy and never take naps, and the me that didn’t use to cry when I had to get dressed during the day, because nothing fits. I also miss being able to roll over in bed without it taking a ton of energy and being painful, I miss being able to quickly shave my legs and paint my toes (it now takes much longer and I have to get creative), and I miss my clothes. The list could go on, but I think you get the point.
Once again, I’m definitely looking forward to being a mom, and feel so blessed, but typically you only hear the positives about pregnancy, I’m just being honest.
Exercise: Sadly, I haven’t gone to the gym to workout at all this week. It was a little difficult because Jeff was gone again, so I had to take care of the dogs in the morning. I did however workout at home each day, and in addition to walking, I also ran a mile. It’s been a little while since I’ve actually run (it’s getting a little uncomfortable), and my pace may have been pretty slow, but at least I managed a whole mile. I have to laugh a little because that seems like nothing, considering it was only about 12 weeks ago that I ran a half marathon. It’s funny how quickly things can change. I’ll get back to it though, so I’m not too worried.
What’s next?: I don’t really have too much going on between this post and my 33 week post, mostly because my next doctors appointment isn’t until the following Friday, due to the Memorial Day weekend. I do have a follow-up with my cardiologist tomorrow though, but I’m honestly not too concerned about it; mostly because they called and said that all my results came back good, and I haven’t had any more episodes lately. Honestly, I’m not even sure what we’re going to discuss.
Jeff’s parents are coming down to visit this weekend, so that should be fun. We’ll have to find some things to do though, which really shouldn’t be a problem because the weather’s suppose to be perfect! In addition to their visit, Jeff and I will be going to the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, which is always a good time! Plus I have a cake to make for a party on Wednesday.
My list of things to get done before Griffin’s arrival is coming along as well. I’ve been able to get a lot of cleaning done this week (I’ve actually had some energy), and I even started packing Griffin’s and my hospital bag. I just have a few more items that I want to add to to mine (some of which will be last minute things) and then it will be done.
(Here’s our bags)
Breakdown: Griffins bag – a few diapers, burp cloth, no scratch mittens, socks, 2 blankets, swaddle blanket, hat, onsie, 2 outfits (1 NB, 1 0-3 months, not sure which will fit)
My bag – coming home dress, pajamas/robe, socks, slippers, 2 pairs of underwear, nursing bra, old flip flops for shower. Still have to add hair dryer/straightener, make-up, and brush (those last minute items. Toiletry kit – toothbrush/toothpaste, mouth wash, hair spray, q-tips, Chapstick, lotion, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, colace, hair ties, headband, hand sanitizer, and a razor.
The next big thing on my to do list is find a pediatrician. I have a few places that were recommended to me that I want to call and I plan to do that sometime next week. It’s amazing how fast time can go.
Time flys: 10 week difference – 22 weeks vs. 32 weeks. I miss my flatter stomach.
Hopefully I will see some of you at the gym this week! Enjoy your holiday weekend!