One more week down! and if my math is right, & I go at 38 weeks, like I have with 2 out of my 3 babies :) – this baby will be due here in just 15 more weeks. How crazy is that?! When you think about it in those terms, it seems a lot less far away.
I get asked a lot now “when are you due” – most seem surprised when I say Oct… because during the heat of summer, a fall month just doesnt seem close. Now I can just say “I have about 15 weeks to go.” :-) – that way they can go home and do the math haha.
I have lots of baby movement going on. I started to feel hiccups already by baby, which I really do not recall so early with my last pregnancies. I get lots of flips and kicks, especially when I lay still. Travis has felt the baby kick a few times now :) – which is always sweet. The boys however, have not. I hope they get to feel him soon though.
I feel so so this week.
I really can’t complain, but…
In all honesty I am exhausted.
I just can’t seem to muster up any energy… today especially was hard for me for some reason. Thursday is suppose to be 97 degrees too, so I doubt the high heat coming will help… but im so so thankful for a pool!
This is around the time in my pregnancies that I begin to start the road to “uncomfortableness” – most moms hit it at like 32 weeks haha… I guess being petite and this being the 4th, my body just feels things way sooner.
The ribs have already begun to get sore.
The top of my uterus I can tell is already well pass the button, which is high on a sorter torso person.
I am thankful for naps.
I strongly rely on getting these right now… and although at times I feel I am being unproductive… I know that this is something I need to do in order to protect my baby. With early contracting already and preterm labor in my history, keeping my feet up for a set period in the day is a must.
So I will continue to rock the naps :)
My husband is amazed at how I can nap for 2 hrs during the day time, yet still make it to bed by a decent hour at night. Where, if he were to nap like me, he’d be up til 2am :) – just clear evidence I need it.
All this being said I AM SO THANKFUL for this sweet baby. Every discomfort is well worth it. So often I feel pregnant women complain a lot, however I think those who “dont express” any discomfort are either EXTREMELY BLESSED with a super easy pregnancy… or they just don’t want to say anything. After going through 5 pregnancies (we have had a miscarriage) – I know full well, pregnancy is not easy. A BLESSING, and something I am so thankful I can experience… but never easy.
I go in next thursday for a check with my midwife. The practice I am at only has 1… which disappoints me some, but I can just look forward to getting to know the one that is there :) – and pray I get her for the birth. If I dont, it will be ok… I have other plans in store for a supportive friend to be there as a doula, if she agrees.
& to end, here are two photos of me from the weekend. 1 standing with Travis :) – the other sitting with two of my boys. I find it humorous how the belly shape changes, just based on your position. ;-)