Tuesday, January 22, 2013

35.6 - It's getting closer...

The aches and pains are getting serious.  My hips and legs hurt just about all the time.  I'm up every hour or so in the middle of the night, both to pee and to flip over because of the aforementioned sore hips.  Sitting too long is painful.  My ankles are swollen to twice their normal size by the end of the day.  I haven't been able to wear my wedding band for weeks, and my garnet, which used to be so loose it would sometimes fall off my finger, is now tight and leaves a mark when I wear it.  My belly is huge, and my maternity yoga pants are my best friends.  Water gives me heartburn. 

With all that said, I'm still not to the point of wishing to speed up her imminent arrival.  She's got at least 4 more weeks to cook - she's welcome to take all the time she needs.  (And my feelings on that are only slightly influenced by the fact that i'm not nearly prepared at work to be out for 8 weeks.)  I've enjoyed this pregnancy very much, and as much as I'm looking forward to meeting this little girl I've been growing for the last 9 months, I like knowing she's safe and warm inside me.  (And it's freezing outside!) 

We're getting our ducks in a row.  I'm not panicked about home stuff nearly as much as I was - it's all coming together.  It'll all work out, it'll all be fine. 


  1. :) I cannot wait to see what this little girl of yours looks like. Mine are bigger so I have to live through others.

  2. Aww she is so lucky to be nice and warm and snug! It is sooo cooold!! Glad you are feeling less stressed and all the pain and aches will be so worth it when you meet your little girl a month from now. Time goes by fast!!!

  3. You are such a good momma already. She is one lucky baby.

  4. I can't wait to meet your beautiful daughter. She's a lucky girl to have such wonderful parents. Hang in there and keep those feet up.

  5. I am so happy for you!



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