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How I’m Surviving The Last Couple Weeks Of Pregnancy

Those final days of pregnancy can make a woman go crazy! You’re so bloated and huge you could pop. Sleep is almost non-existent because of how uncomfortable you are. The frequent bathroom breaks are enough to consider camping out in your bathroom. You don’t dare eat too much in fear of even more discomfort. The heartburn is unbearable.

How I'm Surviving The Last Couple Weeks Of Pregnancy

You’ll start researching natural ways of inducing labor, just to finally have relief. Of course some of these could work, but most of them won’t. In the end, baby is coming when it wants to. So doing this can just make you even more out of your mind. I know it has for me!

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To My Two Older Boys: Patience Is Going To Get Us Through This

I know you two are excited to meet your baby brother, but this will bring on many new things. Mommy will be needing your help, and the biggest help you can give Mommy is patience.

To My Two Older Boys: Patience Is going to get us through this

Mommy is going to be up at all hours of the night feeding and changing your baby brother’s diapers. She’ll be tired and possibly forgetful. Baby brother is going to demand most of her time. Mommy will be in pain and healing after having baby brother. Mommy may not always be able to play with you, and this saddens me.

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To My Unborn Child

This is to my sweet, little growing baby boy still snuggled inside my womb. Mommy already loves you. And Mommy can’t wait to meet you.

To My Unborn Child

But I also have mixed feelings considering your arrival. Although the thought of finally having you in my arms brings me great joy, it also saddens me. I’m being selfish. I want to keep you all to myself. I want you to stay with me. We have our little bond together.

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My Son’s Middle Name Should Have Been “The Destroyer”

My soon to be middle child seems to break anything he touches. If he had powers, things would just disintegrate upon his touch. Nothing is safe in this little guys hands.

My Son's Middle Name Should Have Been "The Destroyer"

At first, it was passed off as his fine motor skills aren’t perfect yet, or he didn’t know his own strength, or just purely because of his age that he didn’t know any better. But, as he’s getting older we are finding out the hard way nothing has changed with his destruction.

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The Final Overwhelming Weeks of Pregnancy

Today, I am 34 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. If I’m “lucky”, I only have 6 weeks left. In the last couple weeks, the size of my belly exploded to an uncomfortable size. It grew so big so quickly, people are now joking that I could have two in there, even my husband says this (please no).

The Last Overwhelming Weeks of Pregnancy

I am still not at the point where I want to be done being pregnant. I have too much to still do to want to be done being pregnant. If the baby came now (okay, how about a healthy gestational age of 37 weeks the earliest) I’d be even more overwhelmed than I am now. Nothing would get done after baby boy arrives. Once he’s here, it’s basically all about surviving those first few weeks with him, not starting projects.

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Making Room For Baby In A Small Apartment

When Considering adding a baby to your family, whether it be your first or third (like me), a few conditions come to mind about the changes needed to be made to include the new bundle of joy. The basics would be the cost, changes in routine, how much your sanity can handle, and another one being .. space.

Making Room For Baby In A Small Apartment

 

Some families already have the space in their current home. Some families can afford upgrading to a bigger home. Or there’s families, such as mine, that live in a home perfect for their current sized family but either can’t move into a bigger home yet or don’t want to for various reasons.

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Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

My youngest (but not for long) is just over 3 years old. He is very smart (I know many parents say that about their own kids, but it’s true). But he can be a stubborn ass.

Potty Training Can Make A Grown Woman Cry

There has been a few times now we attempted potty training with him. With our first son, we had a few struggles, but he got it down pretty quick. Francis (our youngest) on the other hand, seems to be testing how far my patience will go.

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Dreading the Results – 3 Hour Glucose Test

My third pregnancy. It’s been a struggle since the beginning. But I never thought I’d be sitting at the lab, awaiting for my finger to be poked every hour for 3 hours after drinking that nasty sugary solution, again. The 1 – hour was bad enough! My previous pregnancies passed the 1 – hour glucose with flying colors, and I was so certain it would be the same this time around.

Dreading The Results - 3 Hour Glucose Test

(Not the most flattering picture)

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