05 November 2017
36 weeks, 5 days
Lots of good news this week, all. 36 weeks and the start of November has been nice so far. I can’t believe that it’s November, it’s due date month. I mean, it was just the beginning of October not too long ago. I’m so conflicted on whether or not I want these last few weeks to go quickly or not. I’m still not feeling quite ready, but also just ready to have a little baby here and not be pregnant anymore. And then part of me doesn’t fully believe that it’s happening so soon. Jordan has one more tough week of impatient, so I’m sure it will all slow down and all of this will settle in soon.
This last week was Jordan’s easier week of the month, he has two days off and actually got off early a few days. On top of that his mom was in town for the week and literally cleaned and organized everything. I’m still amazed, but shouldn’t be too surprised as Jordan is so much like his mom. They both know how to get things done all while I’m still pondering what needs to be done. My mind feels much more at ease now that the baby’s room is organized and we could actually function right now if need be.
baby is the size of
two plates of beignets!
and she was weighing in at about 6 and a half pounds at the doctor
how i’m feeling
I’m doing well for most parts of the day. It’s hard for me to complain too much because I feel so much better than I did when I was sick. But, I move a little slower, everything seems to hurt and if I sit down restless leg syndrome sneaks in. I’m thankful that for the most part I’m still generally enjoying pregnancy. This past week was good, between Ruby sleeping in until 830 everyday and my mother-in-law in town, I was able to rest quite a bit.
dr. appointment update
we now have moved into weekly doctor appointments which is a little bit of a pain when you have a toddler. And this past weekend they moved hospitals and clinics (my hubby was a part of that which is why we haven’t seen him) and it’s kind of a mess. So, I’ve been driving to another clinic for my appointments, which seems to be somehow perfectly times with the frequency increase. haha
but, baby moved head down which is great news! and everything looks good, so baby seems to be doing her part, we just need to do our part over here!
how’s ruby taking it all in?
she’s starting to include baby sister in her family drawings and when she sizes things. She sizes things based on size, thankfully papa is still the biggest! and then mama, ruby, and baby sister. So, I think she may be coming around to the idea. Sometimes someone will ask her if she’s excited for her baby sister and she often says no, so not quite sure what to do with that one. ha!
With Jordan being home this past week they were able to get some quality time which I think she was craving. The other night she finally asked for him and didn’t want mama to do everything. I’m starting to realize that part of this might be her realizing papa isn’t here. So, I’ve tried to up the papa talk and do my best at explaining that he works because he loves us and is taking care of us. “He’s the best Papa isn’t he, Ruby” “Yes! Papa the best!”
Ruby and I both threw a tantrum yesterday. It was cold after a warmer day and she didn’t want to wear pants. I was a little annoyed, but totally understood and walked her through why we wear pants when it’s cold out. A few minutes later she helped as I slowly resisted putting on jeans. “I help, mama” and then I threw my own little tantrum and put on some leggings instead. “They don’t fit?” she asked, and I said yes, because nothing fits.
Thankfully Pinkblush sent me this incredibly soft t-shirt that’s still long enough even this late in my third-trimester to wear with leggings. I did grab a larger size to ensure that it would be long. It’s so comfy, I’ve been wearing it almost every day with a cozy cardigan.
Lately I have also been searching for pieces that will carry me into postpartum. I wasn’t quite prepared last time and this time want some pieces I can feel like myself in. I know that this is still an outfit that will work even when baby will get here.
weight gain and self-image
This week I felt like I might have gained 5 pounds, even just looking in the mirror and after Halloween candy, I looked bigger. I stepped on the scale at my appointment and somehow lost a pound! It finally felt encouraging and the first thing Jordan said was that the scale at the other clinic must have been off, and I laughed, and totally agreed!
I was getting discourage with weighing myself at home and feeling good about it and then a jump at the clinic. So, this was affirming and it just felt good. I looked back at a photo of myself at this point with Ruby and I looked completely different! I was ten pounds heavier and looked a little more miserable. I know that has made a big difference this time around and I’m while I do feel huge, I feel more confident. Even if I’m wearing comfy clothes, I still try to get dressed and put on some makeup which helps. I hope to carry that through postpartum as well!
how are you nesting this week?
oh man, this week was a big week and I owe it all to Jordan’s mama, who is amazing! Thank you!! Donna completely took full reign and organized the baby’s room and basically any random basket in the house. It was such a sweet blessing. She would ask me what else she could do after she finished a task in lightning speed and I finally said, I just need help organizing this mess. ha! I know I’m a little bit of a mess and am in desperate need of some organizing help and she did just that!
so, now the baby’s room is clean and organized! We also rearranged the furniture. I just need to get in there for the final touches and some decorating.
I also still need to pack my hospital bag!! So, remind me next week, because it probably still won’t be done!
this week I experienced my first real, I need to have this, I’ll go ahead and order it now, kind of craving. I’m a little embarrassed to share, but I really wanted Papa Johns pizza. We NEVER get Papa Johns and I can’t remember the last time I’ve had it, Jordan doesn’t particularly care for it. But, the buttery pizza and buttery garlic sauce sounded like sweet carb, cheesy, butter heaven. I actually called Jordan, because I was upstairs after taking a bath because my legs wouldn’t let me relax on the couch to watch the football game with him.
He answered and after I asked him if he’d pick up a pizza he said, “Really, you’re calling me while Ohio State is down 30 points to go get Papa Johns?” I felt a little bad that his favorite team was losing, but he seemed ok with it when I told him he could get whatever he wanted on the way and we could eat our feelings together.
I’ll update you again next week with my 37 week update! eek!