HAPPY NEW YEAR Pregnancy Update
Happy New Year!!!
This is a perfect quote and so true. No matter where you are today, right now, this is exactly where you are suppose to be. What an amazing year it has been! So many successful stories, journeys memories shared. 2013 is going to be that much better with new opportunities, challenges, success stories, and so much more… including a new member of our family, my beautiful son who is slowly making his way into this world and should be here mid January!! Crazy he is almost here!!
It has been way too long, that is no joke! Where has the year gone!! Time has definitely flown by and it is appropriate to give one last 2012 pregnancy update. 🙂 Things are going really well and I have been rocking my pregnancy. Now that I am sitting at about 37 1/2 weeks, I am definitely feeling heavier and less mobile! It takes more to do things. I have to sit down to awkwardly tie my shoe or stand close to a wall to put a pair of pants on. My belly is surely getting in the way now and I am having to really slow down. I am so grateful that I took up swimming long ago because it has really saved me. There is no way I could be doing my long walks and definitely not at my usual speed. The pool is so refreshing and the only thing I can do where I can still push myself and get a good cardio workout. Everything else is light walking with my dog. I am aiming to get in 3-4 light upper body workouts in the gym and 3-4 swims in a week. With the holidays, this was a little off but that has been my routine and what I plan to continue until the big day…
I am so close now and this is when I am experiencing the last month issues that I have heard about from those who have been here before. I was doing so amazing but now I must say, I am understanding what they are saying. That final month and the final weeks are definitely hard. My hormones have me not sleeping at night, gotta love those hormones!! I am up literally every 3 hours. I go to bed around 10ish and am up between 1 & 2, get up eat my first meal (oatmeal and protein) then go back to bed to get up again around 5 and then every 3 hours thereafter my meals continue. hummm….. sounds like our meal plan except I am eating in the middle of the night so adding in an additional meal. It seems to be the only thing to get me to go back to bed. I suppose Baby D is telling me he is hungry!! 🙂 So much for the “no carbs late at night” philosophy because I am eating them around the clock! 😉
Tomorrow marks January 1st 2013 and our official due date is January 17th 2003 so 17 days tomorrow… It seems like time has flown by but when I think of all the things I have done, pregnant, it really has been a long time! 9 months is a long time. We really have to give it to us ladies who do this for 9 months, multiple times! It is an amazing experience and I have loved every minute but when you sit back and reflect, that surely is a long time! We are are amazing, aren’t we ladies!!??
We have had the nursery ready for about 2 months now and have everything we need, and then some. It is so fun to walk by his nursery and know that soon he will be in there. I still can’t get over this entire process and it is hard to believe how he is inside my belly!! No matter how big you get or how much you feel kicks, it is still so hard to believe!! (as I get kicked in the ribs, lol) It is such a beautiful miracle, one that I will never understand but I will understand that is is purely a blessing!!
I am starting to have the normal thoughts of giving birth. Hummmm…. how is this going to happen, when, what’s it going to feel like, how long is it going to be, etc… the questions can go on and on. I am trying to just take in every moment and know that it is all going to happen as it should and be a beautiful experience! Women have been doing this time and time again for several years, right?!
My Total Weight Gain is about 18 pounds (weighing in at 155, starting at 137) As for Cravings, I haven’t really had cravings but I am back to not really interested in cold veggies/salads and like my veggies warm. Stir-Fry’s and Omelets have really been my favorite this entire pregnancy! We made soup the other day and that went down really well too! Not really able to eat as many veggies as I am use to. Small frequent meals with more substance has been key!
Anyways, that’s my update and I will keep you posted with at least one more update before he gets here! Until Next Year! Happy New Year!!!