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.
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!
Continue reading How I’m Surviving The Last Couple Weeks Of Pregnancy
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.
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.
Continue reading To My Two Older Boys: Patience Is Going To Get Us Through This
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.
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.
Continue reading To My Unborn Child
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).
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.
Continue reading The Final Overwhelming Weeks of Pregnancy
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.
(Not the most flattering picture)
Continue reading Dreading the Results – 3 Hour Glucose Test
I know, I know. I missed last week. With Easter weekend and getting my husband ready for his guy’s weekend, I had ran out of time. So, now I am playing catch – up.
This week has been pretty brutal in terms of the pregnancy. What a way to start off my third trimester. I ended up not going to my physical therapy appointment because I was in so much pain. The past few nights I guess I have been sleeping better in the sense that I haven’t been tossing around throughout the night. But then that leads to very painful, burning hips in the morning. Apparently, staying in one spot all night isn’t helpful. I also felt a very strong painful crack in my hip/tailbone area. I let out a very strange squeal that made my husband laugh.
Continue reading Let It Out Thursday – A Week Is Missing