read: 4 weeks until baby!
you won’t hear me actually complain about this pregnancy. it’s been fairly smooth sailing. (I’m basing that mostly off of stories I’ve heard and not throwing out any red flags at our doctor visits. yet). we’re officially in the homestretch, where I hear things can get interesting. our doctor visits are now weekly. we hear phrases like “it could happen any day”. some of my maternity clothes aren’t maternity enough for me anymore. I see glimpses of princess fiona from shrek when I look in the mirror, because my feet + under eyes have decided to take after my growing belly and swell. my wedding ring is now an even more permanent fixture on my left hand. I cannot consume enough water. I’m breaking out more than I did as a teenager, which is likely stress-related.
36 weeks pregnant.
we’re beyond excited + as “ready” as we can possibly be. but what I anticipated would be stressful is proving to be. now that we’re a mere four weeks from our due date, reality is setting in. hard. it could very well happen any day. we don’t know what to do with a newborn or what our new norm will look like. I know we’ll adjust and it’ll be hard + amazing. but how do you prepare for that? for your life to change forever. (assuming there’s even a way). or the fact that one of these days I’ll leave work and won’t return for 12 weeks. the phrase “I’ll do that tomorrow” is no longer a great option. it just adds another level of stress. be extra efficient, super pregnant, and prepare for your life to completely change. not to mention the fear + anxiety of actually bringing this child into the world. hold on while I go chug a glass of wine. oh wait .. that stress reliever is not in the cards. so instead, I’ll go elevate my feet, take a warm bath, drink an ice cold la croix, say hello to my heating pad, and read until I fall asleep nestled in my maternity pillow.
[meanwhile, the final touches are being put on the nursery as we speak. we’ll be sharing photos very soon!].