Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pregnancy update

So I know it has been awhile since I updated you guys on my pregnancy.  I am now 31 weeks and am beginning to feel like I am hitting the final stretch, I know that I still have unto 9 weeks left, but things are starting to get real.

We have 99% decided on a name, well I guess we have since I made and put up his nursery letters (watch for a coming DIY post!). We ended up going with the name I love but felt was too popular, I still have moments of doubt, but it seems pretty set in stone now. DH has really started loving it I think, but whenever I mention it to the few chosen secret-holders, they mention they knew so-and-so with that name and I die a little inside.

I am pretty much organized for his nursery nook, most things have been ordered and arrived, but are
still in boxes. My nesting craziness would love to unpack things pronto, but I am still missing some key big pieces that are holding me back, plus DH keeps being practical and saying we still have time.

This pregnancy has definitely been harder for me than my first one. I guess it is due to carrying a lot higher this time. With Evie she was super low and breech almost the whole time and I still felt pretty great at this point. This little guy enjoys hanging out a lot higher which means he likes to mess with my lungs and digestion, fun fun! Last time I honestly could say I really enjoyed being pregnant, this time not so much. I have some really great days (thankfully today I feel vital and accomplished) and some not so great days and nights which are very unpleasant.

Thankfully Evie is taking naps again so I get to take a little down time during the day. I have learned to slow down when I need to and above all to just keep drinking water! I jokingly refer to myself as a camel but I easily drink 15 cups of water/assorted drinks during the day. Though I must admit that I had a real struggle finding things to drink that do not have artificial sweetener in them. Yes, I should be drinking straight water, and I do get about 4 cups plain a day, but I honestly drink more of something with flavour. I usually resort to 1/3 juice 2/3 water mixture, but I get tired of that pretty quickly. Please shout me out some ideas if you have them!

One thing I was dreading with this summer pregnancy was the swelling. With Evie I totally blew up! I had my wedding ring of by second trimester and pretty much gave up on shoes. Miraculously this time I have had very little swelling. My hands and feet do swell periodically, but it usually goes down over night and, dun dun dunnnnnnn..... I am still wearing my wedding ring!

I admit that while I have not hit the desperation of full term I am getting  near the end of my rope. For some reason I have always had the inkling that this little man may decide to make an early entrance. But with my assorted EDDs and the fact that I am measuring big, I may not be mistaken.  So time to put on my big girl panties and ride out theses last few weeks until I have my little man here to cuddle!

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