Sunday, August 03, 2014

36/37 weeks { bumpdate }

It's been awhile since I've had a bumpdate... and figured it was about time to document my huge basketball... at least one more time before this little bug decides to make his appearance. We don't know when... and we don't know how... but SOMEHOW at SOMETIME he will be here this month... and it's crazy to wrap my head around it all. But dare I say it... yes, I shall... we are ready. SO ready.

I was a single parent over the last few weeks, and that was a mighty job to do this far along in pregnancy. I think the girls and I lived off of peanut butter sandwiches and cereal the whole time, minus when we had company. I definitely tried my hardest to steal naps here and there where I could, but most of the time, I wasn't able to get comfortable enough to make it worthwhile. By the time I'd get cozy, Marley would be up and ready to take on "playtime" again.

It takes me twice as long to do anything these days, because I move SUPER slow. Even showering sucks the life out of me, so I usually have to give myself 1 hour to get ready now, instead of a quick 30 minutes. Dinner cooking, errand running, doctor's appointments, etc... take SO long for me to get through, that usually I have to limit myself to 1 thing a day, before I'm completely exhausted. Something about hauling around a 1 year old on your hip (she's barely walking still)... and waddling... they don't work well together, but I have to make it work.

All of my recent appointments have gone well... little bug is still expected to come sometime in the middle of this month, and he is in position. His head has been "engaged" for awhile now, and just when I thought I couldn't carry any lower, he dropped. There's been a lot of pressure going on, and I've been contracting, A LOT. In fact, at my last appointment, I had 3 during my 20 something minute appointment. SO much pressure... but no little bug to show for it... yet. I'm hopeful that all this prodromal labor is aiding in dilating and effacing... but who knows.

At my last ultrasound, we got to peek in and see his sweet little face in the womb one last time. Every time, I'm in awe of how much he resembles Marley... he was practicing his breathing skills and playing with his toes the whole time the sonographer was doing her thing. His kidney still has a 1mm discrepancy... so as soon as he comes out, he'll have a more accurate ultrasound done on himself, to make sure all is well. Otherwise, he was measuring around 6lbs 9 oz... and totally adorable.

Cravings: all the ice in the world.... give it all to me.

Turn Offs: other than the fact that I can't drink a whole cup of warm coffee... there's not much that I don't like.

Daddy, Charlotte and Marley's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: Pretty sure that every day they pray I go into "active labor"... "Today seems like a great day to have a baby!" ... yeah, we are all OVER this pregnancy, and just want to meet his little man. Bring on the Family of 5!
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