Nobody told me that the end would be like this!
I mean, I had read all the info and I knew I would be tired and my ligaments would get loose and it would make it harder to walk. I knew that my feet would swell. I knew my stomach would get sore as Peanut took up kick-boxing just below my ribs. So none of that stuff was surprising.
But nobody told me that at 34 weeks (almost 35 weeks) I’d be feeling half the time like I was back in first trimester!
I’ve got cold and flu symptoms, even though I can clearly tell I’m not sick. I’ve been queasy off and on. And I am finding no rhyme or reason to what my blood sugar numbers are doing in regards to my eating/insulin/activity. And I think in some ways I am more hormonal/weepy/emotionally wiped out now than I was during first trimester (and that is saying a lot – just ask my poor husband!).
But I’m hanging in there. Compared to many of the complications women go through during pregnancy, mine are just minor discomforts and it helps to keep it all in perspective.
On a happier note… I had my second shower yesterday and it was lovely. (I need to do a post with pictures about my showers one of these days.) People at both of my showers were very generous and Peanut is well-supplied for her start in life. We have some basics that we didn’t receive that we will go out and get in the next few days so we are all ready, but overall we have been very blessed. We received almost all of our large items including the car seat, stroller, pack and play, baby monitor, and bouncy seat. So we are very thankful!
Peanut’s room is just about finished. I have one more coat of paint to put on the chest of drawers and David still needs to paint the bookcase he and his dad made. I am also part way through painting a small stand to go next to the glider as well as a little rocking chair that was mine when I was little. I’ve been washing clothes, blankets, bibs, etc. and will finish that up in the next day or so. Once we get things finished up, I’ll put up a few pictures.
So, that’s life around here. I plan on continuing to take it easy, just doing little things like writing thank you notes, reading, and baby preparations in between naps. We stayed home from church today and I took two naps this morning with my snack inbetween. That helped a lot.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday!