37 weeks pregnant – that means officially full term woohoo! But don’t worry, I’m not expecting baby boy to make his appearance anytime soon and I’m not in a hurry for him to. I know that the longer he is in there the better it is for him, and honestly our house still isn’t ready for his appearance. Even though I absolutely can not wait to get my hands on him and snuggle him. Okay, and smell him. And dress him in cute outfits. But mostly snuggle.
It’s also New Year’s Eve which happens to be when Tom and I met 8 (I think) years ago. So we are going to be crazy party animals tonight right? Or maybe we will just wear pajamas and watch Netflix and fall asleep before midnight. That sounds more likely.
I had a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday that went well. Everything looked and sounded good which is always what we want to hear. The doctor actually seemed surprised that I don’t have any swelling going on and feel pretty good overall. I’m tired – really tired – and still having the worst insomnia (it’s not uncommon for me to look and see that it’s 4 or 5 am and I’m awake). But even my heartburn and back pain hasn’t been bad the last couple of weeks which is awesome. Right now my biggest goal is to not get another cold or sinus infection this pregnancy because they just don’t stop!
Clearly my belly has gotten BIG. I get a lot of “you must be past your due date” type of comments. My weight gain has been pretty much right on track so whereas I’m already thinking about how I’m going to get it off after the baby comes I’m not too concerned about it right now. Exercising has been hard for me though, mostly just because I lack the energy. I try to do an easy workout at least every other night that I can just do in my living room.
We’ve made a lot of progress on getting the kid rooms finished this week and I’m certain now that we will have them finished by the end of the weekend. I’m having a ton of anxiety though about several things. I’ve never left Maddie Grace overnight before. In fact the longest I’ve left her was about 12 hours when I was in a wedding. How in the world am I going to leave her to be in the hospital for 2 days? How will she react to that? Also I’m concerned about how she’s going to react to a baby brother – I was holding a baby yesterday and she flipped out and started screaming for me to hold her. Generally she likes babies though, but she does not like sharing me at all.
I hope you all have an amazing New Year’s! I don’t know exactly what we will be doing – maybe heading to Legoland, maybe a nice family lunch, but definitely pajamas, netflix and by midnight!
Julie Wlodychak Borm says
You look beautiful and I totally understand the anxiety you are up against! It just so happens as we prepare for baby brother Shep has started to be SUPER clingy to mommy. Maddie is going to be the sweetest big sister 🙂
I can see why you would be concerned with Maddie Grace screaming when you held someone elses baby but try not to stress too much about it, it'll take a while to adjust. It is something different for her to get used to but I am sure she will be an amazing big sister and it'll all work out.
Alice Kerley says
You look so beautiful momma to be! Enjoy this special time in your life as much as you can!
Shann Soiney says
You look absolutely gorgeous! It's such an exciting time for your family. I know it's hard thinking about leaving your little girl, but it will all work out. She'll love her new little brother. I'll be in jammies way before midnight too 🙂 Happy New Year!
Whitney @ Work it Mommy says
That color looks great on you! I'm sure once baby brother is here, Maddie Grace will morph into Best Big Sister, it takes a little adjusting but everything turns out beautifully.
Allison Jones says
You are absolutely glowing! Your little cutie will make an awesome big sister.
Happy New Year,
Ashleigh Wright says
Looking gorg as always, and that bump… perfect!! Thank you for sharing your journey. Looking forward to seeing your sweet babe!
Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! says
You're getting so close! Good luck to you! XOXO