8 months

12 Apr

8 months

Holy shit we’re having a baby verrrry soon. Everything is starting to feel surreal. How did we get here already? Where did the weeks go? An actual tiny human is coming to live with us??? Will we know what to do? I’m going to be somebody’s mother?? My focus has shifted from the pregnancy to the actual baby arriving in 6 weeks time (more or less). I am convinced he’s coming a little early though. I know…I know…probably first time mom wishful thinking…but seriously…I think he’s coming around week 38. My doctor has noticed signs he might come early as well. Considering I am 34 weeks pregnant and the baby isn’t considered full term until week 37 my doctor told me to once again cut back on activity (you’d think I was running marathons over here) so he safely makes it to 37 weeks. With all this talk he might come early….he will probably screw with me and show up in June instead. He’s just keeping me on my toes.

Cutting back on activity and staying off my feet for extended periods of time has been hard on me. I am not one who enjoys being immobile- I miss my long walks with Frank desperately! I think it’s safe to say Frank misses them too. He’s been grumpy. My poor little fur baby- I am so aware of his feelings right now. His days as an only child are limited. My nesting instinct has been in full effect as well. I feel the need to finish everything around the house. His room is still a total mess- boxes of baby stuff piled everywhere. We (Brian) has to put his bassinet together. We (Brian) has to put his dresser together. I still have to wash all his clothes and pack our hospital bags. It’s all making me feel a bit unsettled. At least we have the car seat in the car! I know it will all get finished and everything will be fine but the nesting urge is strong and making me feel a bit nutty.

I’m feeling…HUGE (like seriously this bump is massive. I’m not sure how it is possible for it to get any bigger???) and I feel uncomfortable all the time. I feel so much pressure (hey, at least his head is down and ready to go!) that I’ve taken to waddling around when I am on my feet. My lower back aches. I feel short of breath when I walk across the room. Actually, come to think of it I feel short of breath pretty much all the time. It’s driving me insane. I’ve just about given up on sleep. Tired is the new normal.

food loves…I wouldn’t say there is anything I’m loving right now. As I near the end I am trying to be more mindful of what I eat. I mean I can’t eat pasta all day everyday- especially if I am going to be moving less and less. I’ve been trying to eat smaller cleaner meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. I never feel good after a big meal anyways. I think my stomach is too squished.

daydreaming about…looking into my sons eyes for the first time. Seeing Brian hold him for the first time. Having our loved ones meet him for the first time. So many firsts!! They all get me so excited!!!

can’t wait to…be his mom. Although, I guess I already am. He doesn’t need to be in the outside world for this to begin. But you know what I mean.

least favorite parts of pregnancy this month…Ummmmm. A lot. See above.

favorite parts of pregnancy this month…It’s coming to a close! HA. No seriously the fact that it is coming to a close brings me great joy. Not only am I ready for pregnancy to be over I am SOOOOOO damn excited to meet this little creature. My son!!! I get to meet me son soon! Ready to start the next phase of this journey.

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10 Responses to “8 months”

  1. Jen April 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh how happy I am for you guys!! Can’t wait for you to have all those sweet firsts you’re describing. Sending good vibes and well wishes your way.

    • kate365til April 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you Jen! I can feel the good vibes and I’m so grateful for them!

  2. the usual bliss April 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    I relate to so much of this, probably because it all JUST HAPPENED over here, too! Sadly, you can and will get bigger. John called it “Waddle Watch” and there was a definite shift in the way I walked toward the end! With two flights of stairs in our house, I was out of breath constantly.
    I also remember wanting to eat but not being able to. I chowed Alka Seltzer chews and Tums like candy because of the heartburn and indigestion. Whew. The good news is that you’ll be able to eat right away- your tummy will have space again!
    And to answer your question “Will we know what to do?”…No. You won’t know until you dive in head first and then you’ll figure it out together! Sending love!

  3. the usual bliss April 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    PS You are so close to Chardonnay.

  4. Amy April 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh it’s getting so exciting! And you look so beautiful and glowing still Kate! I hope that the discomfort passes and you get to enjoy the next few weeks with Frank and Brian before your new arrival makes his appearance! He is already so loved 🙂

  5. righteousbruin9 April 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    You are a walking treasure. Food wise, for the baby’s sake, eat greens.

  6. Candace April 13, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    Love everything about this. You are such s beautiful momma inside & out.

  7. SewHaute April 13, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    💖

  8. Diane @ Life of Di. April 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Whoo-hoo! So close! I can relate to the lack of sleep towards the end. My sleep schedule was so messed up for the last couple of months. I, fortunately, didn’t have to work so I was able to sleep in later after having been up all night with insomnia! Ugh.

  9. hunting for bliss April 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    Amen to all of this! The third trimester is like torture, except for all the exciting feels. In some ways I’m glad I delivered 6.5 weeks early with the twins because I was already feeling full term…everything you described and more. I was having constant Braxton hicks. Hang in there! It will all happen so fast and then you will reminisce fondly (somewhat fondly)! Haha.

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