Owen and I at my most recent doctors appointment this week, a non-stress test to just check in on the little guy. He brings on plenty of braxton hicks through the day, more so at night, and recently they have become more painful. It’s definitely sinking in how close his arrival is!
How is it Thursday already?!
The crickets have been chirping over here on the blog the past few days, due to a sudden boost in energy and over all just feeling really good. Being able to run errands for a few hours and not collapse in pain makes me feel like super woman. Like walking for a few hours makes me feel like I could dance like this.
It’s amazing what having consistent days in a row of feeling “normal” in a pregnancy can do for a mama. Ever since the kidney stone episodes that dragged out over a month, and the following weeks of feeling so sick it is SO refreshing to feel good. We will be 35 weeks on saturday (AH!!) So, its super bittersweet that we have only 4 more weeks to this pregnancy, but ever so exciting that we are going to meet the newest addition to our family in 4 weeks or less.
I had a mom/dad stop me in the parking lot yesterday when picking up Brody asking when the baby was due. That they’ve “never seen such a belly like that before, so big.” I didn’t know whether they were being sweet or just giving me a good poke. I just replied, “Yep, feels like he’s gonna just fall out at this point” Which I am sure the last thing they expected was a crotch response. (life. as. abby.)
With my sudden feel-good boost, I did what any other nesting preggo would do. I spent Monday-Wednesday shopping, cleaning the most random things in the house, and finally sat down to wash and fold all of his itty bitty clothes. I’ve been able to tackle so much this week, it has definitely settled my nerves – I need organization to feel at ease, and I am hoping my body holds up and helps me accomplish what I need to do before his arrival!
Brody has been a total rock star lately – he has another procedure next week that we are slowly prepping him for. He’ll miss a few days of school, which he thinks is the best part. His doctor thinks that he will be just fine and go home right afterwards, so send extra prayers his way for everything to clear! And the excitement that pours from him + Owen over their new baby brother is just indescribable — I cannot even imagine what it will be like when he is actually in our arms!
Owen is my official side kick as of lately. Maybe it’s the countdown to baby that subconsciously is having him drawn to me 24/7. He’s always attached to me, jumps in bed for cuddles in the morning and acts like he’s gone weeks without seeing me even for a bathroom break. I adore it though. How can I not? I take one look at 7 year old Brody and cannot help but realize how fast these days are going. So the leech stage is okay with me – I’ll take it.
The nursery reveal SHOULD be next week if RugsUSA can get their act together and ship me my rug ( 4 months is ridiculous! ) I picked up a few more things for it yesterday, and still hunting for pieces for the gallery wall above the dresser.
So that’s that folks. I made some delicious chocolate chip banana bread bars I’ll share with you guys tomorrow + next week will be a fun week here on the blog with lots of real-time updates as to what we’ve been doing to our house!