Just popping in with a quick update — I’m 36 weeks pregnant!!
More than likely there won’t be too many of these updates left before they change to Baby Updates…which I am both excited and a teensy bit sad about.
Monday I go in for an ultrasound, which I am really looking forward to. I can’t wait to see what Lucy is up to and how she has grown!! As of right now I have no idea how big she is, but she FEELS huge. When she moves, homegirl is seriously EVERYWHERE…my hips, my ribs, you name it — she’s all up in the business.
I’ve spent the past few weeks finishing up any last minute baby shopping, packing my hospital bags, and preparing a few freezer meals. It helps me stay busy instead of focusing on how LOOOOOOOONG I’ve been pregnant and how nervous I am getting. But I’m getting to a point where I need to slow down — I am not resting enough and I can definitely feel it by mid-afternoon. LOTS of back pain, which is no good at all.
Jon David is getting excited too.
In the beginning he was less than thrilled about the pregnancy (meaning, he sobbed uncontrollably) but I am so proud of how loving and protective he has become in the last couple of months. He is going to be such a help to me and a really great big brother.
He even expressed concern that I should “quit the computer job” because I might not hear Lucy crying in her crib. I explained that I’d have a baby monitor, but apparently he doesn’t want her having to wait the three seconds it takes to walk from my office to her room.
We compromised with me agreeing to use the laptop while I sit next to her crib. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
Hopefully I can continue to post regularly but if things slow down, know that everything is fine…it’s just me giving my body the rest that it needs.
And M&Ms. My body needs lots of M&Ms nowadays.
Thank you again for all the support and gifts and emails and kind words — you have made this experience truly special and I can’t wait to introduce my sweet baby to you soon!!