Welp there she is! We’re in the serious home stretch and now that I’ve got diapers and frozen pizzas, cause that’s pretty much all the necessities I can think of making sure to have, she is officially allowed to come. Kate came one week early, and as of today we are two weeks to due date. The kids are excited.. Luke is tired of my belly preventing us from full on wrestling and asks daily if today is the day she’ll come. Kate just bonks my belly from time to time and says “baby!” .. she can be the more aggressive out of the two so I’m praying for not too many whacks of her little sister; she is also incredibly caring so I think it’ll be interesting to see how she responds! I’m currently picturing lots of gentle loving stroking followed by slaps yikes.
HOW FAR ALONG: 38 weeks!
SIZE: Like normal baby size almost! Which for me was in the range of six pounds. Baby center tells me small pumpkin, which is an odd choice 🙂
SLEEP: Better than a few weeks ago when I had more insomnia! Woop woop. My body is letting me sleep through the need to go potty for the most part too, which is fabulous. I think I’m snoring right now though, which I’m sure James is super happy about 😉
SYMPTOMS: Some nausea from time to time still, but mainly that feeling where you’re just so uncomfortably full. If I get up too fast, she adjusts so uncomfortably. I had restless legs for a little bit but that’s gone away. I had leg cramping at night which has seemed to lessen as well. My boobs hurt people!
FOOD CRAVINGS: Still ginger beer. Coconut oil sizzling in the pan and cooking food in that (?) (we had so much yummy food on vacation cooked in coconut oil and it hasn’t left me). Fries sometimes. Salads with hunks of bread that has that toasted cheese on top from the bakery.
STRETCH MARKS: A few at the top of my belly.
MOVEMENT: Constantly! She is head/back down as of my last appointment (yay) but she definitely feels active and punches down on my pelvis and up to my ribs daily 🙂
NAMES: We landed on one! We are so excited to meet our little.. Emma!
James and I feel pretty ready! We want to see what our family will feel like already with this new arrangement. And since this pregnancy hasn’t left me feeling amazing most days, I am ready to feel amazing, even though that may not be right away. I am also looking forward to sleeping on my belly and having more energy to play with the kids. I’m soaking up the last moments as a family of four, because I somehow feel nostalgic about that presently. I know my time will look different with each of them, but after Kate joined us (and my worries of not having my time with Luke went out the window), I know Emma will only add to our family, rather than leave us in want. Still, I’m savoring it 🙂 Maybe my next update will be with a babe in my arms!