Here we are! Less than 9 weeks left. Well, I hope there’s less than 9 weeks. I’m hoping not to be induced at all, but I also don’t want to go 10 days late
HERE’S WHAT ELSE BABY BROWN HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK:
- She’s the size of a pineapple
- She weighs in at 3 1/3 lbs and over 16 inches long
- She can move her head side to side
- She’s going to be going through a growth spurt shortly
AND HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME THIS PAST WEEK:
Workouts:. Umm, some elliptical, some walking, two strength workouts. They are definitely slowing down and the intensity is going down but that’s ok.
Symptoms: Jumpy legs, up multiple times a night to go to the bathroom, acid reflux, no appetite but yet hungry at some points? Filling up fast, exhaustion. Honestly, I can’t even put into words how tired my body is. I was trying to explain to Aaron the other night, and it’s not even that my eyes are closing because I’m tired (because they aren’t and I lay in bed at night ha) but it’s more how my entire body just needs to lay and do nothing! It’s basically like my body is lethargic? Also, I want to add that I write these symptoms in, but only to remember myself and share that things aren’t always peachy. However, I’m not trying to complain. I am so happy to be growing this baby and never mean to come off as complaining! This is basically the new norm and I’m just learning to deal with it
Pretty much what any free time I have looks like.
Movement: She full out moves. Monday night she was rocking and rolling for at least an hour. Aaron just stared at my stomach as you could see her moving all over. It’s incredible and I’ll for sure miss these moments!
Food Aversions: Nothing is off limits. Food in general doesn’t sound great but if something is placed in front of me, I’ll eat it.
Food Cravings: Cold refreshing popsicles or ice cream of some sort. I am not sure but Aldi hasn’t been coming through and I need to make my way to the real grocery store with more of a selection, haha!
Sleep: It actually was pretty great when Aaron was gone, ha! Having the whole bed to myself worked out for me.
Maternity clothes?: Oh yes. PJs and Workout clothes aren’t.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Miss Anything? Laying on my back, being able to fully breathe, bending over and not hurting, eating food and not being beyond stuffed, haha. I also miss having more than 4 tops that fit to work out in!
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: I bought some frames for the gallery wall so I’m excited to start putting that together! I also got a bunch of sleep which I’m all about, haha. The most fun was having Aaron come home and get so excited about feeling her move.
Little comparison! How funny is it I felt like 11 weeks I was showing! ha!
Belly Button in or out? The top of my belly button is like folded over the bottom. Through shirts it looks like it’s out but it’s not really, ha.
Wedding rings on/off? Still on and I’m so thankful they are.
Happy or moody most of the time: The hormones were for sure out this week because I cried so much, ha. I wasn’t even that sad but especially with Aaron going out of town, I was crying at everything! Granted, I was really stressed something was going to happen and I would have no way to get ahold of him, but still, lol. I’d be crying for no reason.
Baby Items Purchased: This week, nothing. I’m waiting for my shower this weekend!
Looking Forward To: My shower this weekend! My mom has put in so much time and effort and I know it’s going to be amazing.
The Waiting Game
In no way do I want Annabelle to come out at all in the next few weeks, but I feel like I am in the minority that I am so excited to meet her and become a family of three. I read so many people who are soaking up all the time alone they have and taking it all in (which is great!), but I feel like I’m just not one of them. I am looking forward to so much with her, and thinking about it makes it so exciting.
I’m a Type A person by nature, like to plan things, and am not a procrastinator. My patience was getting better before I got pregnant, but now it’s so much harder to think of the weeks I have left! It seems like it’ll be here before I know it (and I’m sure it will!) but thinking about 9 weeks left is hard!
The real kicker is that no one even knew we were pregnant until the 9 week mark, and most didn’t find out until 13 weeks. So basically, we have less time to go than we kept it a secret! I know after my shower I’ll be busy putting finishing touches on things and buying the rest of the things we need.
Just want to keep it real and say that while yes, I am completely enjoying the time with Aaron now, and doing things we don’t normally do, I am also beyond ecstatic to meet our little girl and become a family of three <3