The Waiting Game

Maternity Photos

Today is officially my first day of maternity leave! I’m proud to say I’ve been quite productive so far. I’ve deep cleaned the entire house, vacuumed, dropped off dry cleaning, unloaded the dishwasher, did 5 loads of laundry, and so much more. Some might say it’s nesting but I honestly have always loved cleaning especially on my days off. I knew that when Baby T arrives, the last thing we will want to do is deep clean the house so this is my last chance before she arrives and I’m so happy to have the time to do it.

Another thing on my to-do list for this week – figure out some time to paint my toes… or I should say figure out if I’m still capable of painting my toes. Last time I painted them was when I was about 7 months pregnant and man was it quite the task. It was much harder to navigate around my baby bump than I thought. That belly has only grown larger so I may end up throwing in the towel and heading to a nail salon.

I also plan on going on daily walks and resting as much as possible.

Tomorrow will be exactly one week until the due date. It’s only a matter of time until we get to meet our little girl!


38 Week Update!

Taken before our delicious Easter brunch!

Taken before our delicious Easter brunch!

We’re getting closer! I kind of wish I organized my weekly updates like this from the beginning but oh well!

Bump Update: I’m constantly amazed at how large my belly is these days. Now, when I sit down, my belly rests on my legs which is the strangest feeling ever. The only comfortable sitting position for me lately is sitting on an exercise ball. And, I officially look like I’m smuggling a basketball under my shirt. It’s nuts! I’m told that from the back I don’t look pregnant at all but, let me tell you, I definitely do from the side!

Sleep: My sleeping isn’t horrible. I can’t really get comfortable but I do fall asleep right away and stay asleep the entire night except for the occasional bathroom breaks. It doesn’t really bother me though because I literally fall right back asleep. CJ says that I move around a lot at night and he wakes up a couple times in the middle of the night to rotate me back onto my side (since that’s better for circulation). Unfortunately, that means that my poor husband isn’t sleeping through the night anymore.

Food: I really really enjoy the taste of a nice cool milkshake or ice cream in general. But milkshakes are really where the party’s at. I’m not having them more than once or twice a week but, boy do I enjoy them when I have them. Other than the occasional milkshake, I’m generally eating really healthy.

Weight Gain: I’ve gained the perfect amount for my size! My doctor says it’s been steady throughout the pregnancy and has been a healthy amount. I don’t plan on revealing any actual numbers though. 🙂

Baby T: During our weekly appointments, we’re told she has a perfect heartbeat and is measuring large. I knew I had a big baby in there! She gets the hiccups allll the time and loves moving around all day. She’s quite an active little one and I love every minute of it.

Work: Tomorrow is my last day at work before maternity leave starts. I’ve been working from home the past couple of weeks which has helped avoid any stress from commuting. But it’s definitely bittersweet – I’m really going to miss everyone at work and miss my job because I truly love what I do, but at the same time I’m sooo excited to relax a bit before Baby T arrives and plan to soak up all the time I get with her over these next few months. I know it will be hard to return to work when the time comes.

Nursery: It is officially complete!

Other than that, we had a lovely Easter this last Sunday which wouldn’t have been complete without a delicious Easter brunch!

17 Week Update!

This past Tuesday (November 26) marks the 17 week mark! For anyone doing the math reading this post, that is further along than my original due date that I posted. During our last checkup with the doctor, she moved the due date up to May 6. That was, in part, due to the high def ultrasound that we had done a month or so ago to see how far along the baby looked.

I think the most exciting thing about this process so far is seeing my little baby bump slowly get bigger. I keep waking up every morning and checking it in the mirror to see if it’s “popped” as some expectant mothers call it. It happens at different times so I don’t really know when it will happen for me but I am sooo excited!! I’ve been wearing looser shirts so I don’t think people can tell that I’m pregnant but I can’t wait for it to be obvious! It’s pretty noticeable when I wear tight shirts. Some people tell me they can see the little bump but others are convinced that, since I’m so tiny, I won’t show for a long time. At the end of this post, I’ll show you what I looked like at 6 weeks and now at 17 weeks. You’ll see there’s a huge difference from my flat stomach to a rounded stomach.

Another thing that we’re excited for is to start feeling kicks. I hear that is the coolest feeling ever and I just can’t wait!

As far as how I’ve been feeling, I’m doing much better than I was in the first trimester. The nausea is pretty much gone (knock on wood), headaches are way less frequent, and I have more energy than I did before. In the first trimester, I could barely keep my eyes open throughout the day but now I can definitely stay awake until bedtime… success! Don’t get me wrong though, if I’m laying down on a couch getting nice and cozy, I guarantee I’ll fall asleep. 😉

That’s pretty much it for now! We are still counting down the days until we find out if we are having a boy or a girl. The suspense is killing us! 🙂


6 weeks!

17 weeks!