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I can’t believe that I only have FIVE weeks left until baby girl’s due date! It’s insane how fast these past eight months have gone. Everyone said they would fly by, but sheesh they really weren’t lying! Hospital bag is packed and I feel semi-ready. As ready as I’m going to be anyways! We have everything. Now it’s just an emotional and mental state of ready that I need to come to terms with.
The last week or so I’ve felt a little overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with the idea of bringing a newborn home, labor, the unknown and just being a Mom. I know it’s all totally normal, but quite honestly the closer I get the more terrifying it is. Don’t get me wrong I CAN’T wait to hold that sweet girl in my arms and love her more than ever thought possible. However, at the same time it’s scary. The last couple of nights I’ve woken up in pure panic attacks and tears. I’m quite certain like 90% of it is caused by hormones because I swear lately there isn’t a day that goes by without tears. Sometimes happy tears, sometimes sad tears and sometimes I’m being dramatic and just want to cry because I didn’t get my way tears. My dear husband has been so good to me though. Getting me through it and loving me. He’s such a good man–I hit the jackpot ladies ;).
So five weeks left…aye? Yeah. That’s until her actual due date anyways. Let’s be honest she’s probably going to continue to teach her Mother patience and not come on time. I’m convinced that’s my one life lesson that I’m never going to learn. Ha! PATIENCE. But I’ve been off of bed rest for a week now, which is amazing! Her fluid looks fabulous (as of last week) and she’s growing like crazy! She’s still breeched, I know this because I can feel her head perfectly under my ribs and her little kicks straight to my bladder. So I’m crossing my fingers that she will turn before Friday! If not, we will have to do an inversion to try and flip her and I’ve heard it’s pretty painful. Fill me in Mamas? Anyone had this?! Then if that doesn’t work, C-Section it is! Which I’m fine with, really I’m fine with either or–I just want her to get here safely and healthy 🙂 I do worry about the recovery of a C-Section though, because I can’t hold still!
Gosh I’m one big ball of worry right? I think that’s all I’ve talked about so far. Oops. I stress myself out way too much. Just ask Marcus..it’s a problem. I think us women in general do so.. Maybe? Or is it just me? I hope it’s not just me! Or I’ll stress myself out even more that I’m the only one. 😉 Ha!
One positive thing this week though on a selfish note–new Maternity clothes. Seriously, it’s rare that I find cute maternity clothes. But look at these outfits in all of today’s pictures! Swoon. Pink Blush Maternity is where it’s at all of my pregnant friends! Go get your shop on now. Their clothes are so well made and COMFY. I’m all about comfort. I can’t wait to show you the dress I wore in our Maternity photos too, it’s from Pink Blush and stunning! Check back soon for that.
Let’s talk questions though. I try to answer these each time I do an update, so that I can keep somewhat of a pregnancy journal. (Since I failed big time at the hand written one!)
How far along are you?
Two days shy of 35 weeks!
She’s doing pretty great I’d say. Constantly kicking away and punching my bladder. Thanks for that one kid. She’s stubborn (just like her Mama) and not giving into the whole head down thing..but that’s fine–take after your Mama all you want baby girl 😉
Definitely. She’s slowed down a little because I think she has run out of womb. 😉 However, she still let’s me know she’s in there and doing good constantly with her little rolls and hiccups!
Belly button: Innie or Outie?
The most stretched out innie you’ve ever seen. Seriously it’s like purple and it hurts to the touch.
Just give me all the fruit. For reals though, in the last week all of a sudden I’m starving, all the time. I can’t stop eating! The struggle is real. Any other Mamas have that at this point?
To hold her! That’s going to be my answer for the next couple of bumpdates until she gets here! I can’t wait!!
Well y’all, cross your fingers that Blake will turn before Friday. I’ve been doing all that I can from Spinning Babies and at the chiropractor. So I hope she gets the hint 😉 Happy Sunday!
PS. Make sure to check in tomorrow night–we’re releasing our FREE Produce Play E-Book! Full of fun ideas to get your littles to eat healthy.